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.
As this series has noted, international protocols have only slowly phased out refrigerant gases that are harmful to the ozone layer and climate systems. Meanwhile, slow-to-replace older equipment in the U.S. and developed countries, in addition to new appliances in the developing world — still rely on older pollutants with high global warming potential.
The UK Green Deal allows people that live homes that are hard to heat to make improvements that are then paid for in installments over the next twenty years. These installments are added to their energy bill, which will have been reduced by the home improvements. In other words, you should never pay more than you save. Will it catch on?
Much of today’s conversation addressing the increasingly important connection between water and energy is focused on solutions applicable to urban centers and developed nations. But what about in the developing world, when the energy-water nexus debate isn’t about reducing demand – but instead about enabling supply?
Arguing that any climate change initiatives need to be for the long haul, MIT Technology Review’s editors urge the Obama Administration to tackle the issue.
The winning post was submitted by Dallas Blaney a professor of public and environmental affairs at the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay. Among the 6 finalists were posts from 2 regular TriplePundit writers, RP Siegel and Tom Schueneman. Their posts, and those of the other 4 finalists were as follows
Last week media outlets were abuzz with Starbucks’ announcement that company-owned stores will sell reusable cups for $1 to boost recycling.
The New Year’s fiscal cliff deal has received quite a bit of press. We have already discussed the significance of extending the Wind Production Tax Credit. Less well known is the inclusion of measures included in the deal to revive tax credits for advanced biofuels.
At least part of the fiscal cliff deal, which people will no doubt be debating for weeks to come, was a boon to sustainable business—the extension of the wind power production tax credit (PTC).
Researchers at Tel Aviv University have produced quality analysis of pollution in major cities around the world – using readings taken in outer space. Using eight years’ worth of data collected by NASA satellites, the researchers tracked pollution trends for 189 megacities.
Coal is on the run and battling on many fronts – 2012 may turn out to be a watershed year in its downward spiral. This is the type of momentum that can’t be reversed – can it?
A recent Worldwatch Institute report points out that while oil still represents the largest energy source, both coal and natural gas have seen significant increases in production and consumption. The increase comes, despite rising global awareness of carbon’s role in causing climate change, and despite coal being the largest carbon-emitting energy source of all.