Kaiser Permanente’s Rame Hemstreet on reaching carbon neutrality by mid-2020

November 14, 2019 by  
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The Oakland-based company working to wean itself off of natural gas as it has done with carbon-intensive electricity.

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The risky economics of the new natural gas infrastructure in the United States

September 17, 2019 by  
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Low natural gas prices have helped to shutter many coal plants. Watch a similar effect on natural gas generators as clean energy becomes more affordable.

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Mergers are coming: How to manage ESG through the M&A process

September 17, 2019 by  
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As business leaders across industries pursue mergers and acquisitions, there will be substantial ESG opportunities and risks. Here’s what to look for.

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Volkswagen unveils hotly anticipated ID.3 electric car

September 17, 2019 by  
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The EV market is about to get even more competitive following VW’s unveiling of what it hopes will become the ‘people’s EV.’

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City of Berkeley bans natural gas in new buildings and homes

July 23, 2019 by  
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The Californian city of Berkeley has become the first in the country to pass a ban on natural gas piping in new buildings, including private homes. Although it is considered cleaner than oil, natural gas is still a fossil fuel and contributes to global warming . New buildings in Berkeley, with few exceptions, will have to rely on electricity for heating water and kitchen appliances starting in January 2020. The natural gas ordinance was spearheaded by councilmember Kate Harrison, who told the San Francisco Chronicle , “It’s an enormous issue. We need to really tackle this. When we think about pollution and climate change issues, we tend to think about factories and cars, but all buildings are producing greenhouse gas .” Related: California is the first US state to require solar energy for new houses The legislation passed unanimously, but some critics outside of the city town halls and council meetings argue that electricity prices are higher than natural gas . The mandate will come at an expense to homeowners and renters in the Bay Area’s already stifling housing market. The ordinance also comes with funding for a two-year position for one staff member in the Office of Planning and Development who will oversee the implementation of the ban. David Hochschild, chairman of the California Energy Commission, reported that at least 50 other cities throughout the state of California are considering such a ban in hopes of addressing the contribution that buildings make to climate change and to encourage higher usage of electricity and renewable energy. Berkeley has a history of progressive bans, including becoming the first city in the country to ban smoking in restaurants and bars back in 1977. Earlier this year, the city banned single-use plastic utensils in restaurants (such as plastic forks). Restaurants and cafes throughout the city must use compostable utensils for takeaway meals and beverages. The city also passed an ordinance adding a 25 cents tax onto single-use cups, such as coffee cups. Via San Francisco Chronicle and NRDC Image via Pixabay

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Let’s talk about Renewable Energy Certificates … for natural gas

July 19, 2019 by  
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Ready for RECs for RNG?

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How Allbirds, Organic Valley and Everlane support regenerative agriculture

July 19, 2019 by  
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A small-but-mighty group of consumer goods is offsetting their carbon emissions by sourcing materials from farms and ranches investing in these best practices.

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Tracking the relationship between the oil supermajors and climate change

March 29, 2019 by  
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The top five gas companies say that they’re investing in clean energy — but how true is that claim?

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Our top 10 clean economy and climate change stories of 2018

December 31, 2018 by  
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Plastics, natural gas and Elon Musk: Here are our biggest and most widely read articles of the year.

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‘Super pollutants’ such as methane, HFCs and black carbon were a hot topic at GCAS

September 17, 2018 by  
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Acting quickly to reduce relatively short-lived yet potent gases could have a big impact on human health and slow global warming.

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