IKEA Canada recently announced its purchase of a 46 megawatt (MW) wind farm in Alberta. The 20 turbine wind farm will be the largest owned by a Canadian retailer and is expected to generate 161 gigawatt hours (GWh) every year, more than double the total energy consumption of IKEA Canada.
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PlugInsights believes the solution to overcome the BEV leash problem lies in greater deployment of level 3 fast chargers which would allow a mid-range BEV to be recharged in as little as 30 minutes. The report says this would begin to approach the “pit-stop practicality” of gasoline stations, and 93% of those drivers who have used fast chargers agree that they are easy to use.
Enterprise CarShare launched in Salt Lake City this month, bringing its car sharing service to 35 U.S. states, as well as regions in Canada and the U.K.
As the premier media partner for the Sustainable Brands Innovation Open London (SBIOL) which will take place at the SB London conference, we would like to introduce each of our four finalists. This week, meet GravityLight. By Candice McLeod Deciwatt, a UK-based social enterprise, has found inspiration for their current innovation in an unexpected place, by capitalizing on the … Continued
One for One brand TOMS is launching TOMS Marketplace, an online retail destination that features a curated collection of socially conscious products from third-party companies, in the hopes of using its trusted name to bolster social entrepreneurship.
Generation Z, the first generation born in the 21st century, will most likely buy a Zero Net Energy (ZNE) home as their first new home purchase. A ZNE home and its promise of low or no monthly utility bills will align with this generation’s fiscal prudence gained from the hard lessons of the Great Recession.
SPECIAL SERIES: The Business Of Biking
Over the last year, we’ve shown how protected bike lanes and the higher biking rates they bring are great for the U.S. economy. As they become more popular, expect a surge in creative new ways to define space on our streets.
If successful, Title 24 will open the door to increased amounts of energy efficiency financing, expanded sources of capital and lower financing costs.
Last week’s Tesla S fire caused the automaker’s stock to drop. Whether the fire will prompt the NHTSA to investigate isn’t clear yet. But according to the driver, there’s nothing to investigate. The car’s safety measures kept him safe and sound. Not bad, considering that he was traveling at about 70 miles-per-hour.
Starting in 2014, California is implementing a tsunami of building code revisions called Title 24. These revised building codes will move California’s residential and commercial buildings toward Zero Net Energy (ZNE).
The recent IPCC summary update and supporting documents on the science of climate change highlight how much the sea buffers us from the impact of climate warming. What are the options for a sustainable future, based on the learnings from the update?
The risk of climate change has fossil fuel investors worried. And they aren’t just concerned about what extreme climate change means for the planet, but for the well being of their investments if fossil fuel companies don’t consider the potential impact of global warming.