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Bill McKibben to Discuss Moving Forward on Climate in Hostile Administration on Live Webinar

National Climate Seminar Presents Middlebury College Professor and 350.org Founder Discussing Challenges of Moving Forward on Climate Issues in Trump Administration
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ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y., November 14, 2016 /3BL Media/ - On Wednesday, November 16, as part of its twice-monthly National Climate Seminar series, the Bard Center for Environmental Policy will host a live web discussion, “The Postelection Climate for Climate Action,” with climate change activist Bill McKibben. The talk takes place at 12 noon. EST and can be viewed at: bluejeans.com/163092697.

Ceres and the PRI Join Forces to Tackle Tropical Deforestation

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MARRAKECH/LONDON/BOSTON, November 11, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Ceres and the PRI announced today a new partnership to tackle widespread, global deforestation driven by escalating production of beef, soy and timber, focusing initially on South America.  Through a new, joint investor group, the two organizations will support global institutional investors pressing food and timber companies to eliminate deforestation and other related concerns, including forced labor and land rights disputes from their supply chains.

Regulators Examining Whether Performance-Based Incentives Could Be the Key to a Modernized Grid

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Utility regulators in some U.S. states are considering the adoption of performance-based regulation to replace the traditional cost of service regulation.

Daimler Is Building the Future

Construction of Daimler's second battery factory is starting in Kamenz, Saxony. With investments of around 500 million Euro, one of the most state-of-the art and biggest battery factories in Europe is being erected at the Daimler's ACCUMOTIVE subsidiary.
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In future, Kamenz will be further developed into a competence center for battery production. From the middle of 2018, the factory will make the lithium ion batteries for all electrified vehicles of Mercedes-Benz and smart, ranging from the plug-in hybrid to the all-electric models. In addition, the Kamenz factory will also produce batteries for the stationary Mercedes-Benz energy storage unit as well as for 48-volt systems. The number of employees at the site will also be gradually increased in the coming years and will even be more than doubled until the end of the decade.

Former Prime Minister of Australia Addresses the BSR Conference 2016

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In a plenary address at the BSR Conference 2016, the Honorable Kevin Rudd, former prime minister of Australia and president of the Asia Society Policy Institute, explored how being bold can help build a better world.

"Without finance, effective action on climate change is a dead letter," Rudd said.

Following his address, Rudd answered live questions from BSR Conference participants and Twitter.

Watch the full video below:

“Message In A Can” Awareness Campaign: Costa Cruises And Cial Consortium Donate Three Benches to Savona

Three benches made of recycled aluminum as a result of separate collection
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SAVONA, October 27 2016 /3BL Media/ - Three benches made of recycled aluminum have been positioned at Darsena, in front of the historic “Torretta” as a gift to the community of Savona. This is one of the results of the “Message in a can” initiative, which was launched earlier this year by CIAL (Aluminum Packaging Consortium), Municipality of Savona, Ata Spa (Savona Municipality Company for waste collection) and Costa Cruises, in order to promote and develop the collection and recycling of aluminum in the city.

Black & Veatch: Low prices, Security Concerns Push Natural Gas Industry to Look Inward

Strategic Directions Report explores balance between growth opportunities and impacts of capital constraints
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OVERLAND PARK, Kansas,  24 October 2016 /3BL Media/ – Emerging global markets, liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects and increased coal plant retirements represent growing opportunities for the natural gas industry even as low-price conditions hinder capital investments. This outlook, found in Black & Veatch’s just-released 2016 Strategic Directions: Natural Gas Industry Report, reflects widely varying market outlooks for the upstream, midstream and downstream segments.

Green Builder® Media, Mayor Dyer, and City of Orlando Join Forces to Host Groundbreaking Thought Leadership Summit Focused on Intelligent Solutions for a Resilient World

Green Builder Media and Mayor Dyer hosting can’t miss thought leadership event on Jan 9 in Orlando to determine actions and policies for sustainable future. Register today!
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LAKE CITY, Colo., October 21, 2016 /3BL Media/ — Green Builder Media is partnering with Mayor Dyer (Vice-Chairman of the Council of Mayors’ Energy Committee) and the City of Orlando to host the Sustainability Symposium 2017: Ready for Anything on January 9, 2017 at the Dr. Phillips Center for Performing Arts in downtown Orlando.

This first-of-its-kind thought leadership event is focused on intelligent solutions for a resilient world

The GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards: The Future of Reporting

Watch this short animation introducing the first global standards for sustainability reporting.
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Watch this short animation introducing the GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards, the first global standards for sustainability reporting.

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