As we begin to move away from fossil fuels, it is important to recognize that those fuels provided two functions in one. They were both energy sources and energy storage systems. In the new world of renewables, those two functions will have to be provided separately.
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 Supreme Court will present a decision on Bowman v. Monsanto by June. It will have huge implications not only on what’s patentable and for how long, but also on the question of who controls our food supply.
Shale gas has grown explosively to the point that it now supplies some 40 percent of U.S. natural gas. But the question is, how long can that explosion last?
Unilever’s PureIt water purifiers cracked the pesky code of delivering a safe drinking water that has a positive impact on lives at an affordable price.
General Mills announced a new initiative today to help vanilla farmers in Madagascar. The global food giant is investing $125,000 over two years to help villages in Madagascar’s Sava region, which grows some of the best vanilla in the world.
Last week, NOAA announced the launch of their new smart phone app called mPING which invites thousands of people throughout the continental US to send in weather observations so as to compile a more complete picture of the weather. Why, you might ask, in this era of high technology, do we need such a thing?
Mike Crispino of the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation explains the connection between fisheries management, food security and jobs for coastal and island countries.
The U.S. and Europe led the world in wind power capacity growth in 2012, though Asia, with China leading the way, continued to top the Global Wind Energy Council’s rankings.
The Go Forward on Climate rally held in front of the White House brought all ages of Americans together from shore to shore to send a message to President Obama to say no to the Keystone XL Pipeline project. The time to act is now, as the phrase goes, “on the right side of history.” Do you agree?
Watch this video as MIT’s Ryan Wartena explains how the water electrolysis process can generate oxygen and hydrogen, which in turn can be utilized as a fossil fuel replacement within our already existing combustion engine vehicle fleet.
The largest utility in Nebraska, the nation’s only public power state and the world capital of center pivot irrigation systems, is planning to test the feasibility of powering them via solar PV.
The Climate Protection Act of 2013 proposes a “fee and dividend” structure. The plan would tax carbon-emitting fossil fuels at the sources, but, 60% of the money raised by this levy would be distributed to the American people, to offset the additional charges they would incur at the gas pump or on their utility bills.
E&Y offers key steps that companies should start taking to move to the next level of water risk mitigation – managing water risks and as well as adopting a much more holistic water management approach.