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Weekend Infographic: World Energy Report

Take a look at energy consumption and renewable energy capacity in a global context.
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Medtronic’s Corporate Citizenship Update Touts Engagement, Environment

Medtronic issued its 2011 Corporate Citizenship update, which focuses on supply chain management, communicating with its global workforce, and balancing environmental responsibility with…
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Terra Cycle Pushes E-waste Collection Boundaries With Mice Brigade

TerraCycle, partnering with Logitech, has launched the Keyboard and Mouse Brigade. The e-waste recycling program allows users to box up and ship old…

Five Bold Ideas on Employment to Supplement the American Jobs Act

By Richard J. Crespin Last week, President Obama laid out a modest plan to nudge job growth. I don’t fault his modesty.  Given…
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Dell Swaps Carbon Neutrality for Energy Efficiency

Dell has stopped purchasing Renewable Energy Credits, central to its promise of becoming a “carbon-neutral” company, according to its 2011 corporate responsibility report.
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Putting the Power to Conserve Energy in Consumers’ Hands – Through Technology

Neil McPhail, board member, Alliance to Save Energy and senior vice president, new business customer solutions group at Best Buy discusses how power…

Green IT – The Other Clean Tech

This post examines U.S. prospects for leading in green information technology, as a growing component of the broader clean tech market.
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Maine Commits to Reduce Oil 30% by 2030

With future energy efficiency concerns an issue, Maine's Republican-dominated legislature passed An Act to Improve Maine’s Energy Security earlier this year.
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Light-Bulbs, Responsibility and the Demise of the Common Good

In a move truly reflective of how bizarre American political life has become, there really was a bill sponsored by House Republicans, considered…
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Three Reasons you Should Consider a Lighting Retrofit

Don't get burned by inefficient lights! See why summer is the perfect time to cool down with an energy efficient lighting retrofit.
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Ford Announces Plan to Sell Rooftop Solar Panels with Electric Vehicles

Auto companies with electric vehicle offerings are increasingly taking the opportunity to build links between their vehicles and renewable energy. Perhaps in response…

A Soup Company and a Sporting Goods Manufacturer Walk into a Bar…

What does a Massachusetts-based soup company have in common with a global sporting goods manufacturer?  Industrial facilities – spaces where they both need…
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Plastic2Oil to Convert Waste Plastic to Fuel

Ontario's JBI has signed an exclusive 10-year agreement with Rock-Tenn to convert waste plastic from paper mills and Materials Recovery Facilities into liquid…
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Must-Read Energy Efficiency Reports for Your Summer Reading List

Two excellent building energy efficiency reports were released last month. The first is from the Environmental Defense Fund entitled Show Me the Money:…
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UPS Reduces Per Package Fuel Consumption

Most people probably don’t give an awful lot of thought to how the things they buy actually get to them. But the reality…