The use of renewable natural gas (RNG) is seeing a dramatic uptick by businesses and municipalities throughout the U.S. RNG is made by breaking down organic material found in wastewater, agricultural waste, decomposing food and yard waste to produce biogas. The process uses anaerobic digesters and then refined into an ultra-low-carbon, low-emissions source of energy
We posted back in January about the first major event on climate change for investors and business at a meeting called “The 2016 Investor Summit on Climate Risk” held at the United Nations in NYC. The summit hosted some 500 global investors who, in total, represented an estimated $22tn in assets and represented a new direction
The growing use of renewable natural gas (RNG) by several U.S industries, including the shipping industry, durable plastic producers and hybrid vehicles, is having a dramatic impact on the environment and climate change. Because RNG is made by capturing biogases emitted from decomposing organic material in wastewater, agricultural waste, food and yard waste, it leaves
On Thursday, June 17, 2015, Pope Francis called for action on climate change in his encyclical on the environment. The 182 page “Laudato Si,” or “Be Praised” is the first encyclical emanating from the Vatican that is dedicated to climate change. Pope Francis pressed the religious community to work for an “ecological conversion” for the
Ethanol has taken its lumps as a fuel, both for its energy costs and its displacement effect on crops people eat. Now, researchers have found a new way to break down lignocellulose, the basic material of plants, which with more work may permit energy- and cost-effective use of crop waste as a fuel.