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Facebook hosts Levi’s, Walmart to hack sustainability growth

GreenBiz Facebook this week invited businesses like Walmart, Levi’s and Hewlett-Packard to talk sustainability at scale. by Lauren Hepler Where can you find a self-proclaimed DOUG (Dumb Old Utility Guy) from Kentucky hobnobbing with executives from the world’s trendiest Internet companies to a backdrop of neon green signage and daylight-friendly house …

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Investors to SEC: Time for fossil fuel companies to reveal climate risk

Shutterstock A group of sustainability-minded investors are petitioning the SEC to compel fossil fuel companies to shine a light on potential climate risks in financial reporting documents. by Robert Kropp In 2010, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) published guidance on disclosure of climate change risks and opportunities at publicly traded …

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How Adidas uses a portfolio model to reduce carbon emissions

When companies invest in anything, they’re looking to make money back on that investment. The globally known sports apparel company Adidas Group is no different. By looking at green investments through a portfolio lens, Adidas has been able to push sustainable solutions to every part of the company. At GreenBiz …


We need to have ‘the talk’ about solar power

by Jorge Madrid We need to have “the talk” about solar power and equity, because ignoring uncomfortable questions will invite misinformation and bad decisions. We need an informed dialogue about how local solar power can affect low-income communities and communities of color in the U.S. We need to talk about “all …

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What California’s cap-and-trade success means for the low-carbon economy

Shutterstock SSuaPhotos by Barbara Grady Tailpipe emissions were included in California’s most recent cap and trade carbon allowance auction. Despite warnings that adding transportation fuels to California’s cap and trade system would wreak havoc on the market and hurt the state’s economy, the first auction to include emissions from cars, trucks, ships and the …

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Kaiser Permanente joins Apple, Walmart in clean energy buying spree

by Heather Clancy Healthcare provider Kaiser Permanente plans to buy enough solar and wind energy to cover half of its electricity consumption across all of its California facilities, the company plans to announce on Wednesday. That commitment comes in the form of several massive power purchase agreements (PPAs), making it the …

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How community projects boost customer access to distributed solar

The 6.4-megawatt Springerville Generating Station Solar System PV system in northeastern Arizona. by Mathias Bell What happens when you really want solar but the obstacles seem too great? You may not have a suitable space. A tree may be blocking your roof. Or you live in a condominium where you don’t …

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10 emerging sustainability trends to watch this year

by Aiste Brackley and Rida Bilgrami If 2014 were any indication, 2015 looks to be a big year for sustainability issues, including climate change, water scarcity and consumer engagement. From historic climate change marches and bold advocacy by companies on the price of carbon to global economic volatility and heated debates on inequality, 2014 was a year …

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US and Europe string new transmission lines for clean energy projects

Transmission lines near San Diego, Calif. In the U.S., approved and newly completed transmission lines will make it possible for 35 gigawatts of renewable energy projects to supply clean power for Midwestern, Southern and Eastern states. This article originally appeared at Sustainable Business. The U.S. and Europe are making major investments …


Are stranded assets wearing down the oil and coal industries?

The path to a decarbonized future is littered with fossil fuel relics, such as abandoned gas stations. by Fred Pearce This article first appeared at Yale Environment 360 and is reprinted here with permission. Boom may be turning to bust for fossil fuels. Market forces are combining with the prospect of new limits …