No new gas-powered cars by 2035, California governor says

September 25, 2020 by  
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California Governor Gavin Newsom’s new executive order bans the sale of all new gasoline-powered cars and passenger trucks by 2035. After that, only zero-emissions new cars will be sold in the state of  California . Californians will still be able to own, drive, buy and sell used cars that run on gas. Over half of California’s current carbon emissions come from transportation. The governor’s office foresees a 35% drop in  greenhouse gas  emissions once the new policy goes into effect. Related: 17,000 Tiehm’s buckwheat, rare wildflowers of Nevada, destroyed “I don’t know of any other state in this country that’s been more forceful and forthright in establishing and anchoring a consciousness around  climate change ,” Newsom said in a press conference Wednesday. “We just want to fundamentally reconcile the fact we’re no longer living in 19th century, and we don’t need to drill things or extract things in order to advance our economic goals and advance our mobility needs.” Priorities stressed in the executive order include setting new health regulations around oil extraction and the communities affected by it, stopping hydraulic  fracking  permits from being issued by 2024 and planning a statewide rail and transit network. The California Air Resources Board is formulating regulations for medium and heavy-duty vehicles to be zero emissions by 2045. “This is an economic opportunity: the opportunity to transform our  economy across sectors, the opportunity to accelerate innovation and the entrepreneurial spirit, the opportunity to bring more companies here into the state of California,” said Newsom. Not everyone favors this turn away from gasoline, and Newsom will likely face political, legal and commercial challenges. In the past, President Trump has objected to California setting its own auto  emission  standards that differ from federal rules. The California New Car Dealers Association released a statement saying that the state’s citizens should have more of a say in this matter. While electric cars are better for the environment than those fueled by gasoline, the lithium necessary for electronic vehicles’ batteries causes another set of problems. Mining for  lithium  affects communities and ecosystems from northern Tibet to the salt plains of Chile to Nevada’s desert. Hopefully, better batteries and the planned statewide rail and transit network catch on and drive down demand for every person to own a private car. Via ABC7 and Salon Image via Pexels

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Regenerative Business: From Theory to Practice

September 15, 2020 by  
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Regenerative Business: From Theory to Practice How can diverse stakeholders move beyond designing out waste and keeping products in play, to regenerating local economies and natural systems? The promise of a circular economy includes so much more than just designing out waste and keeping molecules in play. The opportunity, and necessity, is to improve the health of every single system that we touch — from product design and manufacturing to how we engage suppliers across a value chain. What’s the opportunity for your organization to regenerate the natural systems upon which your business depends? How can we learn from nature’s ingenious design to increase value across all forms of capital? This discussion grounds regenerative principles in practice, and shares actionable tools for implementing them. Speakers Shana Rappaport, Vice President & Executive Director, VERGE, GreenBiz Group Ahmed Rahiem, CEO & Co-Founder, Numi Amanda Ravenhill, Executive Director, Buckminster Fuller Institute  Holly Secon Tue, 09/15/2020 – 10:33 Featured Off

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From Product to Practice: Circular Innovation from the Ground Up

September 15, 2020 by  
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From Product to Practice: Circular Innovation from the Ground Up How can companies leverage one circular product initiative into an organization-wide, circular transformation? Rethinking your company’s strategy, business model and supply chain for a circular economy — all while continuing to fulfill current and evolving market and customer demands — can be a daunting task. Rather than tackling circularity at scale, some companies are finding early success in starting small. Hear from leading companies about their journeys in optimizing a single product, and how it helped launch enterprise-wide changes in business strategy. Panelists present practical case studies on how implementing and innovating for circular products can transform business practices — from supplier engagement to materials innovation, process improvement, resource optimization and global business strategy. Speakers Christina Raab, Vice President, Strategy & Development, Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute Kellie Ballew, Director of Sustainability, Shaw Industries Group, Inc. Kip Cleverley, VP, Global Sustainability, IFF Holly Secon Tue, 09/15/2020 – 00:30 Featured Off

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After the age of contagion, what’s the ‘new normal’?

March 23, 2020 by  
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As we begin to ponder our collective future post-coronavirus, the opportunity is ripe to accelerate sustainable outcomes. Will we?

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The case for designing a circular battery

March 5, 2020 by  
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Some batteries designed for transportation applications may have the opportunity to be recovered and reused for another purpose before even reaching the stage of recycling.

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Jad Dalay of American Forests on forests’ potential to mitigate climate change

November 13, 2019 by  
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Jad Dalay says using forests as a climate change solution offers the opportunity to capture carbon and create more green jobs.

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Yalmaz Siddiqui on MGM Resorts International’s approach to food waste management

November 13, 2019 by  
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Yalmaz Siddiqui says the company uses multiple programs to divert its food waste.

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CEO of 3Degrees, Steve McDougal, on offsetting carbon emissions with transportation

November 11, 2019 by  
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To tackle climate change, 3Degrees helps corporations implement renewable energy strategies. Recently, more corporations are beginning to tap into the opportunity to also reduce their transportation emissions with renewables and offsets.

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Wells Fargo’s Mary Wenzel on accelerating agriculture-tech solutions

November 11, 2019 by  
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In collaboration with the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL), the Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator (IN2) has been supporting entrepreneurs working towards clean technology solutions in the built environment for the past four year

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This undercover trend is electrifying trucks

July 24, 2019 by  
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As distribution logistics encourage regional delivery, the opportunity to electrify grows, too.

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