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Effective Energy-Efficiency Strategies Require Creative Thinking

As we work toward meeting aggressive greenhouse gas emissions targets, we need to move beyond operational-level strategies for reducing energy use.
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Is Your Company Making One of These 3 Costly Mistakes When Buying Energy?

For many businesses, buying energy has been simplified into a regular routine. But that 'set-it-and-forget-it' mindset could cost your company money.
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Data Communications and The Revolution in the U.S. Electric Grid

A revolution is underfoot in which each utility customer has the potential to become its own mini-power plant and a supplier of electricity.
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How a Simple Idea Could Make Data Centers 25 Percent More Efficient

Computer scientists led by Microsoft figured out a way to improve the efficiency of data centers by 25 percent. The trick? They tweaked…
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Use Smart Tech to Make Your Small Business Sustainable

Cutting the environmental impact of your business not only helps the planet, but it can also positively affect your bottom line, both through…
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Google Buys 236 Megawatts of Wind Power for EU Data Centers

Google, which describes itself as the world’s largest buyer of clean energy, announced another investment in renewables last week. Two new Google-backed wind…
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Positive Progress: 3 Trends in Wastewater Treatment

Last month, leaders in the global water sector convened in Munich, Germany, for the 50th anniversary of IFAT – an influential conference for…
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Automakers Rev Up Recycling and Sustainability Efforts

Sustainability in the auto industry is now about more than fuel economy and emissions rates. Multiple stakeholders are working to make the automotive…
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Want Corporations to Go Green? It’s Time to Learn Their Language

Despite tax breaks and corporate responsibility pushes, there is still a lag when it comes to corporations acting in a sustainable way. The…
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California to Phase Out Nuclear Power By 2025

Pacific Gas and Electric will phase out its nuclear power production in California by 2025. That means the power produced at Diablo Canyon…
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Autonomous LED Lighting Is Driving a Smart Building Revolution

LED lighting systems can serve as a connectivity link between sensors, things, smart applications, artificial intelligence programming and human wearables. The disruptive result…
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Responsibility, Transparency and Customer Engagement Are Keys to Marks & Spencer’s Success

Marks and Spencer, which operates over 1,000 stores across the United Kingdom and three continents, makes the case that customers should be at…
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Heineken Launches Zero-Carbon Brewery in Austria

Earlier this week, Heineken cut the ribbon for what the brewing giant says is the world’s first “major zero-carbon brewery.”
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Consumers Leave the Nest as Smart Home Technologies Struggle

The answers as to why smart home devices are struggling can be in part explained by the foibles of Nest and the resignation…
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Intel Just Can’t Quit Anti-Climate Groups … Yet

Tech giant Intel has staked out a leadership position on climate change, but last week the company also reaffirmed its commitment to two…