What Were Europe’s Oil Majors Doing When GTM Launched in 2007?

GreenTechMedia

It’s 2007. A look at BP’s 2007 annual report shows that seven years deep into its “Beyond Petroleum” rebrand, it was still searching for a differentiator. By the end of 2007, the U.K. This will be my final piece for Greentech Media.

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Acts, not ads: Eco ad agency founder on how to make sustainability communications genuine, fun and lucrative

Eco-Business

Ben Peacock launched Republic of Everyone, an advertising agency that specialises in sustainability, in 2007, after recovering from testicular cancer and the death of his brother-in-law

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'I Am a Plastic Bag' is made from recycled single-use plastic bottles

Inhabitat - Innovation

Following the sold-out success of “I Am Not a Plastic Bag” in 2007, designer brand Anya Hindmarch has launched a new product, called "I Am a Plastic Bag" aimed at recycling single-use plastic and leaving behind a net-zero carbon footprint from production

Breaking NEWS :GLOBAL CLEAN ENERGY INC. Finalizing Due Diligence to Acquire Waste to Fuels Facility

altenergymag

Since its inception in 2007, Global Clean Energy, Inc. has focused on the waste-to-fuel market, including the development of a pyrolysis reformation system with the goal of Reforming Environmental Salvage into Clean Usable Energy (RESCUE). The synergies between the existing facility and GCE align perfectly. This will allowing GCEI to deliver on its RESCUE mission," stated Steven Mann, president of GCEI

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Africa’s Great Green Wall to combat desertification secures $16.8 billion in international finance

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, February 10 — The Great Green Wall initiative, launched in 2007 by the African Union, aims to restore degraded land, boost food. The post Africa’s Great Green Wall to combat desertification secures $16.8 billion in international finance appeared first on Impact Alpha.

Pulp producers pull off US$168 million Indonesia tax twist: Report

Eco-Business

TPL and APRIL, two major pulp and paper producers in Indonesia, may have deprived the country of US$168 million in taxes from 2007 to 2018 by mislabeling a type of pulp that they exported to China, a new investigation alleges

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People of the 10th anniversary Top Solar Contractors list: Sumit Bhatnagar, GreenBrilliance 

Solar Power World

The solar journey of GreenBrilliance started 14 years ago, in 2007. For the 10th anniversary of the Top Solar Contractors list, we’re sharing Q&A’s with the people who make the industry run every day. Read more interviews here. How’d you get started in solar?

Carbon pricing works, and this proves it

GreenBiz

The figure below shows countries that had a carbon price in 2007 as a black triangle and countries that did not as a green circle. Carbon pricing works, and this proves it. Paul Burke. Tue, 09/01/2020 - 00:45.

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People of the 10th anniversary Top Solar Contractors list: Edwin Perkins, Moss

Solar Power World

I was originally hired by Moss in 2007 to build high-rise buildings for the commercial side of Moss. For the 10th anniversary of the Top Solar Contractors list, we’re sharing Q&A’s with the people who make the industry run every day. Read more interviews here.

ONS: Total UK carbon emissions peaked 35 years later than conventional measures suggest

Business Green

Fresh ONS assessment of UK carbon impact shows that when imported emissions are taken into account UK emissions peaked in 2007 rather than 1972

Recycling Mystery: Vapes and Vaping Products

AGreenLiving

When e-cigarettes, or vapes, came on the market in 2007, they were initially seen as… The post Recycling Mystery: Vapes and Vaping Products appeared first on Earth911.

Solar as a Service

Sunrun

Solar as a Service Definition: The business model Sunrun pioneered in 2007. Solar as a service refers mainly to PPAs/leases/prepaid (i.e. not ownership

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Distributed Solar Development Unveils Custom Solar Canopy That Enabled MGM Springfield’s LEED Platinum Certification

altenergymag

The canopy will contribute to MGM’s stated goal of reducing carbon emissions per square foot by 45% by 2025, using a 2007 baseline. Built with U.S.-made made Nucor steel and a proprietary water management system, the 1.382MW solar canopy sits atop the roof deck of the MGM Springfield’s parking garage

Russian startup develops LNG- and hydrogen-powered off-grid EV charger

Charged

The company tells us that gasoline sales have been declining steadily since 2007, and combined sales of diesel and gasoline peaked in 2017.

£335: The Price of Tullow Oil's Environmental Failings — and a Boy’s Funeral

DeSmogBlog

Read time: 8 mins Following a disputed presidential election at the end of 2007, violence broke out in Kenya that saw thousands of people displaced from their homes and left more than 1,000 dead.

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Renewables became second-most prevalent U.S. electricity source in 2020, per EIA

Renewable Energy World

peaked at 2,016 billion kWh in 2007, and much of that capacity has since been replaced by or converted to natural gas-fired generation. In 2020, renewables generated a record 834 billion kWh of electricity, or about 21% of all the electricity generated in the U.S.,

Southern Company commits to net-zero emissions by 2050

Solar Power World

The company also reaffirmed its intermediate goal of a 50% reduction of GHG emissions from 2007 levels by 2030. Southern Company announced a new long-term greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction goal of net zero emissions by 2050.

Coal Is Uncompetitive. Why Do We Burn So Much?

GreenTechMedia

That’s a 50 percent drop since the peak in 2007. America gets 20 percent of its electricity from coal. But if coal is becoming so economically uncompetitive, why does it still make up so much of our grid mix? This week: Coal is no longer king.

Why corporate reporting isn’t a proxy for progress

GreenBiz

From 1992 to 2007, I worked at the footwear and apparel company Timberland, which prided itself on being a force for social and environmental good. Why corporate reporting isn’t a proxy for progress. Ken Pucker. Mon, 04/19/2021 - 02:00.

Former Volvo Trucks exec launches electric truck startup

Charged

In 2007, he was instrumental in making the Volvo plant in Ghent, Belgium, a carbon-neutral automotive plant. Patrick Collignon, former COO for Volvo Trucks North and South America, has launched a startup called Trova Commercial Vehicles.

Grab your camera or phone and help create a new film, says forestry group

Envirotec Magazine

Apple Forest, Tien Shan, Kazakhstan (2007) (image credit: Forestry England/Crown copyright). Forestry England is inviting colleagues from across the forestry industry to help create Treeline – a new film by international artist Ruth Maclennan about forests and the climate emergency.

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Canada risks missing out on fast-moving hydrogen opportunity: report

Clean Energy Canada

A Bank of America analyst recently compared the investment opportunity to that of smartphones before 2007. VANCOUVER — Hydrogen is getting people talking. Already, 18 economies comprising more than 75% of global GDP are developing and rolling out hydrogen strategies.

Steps some of the most sustainable countries are taking to protect our oceans

The Environmental Blog

In 2007, he served as the international patron of the UN’s ‘Year of the Dolphin’ programme, and is also the head of his own foundation aimed at safeguarding biodiversity and managing water resources. Marine conservation is vital. Our oceans cover around 70 percent of the earth’s surface. According to the Oceanic Institute, oceans make up around 99 percent of the available living space on the planet, and studies suggest they could be home to over 100 million species.

Two pioneers chart paths to energy justice

GreenBiz

Speirs, a 2007 Yale University graduate who grew up in Hawaii, told a career-focused audience that she had never wanted to start a company because she'd grown up watching the damage that failing startups wrought on her father and on her parents' marriage.

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Parsing Panera's plan to nudge consumers toward low-carbon meals

GreenBiz

In 2007, for instance, PepsiCo added a label to its Walkers potato chips noting that each bag generated 80 grams of carbon dioxide. Parsing Panera's plan to nudge consumers toward low-carbon meals. Jim Giles. Fri, 10/23/2020 - 01:00.

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The war to electrify: America can do it

GreenBiz

Griffith, an MIT-trained engineer, holds multiple patents, launched a site that later became Instructables and was lauded by the MacArthur Foundation in 2007 for being "a prodigy of invention in service of the world community.". The war to electrify: America can do it. Elsa Wenzel.

Colonial Pipeline: Details emerge of landmark cyber-security breach

Envirotec Magazine

A tank farm facility for Colonial Pipeline outside Birmingham, Alabama, in 2007 (image credit: chapstickaddict , CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 license ).

Louisiana regulators vote to end net metering benefits

Solar Power World

11 voted to end the one-for-one net metering program that has existed in the state since 2007, according to WWL. The Louisiana Public Service Commission on Sept. Existing rooftop solar customers will be grandfathered in for 15 years, but future solar customers will only receive the avoided cost, or about 3 cents per kWh, for… The post Louisiana regulators vote to end net metering benefits appeared first on Solar Power World. News Policy

Sponsored Content: Case study: Flow and monitoring for flood scheme

Envirotec Magazine

In 2007, around 64 properties reported flooding to Shropshire Council and an electricity substation caused a power outage to a large part of the town due to the flooding. The control structure at Shylte Brook, Much Wenlock.

DHL Freight and Volvo Trucks partner for electric truck pilot in Sweden

Charged

Compared to 2007, our Group’s CO 2 efficiency has improved by 35%. DHL Freight and Volvo Trucks have partnered to test the introduction of heavy-duty electric trucks for regional transport.

[Article] Ventilation and IAQ in New California Homes

Home Energy

2007, and Offermann, 2009) that aimed to evaluate the potential indoor air quality (IAQ) impacts associated with envelope air sealing, and the potential to mitigate these through the use of mechanical ventilation systems. Starting in the mid-2000s, the California Energy Commission funded several research studies (for example, Price, et al.,

11th International Conference on Sustainable Development and Planning (Sustainable Development and Planning 2020)

Eco-Business

9th International Conference on Energy and Sustainability (Energy and Sustainability 2021)

Eco-Business

Energy and Sustainability 2021 is the 9th International Conference in a very successful series which started in the New Forest, UK, home of the Wessex Institute in 2007; followed by meetings in Bologna (2009); Alicante (2011); Budapest (2013); Kuala Lumpur (2014); Medellin, Colombia (2015); Seville (2017) and Coimbra (2019).The

New Chinese wireless charging standard incorporates WiTricity’s technology

Charged

The new GuoBiao (GB) standard relies on technology developed by WiTricity , an MIT spin-out that was founded in 2007. After years of development, China recently announced a new national standard for wireless EV charging. Wireless charging is expected to be an important enabler for autonomous vehicles, and standardization is critical to ensure that wireless charging is interoperable across different vehicles and charging equipment.

20 C-suite sustainability champions for 2021

GreenBiz

Natura, which issues a regular environmental profit-and-loss statement , went carbon-neutral in 2007 and became the first public B Corporation in 2014. The charismatic "unboss," as he has called his role, has been at Novartis since 2007, with a stint at Sandoz.

Cell Phone Recycling In Aspect of Environment Benefit

The Environmental Blog

In 2007 only 10% of mobile phones were recycled. It is incredible to think that just 20 years ago almost nobody had a mobile phone, and those who did were rich or important business men. They were large phones, and could not be used for a long time before the charge ran out. Today, however, mobile phones are everywhere, adults have them and most children too, is a way to keep in touch.

Why Oil Demand Won’t Follow Coal’s Death Spiral

R-Squared Energy

Since the peak in 2007, coal consumption in the U.S. Since 2007, consumption of renewable power in the U.S. rose by 349 terawatt-hours (TWh) from 2007 to 2018. Since coal’s peak demand year of 2007, carbon dioxide emissions in the U.S. to the highest level since 2007.

Silent Guardian: Drones without the Scare Factor

Cleantech Blog

The Denver, Colorado company, founded in 2007, isn’t the site of the next Evil Empire, and the drones which will eventually start going out the door (here or elsewhere, but not under their own power) are meant for peaceful […]. Over at Bye Aerospace, Inc., Founder George Bye and colleagues are designing drones. But don’t worry.

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New UN report could be a game-changer for climate lawsuits

Grist

Left: A young boy in Kivalina, Alaska, watches workers fill sandbags for a sea wall in 2007.

SAE publishes Wireless Charging standard

Charged

In 2007, when SAE began its research, there were few EVs on the market, and wireless power transfer (WPT) may have seemed a whimsical pursuit. SAE International has published a new global standard that specifies both the vehicle-side and charger-side requirements for wireless charging of EVs.

Even “safe levels” of PCBs harm porpoises, say researchers

Envirotec Magazine

By 2007, their PCB concentrations were below the official cut-off for toxic effects (9 mg per kg of lipid), Yet in 2016 and 2017, 39% tested had more than this safe limit.

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German firms plan to exploit massive lithium deposits beneath the Rhine

Charged

In 2007, geothermal drilling caused underground layers of gypsum to swell, damaging houses in Staufen, a picturesque village in the Black Forest.

Electronics Recycling Monthly News Roundup

Living Green Technology

The program began in 2007 and aims to provide a collection center for unwanted electronics within 20 miles of 95% of the U.S. As the months go by, more progress is being made in electronics recycling.