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  • IHA responds to manifesto to stop new hydropower in Europe
    by Elizabeth Ingram on October 27, 2020 at 4:20 pm

    In response to the recently released No More New Hydropower in Europe: A Manifesto, a spokesperson with the International Hydropower Association issued the following response: “Any infrastructure project, whatever its size or scale, should have a strategic fit and be developed and operated sustainably to avoid negative effects on […]

  • Power Shut-Offs Become A Way Of Life For Many Californians
    by Lily Jamali on October 27, 2020 at 4:11 pm

    A power company has turned off the electricity in parts of Northern California to prevent equipment from sparking wildfires. Residents are getting used to life without power during fire season.

  • What Stops Western States From Intentional Burning As A Way To Prevent Wildfires?
    by Eric Westervelt on October 27, 2020 at 4:11 pm

    Experts agree the Western U.S. needs to increase intentional burns to head off more catastrophic wildfire seasons. But economic, cultural and institutional barriers are in the way.

  • Google Furthers its Sustainability Commitments with Pledges for Plastic-Free Packaging and Zero Waste
    by Emily Holbrook on October 27, 2020 at 3:39 pm

    Google has announced three new sustainability commitments. The post Google Furthers its Sustainability Commitments with Pledges for Plastic-Free Packaging and Zero Waste appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

  • 18 hydropower tenders announced in Asia-Pacific region in Q3 2020
    by Elizabeth Ingram on October 27, 2020 at 12:46 pm

    There were 261 power plant tenders announced in the Asia-Pacific region in Q3 2020, marking a rise of 18% over the last 12-month average of 221, according to GlobalData’s power industry tenders database. Of these, 18 tenders were related to hydropower. T&D equipment stood at first place when compared with other power tender categories […]

  • Chipotle Introduces Sustainability Impact Trackers for All Digital Orders
    by Emily Holbrook on October 27, 2020 at 12:08 pm

    Chipotle Mexican Grill has announced the debut of Real Foodprint, a sustainability impact tracker that compares average values for each of Chipotle's 53 ingredients to their conventional counterparts against five 5 key metrics. The post Chipotle Introduces Sustainability Impact Trackers for All Digital Orders appeared first on Environment + Energy […]

  • $65 Million in Funding Going to California Electric Vehicle Infrastructure
    by Emily Holbrook on October 27, 2020 at 11:01 am

    Four Community Choice Aggregators (CCAs) from the Bay Area and Central Coast of California are funding — in total, with state financial contributions — $65 million in infrastructure to support the rising number of electric vehicles (EV) in the state. The post $65 Million in Funding Going to California Electric […]

  • EMEC and PTEC partner to grow UK tidal energy market
    by Elizabeth Ingram on October 27, 2020 at 9:26 am

    The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Orkney, Scotland, announced it has joined forces with the Perpetuus Tidal Energy Centre (PTEC) to develop a large-scale tidal energy site off the Isle of Wight, England. This site will be eligible to bid into future UK Contracts for Difference (CfD) allocation rounds, according to a press release.... The […]

  • The Dark Side Of The Recovery Revealed In Big Data
    by Greg Rosalsky on October 27, 2020 at 6:31 am

    The way the government tracks recessions is largely the same as it was 70 years ago. A research group is working to change that and is revealing a lot about the lopsided recovery along the way.

  • Gillette plans to shave use of virgin plastics by 50% by 2030
    by Deonna Anderson on October 27, 2020 at 5:17 am

    Gillette plans to shave use of virgin plastics by 50% by 2030 Deonna Anderson Tue, 10/27/2020 - 02:17 Personal care products brand Gillette, known for its razors, set out to become a more sustainable company one decade ago. And over the past 10 years, it has reduced its energy consumption by 392,851 gigajoules and its […]

  • Lisa Jackson: How Apple aims to lead on environment and equity
    by Elsa Wenzel on October 27, 2020 at 5:00 am

    Lisa Jackson: How Apple aims to lead on environment and equity Elsa Wenzel Tue, 10/27/2020 - 02:00 Apple's Lisa Jackson is moving social justice to the top of the list for protecting the environment. Coming from one of Fortune's "most powerful women in business" at one of the world's largest companies, she has views that could […]

  • Brown, female and on the bus: A personal journey into transportation policy
    by Sahar Shirazi on October 27, 2020 at 4:30 am

    Brown, female and on the bus: A personal journey into transportation policy Sahar Shirazi Tue, 10/27/2020 - 01:30 I got my first passport at 6 months old. Not to take a luxurious holiday with my jet-setting family, but to move back to a country on the brink of war, right after a democratic revolution that almost immediately […]