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UCS X-Series answers IT’s demands for a more sustainable data center

Cisco CSR

The popularity and utility of data centers are indisputable, especially as demand for applications, data, and cloud services continues to grow.

How SBTi could unlock billions of corporate dollars to protect forests

GreenBiz

There is continued confusion over guidance on the role protecting forests should play on a company’s road to net zero

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European Regulators Propose New SFDR Disclosures for Nuclear and Gas Investments

ESG Today

The joint committee of Europe’s three primary financial regulatory agencies, the European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) announced today proposals to add disclosures to the EU’s Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) relating to investments in fossil gas and nuclear energy activities.

New York begins implementation of 2035 ban on new gas-powered cars and trucks, following California lead

Utiliity Dive

Boosting sales of EVs in New York may require changing the law around how vehicles are sold, according to the Alliance for Clean Energy New York

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Quinbrook bags huge profit on sale of US wind, solar and battery company

Renew Economy

Australia's Quinbrook has locked in big profits from the sale of a US wind, solar and storage company it bought as a start-up five years ago. The post Quinbrook bags huge profit on sale of US wind, solar and battery company appeared first on RenewEconomy. Renewables Solar Storage Wind

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Princeton’s $38 Billion Endowment to Exit Holdings in Fossil Fuel Companies

ESG Today

Princeton University’s $38 billion endowment will eliminate all holdings in publicly traded fossil fuel companies as part of the university’s fossil fuel dissociation policy, and as part of its commitment to achieving a net zero portfolio, according to a statement from the university.

The Inflation Reduction Act upends hydrogen economics with opportunities, pitfalls

Utiliity Dive

Regulators and policymakers must resist the temptation to overcommit to hydrogen for end uses where electrification will ultimately win out, the authors write

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Programs Encourage Growth of Sustainable Agriculture

Environment + Energy Leader

The USDA is providing nearly $3 billion in funding for 70 pilot programs that among other goals will sequester millions of tons of carbon emissions. The post Programs Encourage Growth of Sustainable Agriculture appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader. Air Environmental Management

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How Shenal built a career in cybersecurity during an economic crisis

Cisco CSR

We are proud of all of our students, past and present, at Cisco Networking Academy— wherever they are on their learning and career journeys. This blog was written by Shenal, a Networking Academy alum from Sri Lanka.

Air Company Launches Sustainable Aviation Fuel Made from Captured CO2

Environment + Energy Leader

Air Company, a carbon technology company that creates carbon-negative alcohols and fuels from Carbon Dioxide (CO2), has launched its Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) made from captured CO2.

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An Increasing Sense of Urgency

Chris Hall

Satoshi Ikeda, Chief Sustainable Finance Officer at Japan’s Financial Services Agency, is targeting increased action among asset owners. Japan has been leading the charge on ESG for hundreds of years.

Uplight releases grid-minded EV software suite with AMI analytics

Smart Energy International

A new software suite has been released with the aim of driving EV adoption through a grid-minded charging solution for electric utilities. The suite consists of multiple models, one of which uses Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) analytics to coordinate demand response and peak shift modelling.

So long, Loy Yang: shutting Australia’s dirtiest coal plant a decade early won’t jeopardise our electricity supply

Renew Economy

It’s becoming ever more likely that 100% renewable electricity in Australia’s electricity grid could be achieved by the end of the decade. The post So long, Loy Yang: shutting Australia’s dirtiest coal plant a decade early won’t jeopardise our electricity supply appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Siemens enables complete digital model for largest US TSO’s physical grid

Smart Energy International

The energy giant will replace American Electric Power’s (AEP’s) protection simulation operation software with PSSCAPE with the aim of establishing software interoperability and setting up a digital model of their transmission grid.

CX Takes Center Stage for Cisco

Cisco CSR

October 4th marks the 10th anniversary of CX Day , a day designed to recognize and celebrate the critical importance of the customer experience (CX) and the community and companies that support CX.

CNBC Survey Shows CFOs Not Completely Onboard with ESG Initiatives

Environment + Energy Leader

CFOs don't show support for proposed SEC disclosures and question the validity of ESG investment information. The post CNBC Survey Shows CFOs Not Completely Onboard with ESG Initiatives appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader. Environmental Management Reporting

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Demo Day in the U.S. & India Brings Together 1800 Engineers to Share, Learn, and Reconnect

Cisco CSR

Since the pandemic required thousands of Cisco engineers around the world to work remotely, managers have worked hard to keep people connected and engaged.

Air Company Launches Sustainable Aviation Fuel Made from Captured CO2

Environment + Energy Leader

Air Company, a carbon technology company that creates carbon-negative alcohols and fuels from Carbon Dioxide (CO2), has launched its Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) made from captured CO2.

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European Court of Justice must rule on green cartels, says top regulator

Financial Times: Moral Money

Plus, the Fed announces plans for a pilot climate stress test

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Air Canada Aims to Decarbonize Using Electric-Hybrid Aircraft and Sustainable Aviation Fuels

Environment + Energy Leader

Air Canada is a signatory of the Clean Skies for Tomorrow Coalition. The coalition's mission is to accelerate the deployment and use of sustainable aviation fuel technologies to reach 10% of the global jet aviation fuel supply by 2030.

Toxic workplace behavior and employee burnout: Fix one, fix both

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Jerks at Work author Tessa West shares research and insights about the damaging effect of toxic behavior in the workplace and offers strategies for effectively coping with it. Our Insights Public health North and Central America Leadership Culture

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Air Canada Aims to Decarbonize Using Electric-Hybrid Aircraft and Sustainable Aviation Fuels

Environment + Energy Leader

Air Canada is a signatory of the Clean Skies for Tomorrow Coalition. The coalition's mission is to accelerate the deployment and use of sustainable aviation fuel technologies to reach 10% of the global jet aviation fuel supply by 2030.

SDG mapping is not impact investing, says GIIN CEO

Environmental Finance

Investors that retrospectively tag assets for 'alignment' with UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are not impact investors and produce "impact by coincidence", said the CEO of the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN

The Future Is in Youth’s Hands: New Skills Needed for the Green Transition

Impakter

Impakter. The Future Is in Youth’s Hands: New Skills Needed for the Green Transition.

Programs Encourage Growth of Sustainable Agriculture

Environment + Energy Leader

The USDA is providing nearly $3 billion in funding for 70 pilot programs that among other goals will sequester millions of tons of carbon emissions. The post Programs Encourage Growth of Sustainable Agriculture appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader. Air Environmental Management

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From the lab to the battery start-up

Environmental News Bits

Read the full story in Chemical & Engineering News. Entrepreneurial researchers tell their stories about how they developed a lab discovery and turned it into a commercial battery. Energy storage Innovation

The promise of AI

Environmental Finance

Artificial intelligence could be the missing puzzle piece to tackle greenwashing, nCino's Dory Weiss tells Genevieve Redgrave

Q&A: UW researchers develop a reactor that can destroy ‘forever chemicals’

Environmental News Bits

Read the full story from the University of Washington. Forever chemicals,” named for their ability to persist in water and soil, are a class of molecules that are ever-present in our daily lives, including food packaging and household cleaning products. Because these chemicals don’t break down, they end up in our water and food, and they … Continue reading Q&A: UW researchers develop a reactor that can destroy ‘forever chemicals’. PFAS Publications

IoT news of the week for Sept. 30, 2022

Stacey Higginbotham

FarmBOX is a DIY plant management system: It’s hard to believe that a meager $15 Raspberry Pi Zero 2 can help you grow indoor plants like a master gardener. OK, it takes more than just the $5 compute board; you’ll need a compatible camera sensor, a motor timer, and a few other hardware bits, too.

Study tracks waterbird use of Chicago-area wetlands

Environmental News Bits

Read the full story from the University of Illinois. A three-year study in northeastern Illinois and northwestern Indiana found that – even at small scales – emergent wetlands or ponds support many wetland bird species. The study also found that, at least in the years surveyed, the level of urbanization had little effect on most … Continue reading Study tracks waterbird use of Chicago-area wetlands. Illinois Prairie Research Institute Publications Wildlife

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USEA Virtual Press Briefing: Electric Utilities and The 2050 Dilemma

Energy Central

Study after study finds that the United States must double its electricity production by 2050 in order to meet the surging demand for electricity in transportation. The anticipated load is for surface vehicles, but the aviation industry has its eyes on electric flight.

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SIU’s 2nd Saluki BioBlitz enlists citizen-scientists to survey wildlife on campus

Environmental News Bits

Read the full story from Southern Illinois University. Southern Illinois University Carbondale and the surrounding community are about to find out more about their wildlife “neighbors” as a researcher prepares a second public survey of the flora and fauna populating campus. Citizen science Illinois

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A three-part recipe for business growth in the consumer sector

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Matt Leeds, a partner at consumer-focused private-equity group L Catterton, details a trio of winning strategies for growth. Insights on Consumer Packaged Goods Consumer packaged goods Retail environments

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Denim and beyond: Huue’s pursuit of ‘clean color’ dyes

Environmental News Bits

Read the full story at GreenBiz. Biotechnology company Huue (pronounced hue) is on a mission to mimic and replicate nature’s rainbow without the use of toxic chemicals. Chemical manufacturing Fashion & beauty products Green chemistry Start-ups

ImpactAlpha Deal Spotlight: Small business lending in emerging markets

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, September 30 — Small and medium-sized enterprises create seven out of every 10 jobs and contribute up to 40% of annual GDP. The post ImpactAlpha Deal Spotlight: Small business lending in emerging markets appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

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Heavy rain could cause toxic waste spills at industrial sites in Ian’s path

Environmental News Bits

Read the full story in the New York Times. Heavy rainfall and high winds from Hurricane Ian could cause some of Florida’s industrial sites to spill dangerous contaminants into local waterways, environmentalists warned on Wednesday. Two giant wastewater ponds at phosphate mines east of Tampa were of the greatest concern. Environmental disasters Hazardous waste Hurricanes

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Shipper initiative targets zero emission trucking fleets by 2040

Utiliity Dive

Ikea, Unilever and Maersk are among the founding members of a push to phase out the heaviest, most polluting freight vehicles

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