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Plug pulled on gas and oil pipelines as prices slip Risks to investing in fossil fuels appear to rise with court ruling against Dakota Pipeline Environmentalists hail decision to stop Dakota Pipeline a day after Duke and Dominion scuttle...
Glass recycling in the U.S. is down due to COVID-19 and weak laws.Reused and recycled glass is cheaper to produce than making new glass from raw materials.European countries outstrip the U.S. in recycling glass due to supportive...
New Jersey expects an offshore wind port in Salem County will help the surrounding region rebound from the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.The facility has the potential to become a major hub for staging, assembly, and...
Faith Birol, the executive director for the International Energy Agency, said Africa needs to find ways to battle the COVID-19 pandemic while continuing to extend access to energy to its population.  About 600 million...
Impact investing is a truly global sector, with regional variances in ecosystems, regulations, and community needs, so it does make sense for events to reflect that geographic diversity. But what about during the pandemic?
French President Macron pledges $16.9 billion to fight climate change, accepts recommendations of citizens’ assembly. Win by climate change activists signals money will still flow into the sector post-pandemic. European countries, including the U.K. and Ireland, are...
COVID-19 pandemic is leading to increased flow into social and sustainability-linked bonds, according to 280 CapMarkets’ Jennifer Tonda. ESG bonds allow fixed-income investors to have a measurable impact on environmental and social issues. Green, social and sustainability bond issuance...
Sir Ronald Cohen says investors should push companies to account for the effects of their businesses on the environment and society. GSG chairman links recent social unrest to a financial system that is delivering profits but is failing...
Sustainable investing must be nurtured by individual companies that promote and live green and carbon-decreasing solutions, experts say. Estimated net flows for 314 open-end and exchange-traded sustainable funds for U.S. investors reached $10.5 billion in Q1 2020,...
U.S. solar sector, which slowed after a record-breaking first quarter, is expected to soon rebound. COVID-19 decreased demand, delayed projects, and caused job losses, manufacturing stoppages and financing difficulties. Solar panel installations are expected to grow as...
Falling costs for renewables, such as solar and wind power as well as batteries, make 90% cut in carbon emissions for U.S. electricity possible within 15 years, says a report. Rooftop solar costs have fallen by 82%...
The International Energy Agency unveiled a pandemic recovery plan to stimulate the economy, create jobs and a sustainable energy sector. The plan urges policymakers to facilitate a $1 trillion annual investment into the energy sector for the...
Participants in a virtual conference held by the Principles for Responsible Investment and others urged the world to use an estimated $20 trillion in COVID-19 relief funds to fight climate change and create new jobs in an...
Major automakers are behind schedule in meeting goals of the Paris Climate Agreement. Norway provides incentives to its citizens so they can buy an electric vehicle for less than an internal combustion engine vehicle. Within the decade,...
Regenerative farming’s impact on climate change is limited, the World Resources Institute says.Investors have bet at least $47.5 billion on regenerative agriculture, research institute said last year.The agriculture sector generates about one-fifth of all greenhouse gas emissions,...
Put on shelf during spread of COVID-19 in favor of disposables, sustainable food packaging expected to return.Progressive companies and localities throughout the world had been pushing to reduce the use of single-use plastics while at the same...
COVID-19 and industry labor shortages may bring robotics to U.S. meatpacking plants sooner Sustainability may be a benefit of new plants aided by robotics Worldwide, meatpackers in industrialized nations are ahead of U.S. meatpackers in using robotics
Change Finance, an exchange traded fund issuer, is calling on its portfolio companies to divulge pay-equity data following social justice protests in the U.S. The company is part of a trillion-dollar movement of financial stakeholders looking to promote...
Avocado Green Mattress is tapping into rising consumer demand for organic and sustainably sourced products for babies and their Millennial parents. Company manufactures baby and adult-size mattresses that contain certified organic components and excludes what the company says...
Factory farms are both vulnerable to starting and spreading pandemics, an investor group study says. Plant-based meat alternatives all well placed to benefit from any switch away from industrial beef, pork and poultry production. More than 70% of animal...
Companies are offering consumers carbon offsets for e-commerce, which has increased during the pandemicHow companies green their supply chains and use carbon offsets to fill gaps shows whether their eco-friendly commitments are not just good PRThe UN’s...
COVID-19 quarantines have led to less pressure on the world’s oceans, and new policies will be needed if the positive changes are not to be quickly reversed once the pandemic eases. While the seed money for projects comes...
Fashion industry, criticized as a major polluter, looks to regenerative farming With the fashion world’s backing, startups like Oshadi Studio may find it easier to find investors. An embrace of materials sourced from regenerative farming could help the reputation...
The Prince of Wales called for a pivot to a sustainable global economy that's more resistant to future pandemics at an online World Economic Forum meeting. Prince Charles said illnesses like the coronavirus may become more common due...
Relatively new building standard could become even more popular at forward-looking companies because of the pandemic Expenses connected with a WELL building are “cost neutral” compared to a standard building, experts say. Healthier and happier employees in the office...
Some environmental advocates say the postponement of the COP26 meeting due to the pandemic may give financial institutions time to come up with a plan to tackle global warming. Banks have provided $2.7 trillion in financing for fossil...
Spring Lane Capital’s Rob Day is betting on startups that build small plants that transform and on other sustainable infrastructure. COVID-19 isn’t expected to affect the impact investor’s projects in the energy, food, water and waste sectors. While sewage...
Community projects give more people access to solar energy Startups including Solstice are growing even in the pandemic The U.S. government is behind a push to make solar energy accessible to every household and business by 2025
COVID-19 pandemic and a stagnant economy may result in the largest historic drop in energy investments. As consumer demand recovers, the decline in oil investments may lead to a future crude supply crunch with knock-on effects for some...
Installations of solar, wind and other renewable energy sources are expected to fall 13% this year, according to the International Energy Agency. Pandemic-induced economic shocks are hammering the growth of renewable energy, which is seen by many ESG...
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