Hawaii Passes Nation’s Most Ambitious Carbon Neutrality Goal

Hawaii Passes Nation’s Most Ambitious Carbon Neutrality Goal

Hawaii’s legislature passed two bills this week setting the state on a course for becoming carbon neutral by 2045 — the most ambitious goal of its kind in the country. The bills are likely to become signed into law by the governor, and include establishing … Read more…

Washington State Regulators Ask Utilities To Account for Coal-Fired Power

Washington State Regulators Ask Utilities To Account for Coal-Fired Power

Washington state regulators sent directives to three major utilities this week asking them to consider the carbon-emission costs of producing electricity from coal-fired plants.

Smithfield Foods Invests in Hog Waste-To-Energy: Q&A with Bill Gill

Smithfield Foods Invests in Hog Waste-To-Energy: Q&A with Bill Gill

Bill Gill, assistant vice president for sustainability at Smithfield Foods, shares how efforts including hog waste-to-energy could help the world’s largest pork producer cut GHG emissions — and costs.

Walmart Expands Project Gigaton Into China, Urges Top Suppliers to Join

Walmart Expands Project Gigaton Into China, Urges Top Suppliers to Join

Walmart expanded Project Gigaton this week into China with the goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the company’s value chain there by 50 million metric tons by 2030.

Energy Information Administration Projects 0.6% Annual Growth in Emissions

Energy Information Administration Projects 0.6% Annual Growth in Emissions

The US Energy Information Administration projects that growth in global carbon dioxide emissions from energy-related sources will slow to 0.6% per year through 2040 despite increased energy consumption, according to the EIA’s International Energy Outlook 2017. That rate is slower than the 1.8% annual growth … Read more…

Study: Shareholder Pushback Systematically Degrades Emissions Proposals

Study: Shareholder Pushback Systematically Degrades Emissions Proposals

Senior corporate executives are increasingly seeing emissions reductions initiatives as strategic business opportunities, but their ambitious proposals get degraded over time due in large part to criticism from shareholders, according to an Australian study published in the Academy of Management journal. Christopher Wright, professor of … Read more…

US Coalition Launches to Support Paris Accord

US Coalition Launches to Support Paris Accord

Despite President Donald Trump’s announcement last month that he intended to withdraw the United States from the Paris accord, numerous American cities, states, and businesses say they’re going to adhere to the ambitious climate agreement anyway. A national coalition led by Michael Bloomberg and California … Read more…

Procter & Gamble: Emissions to be Cut 30% by 2020

Procter & Gamble said this week that it will reduce greenhouse gas emissions from its facilities by 30 percent. The commitment, which was established in partnership with The World Wildlife Fund, will be accomplished by 2020. The 30 percent figure, according to the company, is … Read more…

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