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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...

2012-11-05 12:20:31

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Nov. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- FEV, Inc., (FEV) a leading developer of advanced powertrain and vehicle technologies, announced today that it has taken the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) ENERGY STAR Challenge in a step toward improving energy efficiency and protecting the environment. Energy efficiency comes naturally to FEV, whose business it is to engineer and develop the most energy efficient, lowest emission powertrains for its customers. The...

2012-10-29 07:22:22

DENVER, Oct. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Newmont Mining Corporation (NYSE: NEM) announced that it was recognized for transparent climate change disclosure practices by the Carbon Disclosure Project's (CDP) Leadership Index for the third consecutive year. The Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI) is a key component of CDP's annual S&P 500 report and highlights the companies within the S&P 500 Index that demonstrate a strong approach to information disclosure regarding their...

2012-10-25 11:03:05

Further innovations needed to reach full potential Scaling up the production of biofuels made from algae to meet at least 5 percent -- approximately 39 billion liters -- of U.S. transportation fuel needs would place unsustainable demands on energy, water, and nutrients, says a new report from the National Research Council. However, these concerns are not a definitive barrier for future production, and innovations that would require research and development could help realize algal...

2012-09-13 06:21:29

MILWAUKEE, Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Johnson Controls, a global diversified company in the building and automotive industries, has been recognized by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) for its approach to the disclosure of climate change information. For the fourth year, Johnson Controls is featured in CDP's "Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index." This index, a key component of CDP's annual S&P 500 report, highlights companies within the S&P 500 Index which have displayed a...

2012-07-31 02:22:44

IRVINE, Calif. and LONDON, July 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- FirstCarbon Solutions, a pioneer and industry leader in environmental sustainability solutions for business, today announced an expanded partnership with the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP). FirstCarbon Solutions will score companies' submissions on their greenhouse gas emissions and carbon management strategies to CDP Supply Chain, a program that works with global corporations to measure and understand the impacts of climate change...

California High-speed Rail Future Looks Green
2012-07-27 10:41:09

A new analysis gives Californians good reason to be optimistic about the green credentials of the state´s proposed high-speed rail project, due to begin construction in 2013 thanks to funding recently approved by state legislators. Arpad Horvath at the University of California, Berkeley, and Mikhail Chester at Arizona State University compared the future sustainability of California high-speed rail with that of competing modes of transportation, namely automobile and air travel. They...

2012-07-17 02:33:54

BASKING RIDGE, N.J., July 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless today announced that its green retail store design has achieved pre-certification in the U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC) LEED® Volume Program. Verizon Wireless is one of only eight retailers in the United States and the only wireless company to achieve pre-certification from the USGBC. LEED, which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is the nation's preeminent program for the design,...

2012-06-19 02:23:57

C40 Chair New York City Mayor Bloomberg, President Clinton, Rio Mayor Paes and 33 C40 Cities Convene in Rio C40 Cities' existing actions will reduce annual greenhouse gas emissions by 248 million tonnes in 2020; potential reduction could be over 1 billion tonnes by 2030 C40 launches Solid Waste Network in partnership with the World Bank and the Climate and Clean Air Coalition C40 and United States Environmental Protection Agency announce web platform to facilitate knowledge and best...

2012-06-04 06:20:32

OTTAWA, June 4, 2012 /CNW/ - The Honourable Steven Fletcher, Minister of State (Transport) and the Honourable Peter Kent, Minister of the Environment, today announced the release of Canada's Action Plan to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Aviation. The announcement was made at the Canadian Aviation and Space Museum as part of Environment Week. "This Plan is good for the economy and good for the environment. It brings together the joint efforts of the aviation industry to increase...