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And the Green Power Leadership Award Goes To…

Intel, SC Johnson, Cisco Systems and Apple are among the leading renewable energy users in the US, according to the EPA, which recognized these and a dozen other companies with Green Power Leadership Awards.

White House, Google, Amazon, Launch Big Data Tool to Help Companies’ Climate Resilience Planning

White House, Google, Amazon, Launch Big Data Tool to Help Companies’ Climate Resilience Planning

A big data partnership — a collaboration between the White House, the World Resources Institute, Google, Amazon, Microsoft and other public and private entities — will provide a tool to help corporations make long-term infrastructure decisions by improving their climate resilience planning.

Google Targets Zero Waste ‘Moonshot’

Google Targets Zero Waste ‘Moonshot’

Google has pledged to achieve zero waste in all of its global data centers. The company didn’t set a timeline for this goal, but says it defines zero waste to landfill as diverting 100 percent “to a more sustainable pathway with no more than 10 percent of it going to … Read more »

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Will Self-Driving Vehicles Live Up to the Low-Emissions, High-Efficiency Hype?

Autonomous vehicles and other new modes of transport could also save the transportation and logistics industry valuable time and trillions of dollars.

Why Google, Ikea Say ‘The Paris Effect’ Is Boosting Business

Tomorrow — on Earth Day — more than 160 countries including the US will sign the Paris climate agreement. In advance of the signing, thousands of businesses are urging governments to enact policies that support a low-carbon economy, which they say presents a multi-trillion-dollar economic opportunity. Yesterday the We Mean … Read more »

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Clean Power Plan ‘Good for Business,’ Say Major US Brands

Clean Power Plan supporters came out en masse to defend the carbon pollution rule on Friday with major brand companies filing amicus, or “friend of the court,” briefs with the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit. The EPA’s Clean Power Plan requires existing coal-burning power plants to cut … Read more »

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Ellen MacArthur Foundation Launches US Circular Economy Program

In an effort to promote the circular economy in the US and eliminate waste, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation has launched a US chapter of its Circular Economy 100 (CE100) program. The international CE100, established in 2013, includes corporations, universities, city and government authorities, and include brands such as Google, Cisco, … Read more »

Google, Amazon Underestimate Data Centers’ Carbon Footprints

Google, Amazon Underestimate Data Centers’ Carbon Footprints

Google and Amazon are among the companies using an obsolete tool to calculate their data center emissions from the electricity they purchase from the power grid, according to Lux Research. The research firm has developed a new analytical tool that finds data centers underestimate coal usage by 30 percent or … Read more »

Autonomous Electric Cars Drive CES 2016 Hype

Autonomous Electric Cars Drive CES 2016 Hype

Electric vehicle technology and autonomous cars are expected to steal the show at CES 2016, the annual consumer electronics show that runs Jan. 6-9 in Las Vegas. More than 115 automotive tech companies and nine automakers will debut products at CES. The car industry will dominate almost a quarter of … Read more »

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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 »