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How Long Before Sodium Batteries Are Worth Their Salt?

Researchers bet that sodium's abundance and flame resistance will make it a good replacement for sodium in energy storage

Time to Fire Up Restaurant Sustainability – Here’s How

Sustainability is a buzz word that continues to be thrown around in businesses of all sizes and in all industries, but what exactly does it mean for the restaurant industry? Imagine a restaurant that runs on The post Time to Fire Up Restaurant Sustainability – Here’s How appeared first on Environmental Leader.

Meaningful Internal Carbon Pricing: Q&A with CDP’s Nicolette Bartlett

Nicolette Bartlett, director of carbon pricing at CDP, discusses the challenges and opportunities for companies around carbon pricing. The post Meaningful Internal Carbon Pricing: Q&A with CDP’s Nicolette Bartlett appeared first on Environmental Leader.

Environmental Management in 2017 – Can You Guess the Top 5 Trends?

Although any number of trends surface in every industry every year, we've seen some obvious winners in 2017 that are driving environmental improvements across industries. Here are our top five: The post Environmental Management in 2017 – Can You Guess the Top 5 Trends? appeared first on Environmental Leader.

Study Concludes 2016 Heat Was Human-Caused

Global and Asian heat waves in 2016 due purely to climate change, study says December 14, 2017 (AFP via Japan Times) “…Last year’s global heat record, extreme heat in Asia and unusually warm waters off the coast of Alaska happened purely...Show More Summary

The Big Opportunity Under Africa’s Sun

Invest in solar energy for a brighter future for Africa; A new scheme aims to lighten the lives of millions who live without electricity, with the promise of a possible 6% return Rupert Jones, 15 December 2017 (UK Guardian) "...Energise...Show More Summary

Wind In The Netherlands To Fly Subsidy Free

Dutch test the water for subsidy-free offshore wind farms Bart H. Meijer w/Susan Fenton, December 15, 2017 (Reuters) "...[Hoping to capitalize on a boom in renewable energy, the Netherlands has] launched an attempt to fund an offshore...Show More Summary

China To Open EV Vending Machines

Alibaba Unveils Plans for an Electric Vehicle Vending Machine Brad Jones, December 14, 2017 (Futurism) ...Retail giant Alibaba has inked a deal to market electric vehicles built by Ford in China. The company plans to use a massive vending...Show More Summary

Revisiting the EPA Endangerment Finding

Ross McKitrick Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt is mulling over how, or whether, to respond to demands from climate skeptics that he reexamine the science that obligates he EPA to issue costly carbon-emission regulations. Show More Summary

Accenture, Cisco Systems, Estée Lauder Top Forbes’ Most Just List

Intel, Texas Instruments, NVIDIA, Microsoft and IBM top the 2018 Forbes Just 100, a list of companies that outperform their peers on a number of metrics including worker and customer treatment, community engagement and environmental impact. Show More Summary

Loyalty Slipping In Climate Change Loyal Opposition

What Republicans Think About Climate Change — in Maps Nadja Popovich and Livia Albeck-Ripka, December 14, 2017 (NY Times) “Over the past two decades, Republicans have grown increasingly doubtful about climate change, even as Democrats have grown increasingly convinced that it’s happening and is caused by humans. Show More Summary

Research Shows EVs Can Go Much Farther

Electric Car Range May Soon Triple, Thanks to New Research Chelsea Gohd, December 12, 2017 (Futurism) “…[C]ompanies like Tesla, Toshiba, Panasonic, and Samsung are making great strides in improving [electric vehicle] range and battery...Show More Summary

Booming Solar Faces Tricky Future

U.S. Solar Market Notches Another Quarter of 2 GW Growth, But Uncertainty Holds Back Installations; Trade case, tight global supply of modules drive up prices in all segments December 14, 2017 (Solar Energy Industries Association via PR Newswire) “The U.S. Show More Summary

Wind Floats!

Wind On The Waves: Floating Wind Power Is Becoming A Reality December 11, 2017 (Department of Energy) “Worldwide, 13,000 megawatts of offshore wind has been deployed —yet the U.S. only has…[the 30 MW Block Island Wind Farm] off the coast of Rhode Island…[S]everal U.S. Show More Summary

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