India plans to increase solar power capacity to 100 gigawatts (GW) by 2022 — five times higher than its previous target. The question is: Is this target achievable? Katherine Ross, a research analyst with the World Resources Institute, takes a 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.
Not long ago, we heard a great deal about the so-called “hydrogen economy.” But producing hydrogen fuels proved prohibitively expensive. But a company called HyperSolar claims to have developed a commercially-scalable method of producing hydrogen using only sunlight and water.
As companies and governments strengthen their commitments to renewable energy, they must also strengthen their respect of human rights to ensure a fast and fair transition to a clean-energy world, says the Business and Human Rights Resource Center.
We know that we need to keep the vast majority of fossil fuels in the ground in order to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius. Now, a new project from the University of Arizona shows us exactly where we need to keep these fuels in the ground.
After examining genetically-engineered foods for two years, the National Academy of Sciences released its report. If you were expecting a silver bullet that would put this topic to rest, you may be left wanting. And it did little to pacify proponents or critics of GMO technology.
A year-long NPR investigation reveals that many citizens who lost their homes during Hurricane Sandy insist they were shortchanged on claim payouts — while insurers reaped millions in profits.
Some of Thailand’s best known islands, including the spot made famous in the film “The Beach,” are closed indefinitely due to concerns of both damage from tourists and coral bleaching connected to climate change.
As of Jan. 1, all new buildings in San Francisco measuring 10 stories or fewer must include a rooftop solar installation. What can other cities learn from this landmark legislation?
Following the trend of oversized ‘McMansions’ in the 1990s, a growing number of homemakers are shunning unneeded living space in exchange for pint-sized dwellings that house only the essentials.
ExxonMobil and Chevron shot down every climate-related shareholder resolution put forth at their annual general meetings on Wednesday. But some came closer to success than others.
At the climate talks in Bonn, Germany, governments and civil-society groups announced a transparency initiative to help developing countries meet their climate goals.
Institutional investors now have over $3 trillion in fossil-free assets under management. But until recently, it hasn’t been clear how everyday individual investors can participate in the fossil fuel divestment movement.
The Royal Society, which for 356 years has covered everything from farming to ethics to climate change, explored what it says are the 18 common questions Britons ask about GMO technology.