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    HSBC partners with Google, works toward $1B climate tech investments goal

    Under the new deal, companies part of the GCR-sustainability program will be able to explore venture debt financing options offered by HSBC’s specialist climate tech finance team.

    By Feb. 12, 2024
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    Super Bowl venue touts 100% renewable energy

    This NFL first comes via the Las Vegas Raiders’ partnerships with NV Energy and NZero at Allegiant Stadium, which cover all its events — even Taylor Swift concerts.

    By Joe Burns • Feb. 12, 2024
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    Top 5 stories from ESG Dive

    This year is shaping up to be a formative one for ESG, both on the regulatory and financial front, with the SEC’s climate disclosure rule and the battle over shareholder rights and proposal approvals.

    By ESG Dive staff
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    Barclays ceases direct funding of new fossil fuel projects

    The London-based bank will also require all its portfolio energy companies to report their scoped emissions reductions targets and any expansion plans by Jan. 1, 2025.

    By Feb. 12, 2024
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    Democrats join push to stop climate funding from going to farm biogas projects

    The growing movement to capture methane from livestock waste only further encourages mass-scale industrial agriculture, a group of lawmakers said in a letter to the USDA. 

    By Sarah Zimmerman • Feb. 9, 2024
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    Cost cutbacks to go hand-in-hand with emissions reduction strategy: USPS

    The postal service said it plans to slash scope 1 and 2 emissions by 40% and scope 3 emissions by 20% by 2030, compared to a 2021 baseline.

    By Feb. 9, 2024
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    Shell rebrands climate tech company Studio X as Onward, eyes net-zero economy

    The updated energy venture falls in line with the oil major’s goal to become a net-zero emissions energy business by 2050.

    By Feb. 8, 2024
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    EU passes domestic clean energy act, trailing US supply chain and climate bills

    The European Commission agreed to the Net-Zero Industry Act to increase domestic manufacturing, following similar domestic production acts passed by the U.S.

    By Feb. 8, 2024
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    Ford created a secret team to build an affordable EV

    The automaker plans to launch multiple EVs based on the platform as part of its revamped electrification strategy, CEO Jim Farley said.

    By Eric Walz , Michael Brady • Feb. 8, 2024
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    Neighborhood-scale building decarbonization: 2 approaches

    Relying on the replacement of one appliance at a time isn’t enough to meet federal and state climate goals, said the Building Decarbonization Coalition’s executive director. 

    By Ysabelle Kempe • Feb. 7, 2024
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    Recurrent Energy raises $160M, secures Microsoft as client for solar project

    The tech giant will be the sole purchaser of all the energy and renewable energy credits produced by the Louisiana-based Bayou Galion Solar project.

    By Feb. 7, 2024
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    Green investor Brookfield scores $10B for latest energy transition fund

    The fund will invest in the expansion of clean energy, the development of sustainable solutions and the decarbonization strategy of companies from high-emitting sectors.

    By Feb. 6, 2024
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    US sustainable funds saw net outflows in 2023: Morningstar

    However, the amount of total assets in U.S. sustainable funds increased last year, and Bloomberg reported the global ESG bond market opened 2024 with a record January.

    By Feb. 6, 2024
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    Clean energy groups back Duke Energy multi-value local transmission planning proposal

    If approved, Duke could have the only local planning process that uses proactive, multi-value scenario planning, according to North Carolina clean energy groups.

    By Ethan Howland • Feb. 6, 2024
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    Democrats urge Congress to block anti-ESG investing riders in appropriations bills

    The letter, signed by 65 democratic lawmakers, said the riders are “contrary to what the American public wants” and interfere with investment decisions.

    By Feb. 5, 2024
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    Arjuna Capital, Follow This pull Exxon climate proposal after lawsuit

    Natasha Lamb, Arjuna Capital’s chief investment officer, warned the lawsuit will silence investors concerned about climate risks.

    By Feb. 5, 2024
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    ASHRAE, ICC unveil draft standard for GHG emission assessment in buildings

    The proposed Standard 240P intends to provide a common platform to measure and report greenhouse gas emissions of buildings, the organizations say. 

    By Nish Amarnath • Feb. 5, 2024
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    Allianz launches platform tracking pathways, investments needed for net-zero

    The free, open source tool will combine sector and geographic information on the emissions reductions and investments required to limit global temperature rise.

    By Feb. 2, 2024
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    Climate software startup Watershed clinches $100M in funding

    The funding will allow the company to continue developing climate programs for clients — helping them measure, report and reduce emissions — and increase its investments in Europe.

    By Feb. 2, 2024
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    Bio-fueling the future: How farms are shaping the renewable energy transition in 2024

    As more incentives become available, the agriculture sector is set to play a key role in expanding solar, biogas and other alternative energy sources.

    By Nathan Owens • Feb. 1, 2024
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    BP invests in climate tech startup CHOOOSE to help decarbonize aviation industry

    The oil giant’s financial backing will allow airlines to centrally manage their decarbonization initiatives, ranging from emissions calculations and reporting to carbon removals.

    By Feb. 1, 2024
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    Global standard-setter proposes ethics guidelines to curb greenwashing risks

    The International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants prepared a pair of ethics standards to help sustainability experts foster trust.

    By Jan. 31, 2024
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    Ikea makes strides in reducing carbon footprint, attributes progress to clean energy initiatives

    The home furnishings retailer said its greenhouse gas emissions declined by 11.5% from the previous year and it has updated its climate strategy to reach net-zero by 2050.

    By Jan. 31, 2024
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    Extreme weather and climate regulations are 2024’s top supply chain risks: Everstream

    Wildfires, rains and droughts could cause shipping delays, while agricultural commodities might face shortages from weather and other factors, the analytics firm said.

    By Ben Unglesbee • Jan. 31, 2024
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    A dozen state GOP agriculture heads probe Net Zero Banking Alliance members’ climate targets

    None of the six banks — which include JPMorgan, Goldman Sachs and Citi — have published climate targets for the sector, according to their websites.

    By Jan. 30, 2024
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    The ESG industry outlook on 2024: Climate disclosure rules, proxy voting and more

    The upcoming year will determine how national and international regulation, shareholder rights and proposal approvals, and scope 3 reporting influence the ESG landscape.

    By , Jan. 30, 2024