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Needing to Build Resilience in a Post-Pandemic World

by Michael Mondshine, Senior VP, Director – Sustainability, Energy and Climate Change, WSP USA
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The world was given a unique opportunity in 2020 to take stock of what truly matters and start to better plan for the future through sustainable infrastructure projects

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The world was given a unique opportunity in 2020 to take stock of what truly matters and start to better plan for the future through sustainable infrastructure projects

Vistra Is Committed to Lead in the Global Effort to Combat Climate Change

Press Release

February 3, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Climate change is a defining issue of our time, impacting all global citizens, industries, and nations. That is why Vistra has set goals to reduce our carbon footprint by 60 percent by 2030 and achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.  As an integrated retailer and producer of electricity, Vistra is committed to combating climate change through, most importantly, the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from our business activities.

California's Clean Energy Future - With More Solar, Batteries and EVs - Requires Reimagining the Power Grid

New SCE white paper points out that the effects of climate change also are driving needed grid evolution
Press Release

ROSEMEAD, Calif., Dec. 9, 2020 /3BL Media/ — Fundamental changes in how the electric power grid is planned, designed, built and operated are necessary to meet future challenges that are arriving quickly. Those challenges are created by changes in electricity use and in the sources of energy connected to the grid, including greatly expanded use of electric vehicles and growth in large-scale solar power and energy storage, fundamental to California’s clean energy future.

P-TECH Students Answer the Call to Fight Climate Change and COVID-19

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Business leaders have been adapting to big challenges and changes over the past year, including the adoption of AI and cloud technologies to survive and thrive. Now more than ever, there is a skills gap that aspiring leaders and students can address to bring digital ideas to life, to drive value for their companies, and to be successful in their careers.

Moving the Needle: Engaging College Students on Climate Solutions

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The MoveTheNeedle Project’s mission is first to educate those who are passionate about carbon and climate. The next generation of leaders will be critical in shaping decisions—some of them are already in positions of influence.

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The MoveTheNeedle Project’s mission is first to educate those who are passionate about carbon and climate. The next generation of leaders will be critical in shaping decisions—some of them are already in positions of influence.

How Biden's Climate Policies May Affect Georgia

Drawdown Georgia Team Members Interviewed by WABE
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BY MOLLY SAMUEL

Georgia is already feeling effects from climate change. On the coast, sea levels are going up. Temperatures are going up around Georgia, too; last year was one of the state’s warmest on record.

Rising seas threaten highways, bridges and homes. Heat affects people’s health. Drought is not good for farmers.

Ecocentricity Blog: OK Doomer

By: John A. Lanier
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There is simply too much work to be done to solve the climate crisis, and that work can become unbearable without a positive vision to work toward. Fortunately, climate fiction can also help us more fully imagine that positive vision.

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There is simply too much work to be done to solve the climate crisis, and that work can become unbearable without a positive vision to work toward. Fortunately, climate fiction can also help us more fully imagine that positive vision.

How Institutional Investors are Shifting Assets into ESG Investing

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The US SIF Foundation's Trends Report conducted research on 530 institutional asset owners with $6.2 trillion in ESG assets, equivalent to 51 percent of the $12.01 trillion that money managers identified as institutional assets. Because money managers do not disclose information about their institutional clients, the data received from our direct research of institutional investors shows how and why they incorporate ESG criteria into their investment analysis and portfolio selection.

Why Providing Alternatives to SF6 and Other Greenhouse Gases is Important for Carbon Reduction Initiatives

By Olivier Blum
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The urgency to act on climate change has never been greater, and, in the absence of global regulation, companies are voluntarily stepping up to fill the gap. As of the publication of this blog post, more than 1000 companies have set public science-based carbon reduction targets through the Science-based Targets Initiative (SBTI), while hundreds more have committed to renewable energy, energy efficiency, and electric vehicle adoption through The Climate Group’s RE100, EP100, and EV100 programs.

How Will America's Environmental Initiatives Change Under President Biden?

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We’re coming off a year that was defined by transformative and disruptive change. Now there is plenty more on the horizon with a new presidential administration taking office here in 2021.

What should environment, health, safety, and sustainability professionals expect as America welcomes new leadership in the White House? Will the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris lead to increased federal emphasis on environmental initiatives? It seems very likely.

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