Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin When it comes to issues around sustainability and energy, there are few subjects less controversial than biomass. Often hailed as a lower carbon option for heating or generating electricity, biomass involves the burning of wood pellets, chips or logs. Its proponents argue that biomass has a key role to play in the road to net zero, using wood that is unsuitable for other products and would otherwise go to waste. But critics have pointed out that biomass still involves burning natural materials, which can pollute the atmosphere. The campaigning group Cut Carbon Not Forest recently published a new survey, which shows 73% of respondents are concerned that burning trees in power stations could be making air pollution worse and harming people's health. The survey also found almost two thirds of those surveyed (64%) agree that it is misleading to call biomass green. And only 3.4% believed burning wood from other … [Read more...] about Is Biomass A Friend Or Foe Of The Environment?
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The Trifecta Of Trust For Sustainability Data: Assertions, Assurance Reports And Audits
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Martha Amram is CEO of GLYNT.AI, which produces enterprise-grade sustainability data for finance and sustainability teams around the globe. 2023 is a transitional year for sustainability data. IFRS, the global accounting standards body, has been remarkably clear: By January 2024, companies should be using accounting-based standards to report sustainability data. This enables the key wins investors want: reliable sustainability data, ready for comparisons over time and across companies. In a previous article, I focused on " The Three A's Of Investor-Grade Emissions Data ." These are qualities of sustainability data that investors demand: accurate, actual and audit-ready. Investors are frustrated with current practices—the use of estimates instead of actual data, the lack of third-party reviews and the incredible variety of company reporting practices. But the quality gap in sustainability data cannot be … [Read more...] about The Trifecta Of Trust For Sustainability Data: Assertions, Assurance Reports And Audits
BASTASCH: The UN’s Newest Climate Report Is A Woke Dumpster Fire Masquerading As Science
Like clockwork, the United Nations is out with yet another climate report, and the usual suspects are already blaring the global warming alarm sirens. The New York Times warned the planet is on track “to cross a critical threshold for global warming within the next decade” and the only way to “hold global warming to relatively safe levels” would “require global cooperation, billions of dollars and big changes.” The Associated Press declared the world is on “thin ice” due to warming. The BBC characterized the UN report as a “survival guide” — if we don’t follow it, we’ll see “the worst effects of climate change.” The alarmist frenzy was joined by prominent scientists, eco-activists, Democratic politicians and even the UN chief himself, who called the report a “how-to guide to defuse the climate time-bomb. In other words, the media, elites and the scientific establishment want you to take this report very, very seriously. The problem is no one who actually cares about … [Read more...] about BASTASCH: The UN’s Newest Climate Report Is A Woke Dumpster Fire Masquerading As Science