A draft of a forthcoming United Nations report on the effects of climate change paints a dark future for the global economy. It finds that the failure to take action has made large-scale climatic shifts inevitable. These shifts will result in catastrophic weather events that will have severe effects on the global economy: slow economic growth, scarcity of resources, disruptions in supply chains, increased poverty, and general business uncertainty.
Terrapass Introduces Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) For the Individual Customer It’s Not Just for Businesses Anymore!
SAN FRANCISCO, August, 26, 2014 /3BL Media/ - The average US household consumes around 11 MWHs of electricity annually; the emissions that are generated are equivalent to cutting down 194 trees. With these figures it is important to find ways to support clean energy that helps sustain our planet. By expanding its Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) portfolio, Terrapass is pleased to be able to offer a REC option to individual customers, in addition to their carbon offsets on Terrapass.com.
Workshop examines the potential for new initiatives to combat air pollution and improve quality of life
Fueled by rapid motorization and urbanization, adverse impacts from the growing urban transport sector in Beijing are looming large. Looking ahead, preparing the city for five million additional residents by 2020 and simultaneously promoting economic growth, providing safe and efficient accessibility, and reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and air pollution presents huge challenges and opportunities for city leaders. Sustainable transport can contribute to each of these targets, helping establish Beijing as a leader in healthy, people-centered urbanization.
James Lynch’s Nissan Leaf bolts down a shady street in San Jose, California, hardly making a noise as it zips between lanes at 40 miles per hour. With the quick flick of the transmission and a forceful press of a foot, the powder-blue car jumps ahead on the smooth pavement with the force of a small sports car. This isn’t a Mustang, though.
I coach my nephew’s little league team here in Texas. What impresses me most about these young players is the enthusiasm that they have for being a part of a team. While they care about their individual performance, they care more about the team. At a young age, they fundamentally understand that they rise and fall together.
This spirit of teamwork is something I think we all can learn from.
Omaha, Neb., July 9, 2014 /3BL Media/ – In its sixth annual public disclosure to CDP, Union Pacific submitted climate change data, discussing efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. For the first time, the company also outlined efforts to responsibly manage water in the CDP’s water questionnaire.
Illustrating the role environmental sustainability plays in Union Pacific’s business planning and operations, the company details the following actions:
For the first time in the short history of the U.S. government’s Renewable Fuel Standard, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed to decrease the total amount of renewable fuel required as part of the national supply, with a 41 percent cut to the advanced biofuel category.