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We all know the voluntary carbon market is poised to explode, or is exploding already, depending on who you ask. The value of all those carbon credits hit $1 billion for the first time in 2021, and 2022 doesn’t show any sign of abating. Increased corporate commitments to reduce emissions and net-zero pledges have spurred
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The Tornado Cash website displayed on a laptop and smartphone screen arranged in London, on Tuesday, March 15, 2022. Luke MacGregor | Bloomberg | Getty Images The U.S. Department of Treasury on Monday sanctioned the popular cryptocurrency mixer Tornado Cash, banning Americans from using a service that the government said, “launders the proceeds of cybercrimes.”
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Reprinted from GreenBuzz, a free weekly newsletter. Subscribe here. I’ve purposefully avoided writing about “purpose.” Frankly, I’ve been on the fence about the word and all the meanings ascribed to it. It feels like yet another meme that companies can embrace and exploit without actually changing much. But the subject keeps coming up, so here
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Mint Images | Mint Images Rf | Getty Images The Senate passed the most ambitious climate spending package in U.S. history on Sunday, prompting optimism among environmental advocates after months of gridlock around President Joe Biden’s emissions-reducing agenda. Called the Inflation Reduction Act, the legislation earmarks $369 billion for U.S. energy security and fighting climate
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Electric vehicles are building market share across the United States in places such as California, Florida, New York, Texas and Washington state. At the same time, the country’s aging electrical grid appears increasingly unable to handle the rising demand for charging services during peak load times. Bidirectional charging through vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology represents at least
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CNBC’s MacKenzie Sigalos and William Rudolf Lobkowicz in the Family Chapel of the Lobkowicz Palace depicting an early 18th-century altarpiece painting of St. Wenceslas, patron saint of the Czech nation. House of Lobkowicz PRAGUE — It is past midnight on a Friday at the Lobkowicz Palace in the Prague Castle complex. A 27-year-old Czech prince,
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A version of this article originally appeared in our Circularity Weekly newsletter. Subscribe to the newsletter here. I was invited to read a new book and interview one of the authors. As someone who has long enjoyed reading books about sustainability, it was very flattering to be sent a copy of a new book, “The Sustainability
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This week’s run time is 44:51. WEEK IN REVIEW (3:30) FEATURES A sweltering European summer (21:05) James Murray, editor-in-chief of BusinessGreen, chats about record-breaking heat waves in the U.K. and Europe are challenging infrastructure and economies, and reshaping the dialogue about climate risk.  Cognizant CSO reflects on climate change and employee well-being (30:20) Sophia Mendelsohn,
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Coastal communities around the world are fighting one of the most recognizable symptoms of climate change; seawater rise. In an attempt to combat flooding, cities from Sydney to San Francisco erected seawalls in a bid to prevent rising waters from overrunning infrastructure.  But Australia-based Macquarie University associate professor and The Living Seawalls project co-leader Melanie
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Date/Time: August 30, 2022 (1-2PM ET/10-11AM PT) As pressure mounts for corporations to see both financial return and greenhouse gas emissions reductions with their transition to EV fleets, charging management software could be the answer. AMPLY Power and WattTime have partnered to help fleets to automatically charge when electricity generated GHG emissions and costs are
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It’s an undeniably compelling notion: Take waste plastics of all types and turn them back into the building blocks for new plastics, indistinguishable from the same molecules made from petroleum and natural gas. And not just with consumer packaging but also such hard-to-recycle items as shrink wrap, agricultural plastics, carpeting, building materials, synthetic textiles, even
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Europe is facing an unprecedented gas crisis. Picture Alliance | Picture Alliance | Getty Images Europe is facing an unprecedented energy crisis that’s pushing the economy closer to a recession and posing serious questions about the region’s climate change ambitions. CNBC takes a look at how Russia, led by President Vladimir Putin, is squeezing gas
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This article originally appeared in our Circularity Weekly newsletter. Subscribe here. Imagine if a significant portion of the textiles that cannot be reused in their current form could be recycled. That’s part of the vision for the base-case and upside-case scenarios laid out in a recent report on textile recycling in Europe from the consulting firm
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After almost two years of uncertainty and the ever looming threat of losing the congressional majority without passing any major climate legislation, Democratic Senators are finally ready to support a bill that offers incentives for crucial climate technologies.  Senators Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced July 27 their intention to introduce the Inflation
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When I think about the list of companies defining the field of corporate renewable energy procurement — and that continues to do so — tech giant Google is at the top of my list. Sure, technically speaking Amazon is the world’s largest clean power buyer, with 10 gigawatts of capacity at its disposal as of
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Reprinted from GreenFin Weekly, a free newsletter. Subscribe here. At this point in the Anthropocene, fossil-fuel interests have largely pivoted from outright denial to carefully crafted distortions as to how the industry can be counted on as a sincere collaborator. That is, climate distortion is the new denial. It’s a necessary tactical shift when nearly two-thirds
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In this article BMW-DE VOW3-DE RACE-IT A Ferrari photographed in Switzerland on March 2, 2015. The Italian company plans to launch a fully electric vehicle in 2025. Harold Cunningham | Getty Images News | Getty Images The CEO of Ferrari on Tuesday moved to allay fears the firm’s upcoming electric offering will compromise on performance,
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Michigan-based startup Sesame Solar is producing what it deems the world’s first fully-renewable mobile nanogrid for natural disaster relief. Its units can be used as mobile communications and command centers, medical units, kitchens and even temporary housing. The systems can be ready for use within 15 minutes of arrival. Most mobile units like these have
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Reprinted from GreenBuzz, a free weekly newsletter. Subscribe here. You probably don’t need both hands to count the number of columns I’ve written about politics and policy. It’s not that I don’t care about either; indeed, I’m a bit of a political junkie. But professionally — and editorially — it’s not my jam. I much
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The world is confronting multiple intersecting geopolitical events with highly unpredictable consequences. Coming in the wake of the global COVID-19 pandemic, the Russian-Ukrainian war is disrupting global financial markets, food securityand real economies. Escalating tensions between the U.S. and China are compelling decision-makers to recalculate everything from their strategic alliances to the vulnerability of their
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Climate change is accelerating, but we have the science and the technology to mitigate emissions, adapt to their ongoing impacts, and even reverse them to restore a habitable, healthy planet. We need a multipronged approach with big, bold ideas to solve climate change, the biggest challenge of our generation.  One platform that showcases such ideas
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I watched the livestreamed portion of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s annual summit as a salve from the sting of not being able to attend in person. First things first, it didn’t work — I’m still quite disappointed I couldn’t attend.  I will say, though, that the hourlong session, “Design turns ambition into action,” had a
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In this article SHEL-GB EDP-PT RWE-FF RWE-DE This illustration shows how SolarDuck’s technology could be deployed at sea. SolarDuck German energy firm RWE is to invest in a pilot project centered around the deployment of floating solar technology in the North Sea, as part of a wider collaboration focused on the development of “floating solar