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2012-06-29 10:22:44

PRINCETON, N.J., June 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- There is an increasing trend in the biopharmaceutical manufacturing industry toward the use of disposables (e.g., flexible tubing and disposable bioprocess containers) in both clinical and commercial production. The polymer components found in PendoTECH's single-use sensor offer a stainless steel replacement that can drastically shrink carbon footprints. According to BioPharm International's The Environmental Impact of Disposable...

2012-06-27 10:21:10

LAS VEGAS, June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Green Energy Renewable Solutions, Inc. (OTCQB: EWRL) announced today that it has signed a long term contract with Disposal Specialties, LLC of Birmingham, Michigan that will guarantee up to 1,000 tons per day of construction and demolition waste for recycling operations at its Highland Park, Michigan facility. Green Energy will process the incoming waste to recover and process valuable recyclable materials for re-introduction to the manufacturing...

2012-06-26 10:22:00

NEW YORK, June 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Eighty-five percent of building owners and operators globally depend on energy management to drive operational efficiency, according to a survey released today by Johnson Controls, global leader in delivering solutions that increase energy efficiency in buildings. This represents a 34-point increase in the last two years. Energy cost savings and financial incentives are leading this shift, but more than half say they are also looking to improve their...

2012-06-25 10:21:38

LAS VEGAS, June 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Green Energy Renewable Solutions, Inc. (OTCQB: EWRL) is pleased to provide an update on recycling operations at its Highland Park, Michigan facility. Green Energy purchased a 5-acre parcel of land in Highland Park, Michigan in November 2011 and began preparation of the site to receive construction and demolition ("C&D") waste. The site is cleared and most of the necessary equipment is in place to receive waste material and begin advanced...

2012-06-22 02:20:44

LONDON, June 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Martin Fackler, the Tokyo bureau chief for The New York Times, is the winner of the Energy of Word international media competition organised by the Global Energy Prize. In a ceremony held today in St. Petersburg Mr. Fackler received the diploma and the statuette by the hands of famous Russian scientist Boris Katorgin during of the Global Energy Prize's Laureates' Week. Mr. Fackler was awarded for his passion and his commitment towards our global energy...

2012-06-20 06:21:49

RACINE, Wis., June 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With a 12-decade track record of results, SC Johnson understands that success comes from a continuous cycle of learning and action. That's why today SC Johnson is thrilled to announce two efforts focused on closing the persistent gap between families' environmental aspirations and their everyday choices: The SC Johnson Sustainable Behavior Change Program is a groundbreaking research project studying how to inspire behavior change around...

2012-06-19 02:22:40

PIKETON, Ohio, June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Building on its fast-growing portfolio of waste management and recycling services, Wastren Advantage, Inc. (WAI) (www.wastrenadvantage.com) today announced its acquisition of Geo-Tech Polymers, LLC. (www.geo-tech.com), a Westerville, Ohio based plastics recycling firm holding an exclusive patented process that dramatically increases the value and range of uses for plastic products from postindustrial and post-consumer waste streams, notably...

2012-06-15 11:34:48

'Green' market initiatives are increasing poverty; local ecosystem stewardship must be nurtured instead 'Green grabbing' - the rapidly-growing appropriation of land and resources in the name of 'green ' biofuels, carbon offsetting schemes, conservation efforts and eco-tourism initiatives — is forcing people from their homelands and increasing poverty, new research has found. Ecosystems being 'asset-stripped' for profit is likely to cause dispossession and further poverty amongst...

2012-06-14 18:20:10

WASHINGTON, June 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Public and private sector leaders at the 23rd annual Energy Efficiency Forum outlined legislation, policies and business strategies aimed at reducing energy use and operating costs in buildings. Buildings account for 40 percent of global energy use, according to the Department of Energy. The event was co-sponsored by Johnson Controls, a global leader in delivering solutions that increase energy efficiency in buildings, and the United States Energy...

2012-06-13 10:20:59

CHICAGO, June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Eleven leaders in energy efficiency representing energy utilities, governmental bodies, energy efficiency-related businesses and academic and research organizations have been appointed to the 2012-2013 Board of Directors for the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA). "Each board member brings valuable skills and experience that will help MEEA in its work to advance energy-efficient policies and programs," said Jay Wrobel, MEEA executive director....