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BEST PRACTICES: Prudential Financial, Inc. Announces New Global Environmental Commitment

              Newark, New Jersey-based Prudential Financial, Inc., a Fortune 500 and Fortune Global 500 company that offers global financial services and products, recently announced their updated environmental stewardship strategy that sets goals for their operational and investment strategies through 2050. Prudential’s 2019 Global Environmental Commitment (GEC) addresses the deteriorating environment by requiring [...]

BEST PRACTICES: Engine and Power Company Cummins, Inc. Announces New Environmental Sustainability Strategy

Fortune 500 company Cummins, Inc., a worldwide provider of engines, power generation products, and filtration systems, recently disclosed its new environmental sustainability strategy that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions, benefit communities, and promote sustainable use of natural resources. Titled “‘PLANET 2050,’” the strategy calls for specific goals for 2030 and 2050, and it is based on worldwide best [...]

New Climate Report Warns of a Costly Future Unless Emissions are Reduced

A new climate change report was released by the United States Government outlining what impacts our country will most likely face due to climate change. The assessment is Volume II of a mandated report from the Paris Climate Accords, titled Impacts, Risks, and Adaptation in the United States. 13 federal agencies contributed to the report including NOAA, NASA, [...]

Qube is Creating Bricks From Plastic Waste

Photo: Qube A new startup, Qube, is setting out to change the way we build our cities on a foundational level. Abhishek Banerjee developed a way to make bricks out of plastic waste. The India based company began when Banerjee toured a traditional brick kiln and was shocked at the level of inefficiency and inhumane working [...]

A Solar Tech Startup Backed by Bill Gates Paves the way for Greener Manufacturing

Photo: Heliogen A solar-tech startup backed by Bill Gates is pushing solar technology boundaries with its concentrated mirrors producing high temperatures. The ability to reach 1,000 degrees Celsius with solar, allows solar power to be used in the steel, cement, and petrochemical manufacturing processes. Until now, this type of solar-tech was only able to reach temperatures [...]

Best Practices: Skanska USA and Partners Unveil Open-Source Tool to Measure and Reduce Building Materials Carbon Footprint at Greenbuild 2019

The Embodied Carbon in Construction Calculator (EC3) tool, a pioneering, open-source program for measuring and evaluating carbon emissions found in a plethora of building materials for the Architecture, Engineering, Construction, and Operations (AECO) industry, will be publicly-released at the 2019 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Atlanta, GA from November 19-22. Skanska USA and C Change Labs partnered [...]

Best Practices: UN and Partners Strive to ‘Green’ the Cocoa Industry

            ‘Greening the Cocoa Industry,’ a UN Environment Programme (UNEP) initiative to transform the global cocoa industry with more green and sustainable practices, affects 10 percent of the world’s cocoa production and is supported by more than 54 retailers and market brands, with small farmers playing a vital role in educating their peers. [...]

Greenbuild 2019 comes to Atlanta!

By:  Jeff Grossberg, Editor/GWA From November 19-22, the world’s largest convention for green building professionals will be held in Atlanta, GA. Greenbuild International Conference and Expo will attract over 10,000 visitors from over 93 countries, featuring approximately 550 exhibitors offering every ingredient that goes into the built environment, all with a sustainability focus. From the latest flooring, wall [...]

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Renewable Energy News

Solar, Storage, and Smart Energy Expo Begins January 16th in California

The Solar, Storage, and Smart Energy Expo, the first major Solar Power Events series expo of 2020, will bring industry professionals together from January 16th-17th in San Francisco, California. With workshops, exhibit hall educations sessions, and more, the expo will host approximately 600 companies, including industry innovators such as [...]

By |December 30th, 2019|

North America Smart Energy Week is Underway

North America Smart Energy Week is underway in Salt Lake City, UT. The event kicked off on Monday with an opening session featuring Abby Hopper, President and CEO of Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). The opening session was focused on the role of clean energy in an integrated De-carbonization [...]

By |September 25th, 2019|

Economically Sound Substitute to Fossil Fuels on the Horizon?

Could researchers in Toronto have found a way to turn the problem of food waste into the solution to sustainable fuel? In our fossil fuel-dependent society substitute fuels are a huge line of research. The quest to find an affordable and viable replacement to ___ has engaged scientists and [...]

By |June 18th, 2019|

Climate Change News

Watergen Can Help with Water Scarcity Around the World

The company Watergen has created a system that creates drinking water from air. The technology extracts humidity from air in a machine resembling an air conditioner. The machine works by drawing in air, filtering it, going through a heat exchanger which extracts the water from air, and finally filtering [...]

By |January 14th, 2020|

Australian Fires are a Long Way From Being Over

Photo: Tracey Nearmy/Reuters According to the University of Sydney, nearly 1 Billion animals are feared dead as a direct and indirect result of the fires that have been catastrophic across the continent. The fires have been ongoing for several months, having been ignited for various reasons but exacerbated [...]

By |January 8th, 2020|

Solar, Storage, and Smart Energy Expo Begins January 16th in California

The Solar, Storage, and Smart Energy Expo, the first major Solar Power Events series expo of 2020, will bring industry professionals together from January 16th-17th in San Francisco, California. With workshops, exhibit hall educations sessions, and more, the expo will host approximately 600 companies, including industry innovators such as [...]

By |December 30th, 2019|