GHG Emissions

GHG Emissions  -  June 22, 2019

Weekend reads: Energy transition in 12 charts; Cities vs. climate change

It's the weekend! Kick back and catch up with these must-read articles from around the web:
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GHG Emissions  -  June 20, 2019

Best Buy sets goal for its consumers and itself

After reducing its carbon emissions more than 50% percent, Best Buy is committing to its next goal: decreasing its own emissions 75% from a 2017 baseline and helping consumers reduce their carbon emissions by 20% and save $5 billion on utility costs by 2030.
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June 19, 2019

Solar, wind to power almost 50% of grid by 2050

Falling cost for wind, solar and battery technology will result in a grid nearly half-powered by the two fast-growing renewable energy sources by 2050, according to the latest projections from BloombergNEF (BNEF).
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GHG Emissions  -  June 17, 2019

Mitsubishi eyes Sustainability Vision 2050

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced a goal to reduce CO2 emissions by more than 80% by 2030. This follows the company’s initial target of a 30% reduction by 2030.
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Energy Efficiency  -  June 17, 2019

Des Moines passes mandatory energy benchmarking

The city council of Des Moines approved an ordinance that will require nearly 800 building in the city to report their energy and water usage. The ordinance, passed by a 5-2 vote, will require all City of Des Moines buildings, commercial buildings, and multi-family buildings over 25,000 square feet to participate.
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Solar  -  June 14, 2019

Infographic: Johns Hopkins University Solar Pledge

Marking the largest commitment to solar energy in Maryland and one of the most significant pledges to GHG emissions reduction in higher education, Johns Hopkins University has entered into a 15-year agreement to supply its campuses with more than 250,000 megawatt-hours of solar power per year.
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GHG Emissions  -  June 14, 2019

Hudson Pacific advances towards goals

Hudson Pacific Properties, Inc. reduced energy consumption by 8% through 2018, on the way to a goal of 15% by 2025. The company also hit a 9% reduction in GHG emissions for the year, in this case heading towards 15% by 2018.
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GHG Emissions  -  June 13, 2019

Cargill cuts12% of CO2 emissions from shipping fleet

Cargill announced it has decreased CO2 output per cargo-tonne-mile by 12.1% in 2018 compared with a 2016 baseline, as the company heads towards a goal of cutting 15% by 2020.
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June 12, 2019

Climate change: major risk or rosy opportunity?

The world's biggest companies have valued the climate risk to their businesses at almost $1 trillion - and also reported potential cumulative gains from realizing business opportunities related to climate change at $2.1 trillion. In this report, "Major Risk or Rosy Opportunity," CDP presents results of a deep-dive analysis of almost 7,000 companies across the globe to uncover financial impacts associated with climate change. 
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Energy Efficiency  -  June 11, 2019

Philadelphia unveils 25 battery buses

A new fleet of 25 electric buses premiered in Philadelphia streets this week with more expected in the next year as the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SETPA) envisions their entire fleet running on batteries.
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