Can an energy company like Shell lead on environmental issues, community building and climate change? Read Shell’s 2011 sustainability report and decide for yourself.
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On Friday, Mexico’s House of Representatives passed a new piece of climate change legislation, making it only the second country in the world behind the UK and its Climate Change Act to do so, once it is approved by Mexico’s Senate. The law calls for reducing carbon emissions by 50 percent by 2050.
Toy giant Hasbro has enlisted its iconic My Little Pony brand to boost its green cred, and the company isn’t shy about connecting the dots between sustainability and bottom line benefits. Part of the plan involves shrinking the footprint of My Little Pony’s packaging, which will have a direct impact on the cost of shipping … Continued
As part of its efforts to become the greenest brewer in the world, Heineken is taking a broader look at the ways to make beer packaging more sustainable. In what seems to become a common practice lately, Heineken doesn’t leave the challenge only to its R&D people, but invites everyone to give it a try on Ideas Brewery, an open-innovation platform, offering $10,000 to the best idea. Is the company’s American Idol style of crowdsourcing a better way to generate new ideas or just a marketing gimmick?
Los Angeles’ new feed-in tariff program can create 4500 jobs in LA and generate 150MW of new power. Now why aren’t other cities doing this?
March sales for the Volt were 2,289 vehicles, an increase of 123.8 percent over February – and stronger than the third best non plug-in gasoline-hybrid vehicle.
Algae–based biofuel is a new energy source that has been getting a lot of attention lately. Certain types of algae contain natural oils that can be readily distilled into a vegetable oil or a number of petroleum-like products that could serve as drop-in replacements for gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel. But because it’s a bio-fuel it is theoretically carbon neutral because the carbon emitted when it is burned had just recently been absorbed as food.
The U.S. Navy is ramping up its efforts to harvest energy from the ocean with a new research project slated for its Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii wave power testing facility. The new project promises to open up a raft of new opportunities for companies that are developing ocean power technologies, because it is driven by private … Continued
H&M, the global fast fashion leader, has ramped up its corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts in recent years, improving performance on labor and the environment.
An open letter to CleanPowerSF requesting the adoption of a “Green Rental Network” and on-bill financing strategy to remedy the split incentive problem in residency energy efficiency upgrades.
The solar industry hit another rough patch last week as two major solar companies, Solar Trust of America and Q-Cells, filed for bankruptcy.