Episode 107: State of Green Business hits and misses; mainstreaming climate risk

January 12, 2018 by  
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In this week’s episode, the bell curve for connected cars, corporate energy buyers face tax changes and climate disclosure gets serious.

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In the complex world of sustainability, taxes are still certain

August 17, 2017 by  
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Countries remaining in the Paris accord may impose energy taxes on U.S.-refined products, which could create a new tracking and reporting nightmare.

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What is climate gentrification?

August 17, 2017 by  
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Building greener cities that boost social equity is a priority from coast to coast. But beware of urban resiliency as a ‘land grab.’

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3 environmental policies business can push for now

May 17, 2017 by  
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Business leaders can leverage influence with policymakers by supporting a carbon tax, product ingredients disclosure and water protection policies.

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More blockchain experiments that could unlock innovation

March 30, 2017 by  
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More than 200 potential applications are in the energy sector alone. Plus, don’t overlook emerging models for self-driving vehicles and tracing lumber.

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Why this U.S. logistics giant will use drones powered by fuel cells

March 30, 2017 by  
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PINC, which manages ship and railyards, is looking forward to longer flight times and faster refueling turnaround. It’s not the only one.

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Signs of a shift in the market for wind

March 30, 2017 by  
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Newcomers such as Japan are gaining ground, raising questions about the future of the market for turbines.

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Why ExxonMobil’s new CEO, like the old one, backs a carbon tax

February 27, 2017 by  
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Darren Woods, who took the helm in early 2017, doubles down on oil giant’s commitment to drive down emissions.

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Why climate change is material for the cotton industry

February 27, 2017 by  
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The cotton industry is turning to innovation to help it weather challenging growing conditions ahead.

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Nicolas Sarkozy calls for a carbon tax on the US if Trump pulls out of the Paris climate agreement

November 16, 2016 by  
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President-elect Trump has made no secret of his plans to pull out of the Paris climate agreement – a move that would have devastating environmental implications. But former French President Nicolas Sarkozy isn’t going to take this sort of climate change-repudiating nonsense lying down. He is calling for a carbon tax on the United States should the country decide to back out of its promises under the new Trump administration. Trump has repeatedly denied that global warming is a threat to the environment, even while quietly fortifying his real estate holdings against rising sea levels . Still, during his campaign, he promised to pull out of the Paris agreement that the US and over 100 other countries enacted to combat manmade warming. President Obama has championed the agreement, defending the pact on Monday during a press conference . Related: Trump advisers seek loopholes to allow ASAP withdrawal from Paris climate deal If Trump finds a way to scrap the agreement – and it is increasingly looking like he will – Sarkozy thinks Europe should impose a carbon tax on the US – sort of like an economic wall against poor policy decisions. “Well, I will demand that Europe put in place a carbon tax at its border, a tax of 1-3 per cent, for all products coming from the United States, if the United States doesn’t apply environmental rules that we are imposing on our companies,” he said. It is particularly important for the US to stick to the agreement, which aims at keeping temperatures from rising beyond the 2 degree point that most scientists agree is the point of no return for the planet. The US is one of the biggest carbon emitters on Earth, and it is hard to make a real global impact if the country isn’t on board. It is also difficult to convince other countries to comply if the US isn’t willing to take steps to reduce its emissions. Speaking about the agreement, President Obama stated “It says to China and India and other counties that are potentially polluting: come on board.” Via ZME Science Images via Wikimedia and Gage Skidmore

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