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Shaw Reaches Carbon Neutrality for Commercial Carpet Manufacturing

Shaw Reaches Carbon Neutrality for Commercial Carpet Manufacturing

Shaw Industries Group says that the company has achieved carbon neutrality in its commercial carpet manufacturing operations, encompassing all the commercial carpet manufacturing facilities they own and operate globally.

Good Clean Love Gets Good and Carbon Neutral for ‘More Brand Trust’

Good Clean Love Gets Good and Carbon Neutral for ‘More Brand Trust’

Good Clean Love, a manufacturer of intimacy products distributed in retail locations including CVS, Rite-Aid, Safeway and Whole Foods, is seeking carbon neutrality for its flagship Almost Naked product. The company is working with Carbon Credit Capital (CCC) to measure the emissions generated by the manufacture and distribution of the product and donate funds for every lubricant bottle purchased to a project that reduces greenhouse gases by an amount equivalent to that bottle’s carbon footprint. 

First North American Airport Achieves Carbon Neutrality

Dallas Fort Worth International Airport has become the first carbon neutral airport in North America by switching to renewable energy sources and converting its bus fleet to compressed natural gas vehicles, among other low-carbon initiatives.

Paris

COP21 Roundup: Schneider Electric, Acciona, BMW, Coca-Cola, Unilever, Elon Musk

As the COP21 climate change conference in Paris enters its second and final week, businesses and government leaders are increasing their calls for a climate deal and initiating new programs to limit global warming. Here are some of the recent announcements: The Compact of States and Regions, a reporting mechanism … Read more »

MetLife Adopts Carbon Neutrality

MetLife will achieve carbon neutrality by the end of 2016, becoming the first US-based insurer to do so. To achieve carbon neutrality in 2016 and beyond, MetLife announced the following commitments: Reduce location-based greenhouse gas emissions by 10 percent by 2020 against a 2012 baseline. This 10 percent reduction applies to … Read more »

Amazon Web Services

Amazon Commits to 100% Renewable Energy

Amazon Web Services says it will source 100 percent renewable energy for its global infrastructure. The company doesn’t give a timeframe for achieving this goal. Amazon has come under fire from Greenpeace for powering its infrastructure with polluting energy sources, unlike its high-tech rivals Google, Rackspace, Apple and Facebook that … Read more »

More Buildings Reaching Carbon Reduction Targets

There has been a 200 percent increase over 2012 in the number of building design projects that meet the American Institute of Architects’ 60 percent carbon reduction target, according to a report released by AIA earlier this month. The AIA’s 2030 Commitment Program, introduced in 2009, is a voluntary initiative … Read more »

Amazon Web Services

Is Amazon’s New Data Center Really Carbon Neutral?

Amazon Web Services last week announced its new data center in Frankfurt, Germany would be carbon neutral. Greenpeace says prove it. Greenpeace senior energy campaigner David Pomerantz says Amazon needs to release more information to verify its carbon-neutral claim. “While we would like to trust that Amazon’s new facility will … Read more »

Policy & Enforcement Briefing: GHG Reporting, Russian Pipeline, Chemical List

The EPA is proposing revisions and confidentiality determinations for the petroleum and natural gas systems source category and the general provisions of the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule. In particular, the EPA is proposing to revise or clarify certain definitions, calculation methods and data reporting requirements, and correct certain technical and … Read more »

Colby College Achieves Carbon Neutrality

Colby College has achieved carbon neutrality, two years before its target date. The small Waterville, Maine school says it achieved neutrality by switching to 100-percent renewable electricity starting in 2003 and using sustainably harvested wood biomass instead of oil as its primary fuel for heat and hot water beginning in … Read more »

Microsoft Outlines Progress on Internal Carbon Price

Microsoft has used funds collected over the past six months from its internal carbon offset fee to invest in renewable energy projects, including wind, hydro and biomass, as well as provide grants to help drive efficiency measures throughout its operations, according to the software company. Microsoft began charging an internal … Read more »

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