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Walmart’s ‘Very Strong Business Case’ for Cutting Emissions

Walmart saves $1 billion a year on its improved fleet efficiency alone. In an interview, senior director of sustainability Fred Bedore talks Science Based Targets and its plan to reduce supply-chain emissions by 1 gigaton by 2030. The post Walmart’s ‘Very Strong Business Case’ for Cutting Emissions appeared first on Environmental Leader.

Energy Department to Help Sponsor Project Converting Wastewater to Biogas and Liquid Fuels

The US Department of Energy is awarding $1.2 million to Southern California Gas Co. to run a pilot project that converts wastewater solids to renewable natural gas or liquid fuels. The post Energy Department to Help Sponsor Project Converting Wastewater to Biogas and Liquid Fuels appeared first on Environmental Leader.

How States Are Taking the Lead to Save Nuclear Energy

A big part of my job is working with members of state legislatures and their staffs. One the most important working relationships I have is with the bipartisan National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL). State legislators fromShow More Summary

Procurement Managers Give Sustainability A High Priority

Procurement managers are almost always trying to find sustainably produced material, a new survey says. The post Procurement Managers Give Sustainability A High Priority appeared first on Environmental Leader.

China’s independent refiners could get regulated away: Fuel for Thought

China’s regulatory pendulum has swung from supporting independent refiners by encouraging competition and deregulation to favoring state-owned oil companies, which could have the impact of regulating many of the independents out of business. Show More Summary

Environmental Leader Announces New Category in Product & Project Awards

Environmental Leader has put out its call for submissions for the annual Environmental Leader Product & Project Awards, and this year a new award category has been announced: the Judges’ Choice Awards. Early Bird deadline for the awards is February 15. Show More Summary

Send In The Coal Clowns

It's taken a long time but Australian climate politics are now as bizarre as the sad state of affairs in Washington, with the government's new infatuation with coal turning into some sort of pantomime for morons with Treasurer Scott Morrison waving a lump of coal around in parliament last week. Show More Summary

RIP Hans Rosling

The NYT reports that star statistician Hans Rosling of Gapminder has passed away - Hans Rosling, Swedish Doctor and Pop-Star Statistician, Dies at 68. There's a good list of his TED talks here. Hans Rosling, a Swedish doctor who transformed...Show More Summary

Why climate change activism has failed (and how it can be saved)

Crikey's Guy Rundle has some thoughts on how to talk to the masses about global warming written during a broken down train episode in the unseasonably warm Rocky Mountains traversal - Rundle: why climate change activism has failed (and how it can be saved). Show More Summary

Arnold Comes Back Fighting For New Energy

Arnold’s first big idea: Strap the mouth of any politician who wants to end CO2 regulations to the tailpipe of a truck. “California has shown you can protect the economy and the environment at the same time…and we can do the same thing...Show More Summary

The New Energy Revolution Is Now

The RE 100 Initiative companies are driving the market with commitments to going 100% New Energy. From EcoMedia CBS via YouTube Tweet !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");

Wind Works For Rust Belt Economies

The wind value proposition is simply undeniable. From American Wind Energy via YouTube Tweet !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");

Elegant simplicity of a carbon tax and dividend should attract broad spectrum support

James Hansen and the Citizens’ Climate Lobby have attracted some heavy hitters from the Reagan Administration to the idea that the simplest, most elegant, most market-friendly and effective approach to reducing CO2 emissions is to apply...Show More Summary

Could 3-D printers hasten peak oil demand ?

Platts has an article on another contributing factor to peak oil demand: 3d printing - Could 3-D printers hasten peak oil demand? – Fuel for Thought. A global transition away from oil and gas is well underway as booming renewable energy sources and electric cars portend major changes for the industry. Show More Summary

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