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The push to support adoption of emerging carbon dioxide removal (CDR) techniques got a big nudge forward this week with the launch of new purchasing pledges by big corporate buyers. The explicit announcements include a $500 million commitment by Alphabet, Microsoft and Salesforce to support CO2 removal projects, along with the launch of a new
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Increasingly, headlines across the internet read, “(Insert automotive company) sells out of EVs for 2022 in the United States.” Automotive companies including Volkswagen Group, Ford, Mercedes and even Tesla are struggling to meet customer demand given ongoing supply chain issues, battery availability, chip shortages and increased interest in EVs exacerbated by rising gasoline prices. This
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Failure is a part of life and also a part of business, and especially as we make the shift to sustainable businesses. But we can’t be afraid to talk about them. Last week at Circularity 22 in Atlanta, GreenBiz co-founder Joel Makower challenged three high-profile businesses to walk us through their biggest mistakes.  The transformation
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Last week, Dow Jones Indices, a unit of S&P Global, removed the electric car maker Tesla from its S&P 500 ESG Index, part of an annual rebalancing of stocks that most indices undertake to maintain a desired diversity and weighting of its portfolio. “While Tesla may be playing its part in taking fuel-powered cars off
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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
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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
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“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.
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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
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In this article .FKRX300 VOW3-DE BMW-DE 7203.T-JP RNO-FR Details of Renault’s Scénic Vision concept car were presented to the public on May 19, 2022. The firm’s idea of developing a passenger vehicle that uses hydrogen technology is not unique. Benjamin Girette | Bloomberg | Getty Images Renault has released details of an electric-hydrogen hybrid concept
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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