Energy

Decades after the invention of electricity and significant investments in its generation around the world, one would expect a consequential decline in the demand and usage of traditional sources of energy such as charcoal, which are directly obtained from forest resources. However, our research shows that in some African economies, charcoal demand continues to surpass
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Amid the white noise of COVID-19 pandemic coverage last week, news about the $80 million funding round for alternative protein company Nature’s Fynd offered a bright beacon of positivity. While the financing revelation was delayed a week because of the crisis, the sizeable round extends the steady growth of funding for this particular niche of
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The Report Report is a periodic article produced by Corporate Eco Forum, a by-invitation membership organization comprised of large, global companies that demonstrate a serious commitment at the senior executive level to sustainability as a business strategy issue. 2019 Corporate Human Rights Benchmark (APG, Aviva Investors, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, Eiris Foundation, Institute for
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Since the launch of the first green bond (labeled a “Climate Awareness Bond”) on July 4, 2007, by the Luxembourg-based European Investment Bank, green bonds have seen many breakthroughs, but challenges remain. One challenge has been defining what constitutes a green bond or a green investment. External review processes such as certifications and second opinions
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Much has been written in recent weeks comparing the shocking and oppressive impacts of COVID-19 and future effects of climate change. But one of the most important links could be the one right under (and up into) our noses: air pollution. Dirty air — a substantial chunk of it caused by emissions from the tailpipes
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America’s strategic relationship with Saudi Arabia may permanently change if Riyadh does not end its latest oil price war, Sen. Dan Sullivan told CNBC on Wednesday.  “The Saudis have really brought in a supply shock at exactly the wrong time,” the Alaska Republican said on “Squawk Box.” “These kind of crises really make it clear … who
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I rarely get exasperated from reading environmental business media, but a quote last week in a Bloomberg article about sustainability and the U.S. economic crisis got me headed in that direction. The quote came from Ted Nordhaus, co-founder of the Breakthrough Institute, a research group whose founders, self-described environmentalists, have made a career out of
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How, and how much, is the coronavirus pandemic affecting the clean economy? Last week, I set out to find out — the good, the bad and the nothing-to-see-here reality — for our GreenBiz 350 podcast: a virtual roundtable of GreenBiz analysts: Katie Fehrenbacher, senior writer and conference chair of VERGE Transport; Sarah Golden, senior energy
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Oil pumping jacks, also known as “nodding donkeys”, operate in an oilfield near Almetyevsk, Tatarstan, Russia, on Wednesday, March 11, 2020. Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg via Getty Images Oil recovered ground on Tuesday after U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed to talks to stabilize energy markets, with benchmarks climbing off 18-year
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