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Breaking Through the Logjam to Accelerate Decarbonization in the Energy Sector

Breaking Through the Logjam to Accelerate Decarbonization in the Energy Sector

Cross-Posted from Walking the Talk. Why have the collective efforts of national governments, NGOs, forward-looking companies and citizens had so little impact on curbing carbon emissions? Here are three reasons why high-level pledges are not translating into concrete actions — and what’s needed to break through.

Vail Resorts Meets 100% Renewable Energy Goal, on Track to Achieve Net Zero Operating Footprint By 2030

The company reports progress in its climate goals, as well as its work to support local communities and increase equitable access to snow sports and recreation.

IBM Collaborates to Accelerate Clean Energy Transition for Vulnerable Populations Around the World

The second cohort of the IBM Sustainability Accelerator comprises five organizations helping marginalized communities get just and equitable access to sustainable energy resources around the world.

WWF, Ørsted Partner to Develop Offshore Wind Farms That Enhance Ocean Biodiversity

The unique partnership aims to advance offshore wind deployment that enhances ocean biodiversity, and drive a global shift towards addressing both climate and biodiversity goals.

4 Ways the Commercial Real Estate Industry Can Help Address Water Scarcity

Commercial real estate is the second-largest consumer of publicly supplied water in the US. Imagine if we came together to tackle this problem head on! Here are four recommendations for how property managers and building owners can lead the way.

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Trending: Carbon-Capture Innovators Continue Paving Path to Climate-Beneficial Future

2 startups at the forefront of the carbon-capture space, Air Company and LanzaTech, continue to expand their portfolio of carbon-negative products and groundbreaking brand partnerships that will ensure global proliferation of their technologies.

In Our Water- and Climate-Stressed World, There’s No Excuse for Wastewater Going to Waste

Globally, 80% of wastewater is discharged into local environments with minimal or no treatment — water that could be recycled and reused. California-based startup Aquacycl's waste-to-energy solution protects water resources while helping companies reduce costs.

Alaska Airlines Aiming to Advance Low-Carbon Aviation Through Corporate Partnerships, Shared Learning

New program expands first-in-the-US agreement with corporate partners to reduce business travel emissions through sustainable aviation fuels.

Conquering the Last Frontier of the Climate Emergency: Your Screen

As creators of our digital world, we have a powerful role to play. We must consciously reinvent web design to radically reduce the polluting impacts of our sites and apps. We must use our talents to rethink how we build websites, reduce wastage and save energy — or else, we’re complicit.

Businesses Can Chart a Course Toward Decarbonization, One Step at a Time

With a wealth of technologies and competing demands across sites, decarbonization can be a complex challenge for companies of all shapes and sizes. Taking a data-centric approach to building an energy roadmap — and letting the data point to what happens next — is key in supporting companies along the way.

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A Sustainable Moo-vement: How the Dairy Industry Is Fighting Climate Change

Cross-Posted from Collaboration. Dairy farming has quickly evolved for sustainability. Here are just a few examples of how innovative dairy organizations and farmers are working to fight climate change by reducing their impacts, improving soil health and using regenerative agriculture.

Norwegian Startup Lighting the Way for Sea Change in Renewable Energy Solutions

Sunlit Sea’s prefabricated, floating solar panels optimize longevity, power production and safety, whilst taking a fraction of the time and cost to install.

BioLite Reflects on 10 Years of Facilitating Clean Energy in the Developing World

CEO & co-founder Jonathan Cedar says the mobile power and lighting company has directed its growth away from outdoor recreation, towards much larger impact.

Meet StoreDot: The Startup That Used Neuroscience to Revolutionize EV Batteries

Thanks to a unique, interdisciplinary approach to addressing ‘range anxiety’ due to limited battery life, the Israeli startup has reinvented the EV battery with a breakthrough that could finally leapfrog EVs into the mainstream.

Ørsted Trials Turning Offshore Wind Turbine Foundations Into Safe Havens For Corals

The first-of-its-kind ReCoral by Ørsted project aims to implement a non-invasive approach for restoring the health of coral reef ecosystems by growing healthy coral colonies on the foundations of offshore wind turbines.

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Jaguar Land Rover Charges Ahead with Circular Model for I-PACE Batteries

JLR has partnered to create a zero-emissions charging unit using second-life Jaguar I-PACE batteries. Reusing its EV batteries will create new, circular business models for JLR in energy storage and beyond.

Airline Industry Chips Away at Climate Impacts with Long-Term Sustainability Initiatives

Alaska, Delta share progress on meantime-measures, lofty goals ahead of industry net-zero targets.

Paleblue Is Betting Big on a Switch to Rechargeable

Cross-Posted from Product, Service & Design Innovation. The startup estimates that wide-scale adoption of long-life, rechargeable batteries could save 126,350 metric tons of batteries from filling US landfills each year, with an immeasurable reduction in chemical leakage. But the industry has been slow to innovate to address its environmental impacts.

Salesforce, JetBlue Accelerate Shared Journey Toward Sustainable Air Travel

Cross-Posted from Collaboration. Salesforce has joined JetBlue’s Sustainable Travel Partners program to accelerate sustainability of employee business travel; while JetBlue becomes the first airline to leverage Salesforce Net Zero Cloud to track emissions.

These ‘Friendly’ Insects Could Make Our Most Deadly, Destructive Pests Drop Like Flies

Oxitec’s Friendly™ technology has created self-limiting versions of some of our most deadly and destructive insect pests — a safe, targeted solution that has the potential to protect human populations, food crops and livelihoods globally.

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