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Kroger Uses Food Waste to Power California Distribution Center
The Kroger Co. came up with an inventive solution to prevent food that is not fit to be sold or donated from ending up in a landfill. The retailer installed an anaerobic conversion system at its distribution center (DC) in Compton, California. The Southern California 59-acre DC [...]
BT switches to 100% renewable electricity
The BT Centre on Newgate Street, London is amongst the company’s buildings which will be powered by renewable electricity.
Telecoms giant BT is to become one of the largest commercial companies in the UK to source 100% of its electricity from renewables.
The company has signed a deal with energy supplier npower [...]
Sustainability: Understand, Adapt, Then Signal
Engagement with sustainability offers many perks to a company: It improves brand reputation, it helps raise prices, it maintains one’s position in the market long term and it can open doors to better investment packages. Signals are one way that companies communicate that sustainability is vital to their corporate strategy and [...]
Power sector warns of costly ‘lost decade’ of energy, climate inaction
Without early investment signals, Europe faces a ‘lost decade’ of climate and energy policy inaction between 2020-2030, culminating in a mind-bogglingly expensive sprint to decarbonise in the last two decades before 2050, according to a new report by the European association of electricity producers, Eurelectric.
Sea levels rising so fast, London faces significant risk of flooding without Thames Barrier upgrade
Study concludes there is 1 in 20 chance that existing defences would be unable to cope with extreme storm surge
There is significant risk of London being hit by a devastating storm surge in the Thames estuary by 2100 that could breach [...]
Ahead of June climate change talks, UN body urges coordinated response to CO2 ‘danger zone’
Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Christiana Figueres. Photo: UNFCCC
In the face of “clear and present danger,” the United Nations climate change body is warning that a stepped-up coordinated response is needed to fend off the [...]
Has sustainability become a risky business?
A new report released by Ernst & Young presents a disconcerting paradox when it comes to corporate sustainability efforts.
While more companies are concerned about increased risk and proximity of natural resource shortages, corporate risk response appears to be inadequate to address the scope and scale of some of these challenges.
UK calls for “urgent steps” to reform EU Emissions Trading System
MEPs voted in April against ‘backloading’ carbon allowances
The UK and eight other European countries, including France and Germany, have joined together to call for urgent action to rescue the EU’s flagship scheme for cutting carbon emissions.
In a joint statement today, nine European Ministers including Britain’s [...]
With Carbon Dioxide Approaching a New High, Scientists Sound the Alarm
Students in Minneapolis, seeking steps to cut atmospheric carbon levels to 350 parts per million, known as the safe level.
If uncertainty runs rampant in the global-warming debate, it is in part because scientific data is often too complex to be well understood by anyone [...]
C40 Cities Announces New Clinton Global Initiative Commitment To Help Cities Prepare For Severe Weather And Natural Disasters
C40 Risk Assessment Framework will help cities prioritize investment in climate actions
The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) today announced a new Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Commitment to Action that will help cities better prepare for natural [...]