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Tag Archives: Energy

McKinsey on Sustainability & Resource Productivity

The McKinsey on Sustainability and Resource Productivity (MoSRP) compendium of articles covers four broad topics: energy, mobility, sustainability in the consumer sector, and investing in sustainability. In each of these areas, we see increasing momentum towards more sustainable growth, through … Continue reading

GreenBiz VERGE Event Preparing to Take Over San Francisco

TEMPE,AZ – October 30th, 2012 – The Sustainability Consortium and The Global Institute of Sustainability are excited to participate in the GreenBiz VERGE @ Green Build event November 12 & 13 at the Intercontinental Hotel in San Francisco. The VERGE … Continue reading

Alcoa and Aluminum Play Major Role in New EPA/NHTSA Effort To Reduce GHG Emissions and Increase Fuel Efficiency

Alcoa and the aluminum industry play a major role in the new effort to reduce GHG emissions and increase fuel efficiency for medium and heavy trucks and buses announced last week by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National … Continue reading

Panasonic to Run Asia’s First Green Home Energy Project

Panasonic and the government of Singapore are working to create Asia’s first public-housing test bed for technology designed to provide total energy. Read More

EPA Takes Action on Reducing Barriers to the Use of Carbon Capture and Sequestration Technologies / Action Supports National Framework for the Safe Use of Clean Energy Technology

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing a rule to advance the use of carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) technologies, while protecting Americans’ health and the environment. CCS technologies allow carbon dioxide (CO2) to be captured at stationary … Continue reading

Panasonic Announces Asia’s First Test-bed Project on Total Energy Solutions for Public Housing

Panasonic has some exciting news to share as Asia will see the first-of-its kind test-bed project from Panasonic to be launched in Singapore by the end of this year and will run till 2013. Read More

SC Johnson ‘Flip the Switch’ Initiative Reduces Energy Use By 35 Percent Per Fixture at Its Largest Manufacturing Plant

An ambitious energy-savings initiative driven by SC Johnson employees has resulted in a 35 percent energy savings per fixture in more than 700 light fixtures at the company’s largest manufacturing plant in Sturtevant, Wis. The project underscores the huge energy … Continue reading

L’Oréal USA Installs Second Rooftop Solar System in the US

L’Oréal USA announced today that its Franklin, New Jersey manufacturing facility is partnering with GeoPeak Energy in a Purchase Power Agreement (PPA) to install a 1.0 Megawatt Photovoltaic Solar System at that facility. Read More

Cargill to Install Waste-to-Energy System in Canadian Beef Processing Facility

Cargill today announced it will be investing approximately $36 million (Canadian) in a waste-to-energy project at its High River, Alberta, beef processing facility that will increase to 80 percent the plant’s ability to generate energy it uses to produce meat … Continue reading

EPA Announces Top Contenders in Energy Star National Building Competition

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Energy Star program announced the top contenders at the midpoint of the 2011 National Building Competition: Battle of the Buildings. The list of top contenders identifies the leaders with the greatest percent reduction … Continue reading

BASF: New Magnetic Materials for Efficient Cooling

The Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter (FOM) in the Netherlands and BASF are to start another joint research programme on magnetocaloric materials. This new class of materials may help to make today’s cooling systems more efficient and quieter. Read … Continue reading

Waste Management Adds 1000th Truck to Natural Gas Fleet

Waste Management today added a 1000th natural gas truck to its fleet, making it the largest owner and operator of clean-running, heavy duty refuse trucks in North America. Read More

Corporate Giants Add One Million Vehicles to National Clean Fleets Partnership

In a clear case of high bar-setting, earlier this year the U.S. Department of Energy kicked off its National Clean Fleets Partnership with a select group of official partners: AT&T, FedEx, PepsiCo, UPS and Verizon. The program aims to reduce … Continue reading

BASF Intensifies Research and Development of Innovative Products for Sustainable Electromobility

Solutions for regenerative electricity generation and energy storage technologies enable sustainable and climate-friendly electromobility. Read More

McDonald’s Trucks in UAE Run on Recycled French Fry Oil, and More

McDonald’s delivery trucks in the United Arab Emirates are running on 100 percent biodiesel made with recycled vegetable oil from the chain’s more than 80 restaurants in the Emirates. Read More

Kroger Cuts Energy Use and Waste By 30 Percent Each

The Kroger Co. reduced in-store energy consumption by 30 percent since 2000 and its manufacturing plants reduced the amount of waste sent to landfills by 30 percent since 2009, a 22 million pound reduction. Read More

Sustainable Biofuels Key to a Low-Carbon Future

Novozymes presented its recently completed Technology Roadmap Biofuels for Transport alongside speakers from WWF and the European Commission. Read More

EPA, DOT Unveil the Next Generation of Fuel Economy Labels

The U.S. Department of Transportation and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today are unveiling new fuel economy labels that will help consumers take advantage of the increased efficiency standards achieved under the Obama Administration that will save families money at … Continue reading

Toshiba Plans $8.6B Environment, Energy Investment

Japanese electronics products manufacturer Toshiba Corp said it will invest 700 billion yen ($8.57 billion) in environment and energy sectors over the next three years to meet demand from infrastructure projects, business daily Nikkei said. Read More

KPMG Unveils Report “The Rising Sun” – A Point of View on the Solar Energy Sector in India

In purview of the significant challenges that India is facing in terms of energy security, action against climate change problems and addressing the issue of inclusive growth within the country, KPMG through its Thought Leadership report “The Rising Sun” has … Continue reading

Seven Kellogg Bakeries Among First to Receive EPA Energy Star Rating for Energy Performance

Seven of Kellogg Company’s U.S. cookie and cracker bakeries have earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) first ENERGY STAR certification for bakeries that demonstrate best-in-class energy performance. Read More

Novozymes: Advanced Biofuel to Meet Over 50% of India’s Demand for Transport Gasoline by 2020

Transforming agricultural waste into biofuel could create up to one million jobs in India over the next decade. Read More

Novozymes Goes Green in Denmark

Novozymes is going green in Denmark, with all its electricity coming from wind turbines. Despite increasing production, Novozymes now has lower CO2 emissions than in 2005. Read More

Georgia Pacific: Big Island Boiler Upgrade Aims for Cleaner Emissions

Georgia-Pacific is replacing a decades-old, coal-burning boiler for a new one powered by natural gas in its Big Island facility. Read More

Novozymes: Boosting Advanced Biofuels in China

Novozymes is seeing initiatives from the Chinese government, industry, and partners who are combining forces to boost China’s advanced biofuel industry. Read More

SAP Breaks New Ground With Smart Meters

RheinEnergie and SAP to Deploy 30,000 Smart Meters for Electricity, Water and Gas to Cologne Households. Read More

Coca-Cola Gets Greener Fueling Forklifts with Linde Hydrogen

Linde North America is a member of The Linde Group, one of the world’s largest hydrogen energy producers and a leader in developing alternative fuel technologies. Coca-Cola Consolidated is a leader in the manufacturing, marketing and distribution of soft drinks. … Continue reading

Novozymes Partner to Open World’s Largest Cellulosic Ethanol Plant in 2012

Novozymes partner M&G begins construction of the world’s first commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plant. The plant will produce 13 million gallons of ethanol per year from biomass. Read More

Unilever Canada Becomes the Largest Commercial Purchaser of Green Electricity in Canada

Some of Canada’s Favourite Brands-Including Becel, Hellmann’s, Knorr and Ben & Jerry’s-Are Now bullfrogpowered® With 100 Per Cent Green Electricity. Read More

Tetra Pak Leads Earth Hour ‘Lights Out’ Community Activity in Denton

Individuals, corporations and cities around the world will turn off their non-essential lights for one hour as a bold statement of collective concern about climate change. Read More

HP Lights Way for Clients to Optimize Energy Resources

HP today introduced a new way for clients to optimize energy consumption and reduce emissions by tapping into the information needed to create a sustainable business future. Read More

Campbell’s To Power Soup With Solar Energy

Campbell’s Soup in the USA will be a little more environmentally friendly as a result of solar power providing energy for its operations in Napoleon, Ohio. Read More

SC Johnson Ranks Number 8 on EPA’s Top 20 On-Site Generation List

By producing green power on-site, SC Johnson demonstrates its continued commitment to move away from traditional sources of electricity generation in support of cleaner renewable energy alternatives. Read More

Novozymes Demonstrates How to Find Fuel in Agricultural Waste at Washington Auto Show

With recent breakthroughs in enzyme technology and advancements in corn stover/cob collection processes, this waste to fuel solution is closer than ever to commercial reality. Read More

Procter & Gamble Expands Renewable Energy Portfolio

Procter & Gamble expands its renewable energy portfolio by unveiling a wind turbine at P&G’s pet care plant in Coevorden, Netherlands and extending its commitment to solar energy with the installation of solar panels at its Beauty & Grooming plant … Continue reading

Innovative lighting at L’Oréal Piscataway Manufacturing

L’Oréal USA Piscataway manufacturing facility has focused on finding a cost effective and more energy efficient source of lighting for its plant. Efforts were made to find a light source that would provide adequate lighting with lower overall energy consumption. … Continue reading

Unilever to Create “Green Energy” at Ice Cream Factory

Unilever is to create “green energy” at its Ben and Jerry’s ice cream factory in Holland by installing a bio-digester which converts natural waste products into gas. Read More

Alcoa Seeks Options for Badin Works

Alcoa Power Generating Inc. is taking a new path forward in its Yadkin River operations, according to a company official. Read More

SAP Revs Up Electric Car Operations

German software maker SAP is taking steps into the electric car market. The company is developing programs to manage emission-free corporate fleets and will add electric vehicles to its own group of company cars. Read More

Dell Continues to Add Energy-Saving Features

With 2010 coming to a close, Dell has announced that they have achieved their goal with a 25% reduction of energy costs for their customers. Read More

SAP Works to Reduce Emissions

The company responsible for SAP data management solutions has several motivations for pursuing greater energy efficiency, according to the report. Some of SAP’s environmental initiatives are designed to save the company money, while also reducing its energy consumption. Read More

Walmart Data Warehouse Upgrade Adds Capabilities, Cuts Energy Use

The planned expansion includes a technology refresh program that will keep Walmart’s data warehouse on the leading edge of technology adoption, and the agreement includes a research and development relationship between Walmart and Teradata. Read More

ASDA’s Supermarket in Bootle Recognized by Carbon Trust for its Natural Daylighting Strategy to Save Energy

Studies have proved that the introduction of daylighting increases consumer sales considerably compared with similar windowless stores. ASDA’s supermarket in Bootle is flooded with natural lighting diffused through large areas of translucent Kalwall. Read More

Intel Corporation Among Prestigious National Award Winners Advancing Emerging Green Power Markets

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Green Power Partnership will tonight award 18 National Green Power Partners for their achievements in using green power, helping to grow the nation’s voluntary green power market and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Two California partners, … Continue reading

Electric Car Charging Stations Coming to Best Buy

Folks looking to get eco-friendly with an electric car—or at least put part of their carbon footprint out of sight over the hills—will soon have one more place they can drive their ultra-quiet vehicles: Ecotality has announced a deal with … Continue reading

Survey Evaluation of Proposed EPA Fuel Economy Label

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EPA Helps Launch Global Methane Initiative to Cut Greenhouse Gases while Developing Clean Energy and Stronger Economies

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Mexico’s Ministry of Environment along with thirty-six other countries, the European Commission, the Asian Development Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank launched a new Global Methane Initiative that urges stronger international … Continue reading

Walmart Awards Outstanding Suppliers for Improving Energy Efficiency at the Shanghai Expo

SHANGHAI, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Walmart Global Sourcing today held an awards ceremony honoring outstanding suppliers at the U.S. Pavilion at the Shanghai Expo with the aim to recognize their performance in energy efficiency improvement. Meanwhile, Walmart reiterated its objective … Continue reading

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