Environment and Climate Change News

A Small British Columbia Town Develops a Sustainable Wastewater Treatment Plant

(3BL Media/Justmeabs) Big cities such as Los Angeles and New York are not the only places with sustainability plans in places. Sechelt is a small town in British Columbia, Canada with a population of 8,000 residents. In 2011, Sechelt published its sustainability plan.

California Utility Charts a Path to a Future With Clean Energy For the Golden State

(3BL Media/Justmeans) California is the most populous state in the nation, with almost 40 million residents and an economy ranking number six in the world. The Golden State also has led the way in taking care of the environment. The state has a renewables portfolio standard of 33 percent by 2020 and 50 percent by 2030. An executive order in 2005 established a target reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050.

Ecolab’s Water University Teaches Business How to Better Manage Water

(3BL Media/Justmeans) — Water is a precious commodity that is in increasing demand. Global water demand is projected to grow by 55 percent by 2050. It will take a 60 percent increase in agricultural production and a 15 percent increase in water withdrawals to feed 9 billion people by 2050. Presently, 70 percent of global water withdrawals are for agriculture.

Nestlé is the Latest Company To Commit to Cage-Free Eggs

(3BL Media/Justmeans) — Many egg-laying hens in the U.S. spend their lives in cages only 67 square inches. That is smaller than a sheet of letter-sized paper. Battery cages are so small that hens are unable to turn around, flap their wings or engage is normal chicken behavior such as nesting, perching or dustbathing. Cage-free hens are able to walk, spread their wings and lay eggs in nests.

The Future of the Car Industry Looks Electric

The future of the car industry is looking electric. The benefits of increasing investment in electric vehicle charging infrastructure outweigh the costs by more than three to one, a new analysis by Ceres and M.J. Bradley & Associates has found. An infrastructure investment of $17.6 billion would yield $58 billion worth of benefits by 2035.

Bringing Renewables to Scale Requires Aligning Policy Goals with Markets

(3BL Media/Justmeans) — Looking forward, the dynamics of today’s electricity industry look a lot like the auto industry. You have your traditional players, who have been doing this for a long time, being challenged by tech-enabled upstarts coming out of an entirely different sector, with offerings that are quite compelling. The Tesla-EV parallel cannot be denied.

World Business Council for Sustainable Development ‘Means Business’ Tackling Climate Change

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Climate change is now affecting every country on every continent; disrupting national economies, affecting lives, communities and costing business dearly. We are all experiencing the significant impacts of climate change, from changing weather patterns to rising sea level and more extreme weather events.

Reflections on the Future of Renewables and the Grid

(3BL Media/Justmeans) — From the standpoint of utilities, renewables are the new kids on the block, that they knew very little about until they moved in. The same can be said of many renewable providers.

Climate Business Solutions Market Accelerates to $1Tn Annually

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Between now and 2030, the climate commitments made following the Paris Agreement are expected to realize over $23 trillion in investment potential in 21 emerging markets. Apart from the governments, more than a thousand large businesses have made ambitious climate commitments, and are putting their pledges into action by investing in low-carbon solutions.

Pages

Subscribe to Environment and Climate Change