by Douglas Nuttall, P.Eng. Senior Civil Engineer, Ottawa, Canada
We have a problem.
The population of the world is growing. Almost all of that growth is occurring in urban centers around the world, and each city already draws on more resources and ecological services than the land that it manages can support - many times over.
GENEVA, January 16, 2017 /3BL Media/ --Today, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and the Consejo Empresario Argentino para el Desarrollo Sostenible (CEADS) released their new guide “Power Purchase Agreements en Argentina.”
Leaders in the New Hampshire business community release a series of principles highlighting the economic benefits of clean energy and their support for policy action
January 2, 2018 /3BL Media/ - As the legislature gears up for the 2018 session, over 50 New Hampshire businesses united in calling for the Legislature to support economic growth and business development through advancing clean energy policies. Dartmouth Hitchcock, Hannaford Supermarkets, Hypertherm, Velcro Companies, Timberland and Worthen Industries are among the businesses that signed on to a series of “Clean Energy Principles.”
BENTON HARBOR, Mich., January 2, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Whirlpool Corporation has risen in the Newsweek Green Rankings to 50 and 82 on the national and global lists respectively. The rankings assess the environmental performance of the largest publicly traded companies in the U.S. and the world. This year, Whirlpool Corporation was classified as a "top-ranked company," a designation awarded to fewer than 100 companies on either list.
Global carbon dioxide emissions are projected to reach record highs in 2017 and again in 2018, according to estimates by the Global Carbon Project. This comes after a three-year period where emissions remained flat, which many scientists had hoped signaled a peak in climate warming emissions.
This is very bad news for those who want to reverse this trend and limit the long-term impacts of climate change.
GHG Project Developers, Landowners, and Offset Buyers Enjoy Benefits of Project Verification
EMERYVILLE, Calif., December 18, 2017/3BL Media/ - SCS Global Services (SCS) has achieved a new milestone, crossing the 125 million metric tons CO2e mark for carbon offsets verified. This achievement reflects greenhouse gas (GHG) offset projects evaluated over nearly 10 years by SCS, including projects focused on forests and land-use, agriculture, renewable energy, ozone depleting substances (ODS), and more.
In 1998, when Hurricane Mitch devastated Honduras, Dee and Richard Lawrence, along with their daughter Skye, headed south, to help with the country’s recovery efforts and wound up starting a cookstove project that greatly reduces carbon pollution. Eighteen years later, the Lawrences founded Cool Effect to fund carbon-reducing projects around the world.
A new movement has begun, with more than 300 companies coming together to lead the fight against climate change.
The need for a low-carbon future has become undeniable, a conclusion supported by the Paris Climate Agreement. The expansion of an unchanged energy system, with anything close to current levels of carbon-dioxide (CO2) intensity, would likely lead to global warming in excess of 4 degrees Celsius by the end of the century— a crisis scientists agree would cause widespread and disastrous ecological problems.
One might think the proliferation of renewables would spell the demise of natural gas, but market leaders know that gas-fired generation will continue to play an important role even as an influx of renewable energy reshapes the American power landscape.