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

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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