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Net Zero Lessons From A Wastewater Treatment Plant

New York City has set its sights on net zero energy for its wastewater treatment plants, demonstrating that net zero is a realistic…
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Sustainability at PepsiCo Generated $375 Million in Cost Savings

PepsiCo’s recent claim that since 2010, it has reaped $375 million in savings due to its sustainability initiatives, is encouraging news. Improved water…

Center for Carbon Removal: Beyond Mitigation in a 2 °C World

Noah Deich, founder of the Center for Carbon Removal, hopes to bring a more holistic, business-centric approach to carbon removal.

Gamers to the Rescue: ‘Huge’ Energy Savings Potential In Computer Gaming

A new study lifts the curtain on the computer gaming community's carbon footprint, adding a new twist to social-impact gaming and consumer engagement.
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Market Turmoil and the Death Throes of the Fossil Fuel Era

“All businesses, like humans, fight death. And fight [the fossil fuel industry] will, with all the considerable power they have," Paul Gilding, former…

The Evolution of Eco-Friendly Packaging

There is no way to avoid packaging in modern society and yet, with today’s environmental concerns, reducing waste and energy usage while increasing…
Reporting Software for Sustainability

How a Grocery Store Chain Collected Data, Saved Energy and Helped a Community

The grocery store industry has been making strides in setting and meeting sustainability goals, but Lisa Stanley, vice president of product management for…

Finding the ROI of Sustainability

How can we measure the ROI of sustainability? Our series with MeterHero this summer explored that question by examining case studies of companies,…

Economists Ask If Energy Efficiency Is A Good Investment

Too many customers view utility pricing (and its regulation) as skewed toward the utility. And too many customers have invested in energy efficiency…
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‘Purpose-Driven Transformation’ and IBM’s Culture of Service

IBM’s 2014 Corporate Responsibility Report talks about how “purpose-driven transformation” embraces a culture of service that dates to the company’s founding more than…

Ikea Eliminates CFL Light Bulbs

By Sept. 1, Ikea will only sell LED light bulbs and lighting, the company announced on Monday. The announced fulfills a commitment made…
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Green Electronics in an Age of Endless Innovation

Global smartphone sales reached 1 billion in 2013 and 1.2 billion in 2014. By comparison, television sales may fall to below 200 million…
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India’s Environmental Challenge: How Will They Climb the Approaching Cliff?

It’s hardly a secret that India has been expanding in just about every way over the last 20 years or so. Its population,…

Internet of Things: The Most Sustainable Business Model Ever?

Is the Internet of Things the most sustainable business model ever? Yes. And here's why: at its core, the IoT is a business…

Free Utility Customers To Profit From the Clean Power Plan

Today's adoption of the Clean Power Plan begs this question: Why shouldn’t a utility customer be able to put solar on their roof,…