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How some restaurants are taking out single-use takeout containers
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How some restaurants are taking out single-use takeout containers

"Dispatch Goods also picks up containers, which can be used hundreds of times, from individuals’ home or work addresses. During the checkout process, customers are autoscheduled for the collection day in their neighborhood. Dispatch Goods groups collections by neighborhood to reduce the CO2 emissions associated with its logistics activities."

Chevron Technology Ventures and Piva Capital Back Malta to Meet the Growing Demand for Long-Duration Energy Storage
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Chevron Technology Ventures and Piva Capital Back Malta to Meet the Growing Demand for Long-Duration Energy Storage

BusinessWire reports that Chevron Technology Ventures and Piva Capital have financially backed Malta. “Malta Inc., a pioneer in long-duration energy storage, today announced that Chevron Technology Ventures and Piva Capital have joined Proman, Alfa Laval, Breakthrough Energy Ventures, and Dustin Moskovitz in its oversubscribed Series B financing, increasing the round to over $60 million. The...

Solar Power Booms in Georgia, Where It Isn’t Mandated
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Solar Power Booms in Georgia, Where It Isn’t Mandated

"The state went from having virtually no solar industry a decade ago to ranking ninth nationwide in installed solar capacity this year, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association. Solar has flourished in Georgia as tech companies such as Facebook Inc. FB 1.11% look to locate facilities near cheap renewable-energy sources and rural communities turn to solar farms to create tax revenues and jobs."

On Addressing Climate Risk and Uncertainty
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On Addressing Climate Risk and Uncertainty

Jonathan Adler has an insightful piece in The Bulwark arguing that conservatives need to engage in the climate policy debate. Adler, a professor at Case Western Reserve University, correctly cuts to the chase of what the mainstream body of climate literature says: anthropogenic warming is unequivocally real and poses a risk to our planet. Just...

How Markets Adapt to Climate Change
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How Markets Adapt to Climate Change

From Matthew E. Kahn at PERC: In 1980, the biologist Paul Ehrlich and the economist Julian Simon engaged in a famous debate. Ehrlich argued that ongoing population growth would lead to overconsumption of natural resources and a collapse in food consumption per person. Simon countered that rising scarcity creates incentives to unleash human ingenuity and...

44.01 secures $5M to turn billions of tons of carbon dioxide to stone
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44.01 secures $5M to turn billions of tons of carbon dioxide to stone

"The holes would maximize surface area, and highly carbonated water would be pumped in cyclically until the drilled peridotite is saturated. Importantly, there’s no catalyst or toxic additive, it’s just fizzy water, and if some were to leak or escape, it’s just a puff of CO2, like what you get when you open a bottle of soda."

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