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: …

Efficiency is the Infinitely Expandable Resource – ASME

Ask an engineer his or her opinion of what should be done to respond to the climate challenge, and the chances are good that they will talk about new technology. That is understandable. After all, the most high-profile projects have involved such new, or newly improved technologies as solar photovoltaic …

Announcing the Women Leading Regeneration on the Land Summit

Register today for the Women Leading Regeneration on the Land Summit! October 1st, 12-3pm MT Zoom Online Gathering LEARN MORE & REGISTER Women leading Regeneration on the Land Summit, a half-day Face to Face Online Gathering, the 2nd of 3 sessions in 2020, will highlight “regeneration-in-action”. This summit offers collaborative …

PERSPECTIVES: Wind, Wires, and Fire

P E R S P E C T I V E S: Wind, Wires, and Fire By Rinaldo S. Brutoco The following Perspectives column was published in the September 10, 2020 (online and printed) edition of the Montecito Journal as well as on the World Business Academy website. The devastating Paradise …

“PANDEMIC PRIORITY: DAILY FREE TESTS FOR ALL!”

By Hazel Henderson ©Hazel Henderson   Revelations on the abject failure of the USA of the Trump administration, including the verbatim tapes of Robert Woodward‘s interviews in “RAGE” (2020), show the necessity for coordinated government policy, leadership and collective action. In the global spread of Covid-19, those countries with these …