"Hydropower may be renewable, he says, but from an environmental perspective it isn’t sustainable. 'Unless a river’s value is zero,' he says. 'If a river has any value as an ecosystem, as a host for life, then hydropower isn’t even a consideration.'"
“China now accounts for 90% of the world’s rare earths production. China also controls the refining and processing sectors. The market for these products are mostly the EV supply chain. China has worked hard to exert control over the mining and processing of those critical minerals used in making EVs what they are today. Their lead is this segment of the supply chain, a super important segment to say the least as Polestars aren’t powered by the wind. Some 70% of global EV battery manufacturing capacity is in China, while the US has less than 10%, most of it being run by Tesla. Of the 142 lithium-ion battery megafactories under construction worldwide, China will be home to 107 of them. “
"'As part of our Restaurant Brands for Good plan, we're investing in the development of sustainable packaging solutions that will help push the food service industry forward in reducing packaging waste,' said Matthew Banton, head of innovation and sustainability at Burger King Global."
“Buying local food is sometimes seen as trendy and elite. Borrowing, buying used or fixing something is stigmatized as the second-choice option to purchasing new. The circular economy, if done right, could radically shift what we consider the provinces of the rich and poor. A circular economy that considers social dimensions would shift away from short-term convenience towards long-term satisfaction.”
“BlocPower is targeting mid-size buildings, like small apartment buildings, community centers, and churches, almost exclusively in low-income neighborhoods. They've worked on a thousand buildings so far, in half a dozen cities. Like many start-up companies, it's relying on venture capital to get off the ground and isn't yet profitable. But Baird thinks it will be.”
“Alternative, market-based risk models are cropping up in parts of the country to better assess the risk and deploy fire- suppression resources where they’re needed most. When the risk is accurately assessed, it should incentivize more prescribed burns, timber harvesting, and installation of fire- resistant materials on homes and other buildings. But even then, it is challenging because most often reducing the fuel load is out of the hands of the home or business owner.”
"A more conservative Court will assure that federal climate action is firmly rooted in laws crafted by Congress. It also will force climate activists to choose a path to tackle climate action based on well-established federal and state jurisdictions."
"These efforts, coupled with our continuing investments in technology-driven by clean energy market successes, are already providing the pathway to meaningful reductions in greenhouse gases – not bigger government, command and control approaches that prescribe what cars you can drive, what appliances you have in your house and whether you can keep the lights on."