Stanford’s Global Climate and Energy Project awards $9.3 million for innovative energy research

The Global Climate and Energy Project (GCEP) at Stanford University has awarded $9.3 million for six new research projects on energy. The funding will be shared by scientists at Stanford and four other universities to develop a suite of promising energy technologies, from a device that extracts power from the night sky to a charcoal-like …

Tracking Climate Change Regulation

Read the full post on the Climate Law Blog. The Sabin Center for Climate Change Law has updated the Climate Regulation Tracker on our website. The Climate Regulation Tracker is a uniquely comprehensive resource, compiling in one place and providing links to the federal government’s climate change-related rules and regulations.

Why Sustainability Ratings Matter

Read the full post at MIT Sloan Management Review. The growing body of research linking strong sustainability performance with strong financial performance only improves the value proposition for sustainable business practices. A recent study of 2,300 companies by George Serafeim and his colleagues at Harvard Business School, for example, found that companies with good performance …

Wind and solar surge sends EU emissions tumbling

Read the full story at Climate News Network. Europe’s greenhouse gas emissions are falling fast, mainly because of the rapid spread of the wind turbines and solar panels that are replacing fossil fuels for electricity generation. European Union data shows that once countries adopt measures to reduce greenhouse gases (GHGs), they often exceed their targets …

Phone Book Industry Makes Environmental Advances, Still Needs Improvement in Sustainability

Read the full story from the Product Stewardship Institute. Is the telephone book – once a common and useful tool in every household – still around? Even in the digital era, the answer is yes. And in the past year, telephone directory publishers took steps to reduce the environmental impacts of their products. But they …