Royal Dutch Shell says it’s making the switch — or working on it, at least. Last week the company sold a large portion of its Alberta oil sands investment. And it also plans to tie executive bonuses to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. We take a closer look.
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.
For all of former U.S. President Barack Obama’s positive moves on clean energy and environmental protection, one glaring black mark remains on his record: He oversaw a huge expansion in domestic oil drilling. Unfortunately, this is the only part of his legacy that incoming President Donald Trump wants to keep intact.
The latest Sustainable Energy in America Report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance shows that the march toward a renewable energy future continues, unabated.
A new report published by the Natural Resources Defense Council merely quantifies what is becoming increasingly apparent to all – except a few important folks in Washington D.C.
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.
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.