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Climate change and jobs, sustainable business models and burping cows

Climate change and jobs, sustainable business models and burping cows

Here’s why climate policies don’t really kill jobs | GreenBiz

Garth Heutel, Associate Professor of Economics at Georgia State University, argues the impact of environmental regulations on jobs is marginal at best - and positive for adjacent and disruptive industries.

Source: Here’s why climate policies don’t really kill jobs | GreenBiz

A Business Model for Sustainability by Paul Polman – Project Syndicate

Unilever has done much to transform into a sustainable business. Outgoing CEO Paul Polman reflects on successes, lessons and the work still to be done.

Source: A Business Model for Sustainability by Paul Polman – Project Syndicate

California is requiring solar panels on all new houses: here’s what that means – The Verge

Adding renewable generation to every new home might make them more expensive to build, but are there longer term benefits and savings that could make it a better investment?

Source: California is requiring solar panels on all new houses: here’s what that means – The Verge

Seaweed could make cows burp less methane and cut their carbon hoofprint – MIT Technology Review

Cattle are a significant contributor to greenhouse gasses. Could a change in their diet reduce their environmental impact?

Source: Seaweed could make cows burp less methane and cut their carbon hoofprint – MIT Technology Review

How businesses can achieve environmental sustainability – CEO Magazine

Building an environmentally sustainable business is high on the agenda for every responsible CEO. Consumer activism and a recognition of the harm business can do is driving this, but how do you achieve a sustainable balance?

Source: How businesses can achieve environmental sustainability – CEO Magazine

China set to triple its ethanol production capacity: government researcher – Reuters

In 2020 China will require petrol to be blended with Ethanol to create a cleaner fuel. That will require a massive increase in its production capacity, or it will remain a big buyer of Brazilian and US products.

Source: China set to triple its ethanol production capacity: government researcher – Reuters

India’s renewable energy dream needs to be realistic, can’t just follow Western countries – The Financial Express

The opportunities for the renewable industry are huge. Following a Western model to capitalise on them may not be the best way for India to take a dominant position.

Source: India’s renewable energy dream needs to be realistic, can’t just follow Western countries – The Financial Express

“More science fiction” needed to save planet earth in anthropocene – Dezeen

Creating a "Mission to Mars" stimulates the kind of thinking needed to solve more local problems, argued panelists at Dezeen's "Good Design for a Bad World".

Source: “More science fiction” needed to save planet earth in anthropocene – Dezeen

Hotel to operate on battery power in Edinburgh – BBC News

UK gets first "battery powered" hotel. Sadly, this isn't a fully renewable site as the battery is charged from the National Grid and it'll only run for a few hours each day.

Source: Hotel to operate on battery power in Edinburgh – BBC News

‘Ditch cling film and switch to soap’: 10 easy ways to reduce your plastics use in 2019 |  The Guardian

Reducing your contribution to plastic pollution needn't be difficult. Sandra Laville suggests 10 relatively easy ways you can help.

Source: ‘Ditch cling film and switch to soap’: 10 easy ways to reduce your plastics use in 2019 |  The Guardian

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