Although many would like to see a 100 percent solar transition, a less "painful" path will likely involve biomass, wind and other renewable technologies for many years to come.
Although solar electricity and wind energy are growing by leaps and bounds, they only provide a tiny fraction of today’s electrical demand. As global supplies of fossil fuel resources decline and as concern over global climate change increases, however, solar electric systems could become a major source of electricity, along with wind and a host of other renewable energy technologies. But is there enough solar energy to produce enough electricity to meet our needs?
Biomass Supplies joins the Business Call to Action with an initiative to integrate 40,000 farmers into its supply chain
New York, August 10, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Biomass Supplies, a Sri Lankansubsidiary of Biomass Group –the visionary renewable energy company – is developing Sri Lanka’s abundant sustainable energy resources through innovative partnerships with the country’s smallholder farmers. Biomass has joined the Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a commitment to boost the incomes of 40,000 farmers – at least 70 percent of them women – by 2018 and improve their yields through training in sustainable agriculture practices.
World’s largest leisure travel company today released 2015 sustainability report detailing progress made in environmental, safety, employee and social areas
MIAMI, August 4, 2016 /3BL Media/ -- Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world’s largest leisure travel company, today released its 2015 sustainability report detailing the progress made in 2015 against its 2020 sustainability performance goals. The report’s details show the company is on track to meet its goals in the next four years, with sustainability efforts highlighted across its 10 cruise line brands.
First-of-its-kind renewable energy facility to support South African sustainability and waste management efforts; boost electricity supply
Johannesburg, South Africa and Overland Park, Kansas, August 3, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Black & Veatch was selected by MBHE African Power (PTY) Ltd, a local renewable energy developer, to provide technical assistance for the country’s first waste-to-energy (WTE) plant. The energy plant will be located in the Drakenstein Municipality, near Wellington in the Western Cape.
The energy plant will contribute 10 megawatts to the nation's power grid – enough to power more than 10,000 South African homes.
UPS’s 14th annual Sustainability Report provides a comprehensive update on the company’s sustainability efforts, including an announcement that the company has achieved its goal of driving 1 billion miles in its alternative fuel and advanced technology fleet one year earlier than planned.
As the world becomes ever more connected, and our technologies more sophisticated, we are able to create solutions to help our customers reduce their energy use and corresponding gas (GHG) emissions of our products. We collaborate with customers to deliver customized solutions that help optimize energy use and provide training for customer operators on how to use our equipment more efficiently. In 2015, 18 percent of our reported sales and revenue was derived from products, services and solutions that demonstrate an improved sustainability benefit over existing offerings.