(3BL/JustMeans) We all use devices that are connected to the internet. The demand for those devices is only going to increase. The trend is for more and more devices to increase the demand for computing and data storage. An estimated 100 billion connected devices in 2020 will create an even greater demand for computing and data storage than the current infrastructure can handle.
FROM THE EDITOR
Energy Majors Make Moves Toward Renewables—Again
“Could renewables be the Majors’ next big thing?” That’s the provocative question raised in a white paper by Wood MacKenzie, a research and consultancy group, promoted through its subsidiary, Greentech Media. A few years back, the major oil and gas companies had small but active units dedicated to renewable energy sources. When oil reached $100 a barrel, these exploratory departments went quiet. Now, as the rapid growth of wind and solar power radically reshapes energy markets, Big Oil is getting back into the renewables game. Whether the Majors are “leading the way in shaping strategies to capture a piece of the action” as the paper claims may be a stretch, but there’s clearly some movement away from a sole focus on fossil fuels and towards renewables. Read the details here.
John Howell, Editorial Director
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(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Several global companies now pursue sustainability goals such as building stable markets, protecting the environment and improving social inclusion. Some of these companies are leading from the front by ensuring that their business strategy is aligned with universal values in order to create a positive environmental and social impact.
(3BL Media/Justmeans) - We should not underestimate the power of consumer advocacy and the role identity politics plays in today's world. One of the communities that best understands this logic is the LGBTQ community. It supports companies that advances its causes and takes a stand against homophobia, denouncing companies that engage in discriminatory behavior.
Boeing is reducing waste, water use and emissions in its facilities while business keeps booming. The company that produces aircraft generated less greenhouse gas emissions, used less water, sent fewer solid waste to landfill, and generated less hazardous waste in 2016.
(3BL Media/Justmeans) — The hotel industry has a big environmental impact. Hotels use vast amounts of energy and water, and generate solid and hazardous waste. Some hotels are now grasping the importance of reducing their environmental impact.
(3BL Media/Justmeans) — To say that the Trump’s administration’s disconnect from reality when it comes to climate change has created tensions both at home and abroad would be a vast understatement. Even fellow Republicans are uncomfortable with the extreme position taken by the president, one that totally defies well-established science. A number have openly broken from Trump in response to his...