2019

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Is this the microgrid moment?

GreenBiz

California's planned power shutdowns have communities, cities and companies scrambling for solutions, and microgrids are at the top of the list.

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Planners call on government for stronger direction on climate action

Envirotec Magazine

An overwhelming majority of UK planners want the next government to give stronger direction and more resources to enable local planners to deliver net zero carbon emissions by 2050. A recent survey by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI), revealed that even though 79% of respondents agreed that climate action should be a top priority for the profession, only 17% felt their nation’s planning system or policy framework was well equipped enough to deal with the current climate crisis.

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Floating Solar On Pumped Hydro, Part 1: Evaporation Management Is A Bonus

CleanTechnica

The concept of putting floating solar panels on pumped hydro reservoirs is fascinating, but not a slam dunk. This 1st article covers evaporation management.

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Why climate and sustainability professionals need to take the next step in our evolution

GreenBiz

Sustainability professionals need to demonstrate the value they can bring to the highest levels of their organization. Simply put, we’re not there yet.

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The Key to Sustainable Energy Optimization: A Data-Driven Approach for Manufacturing

Speaker: Kevin Kai Wong, President of Emergent Energy Solutions

In today's industrial landscape, the pursuit of sustainable energy optimization and decarbonization has become paramount. ♻️ Manufacturing corporations across the U.S. are facing the urgent need to align with decarbonization goals while enhancing efficiency and productivity. Unfortunately, the lack of comprehensive energy data poses a significant challenge for manufacturing managers striving to meet their targets. 📊 Join us for a practical webinar hosted by Kevin Kai Wong of Emergent Ene

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Barack Obama on climate, equity and overconsumption

GreenBiz

The former president opens up about the urgency of the crisis and what he sees as the disconnect between our stated values and our actions.

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'Wake-up call': Europe off track on all Sustainable Development Goals, report warns

GreenBiz

UN-backed assessment urges incoming EU Commission to place the SDG agenda front and centre of its policies and investment strategies.

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Why human health must be at the center of climate action

GreenBiz

Companies can exacerbate the challenges, but the private sector also positively contribute to solving these challenges.

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Top 10 transportation trends to watch for in 2020

GreenBiz

City greenzones. Methane biodigesters. Connected schoolbuses. There's a lot in store for the next year in mobility.

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The circular economy can be a holistic approach to addressing climate change

GreenBiz

From fashion to household goods, industry leaders are using their tools and resources to eliminate the concept of waste.

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It's time to trash recycling

GreenBiz

Our waste management practices are distractions from our main problem: too much stuff. But alternatives exist.

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Are Your Impact Comms Resonating With Stakeholders?

Whether your organization is at the start of its sustainability and impact journey or years into it, many brands share a common concern: the uncertainty of whether they are sending stakeholders mixed messages. Creating content that speaks to your audience's “love language” can be a tricky dance. But, worry not! 3BL has put together tips to ensure that your content not only finds its rhythm but also resonates with your target audiences.

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7 companies making their mark with commercial microgrids

GreenBiz

A growing array of players, from startups to global energy giants, are charging up solutions.

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Thrift-store shoppers, hand-me-down wearers and 8 scrappy startups making reuse possible

GreenBiz

Today’s burgeoning recommerce and online rental markets offer high-end gadgets and swanky fashion.

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IKEA to invest $220 million into becoming 'climate positive'

GreenBiz

The investment will be focused on two areas — green energy and reforestation.

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Customers expect sustainable options. How are you delivering?

GreenBiz

Sponsored: How goods are packaged is driving consumer purchasing decisions.

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Mastering Supply Chain Sustainability: Where Does ESG Fit In?

Speaker: Hortense Grouvel

In this new webinar, you will learn firsthand how to set up a sustainable supply chain program that will help meet increasing ESG requirements stemming from regulators, customers, consumers, and investors alike. Hortense Grouvel, ESG expert at IntegrityNext, and Sean Whelan, Global Senior Manager at Halliburton, will look at how ensuring compliance will also help you increase sustainability performance, resilience, and innovation, allowing you to unlock the full potential of your supply chain op

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Climate change and the new language of weather

GreenBiz

The weather outside is frightful. What, exactly, do we call it?

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The aluminum can: America’s most successful recycling story that you’ve never heard

GreenBiz

On America Recycles Day, it's time to recognize one special piece of packaging.

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Fast Fashion: the second biggest polluter on Earth

Envirotec Magazine

Dr. Akmez Nabeerasool is a Senior Project Manager at Arvia Technology, a provider of advanced tertiary water and wastewater treatment systems. Below he discusses the issue of water pollution in the fashion industry. The fashion industry is reliant on water. Without it, the majority of manufacturing processes wouldn’t be possible. To put it into perspective, one cotton t-shirt uses enough drinking water to sustain one human for three years; 2,700 litres.

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These 21 projects are democratizing data for farmers

GreenBiz

Articial intelligence and big data may help produce more food, use less water, limit resource consumption, redirect food waste and reduce food prices.

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What Regulations Will Impact Sustainability Comms in 2024?

Navigating the waters of sustainability reporting disclosures and regulations can be intimidating, to say the least. With various measures set in motion in 2023 to keep companies accountable, there is a lot in store for brands’ impact communication in the upcoming year. 3BL is kicking off this January with our Navigating ESG Comms Through the Cosmos - Capricorn Edition by highlighting the impact of: The U.S Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Climate disclosure rules The European Commission

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Taxpayers Give $400 Billion To Oil Companies Each Year, Enough For 91 Tesla Gigafactories

CleanTechnica

The article, noting that we spend $400 billion on oil subsidies globally, indicates that taxpayers want their governments to stop subsidizing this rich, over-mature industry, yet politicians keep the money funneling toward them.

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Tesla Installed The Solarglass Roof On Our New Home — CleanTechnica Exclusive

CleanTechnica

Tesla has completed installation of its Solarglass Roof tiles on our new home and we just turned the system on for the first time. This installation of version 2 of Tesla's Solarglass Roof tiles marks one of the first new-construction homes they've installed these elusive solar roof tiles on anywhere in the world.

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Tesla Gigafactory 4 Third Phase — 750,000 Car Capacity

CleanTechnica

In a German article published by Lausitzer Rundschau, we learn that Tesla expects to reach a production capacity of 750,000 cars in the third phase of Tesla Gigafactory 4 (GF4) outside of Berlin.

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93 MWh Tesla Powerpack Coming To Alaska To Save Customers Cash 

CleanTechnica

A new 93 MWh Tesla Powerpack system installed in Alaska by the Homer Electric Association, Inc., will be used to directly offset electricity that would have otherwise required a peaker plant to fire up. The new battery pack will be installed at the Soldotna Power Plant (map), adjacent to the existing natural gas-fired GE LM 6000 turbine currently used to provide electricity to cover peak usage in the area.

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What Questions Are Brands Asking About Their ESG Initiatives Ahead of 2024?

Temperatures are rising (and not just metaphorically) as key stakeholders anxiously anticipate the outcomes of COP28. While companies reconsider their 2024 environmental sustainability strategies, there is another aspect of ESG that deserves exploring, the social sector. In the latest edition of "Navigating ESG Comms Through the Cosmos - Sagittarius Edition", 3BL hones in on this sign’s bold quality of asking questions others are burning to know the answers to.

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Tesla Cybertruck In The Wild Near LAX, With An Infamous Driver Whizzing On By

CleanTechnica

The recently unveiled Tesla Cybertruck exploded to become a directly famous (or infamous) EV personality all its own -- eclectic, fascinating, colossal, and beguiling to fans and everyone else. So, many of us wanted to see more, know more. Well, most recently, codysimms reported that he saw "Cybertruck in the wild near LAX.".

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10 “Auto Industry Execs” Comment On Tesla Cybertruck — CleanTechnica “Exclusive”

CleanTechnica

To try to get a better understanding of the industry response to the Tesla Cybertruck, CleanTechnica spoke with 10 top executives in the pickup truck world. Below are their responses.

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Tesla Wants Your Car & Solar Panels To Have Lasers. Space Lasers Next?

CleanTechnica

Tesla has patented laser beams that would clean a car's glass. The patent application is for "Pulsed Laser Cleaning of Debris Accumulated on Glass Articles in Vehicles and Photovoltaic Assemblies." In other words, these lasers will be for both Tesla vehicles and Tesla solar panels.

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Tesla Powerwall Battery Wins Japan’s Smart Energy Excellence Award

CleanTechnica

Tesla's Powerwall battery has won Japan's Smart Energy Excellence Award. This is just one more award in Tesla's vast and growing collection -- a collection that needs to be celebrated by not only Tesla fans, owners, and shareholders, but by everyone.

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The Silver Lining to Corporate DEI Challenges

In our latest edition of Navigating ESG Comms Through the Cosmos - Scorpio Edition, 3BL embraces the perspective of one of the zodiac's most misunderstood signs: Scorpio. While this sign often has a darker view of the world, they do not shy away from shining a light on controversial topics. This month we take a deep dive into corporate pullback of DEI and how companies can utilize astrological advice to reinvent its social impact communication.

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Audi, Mercedes Planning To Lay Off Almost 20,000 Workers

CleanTechnica

Audi and Daimler are planning to lay off almost 20,000 workers over the next several years. The savings will be used to fund the transition to electric cars.

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Hyundai UK Explodes 10 Common Myths About Driving An Electric Car

CleanTechnica

Hyundai UK commissioned a study about people's attitudes toward electric car. The biggest reason people don't buy electric cars is still range anxiety.

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California’s EV Rebate Changes: A Good Model For The Federal EV Tax Credit

CleanTechnica

Effective December 3, California’s Clean Vehicle Rebate Project will see two key changes, with the net effect being that 13 currently available electric vehicles will no longer be eligible for rebates. These changes in the California rebate program also can serve as a model for improving the federal EV tax credit.

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Tesla Model 3 Is #3 Best Selling Vehicle In California Through September

CleanTechnica

While it seems like everyone is focused on the number of $100 deposits that the Tesla Cybertruck has garnered, for me, what is more impressive is that an electric vehicle — the Tesla Model 3 — was the #3 best selling vehicle in California through September.

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Supercharge Your ESG Content This Libra Season

Throughout Climate Week, a feeling of urgency on tackling the climate crisis was palpable. Yet, questions continue to linger about corporate progress. Are we truly moving the needle or are we stuck in a cycle of empty statements and a flood of reports and guidelines? In the latest edition of Navigating ESG Comms Through the Cosmos - Libra Edition , we use Climate Week outcomes to explore how brands can communicate progress credibly.