What we’re reading: April 2017We Mean Business
While concern over the role of the U.S. in the Paris Agreement has remained at the forefront during April, companies are stepping up to the challenge by embracing the opportunities of the low-carbon transition like never before.
Here are some of the best blog posts and reports were reading this month:
Corporate climate leadership in the age of Trump
Many businesses have kept a low profile in the current political climate, but in the long run there is a much greater liability for companies that don’t make their voices heard in support of strong environmental safeguards.
With government in retreat, companies step up on emissions
The Trump administration may be pondering a retreat from the United States’ domestic and international climate commitments, but corporate America is moving ahead with its own emissions goals.
Tony Juniper: Reinventing the green message
We have entered a strange world – one where the more data and observation pile up on rising temperature, ice melt, species loss, deforestation, ocean acidification and all the rest, the less we are proving capable of responding.
Can coal miners save the Paris climate agreement?
Major US coal companies, including Cloud Peak Energy and Peabody Energy, are now urging the Trump administration to reject any plans to pull out of the Paris Agreement, confounding assumptions about the government’s heartland supporters and the supposed benefits of withdrawal.
NRG, a power company leaning green, faces activist challenge
Over the years, NRG, a leading independent power producer whose fleet once depended heavily on coal, has made big bets on low-carbon energy technologies and publicized its embrace of sustainability as essential to its future. But now, the company finds its strategy challenged from within.
3 ways power utilities are shock-proofing the electricity business
Forward-looking utilities are adapting to the challenge of increased disruption by diversifying their generation portfolio, embracing technology and actively engaging with corporate demand for renewables.