Rocky Mountain Institute’s new 15,610-square-foot Innovation Center is a living lab that is pushing the boundaries of how built environments can sustainably manage natural resources. With U.S. buildings accounting for 73 percent of the country’s electricity consumption and 38 percent of CO2 emissions, rethinking how buildings are designed and constructed could have a profound impact on our energy future.
Category: 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.
The “official” social cost of carbon pollution was $37 per ton in 2015, according to the U.S. government. But a new study reveals that number should be much higher — a change that could help pave way for new mitigation projects.
After an investigation concluded that Malaysia-based IOI Group, one of the largest suppliers of palm oil on the planet, was responsible for deforestation in Indonesia, Unilever severed business ties with the company.
In the the Pointe-aux-Chenes community in southern Louisiana, homes are at risk from rising tides and sinking land. Here, a native community hopes to make a historic move to higher ground, now that it has received a major federal grant for relocation.
Climate change deniers that appear on Fox News often cite the argument that the climate has always changed. When Chris Horner, a lawyer in Washington, D.C., appeared on Fox News in 2014 he said, “Climate changes. It always has. It always will.” But while his faulty conclusions got plenty of air time, his employers were concealed. Until now.
The Houston Museum of Natural Science, one of the most visited museums in the U.S., finds itself coming under scrutiny because of its ties to the oil and gas industry.
The first nation to actually submit its NDCs is Papua New Guinea, a nation of 7 million people that shares a massive island with Indonesia, and rests above Australia’s northern frontier.
Tesla Motors is due to unveil a peek of its new Tesla 3 this week (anticipated date is March 31). Autonomous driving, self-parking and 200 miles of capability between charges are some of the draws of the new car, but none stack up to its price-tag: $35,000 pre-incentives.
Rooftop photovoltaic solar panels could generate 1,118 gigawatts of energy — more than a third of America’s current energy needs, says the U.S. Energy Department. But we won’t reach that potential without better action on the state level.
Dr. Neva Rockefeller Goodwin, a great-granddaughter of John D. Rockefeller, donated her energy company shares, including those of ExxonMobil, in order to help fund climate change-related research. She shared some insight with TriplePundit in a recent interview.
The map was no easy effort, with Greenpeace Indonesia staff digitizing paper maps and PDF files that they collected from numerous companies.
According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, 19 percent of Australian households now have either rooftop solar panels or solar-powered hot water systems — this is 1 in 5 households nationally. Is it really the solar leader of the world?