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Three Innovative Ways Retailers Are Tackling Sustainability Issues

by Camilla Thomson
Blog

While eco-savvy consumers have good intentions towards safeguarding the planet, sometimes standards slip – in the same way a packet of crisps might ‘accidentally’ slip into your shopping basket.  

Unfortunately, those lovely, crunchy crisps are protected by flexible plastic packaging not commonly accepted for kerbside collection (by a staggering 83 per cent of local authorities), a fact which will undoubtably leave a nasty taste in your mouth. 

Innovative Thermal Thinking Powers This Project

Enbridge Gas and partners announce world’s largest wastewater energy transfer project in Toronto
Blog

Enbridge Gas is getting its feet WET with another clean energy solution.

That’s WET, as in wastewater energy transfer—a process that harnesses the dormant energy of wastewater, and creates a lower-carbon method of heating and cooling buildings.

United, Honeywell Invest in New Clean Tech Venture From Alder Fuels, Powering Biggest Sustainable Fuel Agreement in Aviation History

United agrees to purchase 1.5 billion gallons of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) over 20 years - which is one and a half times the size of the rest of the world's airlines' publicly announced SAF commitments combined
Press Release

CHICAGO and DES PLAINES, Ill., December 27, 2021 /3BL Media/ -- United and Honeywell recently announced a joint multimillion-dollar investment in Alder Fuels – a cleantech company that is pioneering first-of-its-kind technologies for producing sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at scale by converting abundant biomass, such as forest and crop waste, into sustainable low-carbon, drop-in replacement crude oil that can be used to produce aviation fuel.

Black & Veatch Urges Prioritization of Water System Resilience Through Holistic Asset Management

Article

Factors like climate change, thinning groundwater resources, rises in seawater temperature, reduced flow of rivers and streams and public demand for water conservation are driving water and wastewater utilities to enhance the sustainability and resiliency of their systems. Armed with reclamation and reuse technologies, utilities are finding solutions in a range of strategies. But as each water source and its use are different, so too will be the reuse process for each application.

Decarbonizing Value Chains Requires the Next Tier of Sustainability Leaders

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Private sector decarbonization commitments are more vital than ever to meet the challenge of climate change. Only days remain until the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow where governments are expected to “ratchet up” their commitments under the Paris Agreement to avoid catastrophic climate change.

Esri Partners With The Ray to Map Solar Energy Hot Spots

New Tool Enables Departments of Transportation to Analyze Rights-of-Way for Zero-Carbon Electric Grid Expansion
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Research published by the Webber Energy Group at the University of Texas at Austin, and by The Ray, a nonprofit studying technologies that can transform the transportation sector for a Vision Zero future, documented the efficiency and economic, societal, and environmental benefits of installing solar arrays on interstate right-of-way land.

Press Release

Research published by the Webber Energy Group at the University of Texas at Austin, and by The Ray, a nonprofit studying technologies that can transform the transportation sector for a Vision Zero future, documented the efficiency and economic, societal, and environmental benefits of installing solar arrays on interstate right-of-way land.

Sustainability With Substance, Not Sustainability by Numbers

We don’t live in a 1.5 degree world
Press Release

October 20, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Ninety One, an active global investment manager, has published its third annual Global Environment Impact Report, which provides a detailed analysis of what we call the “sustainability attribution” for every holding within the Global Environment portfolio – an assessment of each company’s contribution to a greener cleaner future, evidence of their positive environmental impact and the appraisal of other ESG considerations.

Cristiano Amon at IAA Mobility 2021: How 5G Is Driving Connected Automotive Intelligence

Blog

Digital transformation is sweeping across all major industries and markets, including automotive and transportation.

The car is evolving, driven by an immense demand for efficiency, safety, new experiences, and services powered by greater intelligence and connectivity. Digital platforms are moving us into a new era of connected transportation, and Qualcomm Technologies’ breakthrough inventions are helping transform vehicles as we know them.

Ninety One Launches Decarbonization '40 Act Fund to Meet Growing Demand for Climate-Aware Investment Solutions

Deirdre Cooper & Graeme Baker to manage US ‘40 Act Fund
Press Release

NEW YORK, October 19, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Ninety One, an active global investment manager, announces the launch of the Ninety One Global Environment Fund. This launch addresses growing interest from US-based financial advisors and institutional investors in access to companies in the environmental-solutions universe that are poised to grow and outperform as the world transitions towards net zero.

Addressing Ecological and Coastal Protection in the Gulf Region

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When it comes to planning for climate change and protecting our communities, there are a few regions that are more vulnerable than the rest. As evidenced by several massive hurricanes in recent decades, the Gulf Region of the United States is paramount within these vulnerable regions. Over the course of geologic history, the Mississippi River has served an important purpose for the region, transporting sediment and debris from up-river and depositing it downstream to form new marsh lands. 

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