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Project to Map ‘Every U.S. Commercial Rooftop’ for Solar Potential

Satellite imagery company GeoEye has teamed up with Geostellar in a partnership that aims to map and catalog the photovoltaic solar potential of every commercial and residential property in the United States. Under terms of the agreement, GeoEye will supply Earth imagery, digital surface models and other mapping data to … Read more »

EPA Reveals Biggest GHG Emitters

EPA Reveals Biggest GHG Emitters

The top three GHG emitters in the country are all power plants owned by Southern Company, according to data just released by the EPA. The agency yesterday launched an online tool (pictured) that allows users to view and sort GHG data by facility, location, industrial sector, and the type of GHG emitted. … Read more »

Environmental and Energy Data Book Released for Q4 2011

Environmental Leader (www.environmentalleader.com) has released the inaugural edition of its quarterly data book, which supplies busy executives and research teams with a collection of practical charts presenting environmental, sustainability and energy-related data. The free report can be downloaded here: https://www.environmentalleader.com/environmental-leaders-q4-2011-environmental-energy-data-book/ Topics covered in Environmental Leader’s Q4 Environmental & Energy Data Book … Read more »

Major Gaffes and Gaps Plague CSR Reports, Study Finds

Incorrect and irrelevant data, unsubstantiated figures and major gaps abound in company CSR reports, according to a forthcoming study from the U.K.’s University of Leeds and France’s Euromed Management School. Leeds’ Dr Ralf Barkemeyer told the Guardian that the analysis of more than 4,000 CSR reports, rankings and surveys published … Read more »

Many Companies Struggle to Get Environmental Data from Systems

Many Companies Struggle to Get Environmental Data from Systems

Major companies are generally satisfied with the accuracy and completeness of data in their sustainability performance management systems, but 39 percent say the systems are poorly integrated and 38 percent say it’s too hard to get the data they need, according to a report by Green Research. For Sustainability Performance … Read more »

2010 Saw Largest CO2 Rise for 22 Years

2010 Saw Largest CO2 Rise for 22 Years

Energy-related carbon dioxide emissions rebounded in 2010 but still remained six percent below 2005 levels, according to an analysis by the Energy Information Administration. Energy-related CO2 underwent a historic decline in 2009. That year the economy as measured by the real gross domestic product (GDP) fell by 3.5 percent compared … Read more »

TruCost, FactSet Combine Environmental and Financial Data Services

Trucost and FactSet have created an integrated platform for analyzing environmental and financial risk, with pension fund CalSTRS their first high-profile customer. The two organizations say their partnership will allow investors to seamlessly embed environmental risk management into their everyday decision-making, alongside traditional financial metrics. This will create an integrated … Read more »

Thales Beats Four Goals, French Water Use Down 72%

Thales Beats Four Goals, French Water Use Down 72%

Thales beat four 2010 environmental goals, according to its latest Corporate Responsibility Annual Report – but the report did not say whether the aerospace and defense electronics company had missed any targets. According to the only environmental data table in the report (see above left), Thales beat 2010 targets on … Read more »

Poor Data, Financing Hold Back Energy Efficiency, Report Says

Poor Data, Financing Hold Back Energy Efficiency, Report Says

Poor project aggregation and a lack of data standardization are among the factors keeping the energy efficiency marketplace from fulfilling its potential, according to a report by the Environmental Defense Fund. The report, Show Me the Money: Energy Efficiency Barriers and Opportunities (pdf), said that although investors stand to gain … Read more »

White House Pledges Smart Grid Data Access, $250m in Loans

The Obama administration yesterday announced $250 million in loans for smart-grid deployment and launched new initiatives to ensure customers’ access to their energy usage information. White House officials, together with the departments of energy, agriculture and the interior, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology, said the new programs … Read more »

Energy Data Site Launched; Features 216 Data Sets

The White House has announced the launch of Energy.Data.Gov, a web site aimed at pulling together facts and figures on US energy use and facilitating collaboration between the private sector, the government and the public. Currently the site includes 216 data sets and tools, gathered from agencies across the federal … Read more »

World GHG Emissions Hit Record Level

Greenhouse gas emissions reached their highest point ever last year, making it “extremely challenging” to prevent global temperature rising to dangerous levels, the International Energy Agency said this weekend. The IEA said that 30.6 gigatons of carbon dioxide were emitted in 2010, up five percent from 2008’s level of 29.3 … Read more »