March 12, 2020 /3BL Media/ - A diverse group of investors, companies, trade associations, institutions, and organizations across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic are urging the region’s governors today to band together and create a clean transportation future that enables economic growth.
Perhaps the most interesting aspect of the new partnership is Arrival’s unique manufacturing model.
Instead of relying on large, centralized factories, the company plans to establish a number of “micro-factories.”
Depending on where and how the new factories are sited, the arrangement could provide UPS with an opportunity to bring new jobs into communities that need them, rather than encouraging workers to uproot and follow jobs to remote locations.
January 29, 2020 /3BL Media/ - More than 20 major companies, healthcare systems and large energy consumers on the Pacific Coast declared their support today for expanding cap-and-invest programs to scale up efforts to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across the region.
A Letter From Our CEO: Accelerating Sustainability
The beginning of a new year is always a great time for reflection, even more so when it’s the beginning of a new decade. At Black & Veatch, we design and build projects to operate for decades, so the long view comes naturally. It was with this spirit that in 2019 we undertook a series of initiatives to embrace the world we see today and prepare for the world we want in the years ahead.
January 17, 2020 /3BL Media/ - UPS announced today that it has deployed five eBikes in Copenhagen, one in Stockholm and one in Aarhus as part of its global effort to improve the sustainability of its deliveries. As a result of these new alternative fuel vehicles being introduced, UPS operates three fewer 7.5-tonne diesel delivery vehicles in Denmark and one less diesel delivery vehicle in Sweden every day.
2019 was a pivotal year in Corporate Social Responsibility as the concepts of corporate responsibility and sustainability received significant media attention, and the trends that I identified last year at this time (better dialogue, more learning, more disaster prevention, greater equity and the growing importance of Generation Z-ers) remained timely and relevant. Still, 2020 promises to bring more challenges and opportunities to the field, and leaders should pay attention to these developing global trends in Corporate Social Responsibility:
Facing increased risk by hackers, utilities are ramping up cybersecurity
For power suppliers wanting to be vigilant about the threat that hackers pose to the grid, a March 2019 intrusion may have been a benign warning about vulnerability. When hackers disabled a Utah-based renewable energy developer’s control system for about a dozen solar and wind farms in the West, the grid’s operators were left blinded for more than 10 hours to those 500 megawatts of generation sites. Thankfully, no outages resulted.