July, 2022

Why is plant-based protein still more expensive than meat?

Corporate Knights

Food prices are surging across much of North America, as pandemic-related supply chain issues persist; floods, droughts and storms hit farmland; and the war in Ukraine snarls global food systems. In May 2022, Canadians paid 9.7%

Government of Canada - #EVWeek in Canada: Minister Petitpas Taylor Announces $350,000 in Funding for New Chargers in New Brunswick

Global Renewable News

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CSRHub Recognized as "Best for the World 2022”  B Corp Honoree

CSR Hub

As previously seen on B Lab and published with permission. B Corporation governance Corporate Sustainability Metrics impact

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Why AI is vital in the race to meet the SDGs

GreenBiz

Artificial intelligence can accelerate progress of the Sustainable Development Goals and help us get back on track to reaching them by 2030, but the devil's in the ethics details

Quick Start: Prep Your Dev Environment for Kubernetes

Cisco CSR

Getting started on a new platform, especially containers and Kubernetes, can appear overwhelming. But with the right setup and tools, you’re much more likely to get ramped up quickly. Let’s take a look at a good lineup of tools to install on your developer environment to get started with Kubernetes.

New coal and gas projects will erase Albo’s climate gains several times over

Renew Economy

Australia's massive pipeline for new coal and gas projects will cause more emissions than avoided by Labor's climate policies. This is very bad. The post New coal and gas projects will erase Albo’s climate gains several times over appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Editor’s note: CEOs are finally getting fired for fudging on ESG

Corporate Knights

It’s official: ESG has hit the big time. It’s not the purported $40 trillion of assets invested in environmental, social and governance strategies or that leading Republican candidates for the U.S.

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Two Socials in ESG: They Don’t Jive

CSR Hub

As previously seen on Skytop Strategies and published with permission. Bahar Gidwani community ESG Skytop Strategies Community Development & Philanthropy Employee ESG data ESG Metrics Research

How AI can help the finance sector advance toward climate solutions

GreenBiz

In a keynote conversation at GreenFin 22 last week, Andrew Zolli discusses how artificial intelligence can help the financial sector accelerate progress on climate solutions

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WLAN/SSID Security Migration into 6GHz Networks

Cisco CSR

With the introduction of Wi-Fi 6E/6GHz, there is a huge increase in available RF space, multiplying the overall total capacity of any wireless network, and at the same time, removing sources of interference and noise.

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Solar farms pocket eye-watering returns as fossil fuels drive power prices higher

Renew Economy

Two solar farms reveal they pocketed average revenue of nearly $200/MWh in the June quarter, thanks to the surge in wholesale prices propelled by fossil fuels. The post Solar farms pocket eye-watering returns as fossil fuels drive power prices higher appeared first on RenewEconomy. Solar Utilities

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Feds, provinces reach agreement to boost funding for regenerative agriculture

Corporate Knights

Since Sarah Bakker started Field Sparrow Farms with her husband in 2011, she has looked to run her 100-acre farm in an environmentally sustainable way. This has meant using rotational grazing for her cattle and employing other regenerative practices. .

IoT cyber security impetus placed on manufacturers – TÜV SÜD

Smart Energy International

TÜV SÜD has released a new white paper explaining to manufacturers the significance of cyber security for devices used in the consumption of Internet of Things (IoT)-based devices as well as the challenges they are currently facing. The white paper, Internet of Things (IoT) for a connected world.

Texas narrowly avoids rolling blackouts after 2nd conservation plea by ERCOT this week

Utiliity Dive

Gas and coal outages were higher than the Texas grid operator had anticipated. “The thermal fleet is not as reliable as people would have you think,” said Grid Lab Executive Director Ric O’Connell

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It’s high time for the cannabis industry to embrace sustainability

GreenBiz

Cannabis companies are getting a free pass despite their many social and environmental challenges

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Unscrambling Cybersecurity Acronyms: The ABCs of Endpoint Security

Cisco CSR

Ransomware and other advanced attacks continue to evolve and threaten organizations around the world. Effectively defending your endpoints from these attacks can be a complex undertaking, and a seemingly endless number of security acronyms only compounds that complexity.

Bowen frees ARENA from Taylor’s fossil fuel mandate, puts focus back on renewables

Renew Economy

Labor restores ARENA's focus on renewables, ending years of Coalition attempts to redirect the agency's funding to CCS and gas projects. The post Bowen frees ARENA from Taylor’s fossil fuel mandate, puts focus back on renewables appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Europe won't need Canada's LNG

Corporate Knights

The European Union’s need for natural gas will peak in about three years and begin declining before any new, fixed liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals can be brought online, and EU countries are deliberately trying to avoid the kind of long-term supply contracts that Canadian gas producers are looking for, a UK-based fossil fuel specialist says.

Government of Canada - Minister of Transport announces new Incentives for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Zero-Emission Vehicles Program

Global Renewable News

Canadians have made it clear that they. Environment

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ECB Calls for Urgent Action by Banks to Measure and Manage Climate Risk Following Stress Test

ESG Today

The European Central Bank (ECB) announced today the results of its climate stress test, indicating that banks urgently need to accelerate the incorporation of climate risk into their risk management frameworks, and that banks remain heavily exposed to emissions-intensive industries.

3 smartphone apps helping reduce food waste around the globe

GreenBiz

About a third of the world’s food is wasted or lost — but new apps to buy, redistribute and share surplus food can help

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Cisco Certified CyberOps Professional, CBRFIR, and Proactive Network Protection

Cisco CSR

The cybersecurity landscape is constantly changing. The networks that connect our world are targets, and the adversaries targeting them are evolving. Every day, new methods for infiltration and disruption are developed and put into effect against the systems we rely on.

Octopus launches $10 billion renewables platform, buys Australia’s biggest solar farm

Renew Economy

Octopus kick-starts $10 billion renewables "platform" with closure of two funds, investment from CEFC and purchase of country's biggest solar farm. The post Octopus launches $10 billion renewables platform, buys Australia’s biggest solar farm appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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New UN panel looks to hold companies, governments accountable for net-zero pledges

Corporate Knights

Net-zero pledges have become commonplace among corporations, financial institutions and cities, but questions abound as to whether those companies and governments have real plans in place to achieve them.

Siemens and NVIDIA to enable industrial metaverse

Smart Energy International

Siemens and NVIDIA have announced an expansion of their partnership to enable the industrial metaverse and increase use of AI-driven digital twin technology to hopefully augment industrial automation.

Last Minute US Senate Deal Set to Unlock $370 Billion for Climate Action

ESG Today

A surprise deal announced Wednesday night between US Senator Joe Manchin and Democratic Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer may unlock nearly $370 billion in investment on renewable energy, energy security and climate-focused initiatives, that had appeared threatened by political deadlock.

Materials startup raises $46 million to replace cement

GreenBiz

Breakthrough Energy and homebuilder Lennar's investment arm co-lead $64 million Series A round for low-carbon cement producer Terra CO2 Technology

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New Performance-Based Lab Exam Items Build Opportunities

Cisco CSR

A new type of performance-based lab exam item is giving Cisco Associate and Professional Certification exam candidates more opportunities to demonstrate their knowledge and skills.

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AEMO says firmed wind and solar cheapest reliable energy option by “country mile”

Renew Economy

AEMO's Westerman says firmed wind and solar are the cheapest reliable power option for Australia "by a country mile.". The post AEMO says firmed wind and solar cheapest reliable energy option by “country mile” appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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What’s next: solar panels that work at night and regenerative ice cream

Corporate Knights

Solar power under the stars. Today’s best photovoltaic cells can produce electricity only when the sun is up. But engineers at Stanford University are developing a solar cell that can also generate power at night.

Green hydrogen to pilot as long duration energy storage in US

Smart Energy International

Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) aims to identify potential commercial use cases for green hydrogen energy storage.

Retailers warn demand charges, utility competition could impede national EV charging network

Utiliity Dive

The federal government is preparing to disburse $5 billion to states for the development of a national electric vehicle charging network, but retailers say policies must change to incentivize private investment

So you’re the first sustainability hire. Now what?

GreenBiz

With sustainability gaining steam even in small companies, how does a new sustainability hire set themselves up for success

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Networking Demystified: Protecting Endpoints is Job #1

Cisco CSR

Enterprise networking is a constantly evolving set of technology solutions. From an engineering perspective, it presents an endless series of fascinating problems to solve as we strive to connect more people, devices, and applications around the world.

US energy secretary says switch to wind and solar “could be greatest peace plan of all”

Renew Economy

"No country has ever been held hostage to access to the sun." US energy secretary says switch to renewables could be world's best peace plan. The post US energy secretary says switch to wind and solar “could be greatest peace plan of all” appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Investors shine a satellite on methane leaks from oil and gas industry

Corporate Knights

The number of satellites that circle the globe is expected to rise dramatically over the next few years. Some of the current cohort of satellites bounce signals to our phones; others gather imagery of Earth’s surface.

California Passes Nation’s Toughest Plastic Waste Law

Environment + Energy Leader

California passes a law that requires plastic to be recycled at a rate of 65% by 2032. The post California Passes Nation’s Toughest Plastic Waste Law appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader. Environmental Management Leaders Leading Waste & Recycling

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