Last week on social media, Elon Musk made an offer curb summer blackouts by installing battery storage systems across South Australia. And that’s not all: If Tesla can’t deliver in 100 days, the $25 million project is free.
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.
Despite President Donald Trump’s stated plans to pull the U.S. out of the Paris climate agreement, cities across the country are stepping in to meet America’s commitments on their own, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg told French President Francois Hollande this week. Fourteen big-city mayors stood up behind him, saying they have no plans to back down.
In what should come as no surprise, the Donald Trump administration is set to eliminate the Clean Power Plan, which aimed to shift power plants toward cleaner forms of energy.
A confidential memo released by the courts spells out how the Army Corps of Engineers came to believe the Dakota Access Pipeline project wouldn’t adversely affect the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. It’s a masterful piece of writing and a worrisome example of how environmental justice issues can be disregarded.
Plants are blooming early across the country as a result of this winter’s ongoing record warmth, which many connect to climate change. And some fear that an impending freeze could destroy countless fruit flowers and wreak havoc on the industry.
This week the Guardian reported that the U.K. grocer Sainsbury’s is abandoning its food waste programs — but the second largest supermarket chain in Great Britain quickly denied the story.
As the future of climate politics remains uncertain at the national level, state legislation becomes a crucial focus. And states across the country are rising to the challenge.
The World Resources Institute says companies could do more to reduce food waste, and there’s a financial incentive: Every $1 spent on food waste reduction yields an average $14 return.
London’s iconic fleet of black taxicabs is going electric. And in order to ensure they won’t stutter in the cold, the company is testing these new EVs in extreme conditions in Norway’s Arctic.
Last week Donald Trump told the EPA to review an Obama-era water rule that protects rivers and streams. But Trump’s harshest critics say the president’s business properties have the most to gain from the agency taking this legislation off the books.
Last week McDonald’s said it will eliminate deforestation from its beef supply chain by 2020. But can the company really pull through on that commitment in three years?
The House Resources Committee asked congressional budget writers to reserve $50 million in order to transfer federally-managed lands to state and local governments.
The Donald Trump administration is proposing deep cuts to the NOAA’s budget. But it will not stop global warming. It will only make us less informed.
Citing aerial photographs, Greenpeace says more of Brazil’s forested areas are being primed for development. And its federal government is mulling a decision to reverse protections for up to 1 million hectares of virgin forests across the Amazon.