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Nike Belgium expansion

Nike Expansion Cuts Supply Chain’s Carbon Footprint

Nike has expanded its European Logistics Campus in Belgium and implemented several new environmental sustainability aspects as part the company’s efforts to reduce the carbon footprint of its supply chain. Campus sustainability features include: 100 percent renewable energy, sourced from five locally generated sources: wind, solar, geothermal, hydroelectric and biomass. … Read more »

Energy Awards Offers 7 Entry Tips from Judges

Early Bird Deadline for the energy awards from Energy Manager Today arrives July 29. Awards prove to potential customers, existing clients, investors and other stakeholders the worth of your product or the project you implemented. Writing a tight, informative entry for the energy awards, being precise about why your product … Read more »

Public Opposition Forces High Electricity Prices in Hawaii

In 1993 the Puna Geothermal Venture power plant opened in the state of Hawaii and established the state as a leader in geothermal technology as an early adopter. The plant is designed to take advantage of the incredible heat generated by the largest volcano on earth, Mauna Loa. It has … Read more »

Call for Submissions: 3rd Annual Environmental Leader Product & Project Awards

Environmental Leader announces the third annual Environmental Leader Product & Project Awards, a program which recognizes excellence in the areas of environmental and sustainability management by awarding Top Product/Project of the Year status to those that receive a top score from a panel of distinguished judges, headed by a coordinator … Read more »

EPA’s Proposed Clean Power Plan to Affect these 5 Sectors the Most

On June 2, 2014, the EPA, under President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, proposed an initial guideline to cut carbon pollution from existing power plants. A sustainable workforce boom is perhaps on the horizon. Here are the top 5 job sectors that are expected to benefit the most from the proposed … Read more »

ASHRAE Honors Innovative Buildings

Nonprofit the Packard Foundation, construction firm McKinstry and cheese company Fromagerie des Basques are among the organizations whose buildings have been recognized by building technology society ASHRAE as innovative buildings for their water and energy efficiency, indoor air quality and other sustainability features. Peter Rumsey received first place in the new commercial buildings category for … Read more »

Standards & Compliance: Planet Mark, LEED, ISO 14001

Environmental education center The Eden Project and consulting group Planet First have launched The Planet Mark, a certification denoting businesses that have committed to improve their environmental, social and economic performance on an annual basis. About 80 businesses have already been certified to the standard, which offers access to an … Read more »

Policy & Enforcement Briefing: GHG Ruling, Exxon Fined $105m, Natgas Blowout

The US Court of Appeals on Friday rejected a legal challenge by Texas, Wyoming and several industry groups, who objected to the EPA forcing states to set greenhouse gas limits on industrial facilities. In a 2-1 ruling, the court said the parties did not have standing to sue because they could … Read more »

Colorado capitol

Colorado Capitol Goes Geothermal

The Colorado State Capitol is a complete mess right now as the building gets new gold leaf on its dome and a new geothermal energy system. Colorado will be the first state capitol in the country to have a geothermal system for heating and cooling. The only other state capitol … Read more »

Geothermal Energy Benefits ‘$278m Annually’

Geothermal Energy Benefits ‘$278m Annually’

Geothermal energy produces little to no greenhouse gas emissions, which provides annual health and environmental benefits to the US valued at $278 million, according to an analysis from the Geothermal Energy Association. About $117 million of those external benefits produced by avoiding fossil fuel emissions occur in California and Nevada, … Read more »

Policy & Enforcement Briefing: Keystone Rally, Monsanto in Supreme Court, NYC EVs

Thousands of protesters gathered on the National Mall Sunday calling on President Barack Obama to reject the Keystone XL oil pipeline plan and take action on climate change. The Forward on Climate rally brought an estimated 35,000 people from 30 states, protesting the Keystone project for facilitating carbon-emitting oil sands … Read more »

Policy & Enforcement Briefing: Ontario FIT Ruled Protectionist, Calif. Fracking, N. Mexico Renewables

Ontario’s feed-in tariff program, which pays above-market rates to generators of renewable energy that use Canadian-made equipment, undermines competition because it favors domestic products, a WTO panel decided. The decision supports complaints of protectionism from the EU and Japan. The government intends to appeal, saying its FIT program requiring up … Read more »