What we’re reading: February 2017We Mean Business
February has been another month of unprecedented progress from companies committing to climate action, with the total number of forward-looking businesses, making ambitious commitments as part of the coalition’s take action campaign, pushing well past 500.
Here are some of the best blog posts and analysis from the We Mean Business coalition’s network of partners and beyond.
Wind and solar power are disrupting electricity systems
Photovoltaic cells and wind turbines are moving from being peripheral to the energy system, just over a decade ago, to now growing faster than any other energy source with falling costs making them competitive with fossil fuels, reports Bloomberg.
Case Study: P&G on the benefits of setting a science-based target
P&G explains why they committed to reduce emissions from their operations 30% by 2020, from a 2010 base-year, and highlights the benefits of setting a science-based target.
What next for renewables in cities? – The expert view
As renewable energy projects are rolled out in cities around the world, Guardian Sustainable Business spoke to companies and organisations working in the sector to find out what’s happening and what to expect.
HP commits to reduce GHGs from its global operations another 25%
After meeting two successive Scope 1 and Scope 2 absolute reduction goals for greenhouse gas emissions, HP Inc. announces a new target to reduce emissions from its global operations by 25% by 2025, compared to 2015.
Clean energy creates more US jobs than fossil fuels – report
In the US electric power generation sector, the solar industry employed nearly 374,000 people in 2015-16 – double the number of jobs in oil, coal and gas combined, according to a new report from the US Department of Energy.