Going Big Is Where Innovation Happens: Catherine Greener, Xanterra Resorts

Going Big Is Where Innovation Happens: Catherine Greener, Xanterra Resorts

When setting energy or environmental management goals, companies may gain by being aggressive. At the Environmental Leader & Energy Manager Conference last week, goal-setting was a topic that was raised several times. “Going big is when innovation happens,” said Catherine Greener, VP of sustainability with Xanterra … Read more…

Shipping Industry Agrees To Historic Global Emissions Cut

Shipping Industry Agrees To Historic Global Emissions Cut

International Maritime Organization member nations agreed to reduce total annual global shipping greenhouse gas emissions by at least 50% by 2050 compared to 2008 levels.

Viking Line Adds Wind Power To Passenger Ship, Cutting Fuel Consumption

Viking Line Adds Wind Power To Passenger Ship, Cutting Fuel Consumption

In a World’s first, Viking Line equipped its passenger ship Viking Grace with a rotor sail for wind power. The rotor sail developed by Finnish company Norsepower is expected to cut fuel consumption and also reduce carbon dioxide emissions by as much as 900 metric tons annually.

Norwegian Shipowners Push for 50% Global Shipping Emissions Cut by 2050

Norwegian Shipowners Push for 50% Global Shipping Emissions Cut by 2050

The global shipping industry should set a goal to cut greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2050, the Norwegian Shipowners’ Association and government officials say.

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.

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…

VW’s Emissions Cheating Scandal Leads to Guilty Plea from Former Exec

VW’s Emissions Cheating Scandal Leads to Guilty Plea from Former Exec

A former Volkswagen AG executive has pleaded guilty to helping the automaker cheat emissions standards — one that put more emphasis on selling cars than it did on obeying environmental rules. Oliver Schmidt, who worked in the United States on environmental issues, pled guilty to … Read more…

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