Energy

In this article PCG PG&E Corp.’s Diablo Canyon plant in California. (Joe Johnston/San Luis Obispo Tribune/Tribune News Service via Getty Images) San Luis Obispo Tribune | Tribune News Service | Getty Images Scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Stanford University have published a 113-page report outlining ways to retrofit California’s Diablo Canyon nuclear
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United Airlines’ push to encourage the use of sustainable aviation fuel gained altitude this week with the addition of 13 new companies to its nascent Eco-Skies Alliance program, including software powerhouses Meta, Microsoft and Salesforce, shipping giant Maersk and financial services firms American Family Insurance, Visa and Zurich North America. That brings the number of
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In this article @CL.1 XOM Darren Woods, Chairman and CEO, Exxon Mobil. Katie Kramer | CNBC Exxon said Wednesday that President Joe Biden’s call to investigate “potentially illegal conduct” within the oil and gas industry is unwarranted. “If you go back in time in history, every time we see the supply and demand imbalances get
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Reprinted from GreenFin Weekly, a free newsletter. Subscribe here. Few climate solutions create as much controversy and confusion as offsets, which explains why it took six years for countries to agree on a set of rules for buying and selling carbon credits. Even after the rest of the Paris Agreement’s fine print had been sorted
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Traditional consulting involves using the expertise of outside professionals to assist an organization in improving its performance. The management consultant provides detailed advice, objective insights and recommendations to a group of people working to achieve a specific goal. In contrast, today, corporate executives are surrounded by vocal stakeholders who demand swift elevation of their corporate
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Getting an agreement on the rules for international trading of carbon credits, a set of negotiations known as Article 6, came down to the wire last month at COP26. But during the last weekend of the conference, the 200 countries finally agreed upon guidelines that will create an international market for carbon credits, including country-to-country
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A truck passes pumpjacks in the Belridge oil field on November 03, 2021 near McKittrick, California. Mario Tama | Getty Images News | Getty Images President Joe Biden’s administration stands ready to release even more barrels of oil from its strategic reserves should the need arise again, according to the U.S. State Department’s senior advisor
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There’s been a lot of encouraging news over the past year related to environmental, social and governance metrics — ESG, for short — and sustainable finance: the meteoric growth of ESG-themed investment funds, a similar trajectory for ESG-rated loans and bonds, the coming consolidation of ESG rating and reporting systems, the linkages between high ESG
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With record heat waves globally and extreme flooding affecting Europe and China, now is a pivotal moment to interrogate the interplay of technology and the environment, including the role of artificial intelligence (AI). What would it take to make AI “greener”? On the one hand, we first need to collectively recognize tangible costs to the creation and use of AI
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Petroleum pump jacks are pictured in the Kern River oil field in Bakersfield, California. Jonathan Alcorn | Reuters The head of the world’s leading energy authority has said that some countries had failed to adopt a helpful position to calm soaring oil and gas prices, criticizing “artificial tightness” in energy markets. “[A] factor I would
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The Biden administration has a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to help Puerto Rico transition to a greener and more resilient energy future, but it’s on the verge of making a multibillion-dollar mistake. Since Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico in 2017, many residents and environmental advocates have called for new clean energy sources for the island. Currently Puerto
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In this article ENEL-IT The CEO of multinational Italian energy firm Enel has expressed doubt on the usefulness of carbon capture and storage, suggesting the technology is not a climate solution. “We have tried and tried — and when I say ‘we’, I mean the electricity industry,” Francesco Starace told CNBC’s Karen Tso on Wednesday. “You can imagine,
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This article was originally published on Ensia. For many of us, March 2020 marked a pivot point in our lives, when the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. Since then, we have heard the term “wet market” thrown around in science and in the news, as a wet market in Wuhan, China is
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In the United States, all housing is not created equal. Low-income communities continue to grapple with poor housing quality, high energy costs and disproportionate health burdens stemming from fossil fuel pollution in their homes and communities. On average, these households spend far higher percentages of their income on energy, and 26 million low-income U.S. households
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There will be many types of “turkey” on Thanksgiving tables across the country this year. With the rise of plant-based products and the people who identify as following plant-based diets, turkeyless turkey, like tofurkey, is bound to have a resurgence. According to Forbes, an estimated 4.5 million plant-based turkeys will be served Thursday. Elsewhere, meat
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Steam rises from the Niederaussem coal-fired power plant operated by German utility RWE, which stands near open-pit coal mines that feed it with coal, on November 13, 2017 near Bergheim, Germany. Lukas Schulze | Getty Images News | Getty Images LONDON — The deepening climate emergency underscores the urgent need for policymakers to oversee a
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This article originally appeared in our Circularity Weekly newsletter.  As most players in the apparel industry shift away from brick-and-mortar retail, Shilla Kim-Parker is doubling down on the importance of small stores for communities and mom-and-pop shop-owners. Coming from a family of Black, small business owners, Kim-Parker launched Thrilling in 2018 to support Black, Indigenous
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President Joe Biden speaks during a visit to the General Motors Factory ZERO electric vehicle assembly plant, Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021, in Detroit. Evan Vucci | AP DETROIT – Now that President Joe Biden‘s $1 trillion infrastructure bill is law, Democrats are setting their sights on his Build Back Better Act to further advance the
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This week’s run time is 40:16. WEEK IN REVIEW (5:25) FEATURES Style and substance: Going circular in the Netherlands:  (19:40) GreenBiz Senior Writer CJ Clouse chats about why there’s a burgeoning startup scene cropping up around circular fashion in Amsterdam, which she explored in person in August. With interview highlights from Bert van Son, founder
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Date/Time: December 7, 2021 (1-2PM ET / 10-11AM PT) Earning investors’ trust and taking a multi-stakeholder approach is table stakes for companies today. However, Edelman’s upcoming 2021 Trust Barometer Special Report: Institutional Investors reveals that there is skepticism amongst investors around environmental, social-impact and governance (ESG) practices and a push for greater climate action and
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In this article RY4C-IE AIR-FR BMW-DE RR.-GB Rolls-Royce’s all-electric Spirit of Innovation takes to the skies for the first time. Courtesy: Rolls-Royce Rolls-Royce said Friday its electric aircraft had reached a maximum speed of 623 kilometers per hour (a little over 387 miles per hour), with the firm claiming this made the airplane the “world’s
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Kemmerer, Wyoming, is a frontier coal town. It was organized in 1897 by coal miners and still employs people in the coal and natural gas industries today. Photo courtesy TerraPower TerraPower, a start-up co-founded by Bill Gates to revolutionize designs for nuclear reactors, has picked Kemmerer, Wyoming, as the preferred location for its first demonstration
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This article originally appeared in our Food Weekly Newsletter.  You may remember my semi-successful attempt to persuade my kids to eat fungi-based bacon. This week, I bring news of a more formidable challenge: Can my two elementary-aged children be persuaded to eat insects? Our experiment begins with our two subjects upstairs, engaged in one of
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It may be evidence inflation is meaningfully stretching budgets. According to economic forecaster Lakshman Achuthan, Wall Street is ignoring a striking consumer spending slowdown that will translate into an underwhelming holiday season. “There’s still this narrative that the rebound is there,” the Economic Cycle Research Institute co-founder told CNBC’s “Trading Nation” on Wednesday. “The hope
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This article was adapted from Climate Tech Weekly, a free newsletter focused on climate technologies. My biggest geek-out moment during the COP26 gathering in Glasgow, Scotland, last week came in the central train station, where I had the opportunity to briefly tour a 30-year-old passenger train retrofitted to run on hydrogen fuel cells and lithium-ion
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A ConocoPhillips refinery in Wilmington, California. Jonathan Alcorn | Bloomberg | Getty Images The world needs to reduce carbon levels, and one way is through a carbon tax, a strategy the U.S. has been debating for decades.    With urgent calls to lower greenhouse gas emissions globally, putting a price on carbon was one of the major points of discussion among world leaders at the COP26 conference in
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