Energy

A charging station for electric cars on Kurfürstendamm, Berlin. Jens Kalaene | picture alliance | Getty Images The chief executive of Volvo Cars described plug-in hybrids as a “very popular concept” on Tuesday, but emphasized the need for government support when it comes to charging infrastructure. Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, or PHEVs, are cars which
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More than 1,000 global leaders have implemented recommendations from the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosure as part of their climate action plans. But many organizations are still grappling with how, exactly, to do this. TCFD reporting offers a standardized framework for companies to disclose information on climate-related financial risk to their investors and stakeholders
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Earlier this year, Danone became the first listed company to become an “enterprise à mission,” a new type of corporation created by a 2019 French law. The pioneering governance structure will see the food giant officially entrench environmental, social and societal objectives into its bylaws, alongside more typical profit goals. Danone, founded more than a
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One of Europe’s largest generators of renewable energy, Statkraft, said Friday that Nordic power prices had been “pushed down” in the second quarter due to high levels of snow melt. Announcing its results for the period, the company cited “significant hydrological surplus due to high snow reservoirs” as putting pressure on prices.  In addition, issues
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It isn’t often I have the mindspace to proactively follow up on every commitment proclaimed by the companies I cover. But I recently paused to catch up about one that has particular relevance as more companies act to address their Scope 3 emissions reductions, those generated by supply chains and customers: AMD’s bold pledge back
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Dirk Waem | AFP | Getty Images As the world heats up, converting to energy-efficient cooling systems is a major way to curb greenhouse gas emissions and limit climate change, according to a new report from the U.N. Environment Programme and the International Energy Agency.  A shift to energy-efficient air conditioning appliances could cut as
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An aerial view shows pumpjacks in the South Belridge Oil Field on April 24, 2020 near McKittrick, California. David McNew | Getty Images Oil prices fell around 2% in early trade on Tuesday on worries that new clampdowns on businesses to stem surging coronavirus cases in California and other U.S. states could threaten the nascent
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One novel spin on emerging hydrogen fuel options is “clean hydrogen” made from trash.  Early pioneers of these hydrogen-from-waste technologies such as Ways2H, SGH2 Energy (SGH2) and Standard Hydrogen say not only are they making carbon-free, energy-rich fuel, their approaches also will divert mountains of trash from landfills and waterways, cutting greenhouse gas emissions.  
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The primary reason I started covering the business of sustainability during the 2008 financial crisis wasn’t just because I was laid off from my position as editor of a technology trade publication. Quite simply, I had become obsessed with the tech industry’s then-blasé attitude about the seemingly intractable problem of electronic waste.  A dozen years
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