4 ways companies can build low-carbon supply chains

GreenBiz

From McDonald's 2001 commitment to sustainable fish to Walmart’s 2017 Project Gigaton launch, the length and path of these journeys ranges widely. GreenBiz 20 Supply Chain

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Scientists calculate trade-related ‘deforestation footprint’ of rich countries

Eco-Business

A new study has found that the UK, Germany, France, Italy and Japan 'imported' more than 90% their national deforestation footprints from abroad between 2001 and 2015, most of which were from tropical forests

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Tribute in Light endangers migrating birds

Inhabitat - Innovation

New York City’s annual September 11 Tribute in Light seeks to console a still-damaged city and commemorate those lost in the 2001 Twin Tower attacks. Unfortunately, the stunning beams of light also mesmerize birds, sometimes luring them to their deaths

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Rosario, Argentina Uses Urban Farming to Tackle Economic and Climate Crises

The City Fix

When the country’s economy collapsed in 2001, a quarter of Rosario’s workforce was suddenly unemployed; more than half of its population dropped below the poverty line. The residents of Rosario, Argentina’s third-largest city, are no strangers to crises.

BMW’s Peter Lamp joins Wildcat Discovery Technologies as a new board member

Charged

Dr. Lamp joined BMW in 2001 as a development engineer for fuel cell systems. Battery material developer Wildcat Discovery Technologies recently announced that Dr. Peter Lamp has joined its Board of Directors.

Accelerating a Reliable, Clean Energy Future

LA CleanTech Incubator

The result of raging wildfires and prolonged heat waves combined with other grid planning factors led to power outages and rotating blackouts that had not occurred since the 2001 energy crisis.

What’s Changed in Cleantech Investing? Two things: Economics and Returns

Cleantech Blog

I’ve been investing in cleantech since 2001, founded a bunch of startups, and have a good stack of exits to my name across every cleantech investing wave. In fact my last 4 investments have all exited. Not sure I’ll ever be able to say that again. And renewable power is cheaper than fossil. It’s fun […]. Blog BP cleantech cleantech investing energy energy economics exxonmobil renewables Shell Tesla Motors Total

Battling poor air quality and COVID-19 risk using smart technology

Ambisense

they thought of the 2001 movie by Steven Spielberg – a film which grossed $258M giving investors a healthy 2.5x Back in 2013, Ambisense was in stealth mode, and when most people thought of the term A.I. return (Ambisense investors take note.) My involvement in Ambisense at that early stage was to try and help . Continue reading "Battling poor air quality and COVID-19 risk using smart technology".

Oil giant Phillips 66 makes strategic investment in battery material supplier Novonix

Charged

Conspiracy fans, take note: “Novonix” sounds eerily similar to “Ovonics,” a company that was acquired by Texaco in 2001. Multinational oil giants are beginning to invest in companies in several different sectors of the EV industry.

9-11 responders with the greatest exposure to toxic dust have a higher likelihood of liver disease

Envirotec Magazine

Their study seemingly links the increase in liver disease risk to the quantity of toxic dust the workers were exposed to, which was greatest immediately after the September 11, 2001, attacks. Image credit: Wally Gobetz , CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 license ).

New Chinese Mini EV flying off the lots

Charged

As ZoZo Go recounts, GM leaders in Detroit were dismissive of the SGMW joint venture when it was initially proposed back in 2001. Bring the prices of EVs down, and people will buy.

How to ‘build back better’ energy markets for higher penetration of renewables

Renewable Energy World

Midwest ISO became the first Regional Transmission Organization (RTO) in December 2001 when MISO Transmission Owners formed an agreement to organize similar to southeast utilities.

Various Positions at Canadian Solar

Women in Cleantech and Sustainability

Founded in 2001, Canadian Solar is one of the world’s fastest-growing companies in the solar industry and has been listed on the NASDAQ since November 2006. Various Positions | Canadian Solar | Austin, TX. About Canadian Solar: Canadian Solar Inc. NASDAQ: CSIQ) is a vertically-integrated manufacturer of solar cells, modules and custom-designed solar power applications.

Various Positions at Canadian Solar

Women in Cleantech and Sustainability

Founded in 2001, Canadian Solar is one of the world’s fastest-growing companies in the solar industry and has been listed on the NASDAQ since November 2006. Various Positions | Canadian Solar | Austin, TX. About Canadian Solar: Canadian Solar Inc. NASDAQ: CSIQ) is a vertically-integrated manufacturer of solar cells, modules and custom-designed solar power applications.

4 ways companies can build low-carbon supply chains

AGreenLiving

From McDonald’s 2001 commitment to sustainable fish to Walmart’s 2017 Project Gigaton launch, the length and path of these journeys ranges widely. Originally posted here: 4 ways companies can build low-carbon supply chains. Business Green 2001-commitment and-path greenbiz 20 length project project-gigaton ranges-widely- supply-chain the-length these-journeys walmart

Sponsored Content: Your post-lockdown pollution-prevention plan: Why it pays to be proactive

Envirotec Magazine

Outside of specific legal requirements, such as the Control of Pollution (Oil Storage) Regulations 2001, there is not a single piece of overarching legislation dictating the various measures required to prevent and contain pollution across a site.

EPA might water down its cleanup standards for Seattle’s only river

Grist

The five-mile stretch of Seattle’s only river was declared a Superfund site in 2001 after nearly 100 years of industrial activity, such as the manufacturing of airplane parts and the production of asphalt. It isn’t easy to undo a century of industrial pollution — or even agree on how to do it.

Self-Guided Learning Opportunities For Hispanic Heritage Month

Planet Pulse

La Cienaga (2001). In 2021, Hispanic Heritage Month begins on September 15 and ends October 15, as it has every year since 1989.

Report Calls for a Ground-Up Overhaul of Federal Transmission Grid Policy

GreenTechMedia

“Not only yes, but hell yes,” James Hoecker, FERC chairman from 1997 to 2001, said of the need for major new transmission investment in a Wednesday webinar introducing the report. The policies that govern U.S.

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Solar Net Metering Under Threat as Shadowy Group Demands Intervention in State Policies

GreenTechMedia

FERC has addressed net energy metering before in decisions in 2001 and in 2009, Peskoe said. Solar net metering, the backbone of the U.S.

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Consumers Are Playing a Big Role in Keeping the Lights On in California This Week

GreenTechMedia

After a massive heat wave in California that led grid operator CAISO to order its first rolling blackouts since the 2001 energy crisis on Friday and Saturday, the state has thus far managed to avoid further forced outages.

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Inaugural Frontline Community Fellows Imagine a New Economy, Build Community Learning Cohort

Front And Centered

Coming to Seattle as an immigrant from South America in 2001, she got involved as a parent of two teenagers in Seattle Public Schools and became a community organizer advocating for closing the academic gap for children of color.

Now on Netflix: David Attenborough’s disappearing wilderness

Grist

If you watched BBC blockbusters like Planet Earth (2006) or Blue Planet (2001), you would have been excused for thinking that nature was doing better than ever. For decades, David Attenborough’s soft, rumbling voice took us on tours of the pristine wilderness.

2021 will be a record year for beaver releases

Envirotec Magazine

The Wildlife Trusts have been at the forefront of beaver reintroduction and projects in Britain ever since Kent Wildlife Trust released the first pair into a fenced area of fenland in 2001, followed by the Scottish Beaver Trial in 2009. © Ray Lewis Kent Wildlife Trust.

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Imelda dumped 40 inches of rain on Texas — and it wasn’t even a hurricane?

Grist

Back in 2001, Tropical Storm Allison doused Houston with as much as 25 inches of rain, causing some $5 billion in damages. Tropical Depression Imelda turned southeast Texas into a disaster zone last week, dumping more than 40 inches of rain east of Houston and bringing back memories of the monster storm Hurricane Harvey in 2016. Hundreds of homes have been flooded and more than 1,000 people rescued from the floodwaters. Who would have thought a “tropical depression” could be this terrible?

Online Event (Webinar) - Harnessing Digital Solutions to Improve Product Sustainability and Supply Chain Transparency

Green Market Oracle

Prior to Gensuite’s spin out from General Electric Company in 2010, he served as a consultant to GE’s EHS&S organization starting in 2001. Harnessing Digital Solutions to Improve Product Sustainability and Supply Chain Transparency will take place on Tuesday April 21, 2020.

Best of GBB in 2020: Green Businesses Leading the Sustainable Business Movement

Green Business Bureau

Founded in 2001, Martinrea International is one of the leading Tier One automotive suppliers of vehicle parts, assemblies and modules. Our members continue to amaze us with their commitment to sustainability and their innovative green and social responsibility initiatives.

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Can Shell help pilot a new era of sustainable aviation?

GreenBiz

Nearly 20 years ago, in 2001, Shell set out to become a player here, too, establishing a network of offset trading desks around the world. “My Can Shell help pilot a new era of sustainable aviation? Joel Makower. Mon, 12/14/2020 - 02:11.

Racing ahead: Formula E team Envision Virgin Racing certified as carbon neutral

Business Green

Established in 2001, the Carbon Trust works with businesses, governments, and institutions globally to help them contribute to a more sustainable future through carbon reduction and resource efficiency strategies. Electric racing team secures certification from the Carbon Trust.

What post-Covid communities could look like, if enough of us want it

Low Impact

He founded Lowimpact.org in 2001, spent 3 years on the board of the Ecological Land Co-op and was a founder of NonCorporate.org. Here’s a little story for anyone who’s noticed that things aren’t going too well in our communities.

Understand more about Disinfection at lesser hazard

Econaur

2001; Young and Setlow 2003; Cortezzo et al. Chlorine dioxide can be used for air disinfection and was the principal agent used in the decontamination of buildings in the United States after the 2001 anthrax attacks.

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Tracing EthicalEvidence in Moral Obligation to Future Generations

The Environmental Blog

However, Gewirth (2001) has specified that even though we cannot directly receive anything from the future generations, they can expand their moral obligations to the coming future generations, thus indicating the existence of a broader transgenerational reciprocity. 1. Introduction.

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AECOM launches PFAS solution at remediation event

Envirotec Magazine

AECOM has been helping clients to understand and remediate PFAS contamination since 2001 and has worked on over 200 PFAS projects, including environmental and human health-risk investigations at RAAF Base Williamtown and the Army Aviation Centre Oakey. PFAS substances, widely used in fire-fighting foams, present challenges with respect to their removal from water sources and the environment.

New Study Decodes ExxonMobil’s ‘Modern’ Climate Misinformation

DeSmogBlog

What’s the single word that fossil fuel giant ExxonMobil’s flagship environmental reports to investors and the public tie most closely to climate change and global warming?

Media brief: What are carbon offsets and how can they be used?

Clean Energy Canada

Carbon offsets have been enabled under international law in the 1997 Kyoto Protocol and were first used internationally in 2001. Clean Energy Canada is a climate and clean energy program within the Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue at Simon Fraser University.

Seven commodities continue to fuel the destruction of the world's forests - how can they be stopped?

Business Green

Conducted by the World Resources Institute (WRI), the analysis shows that just seven commodities - cattle, oil palm, soy, cocoa, rubber, coffee, and plantation wood fibre - accounted for 26 per cent of global tree cover loss from 2001 to 2015.

Report Cites Planning, Market Failures at Root of California’s Rolling Blackouts

GreenTechMedia

California’s two days of rolling blackouts in August were the result of disconnects between its existing grid reliability constructs and the needs of an increasingly solar-powered grid, and its failure to prepare for a Western U.S.-wide

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Unlocking California’s Gigawatt-Scale Distributed Energy Potential

GreenTechMedia

” As the title indicates, California’s first rolling blackouts since its 2001 energy crisis have focused attention on the resources that appear to have saved it from even more blackouts last month.

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We need to completely close down industrial animal agriculture

Low Impact

He founded Lowimpact.org in 2001, spent 3 years on the board of the Ecological Land Co-op and was a founder of NonCorporate.org. Industrial agriculture is cruel to animals, cruel to people who work in it, it damages the environment and concentrates wealth in very few hands.

Entergy Joins Utility Pack With Net-Zero Carbon Promise for 2050

GreenTechMedia

million customers across the Gulf region and an 8-gigawatt nuclear generation fleet, first promised to cap greenhouse gas emissions in 2001 and has since enhanced its goal multiple times. Utility decarbonization commitments move pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss them. Case in point: One week ago, GTM published a list of the major investor-owned utilities that had not committed to eliminating carbon emissions.

The Enormous Energy Legacy Of President George W. Bush

R-Squared Energy

” Quoting from my book Power Plays : “The group’s work culminated in the release of the National Energy Policy (NEP) in May of 2001. I often remind people that a U.S. president’s policies generally have limited impact on the energy markets in the short term. This topic often comes up when gasoline prices are rising or falling. However, over the longer term a president’s policies can make a big impact. One of the examples I often use is President Nixon.

Videos & articles to accompany upcoming book on new economy built around mutual credit

Low Impact

He founded Lowimpact.org in 2001, spent 3 years on the board of the Ecological Land Co-op and was a founder of NonCorporate.org. I have a contract to produce a book about growing a new economy ‘in the cracks in capitalism’, with mutual credit at the core.

How Much Oil Do We Import From The Middle East?

R-Squared Energy

million BPD in 2001. With tensions in the Middle East high, I have fielded a number of queries on how this might impact the world’s oil markets. Today I want to explore that issue. The Middle East presently produces about a third of the world’s oil. The most important producers there, ranked according to 2018 production, are: Saudi Arabia – 12.3 million barrels per day (BPD). Iran – 4.7 million BPD. Iraq – 4.6 million BPD. United Arab Emirates (UAE) – 3.9