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The United Arab Emirates and other Middle Eastern countries are seeking to diversify their fossil-fuel-based economies as a way to secure future jobs for the region’s burgeoning youth population. Click here to continue reading.
There needs to be a “global solution” to curbing aviation emissions, not one supported by a single country or region, said Ken Hylander, senior vice president for corporate safety, security and compliance at Delta Air Lines Inc. Continue reading here.
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Media outlets that champion the fight against climate change still run advertisements for products and services that may worsen the problem, and this discrepancy should be addressed, said British Sky Broadcasting Group Plc. “It’s a complex issue and it’s one we’re going to have to work through as an industry,” said Fiona Ball, the company’s head of environment, adding BSkyB is partnering with others [...]
The upcoming Energy Bill from the U.K. government will embody the “certainty and confidence” businesses need to invest in the nation’s power infrastructure, said newly-appointed energy minister John Hayes. The long-awaited legislation, which will be published in weeks, is expected to offer stable prices for low-carbon electricity through feed-in tariffs with contracts for difference. The aim is to provide investor clarity for clean [...]
Sneakers made of suede, rather than comparable synthetics, cost more to the environment but less to shoe brands, said Jochen Zeitz, chairman of Puma SE, Europe’s second-largest sporting-goods maker. The greenhouse gas emissions associated with raising and slaughtering cattle for the production of leather increase greatly its environmental impact. Zeitz said sustainable leather-like materials are currently not available in large enough volumes to [...]
Many hotel guests prefer their accommodation to have environmentally-friendly practices, though few vacationers are willing to “dramatically change their behavior” in the name of sustainability, said Paul Brown, president of brands and commercial services for Hilton Worldwide Inc. Brown said Hilton is maintaining its luxury brand while curbing energy use, investing in renewable power and [...]
Naoko Ishii, the newly appointed chief executive and chair of the Global Environment Facility, likes to cite the 1:10 rule when asked about the impact of the grants that GEF provides. “$1 billion from us leads to $10 billion impact, as co-financiers step in,” she said in an interview from her office in Washington, a city she moved to after resigning as the [...]
Energy is “the big kahuna,” for McDonald’s Corp., the world’s biggest restaurant chain, said its sustainability vice president, Bob Langert. With the fast-food restaurant’s global annual energy bill estimated at $2 billion, it’s looking at all sorts of ways to trim that check. In the U.S. for example, McDonald’s is putting up LED lighting in its stores that could save approximately $2 million operationally, [...]