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Tidal Waves: Where Will the Next Wave of Renewable Energy Come From?

Posted by Greg Scandrett on Jan 10, 2017 10:00:00 AM


The use of renewable energy continues to grow across the globe. While Iceland runs on 100 percent renewable electricity, other countries are following suit by exploring possible options. Tidal energy is one of them.

Science Based Targets Webinar: Key Takeaways for Your Emissions Reduction or Decarbonization Strategy

Posted by George Lu on Dec 29, 2016 10:00:00 AM


On Tuesday, December 13, 2016, ADEC Innovations (ADEC) hosted a webinar on Science Based Targets (SBT), a joint project of CDP, the UN Global Compact (UNGC), the World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) for corporate decarbonization strategies. It is an initiative for setting corporate emissions reduction targets that addresses climate change in a way consistent with the expertise and rigor used to build scientific international consensus on decarbonization.

Should a Natural Forest Count as a Carbon Credit?

Posted by Sharolyn Vettese on Dec 20, 2016 10:00:00 AM


Yes, of course, it makes sense for natural, existing forests to count as a credit in carbon cap and trade, but right now they don’t. Urban forests should also count as a carbon credit, but don’t.

Why Some States Lag in Solar Energy Adoption

Posted by Jonathan Deesing on Dec 13, 2016 10:00:00 AM


Recent statistics from the U.S. Energy Information Administration show that total utility-scale solar additions in 2016 will be more than they were from 2013 to 2015 combined — leading some to predict that 2016 will be a record year for solar energy.

What are Science Based Targets?

Posted by Alicia Godlove on Dec 6, 2016 10:00:00 AM


One of the key goals of the Paris Agreement is to limit global warming to less than 2°C compared to pre-industrial temperatures. Companies are therefore working hard to reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. According to CDP, the number of its respondent companies that have set reduction targets rose from 44 percent in 2015 to 85 percent in 2016.

ADEC Innovations is Your Partner for Better CDP Performance

Posted by Alicia Godlove on Nov 29, 2016 10:00:00 AM


CDP performance is one of the key indicators of a sustainable business, helping calculate the impact companies have on climate change. Investors and customers consider a business’ CDP performance to be one piece of concrete proof of its sustainability.

Why Should Companies Voluntarily Participate in Carbon Cap and Trade?

Posted by Sharolyn Vettese on Nov 22, 2016 10:00:00 AM


Voluntary participation in carbon cap and trade is one of those things that is worthwhile to do even though not everyone is doing it, and it does require some effort. There are direct and indirect financial rewards for companies that do so. Ontario’s cap and trade program was implemented July 1, 2016. 

Transforming Our World Through Impact Assessments

Posted by Ben Wilde on Nov 15, 2016 10:00:00 AM


Reflected in our contemporary way of life are the dire consequences of unabated progress and consumerism. These impacts include climate change, biodiversity loss, corruption, inequalities in opportunities, and mass hunger, to name a few. Understanding our world requires an assessment of the cause and gravity of these impacts.

The Importance of Supplier Risk Management

Posted by Ben Wilde on Nov 8, 2016 10:00:00 AM


Maintaining a good relationship with suppliers is important for organizations. How good is your relationship with your suppliers? Suppliers play a significant role in an organization’s supply chain.