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China Needs to Kick its Coal Habit at Home, Too
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China Needs to Kick its Coal Habit at Home, Too

It is much more important for China—the world’s biggest consumer and producer of coal—to make a similar commitment at home. China added around three-quarters of the world’s new coal plants last year, according to Global Energy Monitor. Coal-power capacity outside China has been declining since 2018, as the U.S. and Europe had retired their plants.

L’Oréal USA Achieves Carbon Neutrality Across All US Sites: Here’s How They Did It
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L’Oréal USA Achieves Carbon Neutrality Across All US Sites: Here’s How They Did It

Emily Holbrook of Energy + Environment Leader reports on how L’Oreal USA achieved carbon neutrality across all U.S. sites. “Since 2005, L’Oréal USA has been advancing its renewable energy ambition through a multi-pronged approach aimed at improving energy efficiency and transitioning to 100% renewable energy.” Read the full article here.

More than 200 companies joined a pledge to hit net-zero carbon by 2040
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More than 200 companies joined a pledge to hit net-zero carbon by 2040

Alexis Benveniste of CNN Business reports that more than 200 companies have signed on to Amazon’s Climate Pledge. “Together, the signatories of the climate pledge generate more than $1.8 trillion in total global annual revenue and have more than 7 million employees across 26 industries in 21 countries, according to Amazon (AMZN). Visa (V), Pepsi (PEP), Heineken (HEINY) and Alaska Airlines (ALK) are among the list of...

PepsiCo doubles down on reducing virgin plastic
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PepsiCo doubles down on reducing virgin plastic

Jesse Klein writes for GreenBiz on PepsiCo’s environmental efforts. “In January, the food and beverage company announced a plan to reduce direct emissions by 75 percent and Scope 3 emissions by 40 percent by 2030, and to strive to be entirely net zero by 2040. The new goals include the previous net-zero emissions target by 2040 but...

How fusion power will make the Green New Deal obsolete
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How fusion power will make the Green New Deal obsolete

"Bernie Sanders, AOC, and the rest of the progressive wing of the Democratic Party will likely revolt against a private sector approach to climate change. Their entire identity has centered on big government. But, with certain exceptions (the Apollo program comes to mind), that approach only leads to frustration and waste."

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