By Anmar Frangoul, CNBC
The CDP, formerly known as the Carbon Disclosure Project, is a not-for-profit charity. It operates a “global disclosure system” which allows businesses, states, regions and cities to “measure and manage” their impact on the environment. Paul Dickinson is the executive chair of the CDP. He told CNBC’s Sustainable Energy that his organization represented over 600 investors with $90 trillion of assets, as well as more than 100 purchasing organizations “with trillions of purchasing authority.”
One major project the CDP is involved with is called the RE100, a global initiative made up of some of the world’s biggest companies, all committed to 100 percent renewable electricity. Businesses that are part of the RE100 include Apple, Danone, Goldman Sachs and the Lego Group. Click here to read more and to view a 2-minute video about CDP’s outstanding work.
ADDITIONAL CLEAN ENERGY NEWS
- Renewable energy has space to grow, Physics World
By replacing fossil fuels with renewable energy nations could achieve their emissions commitments without encroaching on vital natural land, according to researchers in the US.
- The New Normal for the Grid: Batteries, Greentech Media
On this week’s Energy Gang podcast: We dig into the latest project activity in energy storage.
- NASA analysis sheds light on Cleveland area’s rooftop solar potential, Energy News Network
- Duke renewables program allows large customers to negotiate directly with suppliers, Utility Dive
- Retail electric providers across the country are ditching fossil fuels, PV Magazine
Three different retail electricity providers have announced new programs to provide customers the option to buy 100% renewably sourced electricity, with one of the three even coming at no additional cost.
- Detroit Zoo to become 100% renewable, Renewables Now
- Beyond Cars: Electrifying Pickups and Buses, Natural Resources Defense Council
This is the eleventh blog in a series about our Midwest electric vehicle adventure.
CLEAN ENERGY JOBS
- New report: California has five times more clean energy jobs than fossil fuel jobs, The Mercury News. The study was based on an annual survey of businesses called the 2019 U.S. Energy and Employment Report, a snapshot of the energy industry that in the past was put out by the U.S. Department of Energy. But the survey was discontinued after President Trump took office in 2017. In recent years, the report has been compiled instead by two non-profit groups using the same methodology, the Energy Futures Initiative, and the National Association of State Energy Officials.
- According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the fastest-growing occupation in the U.S. is solar photovoltaic installer and the second-fastest is wind turbine services technician.
ENERGY SECTORS’ OUTLOOKS