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Carbon Emissions Reduction, Carbon Cap and Trade, Carbon Footprint Analysis

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Carbon is a chemical element which is the stuff of life – carbon atoms are found in all living things on Earth.  Downside:  the combustion of carbon-based fuels (such as coal and oil) leads to a build up of “Greenhouse Gases,” (GhG’s) including carbon dioxide (CO2), methane and nitrous oxide (NoX), which trap heat in the atmosphere. We call this Global Warming as the atmospheric effects cause the Earth to heat up.

The effects of global warming could include changing climate conditions, rising seas (as polar caps melt), interruptions in agricultural production, and destruction of ecosystems. Governments, advocates, investors, lenders and others are encouraging corporations to reduce their carbon footprint. The objectives are to reduce risk, moderate the impact of the enterprise on the environment, reduce operating and capital costs, and to be a better corporate citizen.  Cutting carbon use / carbon emissions have become an important corporate strategy.*  In this section we bring you news and updates, research and insights, commentary and opinion, and other resources of value to all stakeholders in the effort to reduce GhG’s and the effects of global warming.

*As the chair of PricewaterhouseCoopers observed in 2008:  Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) findings show a clear trend that carbon reduction is becoming a key component of business strategy.  As CEOs we see it and long-term institutional investors see it…

--Dennis Nally, PWC at global launch of the CDP

News & Updates

April 19, 2021 The 5 worst things to do for the environment

Source: Changing America

With Earth Day right around the corner, the already prominent topic of climate change is heating up. To propel discussion and change, "Good Morning America" asked five experts and climate activists what are some of the worst...

April 19, 2021 The 5 best things to do for the environment

Source: The Hill

Climate activists say there are numerous things an individual person can do to combat human made environmental issues — but the best go beyond recycling.

April 16, 2021 How Texas’s zombie oil wells are creating an environmental disaster zone

Source: The Guardian

Thousands of abandoned oil wells dot the Permian Basin in west Texas and New Mexico, endangering humans and wildlife. With oil costs plummeting, they’re likely to proliferate. Who is going to cover the cleanup costs?

Research & Insights

March 3, 2021 Greenpeace Ranks US Grocers for Plastic Reduction Efforts

Source: Treehugger

A new report by Greenpeace, called "Shopping for Plastic: The 2021 Supermarket Plastics Ranking," explores efforts that major food retailers are making to reduce plastic usage in their stores and ranks them accordingly.

February 11, 2021 People should be alarmed': air pollution in US subway systems stuns researchers

Source: The Guardian

People traveling on subway systems in major US cities are being exposed to unsafe amounts of air pollution, with commuters in New York and New Jersey subjected to the highest levels of pollution, research has found.

February 5, 2021 Renewables expected to replace coal by 2033, says Morgan Stanley

Source: The Hill

A new report from global wealth management company Morgan Stanley projects coal-fired power generation is likely to disappear from the U.S. power grid by 2033 and will largely be replaced by renewable energy resources.

Commentary & Opinion

April 13, 2021 The Sustainability Imperative: The Future of Climate - TV Discussiion

Source: The Hill

What does the future of a sustainable climate look like in policy and practice? Wesley Look, Senior Research Associate at Resources for the Future joins Hill TV to discuss.

January 29, 2021 Opinion: Environmental justice must be foundational to the new School of Sustainability

Source: Stanford Daily

We are writing as a diverse group of Stanford staff, students, and faculty committed to Environmental Justice for Sustainability at Stanford. This weekend, faculty will gather for a deliberative democracy process guiding plans...

January 23, 2021 ST COMMENTARY OPINION Does Biden’s environmental plan go far enough? | Commentary

Source: Orlando Sentinel

President-elect Joe Biden’s official confirmation to the position of Commander in Chief elicited a sigh of relief from environmentalists across the globe. He is already committed to rejoin the Paris Agreement, has plans to ensure...


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