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Peterbilt Hybrid Reduces Fuel Use Up To 40%

Peterbilt is planning a hybrid-electric medium duty truck – outfitted with a fully integrated bucket lift body -? for 2007 that it says will result in a 30 to 40 percent reduction in fuel use. The Class 7 Model 335 is meant for municipal and utility applications and features improved fuel economy … Read more »

Interface & Meridian IQ Win EPA Award for Transportation

Interface, a global manufacturer of carpet and commercial fabrics, and Meridian IQ, a provider of global logistics services, are joint recipients of an Environmental Excellence Award from the EPA’s SmartWay Transport Partnership for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and other air pollutants related to transportation activities. Meridian IQ helped Interface take the Shipper … Read more »

Microsoft Positions Business Management Software as Green Planning Tool

Microsoft is positioning its business management software, Microsoft Dynamics, as a tool for companies to use for managing environmental initiatives. In a post on a Microsoft Dynamics’ Forum (via Green Wobat), James Utzschneider, General Manager, Microsoft Dynamics Marketing, said that “companies will need systems to track and mitigate the impact … Read more »

Office Depot’s Green Book Hits Europe

Office Depot Inc. has expanded distribution of its b-to-b catalog of environmentally friendly products to five countries in Europe, including Britain, Germany, France, the Netherlands and Belgium. The catalog, called The Green Book, was launched in the U.S. in 2003, with the goal of helping companies understand the environmentally friendly products … Read more »

Study Provides 5-Step Process for Going Green

A new study, Switching to Green (PDF), from the World Resources Institute outlines a five-step process for office- and retail-based companies to acquiring renewable energy. It also includes links to essential resources and brief examples of how companies have diversified their energy supply and supported the growth of clean energy … Read more »

Tool Gives Colleges Environmental Compliance Edge

Colleges and universities nationwide are getting a new learning tool in the form of a compliance assistance center that will help them understand and comply with environmental laws. The center, which will also benefit grade schools, will be the 15th in a network of EPA-supported centers for various economic sectors, … Read more »

SunPower Announces High Power, Higher Efficiency Solar Panel

SunPower Corporation has unveiled its newest solar panel, which it says offers significantly higher power output and conversion efficiency than its current products. The new SPR-315 solar panel utilizes the company’s newly developed 22-percent-efficient Gen 2 solar cells and carries a rated power output of 315 watts. SunPower will showcase … Read more »

London 2012 Plans Wind Power

London 2012’s Olympic Delivery Authority is planning a wind turbine in the Olympic Park to provide renewable energy for the 2012 Games. Standing in the north of the park site, the proposed turbine will act as a visible symbol of London 2012’s commitment to stage the most sustainable Olympic Games … Read more »

Salt Lake’s Convention Center Gets Grid-Tie Solar System

Carmanah’s Power Systems Group recently supplied an order to Pioneer Electric Inc., based out of Salt Lake City, for a customized 20 kW grid-tie solar power system. This grid-tie system will be installed on the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. With more than a half million … Read more »

SolCool Ships Hybrid Solar Air Conditioning Units to the Philippines

Quezon City, Philippines has been shipped the first improved hybrid air conditioning units from SolCool. The patented SolCool Air Conditioning System has a standard solar electricity, DC ceiling fan and DC lighting option connections, emergency DC back-up cooling system and NXFASE ice battery, according to a company press release (via … Read more »

More Companies Concerned About Financial Implications of Climate Change

Climate change has become a major concern among leading US financial institutions and companies, according to a recent report by the Carbon Disclosure Project, a coalition of global investors with more than $31.5 trillion in assets. “The findings of CDP4 confirm that awareness of the risks and opportunities posed by … Read more »

CT Governor Proposes $500 Million Energy Plan

Republican Gov. M. Jodi Rell has proposed a four-year, $500 million energy plan for Connecticut, The Advocate reports. The proposal calls for the use of bio-fuels and renewable forms of energy, cutting costs for businesses and families, and reducing fossil fuel consumption. Rell also called for a set of new … Read more »