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  • Electric truck fleets will need a lot of power, but utilities aren't planning for it August 4, 2020
    Electric truck fleets will need a lot of power, but utilities aren't planning for it Stephen Nadel Tue, 08/04/2020 - 01:11 As more electric buses and trucks enter the market, future fleets will require a lot of electricity for charging. While some utilities in California and elsewhere are planning for an increase in power demand, […]
    Stephen Nadel
  • The perfect pair? Custom-fit jeans startup challenges fast fashion mindset August 3, 2020
    The perfect pair? Custom-fit jeans startup challenges fast fashion mindset Lauren Phipps Mon, 08/03/2020 - 02:12 Canceled orders, excess stock, disrupted supply chains: The pandemic has laid bare some fundamental challenges with the way our clothes are designed, ordered, manufactured and sold — or landfilled, incinerated or sold on secondary markets. These impacts have been […]
    Lauren Phipps
  • The digital divide worsens the inequitable impacts of the climate crisis August 3, 2020
    The digital divide worsens the inequitable impacts of the climate crisis Maddie Stone Mon, 08/03/2020 - 01:00 This story originally appeared in Grist and is republished here as part of Covering Climate Now, a global journalistic collaboration to strengthen coverage of the climate story. One of the starkest inequalities exposed by the coronavirus pandemic is […]
    Maddie Stone
  • PACE July 30, 2020
    PACE Ritu Sharma Thu, 07/30/2020 - 09:54 PACE is the platform for global leaders and their organizations to accelerate the transition to a circular economy. PACE provides leaders in the circular economy with the connections, learning, and opportunities to pilot and rapidly scale best practices.  PACE hosts projects that generate learning used by leaders for […]
    Ritu Sharma
  • AI doesn’t have to be a power hog July 30, 2020
    AI doesn’t have to be a power hog Heather Clancy Thu, 07/30/2020 - 02:15 Plenty of prognostications, including this one from the World Economic Forum, tout the integral role artificial intelligence could play in "saving the planet."  Indeed, AI is integral to all manner of technologies, ranging from autonomous vehicles to more informed disaster response […]
    Heather Clancy
  • The future of organic coffee: Building a network of support for regenerative agriculture July 30, 2020
    The future of organic coffee: Building a network of support for regenerative agriculture Jean Orlowski Thu, 07/30/2020 - 02:00 Nearly a decade ago, as we took in the lush plant life, clean air and warm sunshine surrounding us during a vacation in Hawaii, my wife, Danielle, and I knew a life shift was happening. A […]
    Jean Orlowski
  • Electric boilers fuel Diageo’s carbon-neutral whiskey distillery dream July 30, 2020
    Electric boilers fuel Diageo’s carbon-neutral whiskey distillery dream Jesse Klein Thu, 07/30/2020 - 00:30 Even whiskey is going electric. Distilleries have long been difficult operations to electrify due to the large heat loads it requires to turn grain into one of humanity's oldest vices, alcohol. But Diageo’s new 72,000-square-foot distillery is designed to be completely […]
    Jesse Klein
  • BMW, Ford, other automakers rev up carbon commitments July 29, 2020
    BMW, Ford, other automakers rev up carbon commitments Katie Fehrenbacher Wed, 07/29/2020 - 02:00 The world's biggest automakers are ramping up their carbon commitments even as they struggle to build back in the wake of the pandemic.  This week, Germany's BMW took the plunge and set a goal to reduce its carbon emissions per car by at least one-third by […]
    Katie Fehrenbacher
  • Semiconductor firm Applied Materials puts supply chain at center of new commitments July 28, 2020
    Semiconductor firm Applied Materials puts supply chain at center of new commitments Heather Clancy Tue, 07/28/2020 - 02:00 The sustainability ambitions of the world’s largest cloud software companies — Amazon, Google, Microsoft and Salesforce — have been well-documented. The broad semiconductor industry’s position to date, however, has been less transparent and less ambitious, with the […]
    Heather Clancy
  • How Cargill’s new science-based water targets go with the flow July 27, 2020
    How Cargill’s new science-based water targets go with the flow Joel Makower Mon, 07/27/2020 - 02:11 Cargill, the giant food and ag conglomerate, last week announced a new set of 2030 corporate water targets, the latest to do so among firms in its sector. But this was no me-too kind of endeavor. Rather, it put […]
    Joel Makower