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The Group of 20 almost unanimously supports efforts to combat climate change, pointing out that progress is inevitable because of the support of business.
Editor's Note: The fashion industry has been at the top of sustainability news several times in recent months, with efforts such as the Circular Fibres Initiative and Cotton 2040 - as well as some efforts from specific companies - gaining traction with our readers....
Professional sports franchises that face challenges when it comes to making their venues more sustainable are getting some help from researchers at Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences. A large part of the challenge in reducing a venue's environmental impact...
McDonald's is bringing back the use of foam cups in some Chicago-area stores, according to the Chicago Tribune. The fast-food chain mostly phased out use of the polystyrene cups, which isn't as easily as recyclable as other plastics, in 2013, though the company still...
A property condition assessment (PCA) can be used to inform rental property owners of when mechanical systems are at the end of their useful life. Return on investment can be improved if such equipment is proactively fixed or replaced. Energy audits of properties will present owners and operators with numerous sets of data and recommendations, […]
Hawaiian Electric Companies Helps Move the State Closer to its Goal of Using 100% Renewable Energy by 2045
The Hawaiian Electric Companies, subsidiaries of Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc., are beginning Hawai’i’s largest procurement effort for renewable energy resources to end the use of coal and reduce reliance on imported oil for power generation, moving the state closer to its goal of using 100% renewable energy by 2045.
Villanova University has unveiled new campus housing transformed by sustainable infrastructure to address stormwater management and climate change, and to increase resiliency to the destructive heavy rains that hit across the country in 2019. The $225 million...
Kentucky Fried Chicken has become the first national quick service restaurant in the US to introduce plant-based chicken, according to KFC Corporation. The chain is introducing its “Beyond Fried Chicken” in a single location in Atlanta; the plant-based offering is...
The Environment+Energy Leader Honoree program is an annual list that recognizes environment and energy management “doers.” Here, Lon Huber talks about technology trends he expects to see in coming years and more.
Johnson Controls Announces Partnership to Increase Amount of Capital Available for Solar and Battery Storage Projects
Johnson Controls recently announced a partnership with Capital Dynamics to increase the amount of capital available for customers in North America working on solar or battery storage projects. The agreement will grant easier access to funding for Johnson Controls customers utilizing a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for projects of varying sizes, starting at $1 million, by aggregating them into a larger portfolio of projects.
Solar companies Pivot Energy and Standard Solar have expanded their partnership to co-develop five more community solar sites across Colorado. The portfolio of projects, all ground mount arrays, will total approximately 8.9 megawatts. The first two projects in the expanded portfolio will begin construction at the end of summer with all five expected to be completed by summer 2020.
The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) recently launched a tool that can help utilities, institutions, state and local policymakers, and the public get better answers about the changing economics of today’s power sector.
Investor pressure and SEC regulations have helped increase the overall ESG efforts from information analyzed in a report from Haynes and Boone and EnerCom.
A movement is underway to allow more freedom and flexibility in meeting data center energy requirements.
SmartSensor Labs is offering what it describes as “a highly granular energy management solution” that aims to provide device- and plant-level ROI. The press release says that SmartSensor will provide data on precisely how much energy a device is consuming. The sensor, the release says, is self-powered by the magnetic field and therefore needs no […]
LG Technologies is using a community center in Compton, CA, as a showcase for its products, including energy efficiency technology. The company says that a modular center will be featured at the Greenbuild International Conference & Expo 2016 in Los Angeles. After the expo, the prefabricated modular education and vocation facility will be relocated to […]
The Energy Research Council national average benchmark price last week for a November 2016 electricity contract remained virtually unchanged (-0.21%) from the previous week at $0.0741 per kilowatt hour (kWh). While most deregulated markets had little week-over-week fluctuation in their average benchmark price, Texas posted a significant decline of -2.35%, to $0.0402 per kilowatt hour. […]
The Bloc development in downtown Los Angeles is the first US building to participate in the BREEAM In-Use green building assessment.
As part of its zero waste plan, the city of Los Angeles has approved a $3.5 billion waste hauling contract that will divide the California city into 11 commercial waste franchise zones served by seven haulers.