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


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


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

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


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


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.

Carbon pricing works, and this proves it


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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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.

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

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


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

Solar as a Service


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


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

Former Volvo Trucks exec launches electric truck startup


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.

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


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.


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


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.

Why corporate reporting isn’t a proxy for progress


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.

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.

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


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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Matter of opinion: What the 2021 Earth Day polls reveal


I started doing this in 2007 and, with a few exceptions, continued it annually through last year. Matter of opinion: What the 2021 Earth Day polls reveal. Joel Makower. Tue, 04/06/2021 - 02:11.

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.

20 C-suite sustainability champions for 2021


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.

New Chinese wireless charging standard incorporates WiTricity’s technology


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.

Two pioneers chart paths to energy justice


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


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


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

[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.,

Greentech Media’s Last Ride on the Solar Coaster


Greentech Media launched in 2007 before the solar industry as it looks today even existed. Residential solar prices more than halved from 2007 to 2021, reaching $2.97 Thanks for the memories, GTM readers! In the future, you can reach me on Twitter @emmafmerchant.

SAE publishes Wireless Charging standard


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.

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.

Bush Brothers counts on water reuse to reduce local impact of bean production


Water, specifically, stopped being an afterthought for Bush Brothers after the 2007 drought in Chestnut Hill. Bush Brothers counts on water reuse to reduce local impact of bean production. Jesse Klein. Wed, 05/20/2020 - 03:20. There was nothing except a pipe going out the back of the plant.".

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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.

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.

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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Best Cleaners – New York’s Capital Region Experts

Green Business Bureau

Best Cleaners has been consistently recognized on local and regional “best of” lists, ranked in the top 30 cleaners nationwide since 2007, and was named to the Inc. Tim and Catherine McCann founded Best Cleaners in 2005 to better serve their own garment care needs.

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US Coal Power Generation Plummets 30% in 2020, EIA Says


Since its peak in 2007, U.S.

'Effective today': Google vows to 'eliminate entire carbon legacy'

Business Green

Writing in a blog post announcing the tech giant's "third decade of climate action", CEO Sundar Pichai said the company had used carbon offsets to achieve 'carbon neutral' status since 2007, but it had now moved to offset emissions released prior to 2007. "As

Synergies will deliver Sustainability

Terra Infirma

When I was a geeky teen in the early-mid 1980s, the arrival of a BBC Micro Model B into our house was a huge life event. A computer. In our house.

M&S gears up for major relaunch of trail-blazing 'Plan A' sustainability strategy

Business Green

Its first task will be to agree on a timetable for the relaunch of M&S' 'Plan A' sustainability programme, which became famous as one of the UK's first high profile corporate environmental strategies when it was launched in 2007.

Watt It Takes: Van Jones Reflects on the Origin of Green Jobs


He helped spearhead the Green Jobs Act of 2007, the first time the country deliberately trained workers for the future clean economy. Today, Van Jones is best known as a CNN host and author of three best-selling books.

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U.S. Coal Consumption Down 50% From Peak

R-Squared Energy

Below were the world’s Top 10 coal producers in 2019: Within the 37 countries that comprise the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), coal consumption peaked in 2007 and has declined at an average annual rate of 2.8%

Watt It Takes: Opower’s Dan Yates on the Origins of Behavioral Efficiency


'” Opower was founded in 2007 by Dan and Alex, two friends from Harvard. Dan Yates and his co-founder Alex Laskey built Opower, an efficiency company that saves more energy every year than the hoover dam can generate.

Lessons from 3 emerging bio-based material technologies


Founded in 2007, New York based Ecovative Design leverages the naturally binding properties of mycelium — mushroom’s root structure — in several sustainable materials. Lessons from 3 emerging bio-based material technologies. Suz Okie. Fri, 02/19/2021 - 00:40.

Cheers: Diageo toasts halving of greenhouse gas emissions

Business Green

Diageo has this week published a review of its sustainability performance over the past five years, confirming it met a goal to halve greenhouse gas emissions from its operations against 2007 levels, but narrowly missed targets relating to wastewater, water efficiency, and packaging.