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Time to Break the EV Bottleneck

Chris Hall

The world’s natural stores of minerals and metals are critical for battery-powered electric vehicles, but these reserves must be used responsibly. With the transport sector responsible for over 30% of global emissions , the case for transitioning from emission-intensive internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles to electric vehicles (EVs) is clear for any corporate, government or investor focused on meeting their net zero targets.

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Climate finance must center frontline, underrepresented and underserved communities

GreenBiz

Frontline communities have been underrepresented and underserved in climate resiliency efforts to date, mirroring their underinvestment in the investment field as a whole.

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Going electric will save Canadians money on energy costs

Corporate Knights

Climate change and affordability are closely intertwined. The impacts of the climate crisis already cost Canadians an average of $720 per year for things like repairs after flooding or wildfires – and that price tag is expected to double or triple by 2050. Reducing greenhouse gas emissions can help mitigate these impacts and their costs. The Canadian Climate Institute has explored in detail Canada’s options for getting to net-zero emissions.

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Wind farm noise not harmful to health: New study finds no evidence of wind turbine syndrome

Renew Economy

Scientists show "conclusively" that wind turbine infrasound doesn't make you dizzy, nauseous, disrupt sleep or cause any "wind turbine syndrome" symptoms. The post Wind farm noise not harmful to health: New study finds no evidence of wind turbine syndrome appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Can Businesses Meet Increasing Consumer Expectations?

According to 3BL and TriplePundit’s Consumer Insights & Sustainability Benchmark two-thirds of U.S. adults actively seek and follow sustainability issues. This leaves room for businesses to fill in the gaps currently seen between consumer expectations and corporate ESG communication. This research reveals what issues consumers care about and how businesses can tailor their communications to different segments of consumers.

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Investing in early childhood is a down payment on all our futures

Financial Times: Moral Money

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Should regenerative agriculture follow organic’s path?

GreenBiz

The organic movement forged a path for a federally recognized standard for food. Should regenerative follow its course?

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“Criminally irresponsible:” Report finds methane bomb buried in Safeguard design

Renew Economy

Report says methane emissions from fossil fuel facilities will make up about 70% of total emissions budget covered under Safeguard Mechanism, raising new questions over its integrity. The post “Criminally irresponsible:” Report finds methane bomb buried in Safeguard design appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Why all dogs are good dogs | Alexandra Horowitz

TEDxInnovations

Canine cognition expert Alexandra Horowitz offers a peek inside the mind of your dog, sharing solutions to common "misbehaviors" that are often simply the result of a pup's attempt to communicate in a world that's very different from their own. Hear about the evolution and psychology behind your dog's actions -- and how to give them a happier, healthier life.

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3 ocean sequestration technologies you should know

GreenBiz

Microalgae cultivation, seaweed sinking and electrochemistry enhanced sequestration are new ocean focused ways to pull CO2 out of the air.

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Microgrids should be the future of electricity. Let's fund them.

Corporate Knights

As our societies respond to the climate emergency, calls to “electrify everything” are mounting. Electrifying buildings and transportation and shifts to renewable energy are expected to play a central role in lowering our collective emissions. Yet this expectation comes at a time when the electric power sector has been rocked by several decades of disruption and renewal.

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What Consumers Are Saying About ESG – And What That Means for Your Business

A growing body of evidence shows that environmental, social and governance (ESG) initiatives are important to business growth. And it all relies on a simple fact: ESG issues matter to consumers. Consumers see businesses as crucial change agents and are willing to take their business to the competition if their current brand comes up short on ESG. In pursuit of identifying where such trends are today, 3BL Media and TriplePundit partnered with the research technology firm Glow to survey 3,648 U.S.

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Fortescue hails “green iron” breakthrough as own coal-free tech moves to pilot phase

Renew Economy

New details emerge of FFI's "green iron" ore processing technology as it makes a milestone move out of the Perth laboratory and into pilot-scale production. The post Fortescue hails “green iron” breakthrough as own coal-free tech moves to pilot phase appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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NuScale Power, the canary in the small modular reactor market

Utiliity Dive

SMRs are being marketed as a solution to the climate crisis, but they're already far more expensive and take much longer to build than renewable and storage resources — technologies we already have.

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Diving into water restoration? What it takes to prime a project

GreenBiz

Corporations including Meta and P&G have vowed to replenish the water consumed by their operations in water-stressed regions, but finding appropriate, “shovel-ready” projects takes connections and patience.

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Companies that invest the most in green growth earn triple the returns

Corporate Knights

For today’s investors, there is no more important question than this: How do you grow your capital in an economy that’s on the verge of drastic change? Corporate Knights has been tracking the world’s largest companies and their commitment to sustainability for more than two decades. But only in the past five years have our researchers drilled down to calculate how much each company is actively investing in new, sustainable systems, such as renewable energy and green building materials.

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Which ESG Topics Get the Most Attention?

People are focusing on how companies are responding to the headline issues of the day, says a report from 3BL Media on evolving interests in ESG subjects, which also found a mismatch between the stories brands publish and topics audiences want. So which emerging sustainability & ESG topics garner more audience attention? Download the guide to find out!

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It’s no nuclear submarine, but experts say $12.5bn in budget funds will help electrify Australia

Renew Economy

Rewiring Australia says budgeting $12.5bn to help fast-track the electrification of homes and businesses will deliver fast and deep benefits. The post It’s no nuclear submarine, but experts say $12.5bn in budget funds will help electrify Australia appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Biden Announces $250 Million Funding to Decarbonize Federal Buildings

ESG Today

The Biden administration on Thursday announced $250 million in funding through the Assisting Federal Facilities with Energy Conservation Technologies (AFFECT) program aimed at helping federal agencies to implement and advance net zero building projects. The new funding announcement follows an executive order signed by President Biden in December 2021, outlining a series of goals and initiatives for the U.S. federal government to achieve net zero emissions by 2050.

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An Allbirds shoe with no footprint?

GreenBiz

The materials that make up the "M0.0NSHOT" design were carefully curated to serve the Allbirds moonshot goal of creating a shoe with no carbon footprint.

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Canadian pension funds are starting to embrace the green transition

Corporate Knights

The clean energy transition has been powered by activists and innovators – but it can be achieved only when business leaders recognize that both prosperity and survival hinge on shifting their investment to low-carbon systems. With the costs of renewable energy now falling below the price of most fossil fuels , this day of reckoning is coming closer.

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7 Trends in ESG: What PR Pros Need to Know in 2023

What does the evolution of ESG programs mean for communicators? As it turns out - a lot. New challenges are coming into focus, driven by the increasing attention to corporate sustainability and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) programs, and the evolving state of ESG reporting regulations. This new ebook from 3BL Media explores seven trends in detail and unpacks what they mean for communicators.

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UN says Australia must quit coal by 2030, reach net zero by 2040, no new coal or gas

Renew Economy

In case they missed the message from the IPCC, UN chief delivers the cold hard facts on climate and fossil fuels. Will Australia respond? The post UN says Australia must quit coal by 2030, reach net zero by 2040, no new coal or gas appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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What will it take for nuclear power to meet the climate challenge?

McKinsey Sustainabilty

Nuclear power can be an important part of the energy transition. Scaling the industry to meet increasing electricity demand will require leaders to mobilize quickly and efficiently.

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You're going to need coding in your sustainability career

GreenBiz

Thing you can ditch the coding course for a sustainability seminar? Think again. Why data science matters in the world of sustainability.

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EU Launches Green Claim Rules to Protect Consumers from Greenwashing

ESG Today

The European Commission on Wednesday unveiled the proposed “Directive on Green Claims,” a new set of rules requiring companies to substantiate and verify their environmental claims and labels, aimed at protecting consumers from greenwashing. In a statement announcing the launch of the new proposed rules, the Commission said: “Under today’s proposal, consumers will have more clarity, stronger reassurance that when something is sold as green, it actually is green, and better quality informat

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New IPCC report shows Labor’s approach is deadly and reckless

Renew Economy

The Labor party has manufactured a widespread delusion that climate action can be left to later. What will it take to break through the fog of denial? The post New IPCC report shows Labor’s approach is deadly and reckless appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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What is Gen Z?

McKinsey Sustainabilty

Generation Z comprises people born between 1996 and 2010. This generation’s identity has been shaped by the digital age, climate anxiety, a shifting financial landscape, and COVID-19.

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Ellen Weinreb on the state of the CSO

GreenBiz

The latest biennial survey looks at how chief sustainability officers are faring during turbulent times.

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Hydrogen blending exceeds expectations in WEC Energy Group test of Wärtsilä gas-fired engine

Utiliity Dive

Blending hydrogen with natural gas in a 20 MW engine cut carbon emissions by more than 10% during the largest such test to date, which also involved the Electric Power Research Institute and other partners.

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Queensland gets ready for a grid without coal

Renew Economy

Powerlink CEO explains how the Australian state with the biggest dependence on coal is getting ready to have no coal power at all in little more than a decade. The post Queensland gets ready for a grid without coal appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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BlackRock to Continue Engaging with Companies on Climate Strategy, Emissions Targets

ESG Today

Investment giant BlackRock announced the release of its Engagement Priorities for 2023, outlining the key themes identified by the firm as sources of material risk or opportunity that will form the focus of its engagements with companies this year. The release of the engagement priorities follows several months of pressure BlackRock, who, as the largest global investment management company and a leading voice in the investment community on climate change and energy transition-related investment

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Fed money starts flowing for EV charging

GreenBiz

Here are five takeaways from the new grant program.

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Buildings Belong at the Heart of Climate Action

Environment + Energy Leader

We spend 90% of our lives indoors, and when it comes to decarbonization, buildings represent the greatest economic heft, emotional weight, and environmental lift of any sector. The post Buildings Belong at the Heart of Climate Action appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

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Solar and wind still best bets for deep, rapid and low cost emission cuts

Renew Economy

Solar and wind will deliver easily the biggest, quickest and lowest cost emission cuts over the next 10 years in race for 1.5°Ç. The post Solar and wind still best bets for deep, rapid and low cost emission cuts appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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FERC approves incentives for NV Energy’s $2.5B Greenlink project despite ratepayer concerns

Utiliity Dive

“If the commission determines it is appropriate to channel risks to consumers, those risks must be carefully weighed and considered,” FERC Commissioner Mark Christie said.

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A status check on the UN’s plastic waste agreement

GreenBiz

Is this a case of all pain, no gain?

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