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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 […]Read More

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Public, Private Sector Orgs Get Behind President’s Renewables-Energy Storage Integration

A slew of major announcements flowed from the June 16 White House Summit on Scaling Renewable Energy and Storage for Smart Markets that collectively are projected to result in procurement or deployment of at least 1.3 gigawatts of new energy storage capacity.Read More

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IRENA Members Aim to Raise Renewables’ Share of Global Energy

Raising renewable energy's share of world energy production would have broad, positive and long-lasting impacts on national economies, societies and the environment, according to a study from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) released January 16.Read More

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DOT, Paul Allen’s Vulcan Inc Launch Smart City Transportation Challenge

The U.S. DOT on December 7 announced it's joining with Paul Allen's Vulcan Inc. in launching a $40+ million Smart City Challenge centered on identifying and developing practical, cost-efficient means of addressing climate change by making innovative use of technology to improve urban transportation systems.Read More

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Herd Mentality Develops in Run-Up to Paris Climate Talks

A ¨herd¨ mentality has once again developed in the run-up to this year's climate change treaty negotiations in Paris. If the goal is simply to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, protect ecosystems and improve socioeconomic justice and equity, a ready-made solution is readily available.Read More

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IRENA: RE, Energy Efficiency Would Limit Climate Warming Below 2C

Increasing renewable energy to 36% of global energy production would take global society halfway towards the goal of limiting climate warming to the 2 degrees C tipping point, while energy efficiency improvements would take us the rest of the way there, according to IRENA.Read More