The holiday season is the most wasteful time of the year. Americans throw away 25 percent more trash during the Thanksgiving to New Year’s holiday period than any other time of the year. What’s worse, we buy each other presents that do a lousy job of maximizing our happiness.
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The batteries, which are “about the size of a small refrigerator,” were originally developed to store solar energy during periods of cloud cover or darkness, which, of course, they certainly can do. But there’s another use for them with greater financial implications.
The study is not recommending the immediate closure of the Hanford nuclear plant, rather it recommends that the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) issue a request for alternatives, “to see if the unit can be replaced with long-term options that are less costly, less risky and better fitted to regional needs.”
Write a 500-600 word story addressing the following question: “How can cities contribute to the advancement of sustainable development and address issues including water, energy and waste?”
Projects designed to bolster private investment in effective climate solutions in six African countries have received $330 million in funding from the African Development Bank Group, the bank announced late last month.
If you drive 10,000 miles a year with under-inflated tires then you are not only emitting money out of your tailpipe but also releasing approximately 500 pounds of additional greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.
Delta Air Lines recently joined other oil industry trade groups to fight the U.S. biofuel mandate that requires refiners to meet an annual biofuel quota, either through production or through the purchase of credits.
The airline filed a lawsuit through its year-old refiner, Monroe Energy, in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit that challenges the EPA’s 2013 renewable fuel requirements, according to FuelFix.
Under the EPA policy, refiners generate renewable identification numbers (basically, compliance credits) for every gallon of biofuel they incorporate. Monroe’s status as a “merchant refiner” that sells unblended products to wholesale marketers means it must always purchase credits. The refiner, in its Oct. 4 federal court petition, claimed this forces it to spend millions of dollars to acquire compliance credits at what it says are “artificially inflated” prices.
Adweek Creative Director of the Decade Alex Bogusky is preparing to launch an online retail store called the COMMON Marketplace to support socially conscious brands and spur entrepreneurship.
Smart investments in the nexus of technology, sustainability, and skills-building pay off big returns – financial and social – for both Arison Investments and the countries where they work. It invites other companies to explore similar sustainability-oriented solutions and partnerships in some of the fastest growing markets in the world.
In a Texas study, only 22 percent of weekday EV charging occurred during peak demand hours, and better still, those participants in the study who were taking advantage of time-of-use rates – favorable charges for using power at off-peak times – only plugged in during peak times 12 percent of the time
Duke Energy Renewables, a part of Duke Energy, announced it reached a settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) for $1 million over the deaths of golden eagles and other migratory birds at two of the company’s wind power generation sites in Wyoming.