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2013-02-13 12:23:12

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International School of the Peninsula has renewed its commitment to environmental responsibility by working with Carbon Lighthouse to become carbon neutral. The school, which achieved Energy Star Certification last fall and earned the Mayor of Palo Alto's inaugural Green Business Leader Award, has now completed a package of energy efficiency upgrades that will reduce its energy use by an additional 12.5%. The remainder of the...

Maintaining Stable Energy Supply While Reducing Emission Of Carbon Dioxide At The Same Time
2013-02-12 12:14:44

Royal Astronomical Society Decisions about future energy challenges are too often hindered by propaganda, half-truths and a limited grasp of the science that informs the choice and use of hydrocarbon and other resources, according to delegates at the annual conference of the British Geophysical Association (BGA), to take place in the Geological Society, Burlington House in London on 14 and 15 February. For example, rather than being a quick fix that helps cut carbon dioxide emissions,...

2013-01-30 10:24:01

Schemes that aim to regulate greenhouse gas emissions can limit consumers' attempts to reduce their carbon footprints, according to an economist at the University of East Anglia (UEA). Dr Grischa Perino suggests that some recommendations made by government agencies and environmental NGOs about how individuals can reduce GHG emissions are inappropriate in the European Union because of its Emissions Trading System (EU ETS), which caps emissions from certain industries, such as electricity...

2013-01-22 04:20:21

LONDON, Jan. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Truvia(®) business announced today that its Truvia(®) calorie-free sweetener is the first stevia-based sweetener to be awarded product carbon footprint certification. The certification arm of the UK-based Carbon Trust has certified the total greenhouse gas emissions at every stage of the supply chain, including cultivation, processing, packaging, transport and use and disposal. The makers of Truvia(®) sweetener worked with the Carbon...

2013-01-08 08:23:54

PARSIPPANY, N.J., Jan. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Reckitt Benckiser (RB), a global consumer goods leader in health, hygiene and home whose portfolio includes iconic brands such as Clearasil®, Mucinex®, Lysol®, and Woolite®, has unveiled its new sustainability strategy, betterbusiness. The platform focuses on addressing three major global challenges: water conservation, more sustainable health and hygiene innovations for women around the world, and further decreases of...

Models Show That Internet Produces Vast Amount Of Greenhouse Gas
2013-01-03 08:02:38

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Not only does the Internet produce a vast amount of information, but also an equally vast amount of greenhouse gas. Now, researchers are busy working up new models of emissions and energy consumption that could help reduce the carbon footprint of the web. A report of this work is published in Environmental Science & Technology, the journal of the American Chemical Society (ACS). Researchers from the Center for Energy-Efficient...

2012-12-27 08:20:06

EMERYVILLE, Calif., Dec. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SCS Global Services (SCS) has verified the carbon footprint of Delta Air Lines, making it the world's first legacy airline to achieve a successful, independent third party verification of its greenhouse gas emissions inventory. SCS confirmed Delta's conformance with The Climate Registry's General Reporting Protocol, one of the world's most trusted methodologies for measuring greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. (Logo:...

2012-12-05 05:00:59

Leading high-level access cleaning specialist Grako has signed an agreement with Advanced Global Trading AGT to become the first in its industry to become carbon neutral - taking its environmental consideration initiatives to new heights. (PRWEB) December 04, 2012 High-level access cleaning giant shines with environmental awareness. Leading high-level access cleaning specialist Grako has signed an agreement with AGT Advaned Global Trading to become the first in its industry to become carbon...

2012-12-03 12:22:18

DALTON, Ga. and BETHESDA, Md., Dec. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tandus Flooring, a leading manufacturer of commercial floorcoverings, headquartered in Dalton, GA, has renewed its commitment to offer customers the option to offset the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions of its hybrid resilient and modular product lines. This program, offered jointly by Carbonfund.org Foundation and NSF International ensures Tandus Flooring has taken a very measured approach to make certain its...

2012-11-28 20:20:53

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Carbon Lighthouse is excited to announce the recent closure of a project funding round. The funds will be used to help clients finance energy efficiency and carbon neutrality projects throughout California. Investors included private individuals and businesses interested in supporting meaningful environmental change while receiving an attractive financial return. "We are very excited to be able to use this new round of project funding...