President Obama and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada made an historic announcement yesterday regarding methane regulation. The two countries have agreed to reduce methane pollution from their oil and gas industry by 40-45 percent over the next 10 years. For the United States, an important outcome is that the US EPA will begin developing regulations for methane emissions from existing […]
Sustainable businesses have never been more important. Going green for businesses has the power to make massive changes in our systems – from the old ways of consuming massive resources to new ways that address climate change and resource protection. At the Green Festival Expos, businesses come together to show the enormous capacity they have to reduce environmental and social impacts. […]
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The Paris Accord: A Major Step Forward for International Cooperation on Climate. Not Enough, On Its Own, to Address Climate Crisis
The Paris Accord: A Major Step Forward for International Cooperation on Climate. Not Enough, On Its Own, to Address Climate Crisis. Yet, in many ways the deal does not go far enough. The key goals of limiting temperature change are aspirational and not legally binding.
The shift away from fossil fuels and towards renewable energy continues. Last week Citigroup, the parent company of Citibank, committed to cut financing for coal mining. In the same week, one of Australia’s biggest banks – ANZ – pledged not to finance traditional coal mining projects and to provide at least $10bn in funding for renewable energy, reforestation and energy […]
Solar Energy Is on the Rise! The solar energy industry in the United States is exploding! According to the Solar Energy Industry Association (SEIA), the number of solar installations grew by 34% in 2014. Residential installations accounted for a large part of that growth, increasing by 51% from 2013 to 2014. 2015 is growing at even higher rates. SEIA’s […]
By Kegan Gerard In the few short weeks following the launch of our Amazon: Build a Cleaner Cloud campaign, two huge renewable energy investments have been announced from the company. In June, Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced that it planned to the development of an 80 megawatt (MW) solar facility in Virginia, calling it Amazon Solar Farm US East. Then […]
How Obama’s new plan to cut carbon emissions represents an important step in cutting energy costs and pollution while saving lives While groups on both sides of the aisle criticize the plan — some saying it does too little and others opposing the principle entirely — it’s going to boost the green economy, save lives, and cut costs. If the […]
Low-income communities in America are disproportionately affected by climate change, yet seldom have the resources to help finance solutions to beneficial changes.
By Kegan Gerard Emails: Tiny Climate Bombs Email may have done a great job improving productivity and reducing the amount of paper we waste, but those little messages can pack a carbon punch. An average email accounts for 4 grams CO2e (carbon dioxide equivalent)—the result of the many servers, computers, and routers that enable you to hit send. For comparison’s sake, a plastic shopping […]