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How to build a circular economy

We have a waste problem. The world threw away around 300 million tons of plastic in 2019, nearly equivalent to the weight of the human population. Scientists expect there could be more plastic than fish in the ocean by 2050. One year’s electronic waste weighs in at more than 50 million tons. And while far too many people still go hungry, we […]

August 7th

Activists ramp up pressure on insurers after Swiss company ditches climate-wrecking Trans Mountain Pipeline

Climate campaigners and Indigenous activists celebrated after reporting from Reuters revealed on Wednesday that the Swiss insurance giant Zurich will soon stop providing coverage to the Canadian government-owned Trans Mountain Pipeline, increasing the pressure on other insurers to also ditch the existing tar sands pipeline and long-delayed expansion project. By Jessica Corbett Common Dreams “Zurich has done the right thing by refusing to […]

July 23rd

Big Data is having an impact on big business – from environmental sustainability to the bottom line

Big data has the potential to improve environmental sustainability even within a business organization. Companies can employ analytics to generate insights about their output and consumption, then use the information to adapt their practices and meet a higher standard of efficiency. By Emily Folk Big data is the driving force behind the information revolution. According to estimates from […]

July 17th

How Tesla will help save the world (and fix a broken capitalist system)

This article is a followup to another CleanTechnica article: Tesla’s Secret Weapon. The title of this one contains an asterisk, because a more accurate (but too long) title would be “How Tesla, SpaceX, and The Boring Company Will Help Save the World and Reform Capitalism in the Process.” Apologies if the title is clickbaity or bombastic. This article actually began with a […]

October 31st

Climate Week NYC: Companies with cleaner, smarter energy use outperform their peers

RE100 companies are more profitable than their peers, a new report reveals today – underlining the business case for putting sustainability at the heart of corporate growth strategies. The report comes from Climate Week NYC, where for the 10th year running The Climate Group is convening business and government leaders from around the world to advance climate action. […]

September 26th

Tesla’s Q2 shows that Elon Musk knows how to pull off the impossible

There’s a lot of big news to share and discuss from Tesla’s second quarter shareholder letter and conference call. We’ll be covering what we consider to be the most important data points and stories in the coming hours and days — including answers to the questions I was able to shuttle CEO Elon Musk’s way. (Listen to […]

August 3rd

100% renewable energy coming to Target stores

Target, one of America’s leading discount store retailers, has this week announced a new climate policy and goals based on the Science-Based Targets initiative, including a commitment to source 100% renewable energy in its domestic operations. By Joshua S Hill  Target published its new climate policy and goals on Tuesday, created with the Science-Based Target initiative “in […]

October 19th

US corporations stick with clean energy, despite Trump’s bailing on the Paris Climate Agreement

Despite US President Donald Trump pulling his country out of the Paris Climate Agreement, US corporations and institutions are maintaining, and in many cases strengthening, their interest in renewable energy. By Joshua S Hill  These are the key findings from a new report published this week by research company Smart Energy Decisions, which surveyed executives from […]

September 15th

UN chief says world environmental model is a “Global suicide pact”

Harsh words from the UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon. Speaking to world economic and political leaders in Davos, Switzerland, he said we need a revolution in environmental thinking or face global disaster. “Let me highlight the one resource that is scarcest of all: Time. We are running out of time. Time to tackle climate change. Time […]

January 31st

What Obama Should Have Said in the SOTU: Businesses Wants Action on Clean Energy and Climate Change

Business is clear: Their priority isn’t deficit reduction and budget cuts. Their priority is action, now, on clean energy and climate change. Nobody (well, nobody sane) would argue that Bloomberg is a bunch of socialists. They’re the premier business wire in the nation. And their study of energy executives was clear:”…Given the projected growth in energy […]

January 27th