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2011-10-04 18:08:47

While they may have similar environmental aims, the Swedish electricity market's two policy instruments -- tradable green certificates and carbon emissions allowances -- are not easy bedfellows. Although straightforward at first glance, the green certificate system turns out, on closer inspection, to be highly complicated and extremely obscure in terms of its effects, especially when combined with carbon emissions allowances. Such is the opinion of Anna Widerberg, economics researcher at the...

2011-10-04 04:00:00

CHICAGO, Oct. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Daniels Sharpsmart Inc., announced that in a scientific paper delivered today at LCA XI CHICAGO, a conference of environmental impact experts, Sharpsmart reusable sharps containers were shown to be associated with 81 percent less greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions than standard disposable containers. The senior author, Terry Grimmond, a consultant microbiologist, with Sandra Reiner, Infection Control & Prevention Coordinator from Northwestern Memorial...

2011-09-29 11:30:00

Postage Stamps Help America Go Green WASHINGTON, Sept. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As Americans focus on autumn activities and to-do lists, the Postal Service's Go Green Forever stamps remind everyone to consider using ride sharing and public transportation as easy ways to save fuel and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. "The Postal Service became a lot greener last year," said Thomas Day, chief sustainability officer. "From fiscal years 2008 to 2010, we reduced our total...

2011-09-29 03:00:00

LONDON, September 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - Olympic and Paralympic Hopefuls Lead Call for Ticketholders to Neutralise Their Travel Carbon Footprint to the Games In supporting the ambition for London 2012 to be the most sustainable Games possible, BP Target Neutral announced today that they are inviting London 2012 ticketholders, from across the world, to try and set a new world record for the most number of people offsetting their travel carbon to a single event....

2011-09-22 13:00:00

NORTHBROOK, Ill., Sept. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Allstate Insurance Company announced today it has been named to the Carbon Disclosure Project's (CDP) 2011 Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index for its proactive approach to the disclosure of the company's climate change information. The index, a key component of CDP's annual S&P 500 report, highlights the constituent companies within the S&P 500 Index that have displayed the most professional approach to corporate governance...

2011-09-21 20:50:00

Wheat Systems Integration cares about the environment and is doings it part to lower its carbon footprint. Glen Allen, Va (PRWEB) September 21, 2011 Wheat Systems Integration is doing its part to help the environment. The rapidly growing company invested in four 2012 Ford Transit vans. All four vans average 24 mile per gallon during travel. The vans are made with a special aluminum which weighs 250 pounds less than average van. The vans were purchased for a 100 percent Minority-Owned...

2011-09-13 05:00:00

VANCOUVER, Sept. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Nexterra Systems Corp. announced today that it has signed a $6.9 million (USD) contract to deliver a biomass gasification system for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) in Battle Creek, Michigan. The state-of-the-art biomass gasification system will provide clean, carbon-neutral heat and power to the medical center. The total cost of the project is $18 million (USD) and it will be delivered in partnership with...

Google Reveals Energy Usage, Carbon Footprint
2011-09-09 04:31:42

  For the first time, tech giant Google has revealed what the New York Times refers to as one of their "most closely guarded secrets"--the amount of power used by their global facilities. According to James Glantz of the newspaper, the company reported Thursday that "its data centers continuously drew almost 260 million watts...to run Google searches, YouTube views, Gmail messaging and display ads on all those services around the world." Furthermore, Martin LaMonica added that...

2011-09-01 08:00:00

VANCOUVER, Sept. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Offsetters, a carbon management industry leader, has partnered with the inaugural 2011 Baltimore Grand Prix, to map out its carbon management strategy with a goal of becoming a carbon neutral sporting event with zero net waste by 2015. The Baltimore Grand Prix will be a three day racing event in downtown Baltimore, September 2 -4, 2011. Expected to attract thousands of spectators for the weekend event which will feature world-class motorsports...

2011-08-30 09:00:00

WALLDORF, Germany, Aug. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) and the not-for-profit Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) are experiencing increasing demand for CDP Reporter Services. The services include solutions based on sustainability software from SAP, enabling companies to access both advanced analytics and industry data required to benchmark their energy and carbon footprints. Since its debut in 2010, the software has been adopted by more than 40 enterprise customers, including...