If there is an ideal energy form, it is nuclear fusion. But the technology is one of those that is always within reach but still so far away. With that, though, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology says that it is advancing the ball, as is a group of nations hard at work trying to build the first fusion reactor before 2035.
A waste-to-energy facility, expected to be online next year, will process 50,000 tons of raw waste annually, reducing the need for landfill use and powering 5,000 homes and businesses in Herten, Germany. Concord Blue has awarded Lockheed Martin Energy a $43 million contract to proceed with all engineering, procurement and … Read more »
Microsoft, selected in part for its environmental and climate change performance, is the best corporate citizen in the US, according to Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s annual 100 Best Corporate Citizens List. The tech giant pushed Bristol-Myers Squibb from its No. 1 ranking last year down to sixth place in the 2015 … Read more »
The Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council today will release to the public its Guidance for Leadership in Sustainable Purchasing v1.0. Already, 80 organizations including Ecolab, Lockheed Martin, Office Depot, the US General Services Administration and the EPA, with more than $100 billion in purchasing power, have signed up for the Pilot Program, … Read more »
Volkswagen, Ford, BASF, Dow Chemical and General Electric are among the 57 companies participating in the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI), a public-private partnership aimed at creating jobs and boosting manufacturing within the automotive, wind turbine and compressed gas storage industries. The new Institute, announced by President Obama … Read more »
A misguided approach to water-related risk management is business as usual at the world’s largest global companies such as BP, Bayer, Lockheed Martin, General Motors, Nestle, Walmart and Unilever, according to a CDP report released today. Instead of focusing on reducing water use, which CDP says threatens shareholder value and … Read more »
The Department of Energy yesterday issued proposed energy efficiency standards for commercial refrigeration equipment and for walk-in coolers and freezers. The rules could cut energy bills by up to $28 billion and cut CO2 emissions by over 350 million metric tons over 30 years, the White House said. Hydraulic fracturing fluids … Read more »