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Ceres Releases Investor Expectations for Paris-aligned Financial Reporting in U.S. Oil and Gas Sector

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June 17, 2021 /3BL Media/ - U.S. oil and gas companies, and their investors, are at risk of significant stranded assets because they are not adequately reflecting the impacts of the climate crisis and the clean energy transition in their financial reporting, as detailed in a new report from the sustainability nonprofit Ceres.

Diode Ventures Announces Financial Close of Its First Greenfield Utility-Scale Solar Photovoltaic Project

Once constructed, Grizzly Ridge solar installation will help serve increasing demand for renewable energy in Texas
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., June 16, 2021 /3BL Media/ - To help address growing demand for solar energy generation in the southwestern U.S., Diode Ventures (Diode), a Black & Veatch company that develops global infrastructure projects, announced today that has reached financial close on the Grizzly Ridge Solar Project, a nearly 140-megawatt (MW) utility-scale solar field located in Hamilton County, Texas. The project was co-developed with RKB Energy, LLC (RKB).

Momentum Building Among Fortune 500 Around Climate Action, but Not at Scale Required

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June 3, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Sixty percent of Fortune 500 companies have set a climate or energy-related goal, yet they vary dramatically in terms of ambition and are not happening at the speed or scale needed to align with what the science requires, according to a new World Wildlife Fund (WWF) report. “More and more companies are setting voluntary climate goals and increasing their climate ambition, however it’s still not enough to stave off the worst impacts of climate change,” said Marcene Mitchell, WWF’s senior vice president for climate change.

Gem Lab IGI Pledges to Become Carbon-Neutral

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June 4, 2021 /3BL Media/ - The New York office of the International Gemological Institute (IGI) is aiming to be the first carbon-neutral gemological laboratory by 2022.

“Our environment is an interdependent system where everyone has a role to play, and I am proud of the institute for stepping up and enacting real change,” IGI North America president Avi Levy said Wednesday. “While we are pioneering the practice in our sector, we look forward to others joining us in our environmental stewardship.”

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New energy management system at FedEx Office® saved 22 million kilowatt hours of energy in first year
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Solar thermal air conditioning at FedEx Ground
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Ten Nature-Inspired Companies Advancing Sustainable Solutions

Biomimicry Institute announces the 10 startup companies participating in this year’s $100,000 Ray of Hope Prize® program.
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The Biomimicry Institute has announced the top 10 nature-inspired startups to compete for the 2021 Ray of Hope Prize, a transformational program designed to help startups cross a critical threshold in scaling their sustainable solutions.

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The Biomimicry Institute has announced the top 10 nature-inspired startups to compete for the 2021 Ray of Hope Prize, a transformational program designed to help startups cross a critical threshold in scaling their sustainable solutions.

Keysight Technologies Commits to Net Zero Emissions by End of 2040

Highlights role of solutions and services in enabling environmental sustainability technologies
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SANTA ROSA, Calif. May 19, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS), a leading technology company that delivers advanced design and validation solutions to help accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, has announced that it will achieve net zero emissions in its operations by end of fiscal year 2040, a decade ahead of the Paris Agreement’s timeline. 

Grocery Shopping for a Healthier Planet

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"We want to do our part. We want to be incredible stewards to our customers, our communities and the environment," said Darcie Renn, Director of ESG & Sustainability for Albertsons Companies.

Safeway is among the grocers striving to help shoppers waste less and have less impact on the planet. Last year, the company donated over 75 million pounds of food to people in need, which not only reduces carbon emissions by keeping food out of landfills, but also helps ensure that unspoiled food gets “into the hands of people that can use it,” said Renn.

Major Investors Demand Ambitious Methane Regulations in the U.S.

147 investors with $5.35 trillion in assets under management call for stronger methane regulations and enforcement
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Inaction will leave investors and oil and gas companies vulnerable to climate and reputational risk

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Inaction will leave investors and oil and gas companies vulnerable to climate and reputational risk

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