by Harold Rickenbacker, Manager, Clean Air & Innovation Environmental Defense Fund

Consumer preference for at-home delivery is on the rise, and with it, the need for more trucks on the road. Transportation is now the leading source of greenhouse gas emissions, and trucks, though making up only less than 5%…

This article was co-authored by Steve Capanna, Director for U.S. Climate Policy and Analysis and Jake Higdon, Senior Analyst, U.S. Climate Policy both at Environmental Defense Fund

In a new policy blueprint, EDF offers recommendations for how the Department of Energy can align its innovation budget with the climate challenge…

By Jason Mathers, Director, Vehicles & Freight Strategy, Environmental Defense Fund

The pace of vehicle electrification continues to pick up steam. The latest company to make a big splash is FedEx — the delivery behemoth with more than 80,000 vehicles in its fleet. …

By Chris Castro, Director of Sustainability & Resilience at City of Orlando, Eco-entrepreneur, Nonprofit executive, Climate activist

Cities are home to more than 50% of the global population and as a result are presented with ever-growing challenges, including finding a balance between social equity, economic vitality, and environmental sustainability.

Cities…

The scale of the climate crisis demands that we approach it with boldness and creativity, and entrepreneurs are stepping up to the plate. Today’s climate tech pioneers are developing innovative, advanced solutions that have the potential to make a real difference in stabilizing the climate. In this article, we look…

By Daniel Hill, Environmental Defense Fund Innovation Fund Manager

Innovation funds and labs have long been in practice. Private companies have used various vehicles to spark innovation and incubate new products or services for decades.

Today we’re watching as environmental challenges become more severe, urgent and prolific. Pressure is on…

By Christopher Cusack and Harlisa

Small-scale fisheries are much bigger than you may have thought. They are fundamental to the food security, nutrition and economic well-being of hundreds of millions of people worldwide (the FAO estimates that 200 million people worldwide rely on small-scale fisheries for some part of their…

By Berenice García and Rafael Ortiz

Digital technology can be a powerful ally to sustainable fishing. Diverse experiences around the world have shown it can improve fisheries management — sustainably and cost-effectively.

In the Mexican fishing sector, these technologies are still in a developmental and exploratory stage, yet the experience…

This article is by Kate Saenko, Associate Professor of Computer Science, Boston University (Disclosure statement: Kate Saenko consults for the MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab. She receives funding from Google and other companies.) It originally appeared in The Conversation.

This month, Google forced out a prominent AI ethics researcher after she…

This article is by Tali Zuckerman and originally appeared in GreenBiz and can be see here.

In recent years, electric vehicle (EV) adoption has accelerated in the world of personal cars. …

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