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Grassland Conservation Project Earns Groundbreaking Recognition as Carbon Sink

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The Southern Plains Land Trust, working with the Environmental Defense Fund, has sold the first listed grassland carbon credits, making possible the restoration and preservation of two Colorado ranches that together sequester 8,000 metric tons of soil carbon per year.  SCS Global Services conducted the third-party verification of the carbon offset project, confirming the accuracy of the emissions reductions and compliance with the Climate Action Reserve’s Grassland Project Protocol. The project was funded in part by a USDA Conservation Innovation Grant.

When Corporations Take Credit for Green Deeds Their Lobbying May Tell Another Story

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Tom Lyon,  Dow Chemical Professor of Sustainable Science, Technology and Commerce Faculty Member, Erb Institute | Business for Sustainability.

Magali (Maggie) Delmas Professor of Management Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, Anderson School of Management, University of California, Los Angeles

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Authors:

Tom Lyon,  Dow Chemical Professor of Sustainable Science, Technology and Commerce Faculty Member, Erb Institute | Business for Sustainability.

Magali (Maggie) Delmas Professor of Management Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, Anderson School of Management, University of California, Los Angeles

Republic Services and NJR Clean Energy Ventures Turn New Jersey Brownfield into Green Energy with Completion of New 13 Megawatt Solar Project

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, N.J., July 17, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Republic Services and NJR Clean Energy Ventures (CEV), the clean energy subsidiary of New Jersey Resources, today celebrated the completion of a 13 megawatt (MW) ground-mounted commercial solar project constructed on the former South Brunswick Landfill Superfund site. Comprised of more than 36,000 solar panels, the project will provide enough clean energy to power 1,360 homes annually. According to the U.S.

Ceres: Clean Energy Opportunities Align With Investment Fundamentals

Savvy investors are starting to understand the expanding opportunities in clean energy
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Now that clean energy has gone mainstream, there is an array of existing and emerging opportunities to scale up clean energy investments while also meeting investors’ risk-return requirements. Across asset classes, clean energy opportunities are available that align with investment fundamentals such as long-term risk diversification. Savvy investors are now moving to understand the expanding opportunities in the clean energy sector, recognizing that this market is growing in terms of the breadth and quality of available opportunities.

New Report: Forests are Key to Combating Looming Water Crisis

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by Andrew Stevenson

The world is facing a growing water crisis: already, 40% of the world’s population are affected by water scarcity, and climate change threatens to increase the frequency of both floods and droughts in vulnerable areas around the world.

Brent Constantz: Concrete Plans

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Most people wouldn’t guess it, but concrete is the single most widely used material in the world. And both production and consumption are on the rise. The amount of energy used to produce all of this concrete is mind-numbing, as is its impact on the climate. This week’s guest on Sea Change Radio is Brent Constantz, the founder of Blue Planet, a company that has developed innovative carbon-capturing methods for concrete production. We discuss Blue Planet’s latest projects, look at the industry as a whole, and examine some encouraging concrete recycling solutions.

South Pole Offers New Green-e Energy Certified Renewable Energy Certificate Option

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Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) announced today that South Pole is now offering a renewable energy certificate (REC) program certified by Green-e® Energy, North America’s leading independent certification program for renewable energy. South Pole is one of the world's leading developers of emission reduction projects and offers renewable energy solutions in over 20 countries worldwide, including U.S. RECs for commercial and wholesale customers located in the North American market.

Tetra Pak Achieves 50% Renewable Electricity Consumption in Just Two Years Since RE100 Commitment

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July 10, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Tetra Pak now obtains half of its global electricity supply from renewable sources, putting the company firmly on course to meet its RE100 commitment of using only renewable electricity across all global operations by 2030.

Eighth-Graders Take Hands-On Approach to Fighting Air Pollution

Edison International partners with the Garvey School District to create a clean energy future for local communities
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Jamie Lei and Kenneth Nosaka, air quality measurement tools in hand, were surprised by the readings inside a local fast food restaurant during lunch hour. The numbers were even worse than those taken from a nearby freeway overpass.

“I was not expecting that,” Nosaka said.

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