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Boeing Reduces GHG Emissions, Energy Use Slightly in 2009

Boeing Reduces GHG Emissions, Energy Use Slightly in 2009

Boeing has reduced carbon dioxide emissions at major U.S. facilities by 31 percent, energy consumption by 32 percent, hazardous waste generation by 38 percent and water consumption by 43 percent on a revenue-adjusted basis since 2002, according to the company’s 2010 Environmental Performance Report. Boeing says it’s on track to … Read more »

Boeing May Scrap Engine Retrofit for a New 737 Aircraft Design

Boeing may decide to design and build a replacement for the 737 instead of retrofitting the aircraft with a more efficient engine, reports Puget Sound Business Journal. The retrofit was expected due to a decision by Airbus to “re-engine” the A320 family with a more efficient engine. The report comes … Read more »

Boeing, Nordea, MRI Achieve LEED Certification

Boeing and Midwest Research Institute buildings have received LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. Nordea will receive a LEED plaque for its 14 LEED-certified buildings. The Boeing Company recently received LEED Gold certification for its Houston site, reports Reliable Plant. The LEED Gold certification was awarded to the … Read more »

Cisco, Pepco, Boeing Named Top S&P 500 Climate Leaders

Cisco, Pepco, Boeing Named Top S&P 500 Climate Leaders

Cisco Systems, Boeing and Pepco Holdings – along with Consolidated Edison, EMC, E.I. du Pont de Nemours, Hewlett Packard, PPG Industries and Transocean – were among the U.S. corporations leading efforts to address climate change, according to this year’s Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) S&P 500 Report. CDP reports that this … Read more »

Aviation Industry Focuses on Sustainable Fuel Development

Several leading airline carriers have joined Boeing and members of the Sustainable Aviation Fuel Users Group (SAFUG), an airline-led industry working group launched in 2008 that focuses on the commercialization and availability of sustainable biofuels. New members are Alaska Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, TUIfly and Virgin Blue. Current airline … Read more »

Aviation Industry Focuses on Fuel Conservation

The aviation industry is working on fuel conservation measures as a key way to reduce carbon emissions and costs. The biggest improvements are coming from new technologies that change the way planes fly, reports the New York Times. As examples, global positioning information enables airliners to fly shorter, more direct … Read more »

Major Brands Say ‘Green’ Manufacturing Practices A Must In Downturn

Boeing, Coca-Cola and General Mills say cleaner, safer and more energy-efficient manufacturing practices are a necessity during economic downturns, according to a new white paper released by Rockwell Automation. “Perspectives on Sustainable Production: Delivering Economic Value and Serving Greater Good” (PDF), features viewpoints from sustainability executives at Rockwell Automation and … Read more »

UK Airlines Fall Under Stricter Emissions Scheme

UK Airlines Fall Under Stricter Emissions Scheme

The United Kingdom will allow its Environment Agency to fine UK airlines that don’t meet strict emissions standards, according to a news report. Recently, the UK had indicated the Environment Agency would supervise a scheme to cap aviation emissions in England and Wales. For all of the European Union, starting … Read more »

Boeing Facility Receives ISO 14001 Certification

Boeing’s airplane manufacturing facility in Everett, Washington has received ISO 14001 certification, confirming that the facility has a certified system in place to monitor, manage, and improve its environmental management system. Boeing’s Everett facility sits on more than 1,000 acres and is surrounded by 16 wetlands that drain to fish-bearing streams. According to … Read more »

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