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Eco Treasure Hunts: Employee Engagement that Gets Results

The Environmental Defense Fund has been working with GE on Treasure Hunts, an approach to employee engagement that’s been proven to provide a significant return while also creating opportunities for employees to gain a stake in sustainability efforts.

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Is GM Guilty of Funding Climate Change Denial?

Funds came from GM’s foundation, not GM the car company itself. This distinction is important, since in the interests of good governance, Mr Akerson is not permitted to sit on the board of the foundation as well as being CEO of General Motors. The point he wished to convey: GM itself is not culpable in funding climate change denial.

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Solar’s $10 Billion Potential

$10 billion. That is the annual dollar size of the proposal-flow for roof top solar systems being created by Clean Power Finance’s national network of 1,550 installers.

The Evolution of the Green Data Center

A few years ago, data center managers on the bleeding edge were talking about using outside air to cool servers. Now the race to net zero (net zero energy, net zero electricity or net zero carbon) has become more complex.

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UK Wind Company Has Announced £1bn Investment in Wind Farm

Renewable energy developer Burcote Wind has recently announced a £1bn investment in wind farm projects across Scotland which could create almost 600 jobs and power over half a million homes. The UK firm which has its headquarters in Dunfermline, plans to develop 10 wind farms at locations across Scotland. They are targeting a total installation of … Continued

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Philips Defends New Energy Efficient Light Bulb

Just when you thought all was quiet on the light bulb front, along comes another spoon of outrage to stir the pot. The latest trouble bubbled up last week with an article in the Washington Post under the rather overheated headline “Government-subsidized green light bulb carries costly price tag.” Things went quickly downhill from there … Continued

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Tweet to Trim SXSWi’s Carbon Footprint

Austin-based Green Mountain Energy Company has issued a challenge to SXSW attendees, speakers, fans and even those who were not able to attend, but wish they were there – spread the word and offset the conference’s carbon footprint.

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IBM Pulse2012: Smarter Cities

While smart buildings and campuses show amazing results due to asset management and building improvements that impact energy use, spatial planning and inhabitant safety, smart cities go beyond structural enhancements to impacting urban planning, environment, energy and water, transportation, education, health, public safety and government and agency administration.

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Why Data Centers Don’t Need to Be Cooled to Arctic Temperatures

Data centers no longer need to be kept at frigid temperatures to prevent server failure. In many U.S. cities, outside air can be used to cool data centers most of the year as long as there are also filters to keep out combustion pollution, pollen and dirt. This can lead to enormous savings on electricity and a reduced carbon footprint.