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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…

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…

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The power of the three pillars of sustainability

Three pillars of sustainability: people, profit, and planet Here at Peak, we navigate change in partnership with you by using the power of the three pillars of sustainability: people, profit, and planet. Use the power of the three pillars of sustainability to protect your brand, save money, and gain competitive market advantage while ensuring that…

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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