Energy

VERGE Electrify in Review Sarah Golden, GreenBiz senior energy analyst, joins as guest host. Golden, one of the VERGE Electrify co-chairs, and Joel Makower discuss the inaugural two-day conference. Why is right now the perfect time to be electrifying everything? (1:20) Features VERGE Electrify highlights (28:25) GreenBiz Senior Editor Deonna Anderson shares highlights from this week’s VERGE Electrify
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A logo on storage silos at the Total SE Grandpuits oil refinery in Grandpuits-Bailly-Carrois, France, on Thursday, May 27, 2021. Cyril Marcilhacy | Bloomberg | Getty Images LONDON — Investors in French oil giant Total on Friday backed the company’s strategy at its annual shareholder meeting, including plans to tackle the climate emergency, according to
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The economic foundations of today’s food and agricultural systems continue to be dominated by a singular focus on productivity and increased yields. This has distorted what is valued in assessments of how food is produced, sourced, processed, traded, sold and eaten. Moreover, it has led to the mass production of commodity crops and the proliferation
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Here’s an “incredible good news story for America” that’s getting attention all the way up to the White House. Remember how the nation mobilized seemingly overnight for the Allied Powers 80 years ago? It’s time to hustle again, but now it’s in order to combat the climate crisis and slash carbon emissions in half by about 2030.
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Members of the environmental group MilieuDefensie celebrate the verdict of the Dutch environmental organisation’s case against Royal Dutch Shell Plc, outside the Palace of Justice courthouse in The Hague, Netherlands, on Wednesday, May 26, 2021. Peter Boer | Bloomberg | Getty Images LONDON — Some of the world’s largest corporate emitters have suffered a series
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How to make the best of a challenging year? While the lasting impacts of COVID on industry may take years to accurately assess, one thing we can see right now is how the pandemic has focused the textile industry’s attention on sustainability. Globally, with both the COP26 on Climate Change and COP15 on Biological Diversity
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“Stop investing in companies that explore for needless new drilling sites — they’re wasting their money and ours.” That’s what Deborah Silvey, president of Fossil Free California, told the board of CalPERS, the largest U.S. public pension fund, at a meeting more than two years ago. It seems pretty prescient now. I was reminded of
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“Lift while you climb.” That was just one powerful message delivered last week by keynote speaker Kaye Husband Fealing, dean of the Ivan Allen College College of Liberal Arts at Georgia Institute of Technology, during a virtual ceremony celebrating diverse, female leadership in the sustainability profession. Fealing spoke about the important role all leaders play
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Beef rightly gets attention when we think of the foods destroying South America’s forests, but the second-most important driver of deforestation is less known to people outside of food and agriculture. Perhaps that’s because it’s not something that ends up on our plate every meal — soy. Around three-quarters of global soy production is used
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2020 marked the most disruptive year in generations. Not only did the COVID-19 pandemic kill more than a half million people in the United States, it laid bare and heightened existing crises, including systemic racism and police violence, climate change and an ever-widening political and economic divide.  As we hit the midway point of 2021,
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Let’s begin the week with an injection of inspiration and hope. But also a nudge, or maybe a shove. Today, we introduce the 2021 cohort of the “GreenBiz 30 Under 30,” 2.5 dozen extraordinary women and men in sustainability worth watching. It’s a moment when we get to turn away from the often mind-numbing drumbeat of news
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Patrick Pleul | picture alliance | Getty Images The world’s pathway to developing an energy sector with net-zero emissions by the middle of the century is a viable but narrow one, the International Energy Agency said Tuesday. In a statement released alongside the publication of a major new report, the Paris-based organization said achieving the
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We’re seeing so many new ideas and initiatives in sustainable food right now that it’s easy to forget to ask how the sector as a whole is doing. Unilever, PepsiCo, General Mills, Nestlé, Danone and others are leading on climate with ambitious plans around regenerative agriculture, emissions reductions and carbon labeling. But what about the
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Their dreams are bright: Walkable, equitable cities. Clean energy for Native American communities. Planet-healing fast food. Circular outdoor gear. Decarbonized buildings. Electrified mobility. That’s only a sampling of the ambitions of the sixth class of the GreenBiz 30 Under 30. Our honorees for 2021 are intrepid startup founders, tenacious corporate innovators and determined public servants.
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Getting things done in corporate sustainability is easier said than, well, done. Lofty goals and good intentions don’t automatically yield reduced impacts, and the most brilliant environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategy means little if it can’t be implemented. Often the most difficult aspect of a corporate sustainability professional’s job isn’t conducting materiality assessments, developing
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Justin Merriman | Bloomberg Creative Photos | Getty Images This year’s COP26 climate change conference must consign coal to the past, according to the U.K. lawmaker who will lead formal negotiations at the summit. In a wide-ranging speech delivered on Friday, COP26 President-designate Alok Sharma sought to emphasize the importance of ending international coal financing,
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It feels almost quaint to remember way back when “80 by 50” — an 80 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 — was a bold goal for a company or government entity to make. It was seen by many as audacious, possibly unachievable, but still a necessary target. The “way back when” in
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The sustainable/responsible investing (SRI) market is over $30 trillion and growing faster than traditional investments. Over the past 20 years, SRI and the sustainability movement in general have provided large benefits to business and society. But in spite of this good work, environmental and social conditions are declining rapidly in many areas. Clearly new approaches
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U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the COVID-19 response and the ongoing vaccination program at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on May 12, 2021 in Washington, DC. Drew Angerer | Getty Images WASHINGTON —  President Joe Biden signed an executive order Wednesday aimed at strengthening U.S. cybersecurity defenses, a move that follows a series
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Anyone who has taken a basic economics course knows two main factors dictate price: supply and demand. But price-setters know there are many other small and large influences. Israel-based company Wasteless is trying to bring one of those factors to the forefront for food — expiration date. The company’s machine learning technology can be integrated
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The DarkSide hacker gang that is reportedly responsible for the devastating Colonial Pipeline attack this weekend is a relatively new group, but cybersecurity analysts already know enough about them to determine just how dangerous they are. According to Boston-based Cybereason, DarkSide is an organized group of hackers set up along the “ransomware as a service”
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Storage tanks stand at the Colonial Pipeline Co. Pelham junction and tank farm in Pelham, Alabama, U.S., on Monday, Sept. 19, 2016. Luke Sharrett | Bloomberg | Getty Images U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo on Sunday said the federal government is working to avoid supply disruptions after Colonial Pipeline, the operator of the country’s largest
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The 2021 proxy season is officially here — much awaited after the tumultuous events of 2020. From how businesses chose to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic to the escalating outcry over racial justice to the increasing urgency around climate change, there is much for companies to answer for this year. The annual proxy season is
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Date/Time: June 3, 2021 (1-2PM ET / 10-11AM PT) The forest industry is embracing more sustainable practices that protect people, biodiversity and our climate – and many companies have set goals to source from more sustainable forests. The challenge? Only 10% of the world’s forests are currently certified by the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC). This
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Minutes before midnight March 22, two art collectors got into a heated bidding war at a charity auction for a climate organization. The auction was happening online, but it was eliciting the same staggering dollar amounts and tense drama of an in-person auction house. The item in contention was a single picture of a futuristic scene.
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