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Plastic Bag Ban Pitts Manufacturers Against Grocers

Plastic bag manufactures have raised $6.1 billion to overturn California’s plastic bag ban, while its supporters including Albertsons Safeway and the California Grocers Association have raised about $1.4 million. In November, California voters will decide if they want to repeal the law — the first statewide ban on single use plastic bag in the US. The […]

Exxon’s Algae Investments May Be Good for Business, and Public Relations

Exxon Mobil Corp.'s investment in algae biofuels may turn out to be good for business, and public relations. The oil giant, under pressure from states attorneys general and shareholders about what it had previously known about climate change, is letting the general public know about its forays into clean energy.

Carbon footprinting: Helping investors ask the right questions

Last year marked a turning point for the investment community in acting on carbon in their investments. By the time of the Paris Climate Summit in December, 110 investors representing over $10 trillion in assets under management had committed to reporting the carbon footprint of their funds on an annual basis,  and a further 25 […]

GE Wastewater Treatment Enables Oil Refinery to Reuse 100% of Water

A Canadian oil refinery will soon reuse 100 percent of its water with help from General Electric wastewater treatment technology.

Why Veolia’s Data Center Strategy Is Key to Shrinking its Carbon Footprint

Environmental Leader caught up with Veolia Water Technologies’ Brian Gamble to discuss how Veolia is using its data center strategy to advance sustainability goals by reducing the carbon footprint of its IT operations.

44% of Americans Looking for Move-in-Ready Homes Say Smart Home Technology Should Be Installed 

Those Americans looking to move into a move-in ready home have made their voices heard: smart home technology is a big plus.A new survey conducted by Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC and Parks Associates found 44% of respondents who prefer a move-in ready home said that smart home technology should already be installed. Another 57% […]

IHS: Smart home growth hindered by lack of awareness, fragmentation

While the advent of smart home solutions has created new revenue streams for residential security companies and subsequently increased the value that an alarm system provides to consumers, the technology still faces several challenges that could hinder its growth moving forward.   In fact, according to Tim Hewitt, analyst for security and building technologies at IHS […]

Dry bulk market marked by sharp divergence of views

Maritime Strategies International (MSI), an independent research and consultancy firm, has forecasted a rebound in the freight rates during Q4 2016 for Capesize and Panamax segments, largely driven by an improvement in the iron ore, coal and grain trades. Show More Summary

Ecomodernization

The release of “An Ecomodernist Manifesto” last year sparked a variety of critiques. Some took issue with ecomodernism’s embrace of large-scale agriculture. Others differed with the Manifesto’s focus on growth and modernization, arguing for the opposite: degrowth and lower consumption. Show More Summary

TODAY’S STUDY: Wind Right Now

2015 Wind Technologies Market Report Ryan Wiser, Mark Bolinger, et. al., August 2016 (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) Executive Summary Annual wind power capacity additions in the United States surged in 2015 and are projected to continue at a rapid clip in the coming five years. Show More Summary

QUICK NEWS, August 22: Having Children In A Time Of Climate Change; Tips On Picking Solar Panels; 4 Things To Think About Before Buying An EV

Having Children In A Time Of Climate Change Should We Be Having Kids In The Age Of Climate Change? Jennifer Ludden, August 18, 2016 (National Public Radio) Editor’s note: This is a deeply thoughtful piece worth taking a full-length look...Show More Summary

ANU team cracks solar thermal efficiency of 97% – a world record

ReNew Economy has an article on a new efficiency record for solar thermal power - ANU team cracks solar thermal efficiency of 97% – a world record The ANU team, whose CST technology harnesses the power of the sun using a 500 square meter...Show More Summary

Saul Griffith Shows How All The Energy In The U.S. Is Used

Saul Griffith has produced a Sankey diagram showing how energy is used in the United States - This Very, Very Detailed Chart Shows How All The Energy In The U.S. Is Used.

Five Things You Need to Know Before the Clean Power Plan Oral Argument

The Clean Power Plan oral argument is coming up soon. On September 27, attorneys will present their arguments in front of the full U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. EPA and the many supporters of the Clean Power Plan have already filed their written arguments – and so has the coalition of coal companies and their allies that are challenging the rule.

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