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Refrigerant Revolution: The Policy Backdrop

In this week’s installment, we cover how governments and businesses around the world have approached the problem through regulatory and other policy measures, and what is on the horizon.

Microsoft's carbon neutral green data center will use biogas

Microsoft Dips a Toe in Wastewater-to-Energy

Microsoft has been pushing the green data center trend for a number of years and now the company is ready to embark on its first zero carbon data center.

Patagonia introduces biorubber wetsuit made from guayule

Patagonia’s Answer to Black Friday: A Green Wetsuit

Patagonia’s new wetsuit represents a real breakthrough for high performance products made from renewable materials. Developed with the company Yulex, it uses a natural biorubber called guayule to substitute for the petroleum-based neoprene used in conventional wetsuits.

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Energy Efficiency’s Next Great Leap: Predicting the Weather

A new energy usage system, developed by Stem Energy, uses atmospheric and environmental data to make a second-by-second decision about whether a building should pull from the meter for its energy, or run on battery power.

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ALEC Looking to Turn the Clock Back on Renewables

The Electricity Freedom Act is nothing more than a shameless attempt to repeal Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) legislation in any and all of the 29 states (plus DC) in which it exists, for the simple reason that doing so would increase sales of fossil fuels, let the climate and the people who depend on it be damned.

UK launches new Energy Efficiency Strategy

UK Could Shutter 22 Power Stations Through Energy Efficiency

England’s Department of Energy and Climate Change has just launched a new program called the Government’s Energy Efficiency Strategy. The goal is to cut the equivalent of 22 power stations worth of energy consumption throughout the United Kingdom by 2020.

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Introducing the Refrigerant Revolution

This is the 1st in a multi-part article series on refrigerants, their effects as greenhouse gases, and the market-based solutions aimed at their disposal. Safe and effective management of refrigerants has now become a business, environmental and sustainability priority around the world.

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UN/Accenture Report Calls for Doubling Renewable Energy’s Share

The United Nations Global Compact and Accenture released a “comprehensive analysis” of priority actions to a sustainable clean-energy economy across 19 industry sectors, including the automobile, chemicals, construction, food, health care, forest products, transportation, oil and gas, and renewable energy industries.