Microsoft Announces New 100/100/0 Commitment By 2030

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Microsoft has announced that by 2030 the company will have 100% of its electricity consumption, 100% of the time, matched by zero carbon energy purchases. The post Microsoft Announces New 100/100/0 Commitment By 2030 appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

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Toyota to Invest Billions in Batteries by 2030

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billion in batteries and battery production by 2030, with a goal of reducing the costs of battery technology for electric vehicles (EV) by as much as 50% as well as to develop a supply system that…. Toyota Motor Corporation announced it plans invest more than $13.6

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PSEG Accelerates Net Zero Goal to 2030

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– has accelerated its transition to net zero to 2030 from a previously stated 2050 timeline adopted in 2019, making the climate. The post PSEG Accelerates Net Zero Goal to 2030 appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

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National Grid Joins EV100, Commits to Electrify Fleet By 2030

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National Grid, a major utility in the UK and US, joined EV100 earlier this month, committing to transition its fleet of over 5,700 vehicles to electric – 2,879 vehicles in the UK and 2,905 vehicles in the US – and install charging for staff at all locations by 2030. EV100.

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New Erie 2030 District Report Details Progress Toward Reducing Building Energy Use By 50% By 2030

PA Environment Daily

On August 10, the Erie 2030 District , a group comprising 17 Erie County property partners spanning public and private organizations representing 120 buildings and over 4.9 In 2020, the Erie 2030 District reduced energy usage to 13 percent below the baseline, a slight increase from 14.8

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How BAE Systems Will Reach Net Zero by 2030

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The post How BAE Systems Will Reach Net Zero by 2030 appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader. BAE Systems has joined the United Nations’ Race to Zero campaign, by signing up to the Business Ambition for 1.5°C.

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Microsoft Announces New 100/100/0 Commitment By 2030

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Microsoft has announced that by 2030 the company will have 100% of its electricity consumption, 100% of the time, matched by zero carbon energy purchases. The post Microsoft Announces New 100/100/0 Commitment By 2030 appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

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UN says global carbon emissions set to rise 16 per cent by 2030

New Scientist

A UN analysis of countries' latest plans to cut carbon emissions shows they will actually rise 16 per cent on 2010 levels by 2030, leaving only a small window to limit global warming to 1.5

PSEG Accelerates Net Zero Goal to 2030

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– has accelerated its transition to net zero to 2030 from a previously stated 2050 timeline adopted in 2019, making the climate. The post PSEG Accelerates Net Zero Goal to 2030 appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

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Toyota to Invest Billions in Batteries by 2030

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billion in batteries and battery production by 2030, with a goal of reducing the costs of battery technology for electric vehicles (EV) by as much as 50% as well as to develop a supply system that…. Toyota Motor Corporation announced it plans invest more than $13.6

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Fresh Del Monte Announces 2030 Sustainability Goals Linked to SDGs, Extends Beyond Operations

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among other companies, is pursuing 2030 sustainability goals more closely aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and impact beyond its own operations. In what may portend the next wave in sustainability leadership, Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc.,

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MetLife to Invest $500 Million in Social and Environmental Assets By 2030

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MetLife has announced it will orginate $500 million in new impact investments by 2030. The post MetLife to Invest $500 Million in Social and Environmental Assets By 2030 appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

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India may host massive amounts of PV module waste by 2030

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India’s solar capacity growth up to 2030 also means the accumulation of a significant amount of PV module waste due to early failures or damage during transportation, installation, and operation. Read the full story at PV Magazine. The waste generation could be 21 kilotons, assuming India’s cumulative installed PV capacity grows to 287.4 GW by… Read more → Circular economy Solar

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3 cities enter accelerator program to help achieve 100% zero-emissions commercial vehicles by 2030

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The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), the International Council on Clean Transportation and other nonprofits and industry groups have awarded Chicago, San Diego and San Jose, California, each with a $100,000 grant to support local partners working to achieve 100% zero-emissions commercial vehicles in their cities by 2030,… Read more → Sustainable communities TransportationRead the full story at Smart Cities Dive.

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Burger King parent aims to cut emissions in half by 2030, avoiding over 25M tons of CO2

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Restaurant Brands International (RBI), one of the largest quick service restaurant companies in the world, with brands including Burger King, Tim Hortons, and Popeyes, announced today new sustainability commitments, including targets to reduce GHG emissions by 50% by 2030, and reach net-zero emissions by 2050 or sooner, as… Read more → Corporate sustainability Food service and restaurantsRead the full story from ESG Today.

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Battery Management Systems Market to Leap 15% per Year through 2030

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The battery management system market is projected to grow at a 15% CAGR between 2021 and 2030, according to a new report from ResearchAndMarkets. The post Battery Management Systems Market to Leap 15% per Year through 2030 appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

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Push to Electrify Federal Fleet Could Yield Billions in Savings by 2030

Yale E360

Shortly after taking office in January, President Joe Biden directed federal agencies to procure "clean, zero-emission vehicles," but work toward that goal has been slow — just 10 percent of new mail trucks ordered by the United States Postal Service are expected to be all-electric.

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Fresh Del Monte Announces 2030 Sustainability Goals Linked to SDGs, Extends Beyond Operations

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among other companies, is pursuing 2030 sustainability goals more closely aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and impact beyond its own operations. In what may portend the next wave in sustainability leadership, Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc.,

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National Fuel Gas Announces Target Of Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions By 25% By 2030

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On September 9, National Fuel Gas Company announced the release of its 2020 Corporate Responsibility Report , providing a comprehensive review of environmental, social, and governance performance metrics.

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‘An enormous lift’: Biden’s goal of 50% EV sales by 2030 will test supply chains, utilities, experts say

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Read the full story at Smart Cities Dive. Biden’s lofty goal will run in tandem to investments in EV infrastructure. But other supports, like to manufacturing supply chains, are needed as well. Read more → EVs

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The Biden Administration’s Pledge to Cut U.S. Emissions in Half by 2030 Would Come with Serious Costs to the Economy: A CRES Forum Analysis

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Today, President Biden announced that the United States would pledge to reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by at least 50 percent by 2030, compared to a 2005 base year. Gt by the beginning of 2030, the United States would need to cut, on average, 0.225 Gt in energy-related CO2 each year to halve its emissions, compared to 2005. If the intended target is the end of 2030, we would have to cut an average of 0.2

New book chapter in ‘Achieving the SDGs through sustainable food systems’

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SDSN Sustainable Development 2030 Agenda Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition No Hunger Rural Communities Springer Sustainable Development Solutions Network Sustainable Food Systems Young FarmersIt is now possible to buy the edited volume ‘Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals Through Sustainable Food Systems‘, published by Springer Nature and edited by Riccardo Valentini, John Sievenpiper, Marta Antonelli and Katarzyna Dembska.

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50% By 2030 — The Administration Is Figuring Out How to Actually Get There

Law and Environment

The President today formally announced that the United States was pledging to reduce its emissions by 50% from 2005 levels by 2030. The post 50% By 2030 — The Administration Is Figuring Out How to Actually Get There first appeared on Law and the Environment.

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At Glasgow, Can the World Move from Aspiration to Action?

Yale E360

Negotiators at the Glasgow climate conference will face a stark choice: Focus on setting firm emissions targets for 2030, or settle for goals of achieving “net zero” by 2050?

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CA’s Clean Miles Standard Can Benefit Environment, Ridehailing Drivers- If Companies Step Up

Union of Concerned Scientists

On May 20th, CARB will vote on the Clean Miles Standard, a first-of its kind regulation that would require ridehailing companies like Uber and Lyft to electrify their fleets by 2030.

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Illinois To See Significant Public Health Benefits in a 100% Carbon-Free Future

Union of Concerned Scientists

The Clean Energy Jobs Act (CEJA) HB 0804/ SB1718 is the only bill that puts Illinois on a path to 100% carbon-free electricity by 2030 and 100% renewable energy by 2050.

UN plan would protect 30% of oceans and land to stem extinctions

New Scientist

Nearly a third of the world’s oceans and land should be protected by 2030 to stem extinctions and ensure humanity lives in harmony with nature, 195 countries say in a proposed UN plan

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Despite Pledges to Cut Emissions, China Goes on a Coal Spree

Yale E360

The government has promised a CO2 emissions peak by 2030, but the new coal binge jeopardizes both China’s decarbonization plans and global efforts to tackle climate change. China is building large numbers of coal-fired power plants to drive its post-pandemic economy.

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Sri Lanka Pledges No New Coal, Makes Push Into Rooftop Solar

Yale E360

In its latest climate plan, Sri Lanka is ruling out new coal power and aiming to reach 70 percent clean electricity by 2030, an important milestone on its way to reaching its goal of a carbon-neutral electricity generation system by 2050, Climate Home News reported.

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GM accelerates 100% renewable energy goal by 5 years, launches real-time carbon tracking initiative

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sites by 2025, five years of its prior 2030 target, and significantly ahead of its initial 2050 goal, first set in 2016. Read the full story at ESG Today. Automotive giant GM announced today that it plans to achieve its goal to source 100% renewable energy to power its U.S. The company also announced that… Read more → Auto industry Corporate sustainability

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Self-sustaining 3D-printed house harnesses the power of nature

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The Rain Catcher is a 3D-printed house that's off-the-grid and designed specifically to meet Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) 2030 Climate Challenge criteria for electric, heating and water consumption. This eco-house is truly made to harness all the power of nature

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Porsche Demands 1,300 Suppliers Use Renewable Energy

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Porsche aims to be carbon neutral in its supply chain by 2030. Bolstering its efforts to achieve ambitious emissions reduction goals, Porsche is requiring its nearly 1,300 suppliers to use renewable energy to manufacture its vehicle components.

California will require Uber, Lyft drivers to transition to electric cars

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Electric vehicles must account for 90 percent of ride-hailing vehicle miles traveled in California by 2030. Read the full story at The Hill. Read more → EVs Regulation

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UN Report: Countries Need to Restore Land Area Larger Than China to Avert Dangerous Warming

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Countries need to fulfill their commitments to restore 1 billion hectares of degraded land, an area larger than China, by 2030 to avert dangerous climate change, according to a new report from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Food and Agriculture Organization.

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Logitech Products to be carbon neutral this year, company aims to remove more carbon than it creates

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Consumer electronics company Logitech announced today a series of new climate goals, including having all products and operations achieve neutrality this year, achieving net zero emissions by 2030, and ultimately becoming “climate positive,” by removing more carbon than creating. Read the full story at ESG Today.

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Disneyland Resort pilots new program aimed at reducing food waste

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The resort has a goal of zero waste by 2030 and… Read more → Food service and restaurants Food waste Hospitality industryRead the full story from Spectrum News 1. Disneyland Resort has rolled out a pilot program aimed at reducing food waste. The program is being tested at Galactic Grill in Tomorrowland, which has separate bins for trash, food waste and mixed recycling, including liquids.

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IBM Announces 21 Environmental Sustainability Goals

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The pledges support or complement the company’s current commitment to reach net zero GHG emissions by 2030. In its just released annual Environmental Report, IBM has announced an updated set of 21 environmental sustainability goals.

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NASA is sending two missions to Venus for the first time in decades

New Scientist

NASA has selected two missions to Venus, called DAVINCI+ and VERITAS, to launch between 2028 and 2030, marking the agency’s first return to our sweltering neighbour since 1989

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LG targets emissions from use of Fridges, Washing Machines, Air Conditioners

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Consumer electronics giant LG Electronics announced today a new climate goal targeting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions generated in the use phase of its products, a primary source of GHG emissions, with a commitment to set a science-based target to reduce emissions from major products by 2030. Read the full story at ESG Today.

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Cargill aims to connect farmers to carbon offset buyers

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Its new program, RegenConnect, builds on Cargill’s plan to advance regenerative agriculture practices on 10 million acres in North America by 2030. Read the full story at GreenBiz. Cargill is taking advantage of its position in the supply chain between farmers and consumer food companies to invest in advancing the emerging carbon marketplace associated with regenerative agriculture.

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