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On the eve of the Global Climate Action Summit, Jerry Brown signs SB100 into law

California Governor Signs Historic Bill on the Eve of Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco

Where ambition finds a home World leaders and participants from around the world are gathering this week in San Francisco for the Global Climate Action Summit. The goal of the summit is to “take ambition to the next level.” Since agreed to in Paris in December 2015 and signed on Earth Day the following year, the Paris Agreement has looked…

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The Benefits of Pricing Carbon

The Case For Carbon Pricing

The Florida Republican House representative Carlos Curbelo recently introduced legislation that would put a price on carbon. The legislation, called the Modernizing America with Rebuilding to Kick-start the Economy of the Twenty-first Century with a Historic Infrastructure-Centered Expansion Act, or the MARKET CHOICE Act (H.R. 6463), would impose a tax on carbon emissions starting at $24/ton of carbon equivalent (CO2e)…

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Extended Producer Responsibility takes hold in Ottowa

Why Extended Producer Responsibility Will Change the Recycling Game

Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) is a waste management concept that, while not new, is finally getting the attention it deserves from a world that is waking up to its importance. Essentially, EPR is a strategy that assigns responsibility for the post-consumer phase of goods to the producers of the waste. As governments around the world try to cope with historic…

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When government falters, business can lead on climate change action

Business Leads the Way In Climate Change Action

Where government fails, business can lead. That axiom has never been truer than it is now under President Trump. Trump announced on June 1, 2017, that the U.S. would withdraw from the Paris climate treaty. Businesses began signing the We Are Still In declaration in June 2017, along with mayors and governors. The coalition now has over 2,700 representatives from…

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clean energy microgrid

Clean Energy Microgrid Installed at Wisconsin Nature Preserve

Electrical systems design and engineering construction specialist Faith Technologies and Schneider Electric have built what’s billed as a “state of the art”, clean energy microgrid at the Gordon Bubolz Nature Preserve in Appleton, Wisconsin. It stands to reason that an organization responsible for environmental stewardship of a nature preserve wants to minimize its carbon and overall environmental footprint. It appears…

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The path to sustainability. How Business can meet their CSR goals

How Businesses Can Keep Sustainability Goals

Sustainability is becoming an increasingly important business objective, and growing numbers of companies are setting sustainability goals. Making commitments is one thing, but actually keeping them has proven to be a challenge. A recent survey found that a disappointing two percent of companies meet or achieve their corporate sustainability goals, as compared to 12 percent for other company objectives. What…

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Investing $1 Trillion a Year In Clean Energy is Achievable

Clean energy is the future – if the future we want is one where average global temperature rise does not exceed two degrees Celsius. That’s the level experts say we need to stay within to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. Investing an additional $1 trillion in clean energy annually until 2050 is achievable, a new Ceres report finds….

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