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

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.

Microsoft Climate Innovation Fund Propels Completion of LanzaJet’s First SAF Plant

The financing partnership will enable LanzaJet to bring its alcohol-to-jet, net-zero sustainable aviation fuels to commercial scale.

How Carbon Removal as a Service Is Poised to Aid the Clean Energy Transition

Energy company Occidental and its subsidiary, Oxy Low-Carbon Ventures, are on a path to achieve net-zero emissions in their own operations and those associated with their products before 2050. And they are helping others reduce theirs, too.

While Travel Was Quiet, JetBlue Was Busy with Sustainability

During COVID, JetBlue announced several sustainability targets — including a net-zero target by 2040, as well as a set of short-and medium-term targets to help them get there. We asked Carl Otto, JetBlue’s Senior Analyst for Sustainability and ESG, how they'll do it.

Microgrids Could Be a Secret Weapon in the Corporate Race Towards Net Zero

Reining in energy emissions is top of mind for companies; so having more control of how, where and when energy is produced makes good business sense. Here, Shell Energy’s Matt Baker explains why microgrids are an increasingly popular solution.

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From Silicon Valley to Rural Africa: Boosting Energy Access with the D-REC Initiative

The potential for D-RECs as an instrument for transformative change is limited only by the corporate appetite for renewables, which at this point sees no signs of waning. While the infrastructure is currently being built and finalized, the chance to funnel investments is just around the corner.

Getting to Net-Zero Buildings Helps the Climate — and the Bottom Line

Though it will involve substantive changes, the move to net zero is not something companies should dread — and they lose money to inefficient systems every day they wait.

This Spanish Water Utility Is Turning Orange Waste Into Green Power

Cross-Posted from Waste Not. Emasesa saw an opportunity to treat the 5.7M kilos of oranges littering the streets of Seville each year not as food waste, but as a powerful circular solution.

Closed-Loop Tech Aims to Change Textile Industry’s Water Use from ‘Waste2Fresh’

With textile manufacturing responsible for 20% of global water pollution, Waste2Fresh's closed-loop water-recycling system aim to revolutionize the industry’s exploitative methods for dyeing and manufacturing our clothes.

An All-Solutions Approach Is Needed to Meet the Looming Demand for Carbon Offsets

As we race to achieve net zero, let’s ensure we aren’t making the same mistakes that got us here. Tech solutions do not deliver the same co-benefits as nature — and clearly cannot substitute for the loss of ecosystems. Nature-based solutions are cost-effective and can make an immediate difference.

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Porsche, Tesla Partner with Materials Suppliers to Increase Sustainability of EV Batteries

Cross-Posted from Supply Chain. BHP will now supply some of the world’s lowest-carbon nickel to Tesla, while BASF will supply Porsche with high-energy cathode active materials and recycle battery-production waste to close the loop.

All Porsche Parts Will Now Be Made with Renewable Energy

Cross-Posted from Supply Chain. Porsche has announced it is taking further steps to achieve its sustainability goals: The high-performance car maker is calling for its roughly 1,300 series suppliers to use exclusively renewable energy in the manufacture of Porsche components, starting this month.

MGM’s Mega Solar Array Now Powering 13 LV Strip Resorts

The new mega solar array is the hospitality industry's largest directly sourced renewable electricity project worldwide. MGM Resorts aims to source 100% renewable electricity in US and 80% globally by 2030.

GM Launches $60B 'Equitable Climate Action' Plan

Cross-Posted from The Next Economy. A new, $25 billion climate-equity-focused philanthropic fund will complement GM's $35 billion investment in EV and AV programs globally through 2025.

Vermont Family Farm Raises a Crop of Energy and Teaches Us a Lesson

The anaerobic digester at Goodrich Farm turns cow manure and food waste into carbon-negative, renewable natural gas that benefits much more than the farm. And the family’s journey is highly replicable.

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Jaguar Land Rover, Google Partner to Track Air Quality in Dublin

The latest installment of Google’s Project Air View outfits Jaguar’s new, electric I-PACE with Google Street View technology and mobile air sensors to monitor Dublin’s street-level air quality for the next year.

HSBC, WRI, WWF Partner to Scale Next-Generation Climate Solutions

The US$100M initiative builds on the organizations’ individual efforts to accelerate a shift to a net-zero global economy.

As Travel Resumes, So Does Focus on Decarbonization of Aviation

Cross-Posted from Product, Service & Design Innovation. After a lengthy pause, tourism stands on the precipice of restarting again. But even as many travelers prepare to take to the open skies, aviation continues to grapple with its oversized carbon footprint compared with the rest of the industry.

Alaska Airlines Outlines Path to Net Zero by 2040

In one of the most challenging sectors to decarbonize, Alaska has set forth its plan to greatly reduce its carbon, waste and water impacts by 2025; and eliminate its carbon emissions altogether by 2040.

Budweiser Is Turning All Beer ‘Green’ on St. Patrick’s Day, Calling on Industry to Do the Same

Cross-Posted from Marketing and Comms. On March 17, Budweiser will purchase renewable energy credits equivalent to the estimated electricity needed to brew every beer in the US in a single day.

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