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China’s State Power Investment Corporation Adds New Energy to Sustainability by Joining WBCSD

Press Release

GENEVA, February 15, 2018 /3BL Media/ -- Global electricity leader State Power Investment Corporation Limited (SPIC) has today joined nearly 200 forward-thinking companies as the newest member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).

A Fortune Global 500 company, SPIC is one of China’s leading power generators and operators, an integrated energy group with power as its core. By connecting with WBCSD’s network of forward-thinking businesses, across a variety of sectors, SPIC can deliver real impact in global corporate sustainability.

March for Science: Why Carbon Offsets are Good Science

By Jan Lee
Blog

Science has been around since the beginning of human civilization. It was the engine behind Aristotle’s ambitious effort to fly and even earlier than that, it helped the Babylonians fashion an understanding of time and their universe.

Ecocentricity Blog: The Anthropocene Can Wait

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Solar cells imported into the United States will now face a tariff. That’s the bad news. The good news is that it could have been worse.

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Solar cells imported into the United States will now face a tariff. That’s the bad news. The good news is that it could have been worse.

Natural Gas Storage Operators Bracing for Regulatory Impact

Article

Storage solutions continue to drive natural gas’s prominence as part of a balanced power portfolio. Results from the 2017 Strategic Directions: Natural Gas Industry Report survey signal that in order to realize natural gas storage potential, industry organizations will first need to manage the array of associated federal and state regulations. Final rules to be issued by the U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), for instance, will require up-front planning and may pose compliance challenges for storage facility operators.

Amid Changes in the Federal Regulatory Landscape, States Take the Lead

Article

Capitalizing on sustained low natural gas prices, the United States has seen a fair amount of build-out of new pipeline infrastructure to reach new markets since last year’s Strategic Directions: Natural Gas Industry Report. Additionally, the changeover in administrations at the federal level is widely seen as favorable for continued industry growth. However, despite announced intentions to immediately accelerate energy infrastructure development, several bumps have been encountered right out of the gate.

2017 in Review: Sustainability Reporting to Fight Climate Change

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This year has been challenging for sustainability in many respects, but there have also been exciting developments in the sustainability reporting landscape. In this short series, we look back at GRI’s efforts, and look into what 2018 has in store.

In 2017, we saw some of the most devastating impacts of climate change. We witnessed groundbreaking policy changes and shocking political backward steps. People took on seemingly insurmountable issues – and won – and the corporate world took leaps forward to support sustainable development.

Schneider Electric VIDEO | Nurturing Sustainability from Our Core to Our Customers

by Emmanuel Lagarrigue
Blog

Sustainability is in Schneider Electric’s DNA. It is rooted in everything we do. Our mission is to help our customers meet their sustainability goals while continuing to grow their business.

But we must start with ourselves. We know that sustainable businesses are more innovative, efficient and having more engaged employees. Businesses really canreduce their resource consumption while thriving in today’s economy.  The following are key learnings from our sustainability program.

Drive behavior with a sustainability scorecard

Reopening Dirty Truck Loophole Is Bad for the Economy and Public Health

Press Release

December 4, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Testifying today at the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) hearing on repealing the glider provisions in the Phase 2 national fuel economy standard for heavy-duty vehicles, Carol Lee Rawn, Transportation Program Director at Ceres, made the following statement:

The Texas Renewable Energy Landscape: From Aspiration to Execution

by Scott Macmurdo, Sustainability Specialist
Blog

Georgetown, Texas, is perhaps best known for its antiques and retirees. So what led former Vice President Al Gore and hundreds of renewable energy leaders to converge on this small Central Texas town last month?

Businesses Commend Virginia for Leadership in Cutting Carbon Emissions and Promoting Clean Energy

Press Release

RICHMOND, Va. November 16, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- Businesses across Virginia are commending Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s proposed rule that would cut carbon dioxide emissions from the Commonwealth’s electricity sector by 30 percent between 2020 and 2030. 

The McAuliffe Administration will present their proposal to the State Air Pollution Control Board later today in Richmond. 

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