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A clarion call for inventors and investors

This is an excerpt from “Hacking Planet Earth: How Geoengineering Can Help Us Reimagine the Future” by Thomas Kostigen, published March 24 by TarcherPerigee, an imprint of Penguin Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House, LLC. Copyright 2020 by Thomas Kostigen. When Edward Jenner in 1796 developed the first human vaccine (for …

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Global briefing: EPA suspends environmental law enforcement in response to pandemic

All the key green business news from around the world this week

US EPA suspends enforcement activity, as EU lobbyists call for delay to emissions rules
Global emissions may have fallen as the coronavirus pandemic has shuttered businesses around the world, but environmental campaigners are increasingly fearful the crisis could …

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BusinessGreen Leaders Awards: Entry deadline extended ahead of rescheduled ceremony

The UK’s biggest celebration of the green economy will now take place this autumn

BusinessGreen can today confirm it is extending the deadline for this year’s BusinessGreen Leaders Awards until 5pm on May 1st and will reschedule the annual ceremony for this autumn in light of the continuing coronavirus outbreak.

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Reports: Coronavirus forces EDF to delay application for new UK nuclear plant

The new nuclear project would be located next to EDF’s existing Sizewell B plant | Credit: John Fielding

French energy giant looks set to lodge plans to build Sizewell C nuclear power station in Suffolk later than planned

EDF’s ambitions to build another new nuclear power station in the UK have …

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EU signals desire for green focus in coronavirus economic recovery plans

The European Commission is currently drawing up an economic recovery package for the bloc

Green transition efforts should be integrated into Covid-19 recovery plans, according to European Council statement

The European Union has signalled it will not lose sight of its green ambitions as it deals with the immediate priority …

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Actual good news

The UK’s 2019 emissions figures prove decarbonisation is possible without harming living standards

The world may be reeling from unprecedented public health crisis, but the UK’s latest greenhouse gas figures offer genuine cause for optimism

UK emissions are down. By a lot. And it has nothing to do with Covid-19.That, …

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Episode 213: The pandemic’s impact on the clean economy, geoengineering geek out

Week in ReviewCommentary on this week’s news highlights begins at 4:46.COVID-19 shines a spotlight on flexible, digital freightGore, Gates lead $80M round for protein startup born in Yellowstone hot springsIt’s just numbers: A ROSI view of corporate sustainabilityFeaturesHow retailers can embrace the circular economy (15:02)Tune in for highlights from this …

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Corporate renewable energy in the age of COVID-19

Corporations have been driving the uptake of renewables across the United States for years. Hundreds of companies have made voluntary commitments to transition to 100 percent clean energy, and companies of all sizes have spearheaded renewable procurement deals, adding clean energy capacity to the grid. That’s all well and good …

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IKEA, Nordstrom, Walgreens on the many opportunities for circularity in retail

A couple of years ago, luxury retailer Nordstrom collected data from its customers to get a better sense of their actions and sentiments about circularity, shopping and its impact on the environment.Seventy percent of those surveyed said they would drop off items for resale or donation, and 35 percent said …

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‘Extraordinary progress’: UK emissions fell 3.6 per cent in 2019 amid clean power record

Provisional data shows greenhouse gas emissions have fallen more than 45 per cent since 1990, as low carbon power again reached record levels in 2019

The UK’s domestic greenhouse gas emissions fell 3.6 per cent last year as renewable power sources once again sent records tumbling, provisional data released today shows, prompting the government …

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