Energy

This week’s run time is 37:05. WEEK IN REVIEW (2:40) FEATURES How Logitech calculates product-level carbon disclosures (11:55) Prakash Arunkundrum, global head of operations and sustainability for consumer electronics company Logitech, discusses the methodology it uses to produce carbon disclosures on all of its product packaging and why it hopes others will borrow its approach.  
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Date/Time: November 4, 2021 (1-2PM ET / 10-11AM PT) California is facing power insecurity at levels unlike anything in its recent history: heightened winds and aging infrastructure, record wildfires, more frequent and longer duration outages that are both unintentional and intentional. Leaving the individuals, communities, and business looking for their own power security, and fast.
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SunPower, a solar power and energy services provider, is starting to ship solar panels in electric heavy-duty trucks powered by — you guessed it — solar energy. The question that communities and investors are starting to ask is, why isn’t everybody? How long can a company go without a plan to end goods transport powered
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Ford CEO Jim Farley, whose grandfather devoted his professional life to the automaker’s Rouge Complex in Dearborn, Michigan, worries everyday about employment risks related to the electric vehicle transition. As Farley and other industry executives have noted, it takes fewer workers to assemble EVs, and dealers could see much of the profit-rich repair business associated
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An icon of sustainable business has a new book. Paul Polman, former CEO of Unilever, has co-authored — along with sustainability consultant Andrew Winston — ”Net Positive: How Courageous Companies Thrive by Giving More Than They Take.” Given that intriguing title, I thought it would be time to check back in with Paul Pullman, who I interviewed
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Wall Street may be on the verge of an uncharacteristically painful quarter. Wharton finance professor Jeremy Siegel, who’s known for his positive market forecasts, is sounding the alarm on the market’s ability to cope with inflation. “We’re headed for some trouble ahead,” he told CNBC’s “Trading Nation” on Friday. “Inflation, in general, is going to
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This is an excerpt from “Rethinking Corporate Sustainability in the Era of Climate Crisis — A Strategic Design Approach.” It is reproduced here with permission. [Editor’s note: The text has been lightly edited to meet GreenBiz style standards.] Interest in the circular economy has been growing over the last three decades. The introduction of the
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What’s the question you are most frequently asked when trying to set up a new sustainability initiative? I bet “how much will it cost?” is a leading contender. It’s no different for farmers — the CEOs of businesses with often slim margins.  That’s why the challenge of financing the adoption of regenerative agricultural practices comes
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This week’s run time is 47:03. WEEK IN REVIEW (2:30) FEATURES Brave enough to be positive (18:44) Former Unilever CEO Paul Polman, now co-chair of consultancy Imagine, chats about his new book, “Net Positive: How Courageous Companies Thrive by Giving More Than They Take.” He’s hoping to start a movement: “We really have to start
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A general view shows the Wujing Coal-Electricity Power Station in Shanghai on September 28, 2021. Hector Retamal | AFP | Getty Images BEIJING — Local Chinese authorities have abruptly ordered power cuts at many factories in the last week, reflecting a system trying to react to a number of directives from Beijing, and macroeconomic developments.
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Like politics or religion, artificial intelligence is a topic that elicits strong opinions. Many in the environmental and sustainability communities sing its praises as a technology for combating climate change, citing its superhuman ability to optimize the integration of renewables into electric grids, or to detect deforestation and other threats to biodiversity, or drive corporate
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Global Energy Institute 2021 has been a great year for bitcoin mining in America as new talent — and equipment — flood the market, but some states are definitely more appealing destinations than others. The latest data from the Global Energy Institute shows the average price of electricity is lowest in states including Texas and
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This past week, I attended my first in-person conference since 2019 — Micromobility America, held at a beautiful port-side venue in Richmond, California.  The conference claims to attract “micromobility’s top builders, investors and thinkers — including more than 500 global brands — focusing on the companies, business models, enabling technologies and macro trends that are
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Larry Fink, chief executive officer of BlackRock Inc. Christopher Goodney | Bloomberg | Getty Images Big companies and banks shouldn’t be the only “climate police” in the world, says BlackRock Chief Executive Larry Fink, who called on governments and society to play their part in climate change. “If governments are only asking public companies to
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If we’re to solve the climate crisis, we’ll need to deploy every trick in the book. We’ll also need to engage people where they live, work, invest and vote. It’s not one or the other: We’re now in an all-of-the-above world. None of this is news to sustainability professionals. But what about our colleagues and
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Climate Week officially ended Sunday. Similar to Earth Day/Week, it is a time when companies make a lot of climate-related announcements and speakers offer their insights during speeches and panel discussions. (Historically, the events also happen alongside the United Nations General Assembly, where climate is a central agenda item.) Referring to Climate Week, Bill McKibben,
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Indoor agriculture has been outcompeting yield gains in field production and greenhouses by orders of magnitude. As droughts across the U.S. — and the rest of the world — intensify, its promise to use water more efficiently is also encouraging. But the Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) industry is still a drop in the bucket compared
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This is an excerpt from “New Mobilities” by Todd Litman. Copyright 2021 Todd Litman. Reproduced with permission from Island Press, Washington, D.C. Which new mobilities are good and which are bad for your community? Under what circumstances should they be mandated, encouraged, regulated, restricted, or forbidden? These are complicated questions. New transportation technologies and services
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It’s Climate Week NYC — the time of year when dignitaries descend on the Big Apple to talk about the climate crisis at the United Nations, climate icons give keynotes and corporations make big, splashy climate commitments. It’s like Fashion Week, if you replace celebrities with climate nerds and fashion trends with decarbonization pledges.  Of
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Naftogaz CEO Yuriy Vitrenko. Anatolii Siryk | Ukrinform | Barcroft Media | Getty Images LONDON — The chief executive of Ukrainian state energy giant Naftogaz has accused Russia’s Gazprom of using natural gas as a geopolitical weapon, calling on the U.S. and Germany to take action against Moscow while it awaits regulatory approval for a
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This week’s run time is 57:54. WEEK IN REVIEW (6:55) FEATURES Parsing the Climate Week agenda (30:25) Helen Clarkson, CEO of The Climate Group, organizer of many Climate Week NYC events, talks about the importance of practical action and “getting things” done, as well as some unsung corporate leaders we should know more about.  How
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China’s pledge to stop building new coal-fired power projects overseas could improve the reputation of its massive Belt and Road Initiative, said the president of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. Chinese President Xi Jinping made the pledge on coal on Tuesday at the United Nations General Assembly. He said China will support other developing countries
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Reprinted from GreenFin Weekly, a free newsletter. Subscribe here. Team ESG has had a tough quarter.  The sustainable investing space heard a cacophony of critiques these past months, as well as its first major investigation by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Those on the green finance frontlines have been sharing with me that the critiques
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U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm speaks about the Colonial Pipeline cyberattack shut down during a press briefing at the White House in Washington, May 11, 2021. Kevin Lamarque | Reuters Climate change became a personal event for a third of Americans this summer, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy Jennifer Granholm said on Wednesday.
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As fires ravaged parts of the U.S., Turkey and Greece, and as historic floods swept through Belgium and Germany, the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a harrowing warning: even if nations sharply cut emissions today, the global temperature is still likely to rise around 1.5 degrees Celsius over the next two decades. This
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In this article 9503.T-JP RDSA-GB EQNR-NO Statkraft Norway’s Statkraft said Tuesday that a long-term purchasing agreement related to a floating offshore wind farm dubbed “the world’s largest” had started, in another step forward for the energy sector. The Kincardine Offshore Windfarm is a six turbine, 50 megawatt facility located in waters off the coast of
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