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Carbon Emissions Reduction, Carbon Cap and Trade, Carbon Footprint Analysis

Carbon is a chemical element which is the stuff of life – carbon atoms are found in all living things on Earth.  Downside:  the combustion of carbon-based fuels (such as coal and oil) leads to a build up of “Greenhouse Gases,” (GhG’s) including carbon dioxide (CO2), methane and nitrous oxide (NoX), which trap heat in the atmosphere. We call this Global Warming as the atmospheric effects cause the Earth to heat up.

The effects of global warming could include changing climate conditions, rising seas (as polar caps melt), interruptions in agricultural production, and destruction of ecosystems. Governments, advocates, investors, lenders and others are encouraging corporations to reduce their carbon footprint. The objectives are to reduce risk, moderate the impact of the enterprise on the environment, reduce operating and capital costs, and to be a better corporate citizen.  Cutting carbon use / carbon emissions have become an important corporate strategy.*  In this section we bring you news and updates, research and insights, commentary and opinion, and other resources of value to all stakeholders in the effort to reduce GhG’s and the effects of global warming.

*As the chair of PricewaterhouseCoopers observed in 2008:  Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) findings show a clear trend that carbon reduction is becoming a key component of business strategy.  As CEOs we see it and long-term institutional investors see it…

--Dennis Nally, PWC at global launch of the CDP

News & Updates

June 30, 2022 Renewable Energy Is Surging, But Trouble Looms

Source: Scientific America

Global clean energy spending is expected to surge 12 percent in 2022, reaching $1.4 trillion as the world pours money into renewables, electric vehicles and energy efficiency, according to a recent International Energy Agency...

June 29, 2022 How the DRC is fighting deforestation with an eye on the human cost

Source: Sustainability Times

A recent New York Times exposé has shown that, for many rural communities in the Congo, the logging industry is often the only way to survive, even as people are becoming increasingly aware of how vital these carbon-absorbing...

June 29, 2022 Southwest Airlines Invests in Pilot Project for Development of Sustainable Aviation Fuel

Source: Aviation Today

Southwest Airlines recently invested in a technology development project for commercialization of sustainable aviation fuel. The project is led by SAFFiRE Renewables, a new company that is exploring technology for converting...

Research & Insights

May 26, 2022 Natural, low- and zero-carbon gases and gas infrastructure key to an achievable transition toward a sustainable and secure energy future for all.

Source: Yahoo Finance

The International Gas Union (IGU), Snam and knowledge partner Rystad Energy, are releasing the Global Gas Report 2022 (GGR), on the occasion of the 28th IGU World Gas Conference held in Daegu, Korea.

May 3, 2022 The Environmental Price Of Clean Energy Is Still Too High: Report

Source: Jalopnik

In the face of that devastating IPCC report delivered in February, you might be considering taking some bare-minimum actions like buying an EV. This excellent deep dive published by Ars Technica Monday into what it really costs...

April 21, 2022 Your Guide to a More Eco-Friendly Packing List

Source: CN Traveler

“Sustainable,” “eco-friendly,” “upcycled”—these words are touted across the retail space as companies strive to tap into today’s sustainably-focused consumers’ interests (and wallets). The 2021 Global Sustainability Study found...

Commentary & Opinion

May 9, 2022 Grid operators warn of electricity shortage amid switch to renewables: Report

Source: Fox News

"I am concerned about it," MISO Chief Executive John Bear told the Wall Street Journal in a report Sunday. "As we move forward, we need to know that when you put a solar panel or a wind turbine up, it’s not the same as a thermal...

March 22, 2022 What about people? Sustainable work, sustainable life, sustainable packaging

Source: Packaging Europe

After twenty years of being a part of our industry, of which I’ve spent the last fifteen years helping companies to find the right people, I’ve seen the progress we’ve made so far. And in those years, I’ve spoken to thousands of...

December 6, 2021 Commentary: The Rotman Review: Why Sustainable Finance Is Critical To MBAs

Source: Poets and Quants

Some funding models that have been proposed to fund climate initiatives deviate significantly from conventional methods such as raising debt or equity.


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