Storage news: US electric sector is halfway to zero carbon emissions

Rolls Battery Popular 4000 Series Models Rolls deep cycle 4000 Series flooded Renewable Energy batteries offer a wide selection of portable 2V, 6V and 12V models in a range of capacity options to suit a variety of residential applications (80AH – 1445AH @ 20 hr rate). Available in many popular …

Biden’s Plan Needs These Bold Measures to Better Tackle the Climate Crisis

By Steven Nadel, Executive Director As we recently noted, President Joe Biden’s proposed jobs and infrastructure plan includes unprecedented investments to address climate change, in part through energy efficiency. So far, the proposal is high level, with many details still to be spelled out. Such details will be important to set the …

[Fossil Fuel Treaty] Oil Companies and Net Zero Oped in Guardian

“Ethical Markets highly recommends this article by Tzeporah Berman of the Fossil Fuel Treaty initiative, which we fully support, in the Guardian. ~Hazel Henderson, Editor“   Global oil companies have committed to ‘net zero’ emissions. It’s a sham Tzeporah Berman and Nathan Taft The energy industry is like a smoker who goes …

The coming net-zero backlash

The coming net-zero backlash What, exactly, is “zero”? If that sounds like a Zen koan, it’s not. It’s a foundational question behind what appears to be a coming onslaught by environmental advocacy groups to name and shame net-zero greenwashers. For the past two years, and especially the past 12 months, …

Circularity Weekly: The human side of circular systems

The human side of circular systems Over the past few years of covering the circular economy, I’ve tracked impressive innovations in materials, products, business models and processes — but innovation on how we treat people has been notably absent. That’s starting to change, as I noted in my essay, “The …

What does half-a-trillion dollars mean to you?

In climate news today… Aramco’s missing emissions could double its carbon impact. Biden administration considers reversing Trump’s ESG rule change. German Greens leader on climate politics going mainstream Global investment in wind and solar power, biofuels, biomass and waste, small hydropower—the main technologies behind clean electricity—has expanded by nearly an order …

ACEEE’s December 2020 Newsletter

December 2020 Newsletter Hello Friends — We hope you enjoyed a safe and restorative Thanksgiving break. I was pleased to congratulate President-elect Joe Biden on his 2020 presidential victory a few weeks ago. His election offers the United States a historic opportunity to use energy efficiency to cut greenhouse gas emissions and …

Latest circular economy news

New Upstream Innovation guide offers practical solutions to the plastic pollution crisis Last month, we published Upstream Innovation: A guide to packaging solutions, a practical guide to eliminating plastic pollution through circular economy solutions. Packed with real-world examples, this handbook has been designed for anyone directly or indirectly influencing the packaging that …

The Ellen MacAuthur Foundation’s news roundup

Progress made, but acceleration needed to meet targets on plastic waste and pollution Today, with the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), we have published the second annual New Plastics Economy Global Commitment Progress report. The report shows that much more must be done, and at greater speed, to achieve the 2025 targets and …

Utilities can diversify the energy efficiency workforce. Here’s how.

BLOG POST Media contact: Ben Somberg, 202-658-8129 Utilities can diversify the energy efficiency workforce. Here’s how. By Mary Shoemaker, Senior Research Analyst and Roxana Ayala, Research Assistant The energy efficiency sector is the largest employer in the clean energy economy. It offers competitive pay, but not everyone is benefiting from this economic powerhouse: …