August, 2022

Is it time for a meat tax?

Corporate Knights

Rearing livestock and growing crops to feed them has destroyed more tropical forest and killed more wildlife than any other industry. Animal agriculture also produces vast quantities of greenhouse gas emissions and pollution.

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Great States: Great Companies and ESG Practices

CSR Hub

As previously seen on Skytop Strategies and published with permission. Bahar Gidwani CSR Skytop Strategies ESG Metrics Research

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Renewable materials offer opportunity to meet UN goals

GreenBiz

Sponsored: Businesses looking to align with the United Nations’ SDGs 12 and 15 can leverage renewable materials to make an impact

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Solar squeezes out coal to set new record low for demand on national grid

Renew Economy

A mild, solar charged Sunday has delivered a new winter minimum operational demand low on Australia's main grid, AEMO says. The post Solar squeezes out coal to set new record low for demand on national grid appeared first on RenewEconomy. Coal Renewables Solar AEMO demand

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Cisco IT — ISE is the way

Cisco CSR

In collaboration with Ragupathi Rajavel , Information Security Engineer @ Cisco. Sometimes you can say you get to work on a solution that everyone interacts with. For Network access at Cisco, an example of this is the Identity Services Engine (ISE).

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Why the energy transition broke the U.S. interconnection system

Utiliity Dive

Who or what is to blame for growing interconnection delays around the U.S.? Experts say the same processes that created the U.S. power system may now prevent its transition to clean generation

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Will Drax’s claim that burning Canadian wood pellets is green go up in smoke?

Corporate Knights

Ben Parfitt is a resource policy analyst with the B. office of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. . In April 2021, the United Kingdom’s Drax Group purchased Pinnacle Renewable Energy, becoming the largest wood pellet-maker in British Columbia and Canada. .

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5 documentaries exploring Indigenous wisdom and climate justice

GreenBiz

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A near 100 per cent renewables grid is well within reach, and with little storage

Renew Economy

A new study - completed on Wednesday - using real time data finds renewables can meet 98.8% of demand over the year, with just five hours storage. The post A near 100 per cent renewables grid is well within reach, and with little storage appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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The Case for Multi-Vendor Security Integrations

Cisco CSR

Just like the myriad expanding galaxies seen in the latest images from the James Webb space telescope, the cybersecurity landscape consists of a growing number of security technology vendors, each with the goal of addressing the continually evolving threats faced by customers today.

NRC to certify NuScale small modular reactor design for use in the US

Utiliity Dive

The first small modular nuclear reactor design to be approved in the U.S. is expected to go online at an Energy Department laboratory in Idaho in 2029

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Where women lead, money follows

Corporate Knights

With files from Rick Spence and Susanne Ruder. The glass ceiling at Canada’s greenest companies is getting pretty thin, and the women at the top have their sights set on climate change. “I

India Commits to 45% Emissions Intensity Reduction by 2030

ESG Today

The Government of India announced the approval by cabinet of a new series of 2030 climate commitments, including a pledge to reduce emissions intensity by 45% and to transition to approximately 50% electric power from non-fossil-based sources.

Is advanced recycling the answer to plastic waste?

GreenBiz

Waste into materials not just once but continuously: It’s the brass ring of the circular economy. Can it work

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EVs and solar just the start of becoming renewable superpower, says Cannon-Brookes

Renew Economy

Mike Cannon-Brookes says decisions and cost savings made at home - on solar, EVs and electrification - key part of turning Australia into renewable superpower. The post EVs and solar just the start of becoming renewable superpower, says Cannon-Brookes appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Our Responsible Approach to Governing Artificial Intelligence

Cisco CSR

GARTNER is a registered trademark and service mark of Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and internationally and is used herein with permission. All rights reserved.

Inflation Reduction Act would spur 42% U.S. carbon emissions cut by 2030: Princeton-led study

Utiliity Dive

The Senate bill cuts U.S. carbon emissions mainly by speeding up the deployment of clean electricity and electric vehicles, according to the analysis released Thursday

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Rotterdam uses smart tech to 'save city from drowning'

Corporate Knights

During the past decade, thousands of Rotterdam building owners installed green roofs on their dwellings – about 330,000 square metres in total, almost 2% of the city’s 18.5 square-kilometre of flat roof space.

First-Ever Fleet Electrification Management Program Presents Plans for 285 EVs in New York

Environment + Energy Leader

New York fleet managers presented plans to electrify 285 fleet vehicles last month during the final workshop of a unique pilot program led by CLEAResult, New York State Electric & Gas (NYSEG), and Rochester Gas and Electric (RG&E).

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Trick or Trash: Fostering Circular Economy Participation through Education

GreenBiz

The materials used for candy packaging are notoriously difficult to recycle, with the vast majority ending up in landfills. That’s why Rubicon created Trick or Trash™, an educational program designed to help reduce the waste that accumulates every year around Halloween

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“More emissions than coal:” Pressure mounts to rule out forest biomass

Renew Economy

Pressure mounts on Labor to rule out the use of native forest biomass for renewable energy generation, just as it gains popularity as a replacement for coal. The post “More emissions than coal:” Pressure mounts to rule out forest biomass appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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To Upgrade, or Simply Renew? That is the Question.

Cisco CSR

Cisco DNA for SD-WAN and Routing subscription software has been around for the better part of three years now. If you are one of the many customers that took advantage of this subscription back then , you are faced with a decision. No, the decision isn’t whether or not to renew.

Clashes brew over Diablo Canyon extension plan as 40% of expected renewables fail to come online

Utiliity Dive

The debate around the future of Diablo Canyon comes as California faces a combination of threats to grid reliability, including the planned retirement of a suite of natural gas plants and projected increases in electricity demand

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Despite what auto industry says, consumers aren’t to blame for poor EV sales

Corporate Knights

Nate Wallace is a clean transportation program manger at Environmental Defence. . In the 1960s, a scientist named Ruth Reck working at General Motors found in her research that emissions from car tailpipes were causing global heating and would result in dire consequences for the planet.

Quantum batteries – the promise of micromasers

Smart Energy International

Researchers at Korea’s Institute for Basic Science have found that micromasers could be a platform to build next-gen quantum batteries.

Combating climate change by transforming waste into value

GreenBiz

Sponsored: Pentair’s sustainable gas technology is helping partners across industry minimize waste and emissions to help achieve a carbon neutral future

Graph of the Day: Wind energy delivers two thirds of Victoria demand for first time

Renew Economy

Wind energy sets new record share of 69 per cent of demand in the state of Victoria. The post Graph of the Day: Wind energy delivers two thirds of Victoria demand for first time appeared first on RenewEconomy. Chart of the day Multimedia Renewables Wind

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Cisco DNA Center Release 2.3.3 – What’s New?

Cisco CSR

Ever have one of those days where you’ve almost reached the office and you realize you left your laptop at home? Doubling back and refighting traffic is awful, frustrating, and completely inefficient. By the time you finally get to the office, it feels as if you’ve already put in a full day.

When is TinyML too much?

Stacey Higginbotham

When it comes to machine learning (ML), sometimes every problem looks like it needs a neural net, when in fact it just needs some statistics.

Nine million green jobs could be on the way as U.S. Senate passes $369B climate bill

Corporate Knights

After a marathon series of votes that began just before midnight Saturday, the United States Senate adopted a US$369-billion climate and clean energy plan Sunday afternoon, the country’s biggest-ever investment in climate action.

The role of Universities in accelerating the transition to Net Zero

Cisco blogs - Education

The higher education sector has a major role to play in the journey to Net Zero – both in terms of reducing its own environmental footprint and by helping to develop new climate technologies through applied research and co-innovation with industry.

Big names including Amazon, Honeywell, Mitsubishi line up behind green hydrogen

GreenBiz

Investments in technologies that could enable green hydrogen to help decarbonize heavy industry and other big emitters continue to add up

World’s first subsidy-free offshore wind farm starts to produce power

Renew Economy

The world’s first subsidy-free offshore wind farm, located off the coast of the Netherlands, has begun generating electricity. The post World’s first subsidy-free offshore wind farm starts to produce power appeared first on RenewEconomy. Renewables Wind

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Cisco Software-Defined Access for Industry Verticals

Cisco CSR

Overview. Cisco Software-Defined Access (SD-Access) is the evolution from traditional campus designs to networks that directly implement the intent of an organization.

Why electricity is more expensive and less reliable

Utiliity Dive

After a quarter century, the evidence is accumulating that our experiment with electricity restructuring is failing, former chairman and CEO of the Illinois Commerce Commission Brien Sheahan writes

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Canadian LNG deal with Germany seems unlikely, as emphasis grows on hydrogen

Corporate Knights

Prospects for a liquefied natural gas (LNG) export deal from Canada to Germany are close to evaporating as German Chancellor Olaf Scholz prepares for a visit to Montreal, Toronto, and Stephenville, Newfoundland August 21-23, according to The Energy Mix.

Biden Signs Largest-Ever US Climate Investment into Law

ESG Today

President Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act on Wednesday, codifying into law a major package of climate, health care and tax legislation. The new law includes the U.S.’