Every company needs to assess its nature-related risks

May 10, 2022 by  
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Nature loss and climate change are two sides of the same coin, and companies must begin to disclose material nature-related risks and opportunities.

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Insurance giant Allianz sets oil and gas exit strategy

May 10, 2022 by  
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The policy also sunsets insurance on Arctic and Antarctic exploration, coalbed methane, extra-heavy oil and tar sand projects.

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This net-zero house is full of possibilities for the future

March 29, 2022 by  
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People grow and change over time. That’s just human nature . Now, there’s a house that will also grow and adapt over time. After all, people evolve. Shouldn’t their homes do the same? House Zero is a field trial for a proprietary concrete wall printing system. It was collaboratively designed by Icon and Lake|Flato Architects. The plan allows the house to evolve and change even as it fits into the natural Texas landscape. The home has flexibility, which is a truly modern idea. Related: This net-zero Big Sur home has enough power to charge EVs Robotics engineers, software developers and material scientists worked together to design this printed concrete construction technique. As a result, the home uses net-zero energy. The concrete walls are framed with wood. It’s a simple and beautiful design that’s also ingenious. Additionally, the home is designed to be built with robotic construction. It’s made with 3D printing techniques. It has a flat roof, exposed wooden beams and lots of glass to create big windows with gorgeous views. Furthermore, the house has an insulated envelope to prevent energy loss. There are deep overhangs to shield the interiors from sunlight and rain. The three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath home blends beautifully into the surrounding landscape. Moreover, the concrete walls are reinforced with steel. More of the walls can be added fairly easily and inexpensively using the same technology. The printer is operated with a mobile app and only a handful of people are needed to operate it. The process is quicker and produces less waste than traditional construction methods. The capabilities of 3D printing are expanding, and a home like this shows what’s possible. + Icon and Lake|Flato Architects Images via Casey Dunn

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Can You Recycle Number 5 Plastics?

December 22, 2021 by  
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Recycling isn’t the same as it used to be. A few years ago, China accepted… The post Can You Recycle Number 5 Plastics? appeared first on Earth911.

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Is it ethical to farm insects for food?

November 11, 2021 by  
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More people are eating bugs and scientists agree that insects can’t feel pain the same way mammals do. But should we be relying on them as sustainable protein source?

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Why commodity traders may finally get a handle on deforestation

November 11, 2021 by  
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There are reasons to be both hesitant and optimistic about the COP26 deforestation pledge.

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Why supply chain disruptions may slow down clean energy deployments

October 28, 2021 by  
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A confluence of factors is making construction materials, shipping costs and components more expensive. At the same time, renewable energy demand is running high.

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Corporate leaders rally around decarbonization pathways for high-emitting industries

October 28, 2021 by  
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The names behind the new plans indicate a new level of ambition in aviation, shipping and shipping.

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Microgrids and the Energy Transition

October 28, 2021 by  
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Centralized electricity production spurred huge progress in the early 20th century — enabling significant economies of scale and improved power plant efficiency. But times are changing. Today, we are facing new energy challenges, including an aging electrical grid, an increase in severe weather, and rising energy costs. Power decentralization may help us tackle these 21st-century energy hurdles by creating accessible, reliable, green, and resilient energy. The first step to decentralize is to find a way to create and distribute power on site. And microgrids are quickly becoming the smart decentralization solution. They provide local, interconnected energy, battery storage, and digital control capability. What is microgrid technology? Will it become the norm and not the exception in the coming years? Read this white paper to find out.

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Q3 2021: Walmart, Microsoft empower communities; wind-powered hydrogen; Louisiana solar

October 14, 2021 by  
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The major corporate renewable energy deals announced in the third quarter of 2021 tracked higher than the year-earlier period, but well below contracts announced for the same period in 2019.

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