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Energizing the Supply Chain

Up to 60 percent, and sometimes more, of a manufacturing company’s energy and carbon footprint can reside upstream in its supply chain —…
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Lighting It Up: Sporting Venues Transition to LED Technology

Sporting venues at the professional and college levels are transitioning to LED lighting solutions. Learn about the factors influencing the shift.
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VW on Track to Meet 2018 ‘Think Blue. Factory.’ Sustainability Goals

The world's fourth largest auto manufacturer has been at the forefront of the industry's drive to enhance its ecological sustainability of its operations.…
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Renewable Energy ‘Poop Bus’ Begins Operating in the U.K.

Public transport powered by human waste and sewage could be coming to a bus stop near you before too long. In fact it’s…
Nuclear fusion’s tenuous future as a reliable energy source is perhaps best illustrated by the history of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) project.

Can Nuclear Fusion Save the Planet?

The real solution to global warming may lie in the uncertain future of nuclear fusion.
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California Readies for Cap-and-Trade Next Steps

California will expand its cap-and-trade program in early 2015 by mandating refineries participate in the program. Is this a step forward for the…
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Green and Productive? Metrics Can Show You the Money

Many sustainability programs complement employee productivity goals. But to achieve maximum value, you need metrics that measure both in tandem.
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Appliance Manufacturers Show How to Let Disruption Drive Development

Appliance manufacturers managed to change with the times, providing a lesson for the rest of us in the importance of adaptation.
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Reducing Power Plant Carbon Emissions Boosts Public Health

A recently released study suggests stronger power plant standards to cut carbon emissions could save lives and offer significant health benefits.
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McKinsey Touts Bioenergy as Coal Replacement

McKinsey writers Marco Albani, Nicolas Denis and Anna Granskog assert that biomass-based energy should not be counted out just yet. “Although today it…
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Campaign Calls for 100 Companies, 100 Percent Renewable Power

Led by The Climate Group, the RE100 campaign aims to have 100 of the world's largest companies powered solely by renewable energy by…
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White House, USDA Give Clean Energy Sector $68 Million Boost

Following through on President Barack Obama's plans to combat climate change and boost energy productivity, the Agriculture Department on Sept. 18 announced it's…
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Shining Hot to Get It Cold: Unilever Tests Solar-Powered Freezers

The freezers being tested in Central Park operate free of electricity — vendors can even charge their own mobile devices by plugging them…
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Longfellow Clubs Cuts Its Footprint and Engages Its Community

Longfellow Sports Clubs in Massachusetts managed to cut its footprint through a few retrofits, while engaging its community around sustainability.
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Passive House Standard Results in Energy and Cost Savings

Some of the most energy-efficient homes on U.S. soil, Belfast Ecovillage homes use 90 percent less energy to heat and cool.