ArcelorMittal, a major steel plant in Belgium, will capture CO2 and convert it into bio-ethanol.
Within two years, the new technology should be able to start.
The investment for the Steel Factory is about 80 million euro’s. Read More
10 challenges we should overcome in order to transform successfully to a sustainable, strong and secure green energy economy.
Buildings, transport, industry, ICT, user behavior, energy storage, solar energy, wind energy, bio-energy, CO2 capture and more … Energy is one of the biggest changes in this century and has many aspects.
Last May, Shell launched a new division for renewable energy, Martin Wetselaar, now responsible for integrated gas (including LNG), will lead the division ‘New Energy‘. Is Shell moving towards renewables?
The new division will be transferred to the existing activities in hydrogen, biofuels and renewable power generation. It will also be used as a basis for new activities in wind energy. Read More
Audit your circular strategy here. WEconomics developed a self-audit tool to assess the circular strategy of your company.
After completing the survey, organizations will get instant results and recommendations enabling them to improve the way they handle sustainability. Read More
IKEA has decided to invest an extra € 1 billion to tackle climate change, including investments in renewable energy.
Since 2009 the company has € 1.5 billion invested in wind and solar energy.
“We have got a very good year,” according to IKEA Group President and CEO Peter Agnefjäll at the presentation of the Annual Review and Sustainability Report of the past year. “As a result we have been able to continue significant investments in sustainability, improving our product portfolio and more increasing the number of our stores.”
These multinationals have made a commitment to go 100% renewable. Update: 58 companies with 50 million MWh of renewable energy! And the list is growing fast.
Sijbesma, CEO Royal DSM in the Huffington Post: “Our children and their children will thank us for finally stepping up.”
Royal DSM is applying an internal carbon price of €50 per ton CO2 equivalent when reviewing large investments. They call on business to do the same: it will make your business more future proof.
Facilitated by the World Economic Forum, around 80 CEOs voiced their support for a meaningful carbon price in the run-up to COP21. The current low oil price creates the right moment to introduce a price on carbon.
Read about the actions they are taking. Read More
The next decade fossil energy companies will lose possibly $ 2.2 trillion in investments, according CarbonTracker in a recent report.
The money will be lost in a low carbon future.
Global action on climate change and renewable energy investments will ensure the waste for fossil energy companies. Research was done at the current and future projects from oil, gas and coal companies until 2025. It concluded which projects would stop because of political actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to below two degrees global warming.
Two Dutch CEO’s are firmly stimulating international companies to major climate action: Paul Polman (CEO Unilever) and Peter Bakker (president of the WBCSD) are leading the ‘Low Carbon Technology Partnerships Initiative (LCTPi).
Already 86 large enterprises have signed the LCTPi. Read More
Good ideas are vital for any business, and often you just have to grab them. Organizations that know how, are in the lead.
The life cycle of products is under considerable pressure. In less than half a century, the life cycle has been reduced by a factor of four! Therefore, organizations are forced to break new ground.
The most successful ones, use the inventiveness of their clients, the fresh eyes of young people, and high ceilings! Read More
Because of the heat wave, Europe created a peak in energy demand. Plus 10 percent. No wonder: air conditioners and fans were running at full capacity.
According to the energy supplier, above 30 degrees Celsius Europe demands 10% plus. Once the temperature drops, the peak power flattens to about 7.5% at temperatures around 27 degrees. Read More
But all the agreements need the support of businesses and industries. So: What can your business or industry do to reduce your carbon footprint? Read More
Water managers: Start using less, water by efficient water processes. Read More
In its 2014 Global Risks report, the World Economic Forum identified water crises as one of the risks of highest concern.
For businesses, it is important to understand operational and market contexts to manage water risk and leverage opportunity, according to The Guardian.
Enormous water transportation from the South of China to the dryer Northern regions seems to be useless. This is one of the conclusions mentioned in a scientific report which is published in PNAS. China has been building a canal from the South to Peking. A distance of 750 miles (1200 km). Transportation of water will supply only 5% in the water needs of Beijing while the Southern exporting provincies will be running out of water. Read More
The environment is high on China’s political agenda. It’s all about ‘war on pollution’. The message is clear: policies to tackle pollution and water scarcity will ‘spill over’ to impact industry. Financial analysts are trying to quantify the financial implications of these regulations. On the flip-side, there is increased interest in the water & wastewater treatment and waste-to-energy sectors. Read More