Energy

A pumpjack near the Yamashinskoye rural settlement in the Almetyevsk District. Yegor Aleyev | TASS | Getty Images Oil prices fell on Monday as governments escalated lockdowns to curb the spread of the global coronavirus outbreak that has slashed the demand outlook for oil and threatened a global economic contraction. Brent crude futures fell $1.09, or
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It turns out our economic systems are more fragile than we thought.  As locations across the world implement “shelter-in-place” orders in an effort to flatten the coronavirus contagion curve, we’re getting a real-time lesson in how intertwined our transportation and distribution systems are. It’s staggering to see how efforts to curb the human toll of
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Silhouette of Permian Basin pumpjacks taken at dusk, north of Midland, Texas, U.S. in late 2019. Richard Eden | via Getty Images U.S crude oil prices edged higher on Friday, extending gains after a 24% jump the previous day, buoyed by hints from U.S. President Donald Trump he may intervene in the price war between
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Companies vying for climate leadership had better get in line. From Microsoft to Starbucks, there’s no shortage of organizations coming out with bold sustainability commitments — including net-positive, carbon-negative, science-based and all other manner of hyphenated ambition. Businesses seem to be stepping up to prioritize the climate crisis as never before. This is good news,
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Week in Review Commentary on this week’s news highlights begins at 4:09. COVID-19 and climate change: A healthy dose of reality Will COVID-19’s transport slowdown stick? Here’s how retail can be both sustainable and profitable Why do large asset managers vote against most climate-related shareholder proposals? Features ‘Well-governed companies are more resilient’ (20:56) Cornerstone Capital
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Welcome to a planet in quarantine. In countries around the world, live meetings and workshops are suddenly out, digital is in. Thanks to COVID-19 (although “thanks” may not be the right word), many of us have had to swiftly — sometimes overnight — rethink our approach to delivering good professional training and meeting experiences. In
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The first in a monthly series exploring how clean energy can deliver on finance and corporate social and governance goals alongside climate and environmental benefits. Solar deployment is accelerating as more states, municipalities and corporations adopt clean energy goals; and access is expanding as more states adopt community solar policies. At its current trajectory, however,
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This article was adapted from the GreenBiz Food Weekly newsletter. Sign up here to receive your own free subscription. I’m going to say a few skeptical things about plant-based meat, but I want to start by stating something not at all skeptical: Plant-based meat is a potentially world-changing product.  On environmental and animal welfare terms,
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Feminine leadership is essential to solving society’s largest, intractable challenges, according to Sarah Shanley Hope, executive director of the Solutions Project.  The Solutions Project is a small but mighty organization. It popularized “100% clean energy” as a unifying slogan for climate action, thanks to its strategic approach and powerful star power. The founders include actor
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Seven of the United Kingdom’s 10 wettest years on record have occurred since 1998. Its wettest winter in history came in 2013, and the next wettest in 2015. In a single week in November, 400 homes were flooded and 1,200 properties evacuated in northern England. The frequency and severity of these events is expected to
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Week in Review Commentary on this week’s news highlights begins at 6:40. How companies led the way on clean energy in Virginia Former Unilever president bites into plant-based protein Microgrids, indoor agriculture go together like peas and carrots Features The conundrum of consumption (22:05) This weekend brings World Consumer Rights Day, and this year’s focus
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Plant-based foods accounted for almost $5 billion in sales in 2019, up 11.4 percent, according to data released in early March. But as the movement mainstreams, it needs distribution and branding scale many pure-play startups lack. That could signal consolidation and buyouts in the months to come, especially as large food companies including Nestle, Tyson,
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The price of oil is likely to fall “much lower from here,” according to Bob McNally, who was energy advisor to former U.S. president George W. Bush. The oil rout started on Monday, plunging over 20% following a disagreement on production cuts between OPEC and its allies. Russia declined to lower output last week, and Saudi Arabia announced Saturday that it will offer discounts to
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After realizing the potential to affect change while studying systems engineering at the University of Virginia, Brigitte Hoyer Gosselink began her journey to discover how technology might have a scalable impact on the world. Gosselink worked within international development and later did strategy consulting for nonprofits before joining Google.org, where she is focused on increasing
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Each March, truck makers and fleets from all over the country gather in Indianapolis to talk about industry trends and share the newest vehicle offerings. At this year’s Work Truck Show, the top discussion topic was the emergence of electric trucks, especially for local delivery. Two product announcements in particular made headlines, and for good
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Oil prices moved higher in early trading following Monday’s more than 20% plunge, which saw US. West Texas Intermediate crude and international benchmark Brent crude post their worst declines since 1991. WTI gained 92 cents, or 2.9%, to trade at $32.06 per barrel. Earlier in the session prices had been down nearly 3%. During Monday’s trading
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