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California testing solar-paneled canals

California testing solar-paneled canals

The Turlock Irrigation District approved a pilot project testing the construction of solar panels over canals in the San Joaquin Valley. Key takeaways: The decision was based on research demonstrating that covering the 4,000 miles of California’s water canals with solar panels could reduce evaporation by as much as 82%, saving up to 63 billion…

Larry Fink’s 2022 Letter to CEOs

Larry Fink’s 2022 Letter to CEOs

Larry Fink’s 2022 Letter to CEOs: The Power of Capitalism “Every company and every industry will be transformed by the transition to a net zero world. The question is, will you lead, or will you be led?” Key takeaways: Employees everywhere are searching for more meaningful and flexible work. Additionally, the pandemic brought issues such…

Green corridors: A lane for zero-carbon shipping

Green corridors: A lane for zero-carbon shipping

Green corridors: A lane for zero-carbon shipping | McKinsey The shipping industry needs to scale up zero-emission fuels and vessels within the next decade to achieve decarbonization by 2050.   Key takeaways: Zero-emission fuels currently increase the total cost of ownership (TCO) of vessels by 40-60%, depending on the route. “Green corridors” could provide a supportive…

Exxon warns investors of climate risk

Exxon warns investors of climate risk

Exxon/Mobil admits that fossil fuels are risky Exxon warns investors of climate risk. When Exxon/Mobil admits that fossil fuels are risky, that’s saying A LOT. Our nation’s largest oil company’s board evaluated climate change as a significant business risk. This risk is on par with operational, strategic, and financial risks that are usually taken into…

Electric buses new trend for this decade

Electric buses new trend for this decade

The World Resource Institute is launching an electric school bus campaign with funding from the Bezos Earth Fund. Electrify the entire fleet of U.S. school buses by 2030 The Electric School Bus Initiative at WRI was formed in late 2020, with the support of the Bezos Earth Fund. Through partnerships with a diverse group of…

Methane is a climate change culprit

Methane is a climate change culprit

Addressing methane emissions is the most pressing emissions issue Addressing methane is the most pressing issue we should address so as to prevent more heat-trapping, climate-warming emissions in our atmosphere. Methane is Like CO2 on Steroids says a Sightline Institute article. It’s not the only scientific article warning of the critical and immediate threat to…

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