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U.S. Solar Record Set in 2012

Installations of solar photovoltaics in the United States grew by 76 percent in 2012, making solar the fastest growing energy source in the…
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Does China Really Need U.S. Coal?

There are many reasons to oppose exporting U.S. coal to Asia, including huge health, safety and environmental risks. But what if the entire…
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HP Reduces Chinese Student and Underage Labor in Supply Chain

HP issued new guidelines to its suppliers conducting operations in China that according to the company are the first for the information technology…
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China Should Increase Solar Capacity as Smog Swallows Beijing

The health risks of smog have convinced Shi Dinghuan, president of the Chinese Renewable Energy Society, to raise the country’s solar targets from…
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The Year Ahead: Environmental and Sustainability Hotspots in 2013

Dr. Andrew Steer, President and CEO of World Resources Institute (WRI), identifies six hotspots – topics that will dominate headlines in the coming…
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Starbucks Needs More Than a $1 Reusable Cup to Boost Recycling

Last week media outlets were abuzz with Starbucks’ announcement that company-owned stores will sell reusable cups for $1 to boost recycling.
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Coal’s Share of World Energy Mix Hits Record High

A recent Worldwatch Institute report points out that while oil still represents the largest energy source, both coal and natural gas have seen…
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New Report Offers 5 Lessons on the Perceptions of Manufacturers and Consumers

Based on interviews with manufacturers and consumers in the U.S., China, Germany and India, UL's new report covers a wide range of issues,…
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7 Things You Need to Know About Aspirational Consumers

A new study reveals a consumer segment, the aspirationals, which might also offer key to sustainable consumption. Here are seven things you need…
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1,200 Proposed Coal-Fired Plants in 59 Countries, Concentrated in India and China

Nearly 500 power companies are planning new coal-fired plants, lead by India and China.
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Why the EU is Freezing its Airline Carbon Emissions Law

The EU explained that its decision to “stop the clock” on the regulation is nothing but “a gesture of good faith, giving ICAO…
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The Future of Coal Shows Continued Decline

As You Sow, just released an update to their 2011 white paper on The Financial Risks of Investments in Coal.
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How The New Mobility Grid Can Spark Transportation Solutions

Imagine a day when steps from your door, you could enter a vital network or grid of New Mobility options, places that connect…
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Asian Philanthropy Includes Social Entrepreneurship, Corporate Giving

Last week, Give2Asia, a $25-million-a-year international charity, celebrated ten years of philanthropy. Over its history, the charity has given out $201 million in…
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Corporate Social Responsibility in China: Outlook and Challenges

We explore the current state of Corporate Social Responsibility in China.