May, 2022

Greenwashing corporate communications is slowing climate progress

Corporate Knights

Vanessa Chris is a content strategist and founder of h2h content. . If we have any chance of heeding the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s repeated warnings and meaningfully reducing global CO2 emissions by 2030 , the business community will have to get serious about the task at hand. .

UK Government - Ditching costly gas and oil is cheaper thanks to heat pump scheme

Global Renewable News

The cost of installing heat pumps has been. Climate Change

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Let’s talk integrated photovoltaics

GreenBiz

Meet Ambient Photonics, which just raised $30 million to produce low-light solar cells that can harvest energy from both natural and artificial sources

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AGL dumps demerger plan, announces management and board clean out

Renew Economy

AGL dumps its demerger strategy and announces it CEO, chairman and other directors will leave after conceding defeat to tech billionaire Mike Cannon-Brookes. The post AGL dumps demerger plan, announces management and board clean out appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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NERC sounds alarm on solar tripping in 'sobering' summer reliability report

Utiliity Dive

Electric grid operators may struggle with resource shortages, droughts and extreme temperatures this summer, according to North America's grid watchdog

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ChatOps: Managing Kubernetes Deployments in Webex

Cisco CSR

This is the third post in a series about writing ChatOps services on top of the Webex API. In the first post , we built a Webex Bot that received message events from a group room and printed the event JSON out to the console.

It’s time for investors to demand real net-zero plans from Canada’s energy sector

Corporate Knights

Duncan Kenyon is the director of corporate engagement with Investors for Paris Compliance (I4PC), with over 20 years of environmental, business and climate-change leadership experience. . The good news is that most of Canada’s big oil companies have pledged to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.

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The sustainability job market is booming. What does that mean for hiring?

GreenBiz

Just saying you want a job in sustainability isn't enough anymore. Students with the right degrees are still struggling to find jobs in the sector

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Stranded fossil fuel assets could cost investors and retirement funds $2 trillion

Renew Economy

Financial losses from stranded fossil fuel assets could total $2 trillion, including a bit hit to Australia's retirement savings. Food for thought for AGL investors. The post Stranded fossil fuel assets could cost investors and retirement funds $2 trillion appeared first on RenewEconomy.

Vanguard refuses to end new fossil fuel investments

Financial Times: Moral Money

World’s second-largest asset manager cites its duty to maximise returns for clients

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How Cisco DNA Assurance Proves It’s ‘Not a Network Issue’

Cisco CSR

When something in your house breaks, it’s your problem. When something in your network breaks, it’s everyone’s problem. At least, that’s how it can feel when the sudden influx of support tickets, angry phone calls, and so on start rolling in.

ESG isn’t a scam. Here’s why.

Corporate Knights

Tim Nash is the founder of Good Investing. It feels almost fashionable to bash responsible investing these days. . Most of the criticism targets the acronym “ESG,” which stands for “environmental, social and governance.”

U.S. Energy Information Administration - EIA analysis shows California drought will decrease hydropower, increase natural gas use and CO2 emissions

Global Renewable News

The extended drought in California could cut. Hydro

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The secret life of ESG ratings

GreenBiz

Part 1 of a three-part series on ratings and ratings agencies and some of the challenges they are facing

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Chris Bowen confirmed as new energy and climate minister, McAllister as assistant

Renew Economy

Chris Bowen confirmed as Australia's next climate and energy minister, the first climate minister since the last Labor government. The post Chris Bowen confirmed as new energy and climate minister, McAllister as assistant appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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IPA Qatar and Iberdrola to advance Qatar digital utility and innovation

Smart Energy International

Investment Promotion Agency Qatar (IPA Qatar) and Iberdrola Group have announced a partnership to establish an innovation centre to advance he digital utility industry in Qatar.

CCDE and the Timelessness of Good Network Design

Cisco CSR

The Cisco Certified Design Expert (CCDE) recently transitioned to the CCDE v3 certification blueprint. CCDE v2, its former version, had been around for… a while. A long while (especially when compared to the typical tech lifecycle), but that doesn’t mean it had stagnated.

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Should corporations be activists?

Corporate Knights

What are the risks – and rewards – for companies that choose to take a stand on issues like racial discrimination and gay rights?

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks - SSEN launches new Connections tool in net zero industry-first

Global Renewable News

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks. EV/Storage

Walmart begins search for sustainable packaging

GreenBiz

The retail giant launched its Circular Connector "to accelerate innovation in the field of sustainable and circular packaging

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Morrison’s “legacy” is higher power bills: Bowen pins price spike on Coalition

Renew Economy

Incoming energy minister Chris Bowen says electricity price increases are the legacy of Morrison's energy policy failures. The post Morrison’s “legacy” is higher power bills: Bowen pins price spike on Coalition appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Cranberry Analytics to integrate LoRaWAN in its smart water meters

Smart Energy International

India’s Panaji Municipal Corporation has awarded its smart water metering contract to Cranberry Analytics for use of its smart meters. The award will see Cranberry utilise Semtech’s LoRa devices and the LoRaWAN standard into its ultrasonic smart water meters.

Inspiration Through Stories of Accomplishment

Cisco CSR

As the Vice President of the Learning and Certifications organization at Cisco, I have the privilege of hearing amazing success stories and stories of people changing their lives and careers via Cisco training and exams.

Canada’s net-zero opportunities might skip some provinces

Corporate Knights

Canada’s provincial governments need comprehensive net-zero climate strategies to drive growth in the green economy, but some are sending mixed policy signals to the companies that will create tomorrow’s jobs, says a new report from the Canadian Climate Institute. .

Arizona - Arizona Energy Providers and State Universities Join Forces to Pursue a Carbon-Neutral EconomyUnique coalition aims to develop a clean hydrogen ecosystem to help cut carbon dioxide emissions in the state

Global Renewable News

Four Arizona energy providers and the. Climate Change

How ESG ratings are built

GreenBiz

The process of creating comprehensive ratings for thousands of companies is mind boggling. It's also fraught with a multitude of challenges

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Fossil fuel industry loses its grip over Australia’s climate and energy policies

Renew Economy

Change of government will see a clean-out of fossil fuel industry lobbyists that held sway in the corridors of power for nearly a decade. The post Fossil fuel industry loses its grip over Australia’s climate and energy policies appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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The fight for a national clean energy transmission system emerges on three fronts

Utiliity Dive

DOE’s multi-part transmission study, FERC’s refocus for transmission planning, and macrogrid advocacy efforts could produce an interconnected nation ready for net zero electricity by 2035, industry, government and other experts say

Embrace Your Possible, Embrace Digital

Cisco CSR

We’ve come a long way since our in-person Cisco Live in 2019. Over this time, everything hasn’t always gone as expected, but one thing has become quite clear. Business as we know it will never be the same.

How livestock is getting caught in the climate change crossfire

Corporate Knights

On November 16, 2021, Gary Baars, of Abbotsford, British Columbia, began loading his 200 dairy cows onto a livestock trailer 20 at a time, to get them to higher ground before more rains came.

Forget ESG. Bring on the BS Index

Financial Times: Moral Money

We have worked out how to make money from an infinite resource

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Investors bet big on energy data startup Arcadia

GreenBiz

Squeezing data out of utilities is hard. Arcadia just raised $200 million to make the process simpler

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Australian vanadium battery technology gets fresh shot at long duration game

Renew Economy

Australian vanadium flow battery maker signs MoU with Sydney-based firm to develop grid-scale opportunities for its long-duration storage technology. The post Australian vanadium battery technology gets fresh shot at long duration game appeared first on RenewEconomy.

Corporate clean energy procurement on track for another record year after adding 11 GW in 2021

Utiliity Dive

While large corporations continue to dominate voluntary clean energy acquisitions, smaller businesses are getting involved in greater numbers, Clean Energy Buyers Association officials said Tuesday

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Dive into Network Programmability and Automation at Cisco Live 

Cisco CSR

To get back to what was considered “normal” in the “before times,” we are once more heading for an in-person Cisco Live US event! This after a hiatus of two years of virtual events.

Canadian pension funds are making climate promises they’re not backing up

Corporate Knights

Andhra Azevedo is a staff lawyer with Ecojustice, a national environmental law charity. Patrick DeRochie is the senior manager for Shift: Action for Pension Wealth and Planet Health. .

Industrial software is a prominent target. What should we do?

Stacey Higginbotham

In the run-up to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, we were starting to hear a lot more about vulnerabilities in our industrial controls systems along with the need to secure our infrastructure from cyberattacks. Immediately after the war began, the U.S.

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