Weekend Reads: Accountability in Decarbonization; Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Call to Action - Diversified Communications

Energy Efficiency, GHG Emissions, Regulation  -  May 20, 2023

Weekend Reads: Accountability in Decarbonization; Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Call to Action

It's the weekend! Kick back and catch up with these must-read articles from around the web:

Decarbonizing Business: Driving Accountability And Competitive Advantage In The Climate Crisis (Forbes) Consumers, investors, and regulators are actively seeking effective ways to hold companies accountable for their GHG emissions. This heightened focus is fueled by the alarming disparity between current emission reduction efforts and ambitious net zero targets. There are opportunities to decarbonize our economy by fostering partnerships, making strategic investments, and sharing innovative solutions between businesses to effectively implement net-zero commitments.

World’s Largest Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Completes Successful Year of Trials (Smart Grid Observer) The world's largest zero-emission haul truck has successfully completed its mission to demonstrate the potential of zero emission haulage. The mining truck is a critical technology in heavy industry's efforts to reduce its reliance on diesel and other fossil fuels. The nuGen Haulage Solution replaces all diesel components of the haulage ecosystem, including vehicle powerplant, refueling system, fuel storage infrastructure, and fuel production.

New Water Treatment Technology Could Help Recycle Even Super Salty Waters (NREL) Members of the National Alliance for Water Innovation (NAWI) research consortium analyzed an emerging form of reverse osmosis. These novel systems could treat even highly salty water. The NAWI research team developed a mathematical model that could quickly evaluate the cost, clean water output, and energy consumption of more than 130,000 potential system designs.

Divest, decarbonize and disassociate — inside the bold new push to get fossil fuels off campus (Resilience) Visitors to the University of Washington Career Center in Seattle would have found students sitting in a circle on the floor, as they participated in one of the recent climate protests at the school. Their goal: to convince the UW administration to establish a policy banning fossil fuel companies from coming to campus to recruit students to work for them. 

Arnold Schwarzenegger: Environmentalists are behind the times. And need to catch up fast. (USA Today) I can't stop myself from smiling when I see all of the progress toward a green future. When I ran for governor, environmentalists didn’t really buy in when I said I’d be a green governor. I knew that my administration would have to do the work, and that’s exactly what we did. A million solar roofs. Our historic plan to reduce pollution by 25%. A renewable portfolio standard to replace coal and gas with wind and solar. As we accomplished all of that, environmentalists started hugging me and inviting me to speak at clean energy summits all over the world about the California model.

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