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What Renewable Energy Has A Lot of Potential? Hydropower

What Renewable Energy Has A Lot of Potential? Hydropower

Advocates for hydro power point to US Department of Energy report that says the energy form could grow by 50,000 megawatts by 2050. That, in turn, would cut greenhouse gas emissions by 5.6 billion metric tons and save $209 billion in avoided damages from heat-trapping emissions.

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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 »

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 »

Apple Reduces Carbon Footprint of New iPhones

Carbon emissions resulting from the production, distribution, use and recycling of the newly released Apple iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus have decreased by 14 to 16 percent compared last year’s models, NDTV Gadgets reports. The bulk of the savings comes from changes in the purchasing and manufacturing of the … 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 »

Drought Affecting the Energy Mix of Some States

California’s three-year-old drought, now classified as “exceptional” (the most severe rating), has led to a predictable decrease in hydroelectric power production, from an average of 20% of power produced to a ten-year low of 10% for the first six months of 2014. Despite the shortfall, the state has managed to … Read more »

Bacardi-Owned Martini Brand Cuts GHGs 30%

Vermouth and sparkling Italian wines brand Martini, owned by Bacardi, has cut greenhouse gas emissions by more than 30 percent and water use by 4 percent since 2006. The brand has also decreased its landfill waste 7 percent since 2009, a reduction of 750 metric tons. The company has implemented … 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 »

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DECC: UK’s Green Power Output Rises 30%

The amount of electricity in the UK generated from renewables skyrocketed 30 percent in 2013 with wind energy leading the pack of green power sources, according to the Department of Energy and Climate Change. The DECC report said renewables including wind, solar and hydroelectric made up 14.9 percent of electricity generated … Read more »

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New York to Invest $250M Into Clean Energy Projects

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced $250 million is available to fund large-scale clean energy generation projects such as wind farms, fuel cells, biomass facilities, renewable biogas and upgrading small- to medium-sized hydropower projects. The state will hold a competitive solicitation to promote the development of a range of renewable … 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 »

Monadnock Saves $1.5 Million with ‘Sludge Sled’

Monadnock Paper Mills is using a “sludge sled” to remove materials from its nine million gallon waste lagoon system, Forbes reports. The material goes through a wastewater treatment system and gets blended with short paper fibers to form a soil replenishment for farmers. This procedure has saved about $1.5 million … Read more »