In short, homeowners will be able to install Tesla’s solar roof for less money than a roof made from regular materials. Does Musk’s claim stack up?
Climate & Environment
This category is climate change in relation to sustainability and CSR and how these segments effect one another. This includes how climate change has started to cause a wide range of physical effects with serious implications for investors and businesses, and how the business sector discloses climate risks and manage them.
National parks and wildlife refuges were established across the U.S. to protect wildlife. But these areas are not always as protected as we may assume. Wake Forest University student Denise McGuigan explores how conservation corridors can help.
By evaluating supply chain operations, small retailers are uncovering cost-savings, sustainability opportunities and chances to increase employee engagement, says Joe Carpenter of the Climate Action Business Association.
Neighborhoods big and small are changing the way Americans look at their waste. But more work is needed to make community composting a viable pathway to emptying our landfills.
Last week at the COP22 talks in Morocco, a group of 365 major corporations and investors urged America’s president-elect not to withdraw from the Paris climate accord.
At the COP22 climate talks in Morocco, Microsoft released a white paper that makes a strong business case for an internal carbon fee. The study comes four years after Microsoft launched an ambitious plan to become carbon neutral.
At COP22, scientists from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography addressed the problems increasing desertification — and the dust that comes with it — pose for communities around the world.
This week, Apple partnered with the Conservation Fund to donate 32,400 acres of forest to the Forest Society of Maine. The tech giant’s gift connects over 1 million acres of forest that reach far beyond Maine’s border with Canada.
Beyond analysis of Paris scenarios, it is worth looking at some of the core drivers behind decarbonization beyond high-level policy or regulation, says EOS Climate CEO Joe Madden.
As the COP22 talks continue, the U.S., Canada and Mexico announced ambitious greenhouse gas reduction targets for 2050. Those plans were preceded earlier in the week by Germany, which was the first country to disclose an emissions reduction agenda for 2050.
As Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell indicated this week, coal companies, including those in his home state of Kentucky, should not start spending their coal paychecks. Even Trump’s promises can’t turn coal back into a thriving energy source.
Fossil fuel companies are walking the floors and attending key meetings at COP22 through accredited trade associations. The conflict of interest is obvious, given that some fossil fuels will need to stay in the ground in order to meet the aggressive commitment made in Paris at COP21.
French presidential contender Nicolas Sarkozy recent said that if Donald Trump pulls the U.S. out of the global climate treaty agreed at last year’s COP21 talks in Paris, Europe should impose a carbon tax on U.S. imports.