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P&G Saves Almost $2 Billion in Waste, Energy Costs

Procter & Gamble has saved almost $2 billion through waste and energy savings since 2007, according to P&G vice president of sustainability Len Sauers, who announced the cost savings as the company released its latest sustainability report today. The report also details two new partnerships with Constellation Energy and EDF … Read more »

Policy & Enforcement Briefing: Carbon Rule Goes to White House, Ryan Budget Attacks ‘War on Coal’

The White House has received the EPA’s draft regulations on carbon emissions from existing power plants, according to Office of Management and Budget records cited by The Hill. President Obama set a June deadline for the proposal, a cornerstone of his climate change plan. An EPA finding from earlier this … Read more »

Google Tests Biofuel Car

Google has been using Cool Planet Energy Systems’ biofuel blend to run a fleet vehicle at the search giant’s Mountain View, Calif. campus, according to the energy-tech startup. Google Ventures — along with General Electric, BP, ConocoPhillips, NRG and the Constellation Energy division of Exelon — is also an investor in the … Read more »

How to Achieve Energy Efficiency Goals with Limited Resources

How to Achieve Energy Efficiency Goals with Limited Resources

Today’s challenging economic climate and increased focus on sustainability are driving more American businesses to focus on reducing energy consumption and lowering energy costs. According to the 2012 Deloitte reSources Study, 89% of businesses surveyed have electricity cost and consumption reduction goals in place. However, insufficient capital funding, implementation complexity, … Read more »

Contract Wins: Honeywell’s UOP, B&W and Consumers Energy, Constellation and MASCPA

Supplier Haldor Topsoe has selected Honeywell company UOP to install technology at the Antipinsky Refinery in Russia that will recover and purify hydrogen to help produce cleaner fuels more efficiently. Refineries (pictured) use hydrogen in the hydrofracking process to convert heavy oil to lighter, higher value products such as transportation fuels. … Read more »

Renewables Briefing: Markey Group, Constellation Energy, U.S. Air Force

Here’s the latest news on renewable power installations, contracts, financing, permits and market changes affecting corporate environmental and energy executives. Markey Group has opened a £1.1 million ($1.8 million) biomass generator that runs on the wood waste produced from its subsidiary Premiere Kitchens, a supplier of kitchens to public housing projects. … Read more »

Solar Briefing: First Solar, Fujifilm, SunTrust, 2011 Installation Figures

Here’s the latest news on solar power installations, contracts, financing and market changes affecting corporate environmental and energy executives. First Solar will close its manufacturing operations in Frankfurt, Germany, in Q4 2012 and indefinitely idle four production lines at its manufacturing center in Malaysia next month. Along with other personnel … Read more »

McCormick Distribution Center Achieves Net-Zero Energy Status

Spices and seasoning company McCormick & Company and Constellation Energy, a subsidiary of energy provider Exelon, have announced that McCormick’s 363,000-square-foot distribution center in Belcamp, Md., now generates more electricity than it uses. “Net-zero” status was achieved through energy conservation measures implemented by McCormick and the 2011 installation of a … Read more »

Understanding Load Response Strategies: What’s the Real Value of Your Megawatt Reduction?

Join Constellation Energy, Pike Research’s Marianne Hedin and Environmental Leader for a one-hour educational webinar outlining what your enterprise needs to take advantage of load response opportunities on Wednesday, April 18, 2012, at 11am PST/2pm EST. Marianne Hedin, senior analyst with Pike Research, will provide a market overview including key … Read more »

GSA Auctions 24MW of Demand Response

The U.S. General Services Administration’s Energy Division has successfully carried out its first auction of demand response, with support from energy management firm World Energy Solutions Inc. and technology company Science Applications International Corporation. The GSA auctioned 24 MW of demand response – 8MW annually over three years. Two sets … Read more »

2012 Insider Knowledge Report Shares Lessons from McDonald’s, Unilever, 130 Others

Environmental Leader has launched its 2012 Insider Knowledge Report, sharing lessons learned from 132 corporate environmental, energy and sustainability decision-makers. The second annual report gives real-world examples of how sustainability initiatives are making a difference at companies including 3M, Diageo, Duke Energy, Fujitsu, GM, IBM, Intel, McDonald’s, Marriott, Nike, Staples, … Read more »

White Rose, Ariz. Schools Install Over 9 MW of Solar

White Rose, an independent wholesale food distributor, has begun operation of a 4.88 MW roof-mounted photovoltaic system at its warehouse in Carteret, N.J. The system is operated by KDC Solar Nugen WR, a joint venture of KDC Solar and Nugen Capital Management, which describe the array as the second-largest roof-mounted … Read more »

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