Low carbon economy: examples to transition

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Carbon Emissions are the Lowest They Have Been Since 1991. Can That Last?
by Ken Silverstein

Clean Power Plan or not, carbon emissions are declining and are at their lowest levels since 1991. That’s according to the US Energy Information Administration, which says that it is because of a changing electricity portfolio and milder weather.

In its short term energy outlook, the agency says that 2016 will become the first year in which natural gas officially surpasses that of coal generation. It says that coal consumption dropped by 18 percent in the first half of the year compared to the first six months of 2015.

 
Finding Private Sector Opportunities in the ‘New Carbon Economy’
by Jessica Lyons Hardcastle

Cashing in on climate change projects offers a huge financial opportunity for companies.

Addressing the annual global environmental damage estimate, projected to reach $28 trillion by 2050, can be a profitable endeavor, Mark Ward, general manager of UL EHS Sustainability, said at the UL EHS Sustainability-hosted user forum last week.

 
CDP Climate A List Revealed: Which Firms Lead in Reducing GHG Emissions?
by Jessica Lyons Hardcastle

General Motors, Johnson Controls, Apple and Microsoft are among the 193 companies on CDP’s Climate A List 2016, meaning they receive an “A” grade for their actions to mitigate climate change.

Only 9 percent of the corporations that responded to CDP’s annual climate disclosure questionnaire made the Climate A list, which is published in CDP’s 2016 Climate Change Report. Fewer companies (113) made last year’s list.

 
Corporate Community Leading the Charge Into the New Energy Economy
by Ken Silverstein

The corporate community is leading the green energy economy. Today, nearly 1,300 organizations are partnering with the US Environmental Protection Agency to either generate or buy green energy. The result, according to EPA: lowering carbon emissions and greater brand equity, making the proposition a win-win scenario.

“By using green, an organization not only can dramatically reduce its carbon footprint but it may be able to save money, stand out from competitors, and meet corporate environmental goals, which is of growing importance to stakeholder groups such as customers, Wall Street analysts, shareholders and employees,” says EPA.

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Sobre Antonio Carlos Teixeira

Gestor de Comunicação para Sustentabilidade, Assessor Corporativo de Transição para uma Sociedade de Baixo Carbono, editor do blog TerraGaia. //// Communication Manager for Sustainability, Corporate Advisor for Transition to a Low Carbon Society, TerraGaia blog editor.
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