A drilling rig at a gas processing facility, operated by Gazprom. Maxim Shemetov | Reuters Russia may have just made its first retaliatory move against Finland after lawmakers in Helsinki officially applied to join the military alliance NATO. Gasum, Finland’s state-owned gas wholesaler, said in a statement Friday morning that natural gas imports from Russia
On GreenBiz Group’s Circularity 22 main stage this week in Atlanta, GA, four startups from across the circular economy landscape competed for the sold-out crowd’s votes to win Accelerate, the annual fast-pitch competition. Two industry experts, Francesca Whitehead, investor at G2VP, and April Crow, vice president at Circulate Capital, also provided insights and commentary on
This week’s run time is 1:03:05. CONSIDERING CIRCULARITY (8:50) Featuring a recap of interviews and stories from Circularity 22, held this week in Atlanta. INTERVIEW: Jon Smieja, vice president of circularity and senior analyst for GreenBiz, reflects on hot topics and themes STORY/AUDIO HIGHLIGHT: Planet vs. plastic: Three steps to solving the global plastics crisis
“We don’t have time to waste.” With this imperative tagline, American retail giant Walmart launched its Circular Connector this spring. The goal: to accelerate innovation in the field of sustainable and circular packaging, creating a bridge between companies looking for packaging that has less impact on the environment and those with new solutions to offer.
This is an excerpt from “Climatenomics: Washington, Wall Street, and the Economic Battle to Save Our Planet” (Rowman & Littlefield, 2022). Reprinted by permission of the publisher. While government policies and leadership from Washington can help accelerate change, there’s another place that can accelerate change much faster: Silicon Valley. In 2003, as a national technology
A group of Ukrainian women demonstrate to call for further action against Russia near the headquarters of the EU Commission in Brussels, Belgium. Thierry Monasse | Getty Images News | Getty Images LONDON — Reflecting on energy markets just over one month into Russia’s onslaught in Ukraine, Saudi Arabia’s top energy official said: “Look at
A wind turbine and coal in Lower Saxony, Germany. The EU’s desire to wean itself off Russian hydrocarbons means it will need to find fossil fuels from other parts of the world to plug supply gaps. Mia Bucher | Picture Alliance | Getty Images The European Commission has fleshed out details of a plan to
The current oil crisis isn’t like previous ones — and consumers will have to bear the brunt of it even as they grapple with rising inflation, Angela Wilkinson from the World Energy Council told CNBC. “I think this is a first global energy shock, this isn’t the same as the 1970s crisis, oil shock crisis.
Why would a chemist make a hazardous material in the first place? That question has led John Warner on his crusade to change the field of chemistry. For four decades, Warner has been inventing molecules, collecting hundreds of patents and advocating for designing chemicals and products that don’t hurt the health of people and the
In this article @RB.1 @CL.1 A sign displays gas prices at a gas station on May 10, 2022 in San Mateo County, California. Liu Guanguan | China News Service | Getty Images The surge in gasoline prices is impossible to miss and at the top of consumers’ minds as large billboards announce that gas now
As the summer driving season nears, gasoline prices show no signs of slowing down. The national average for unleaded gas hit a new high of $4.59 per gallon Thursday, according to AAA. For the first time ever, the average price was $4 per gallon or above in all 50 states this week, AAA data shows. Last year at
In this article RDFN Americans moved around a lot over the past two years, and those destinations also now happen to have the highest inflation rates in the U.S. “We saw right away that inflation was highest in Phoenix and lowest in San Francisco,” Redfin deputy chief economist Taylor Marr told CNBC. The relationship between
This article originally appeared as part of our Food Weekly newsletter. Subscribe to get sustainability food news in your inbox every Thursday. Regenerative agriculture is all the rage for large food companies. Their sustainability teams love telling me about ambitious goals of transforming hundreds of thousands of acres to regenerative stewardship and storing significant amounts of carbon
At first, the Ashland area of southern Oregon seemed a great place for Mich and Forest Brazil to raise their kids: It had natural beauty, plenty of open space and a family-friendly atmosphere. But after they moved there from the San Francisco Bay area in 2015, high summer temperatures, water shortages and wildfire smoke became
From a global pandemic to extreme weather events, supply shortages and a global energy crisis, it’s been a wild couple of years. The uncertainty and instability has bred innovation among corporate energy buyers: Not only are those with experience exploring and using a wider range of contract types, but a broader range of companies of
There is no doubt that one prerequisite for achieving the United Nation‘s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030 is a successful and swift transformation of our global food systems. Inequality, climate change and biodiversity loss are all closely linked to food production, food trade and the welfare of workers and farmers. Food and agriculture companies