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US Utilities Offer EV Tariffs to Increase Customer Engagement

US Utilities Offer EV Tariffs to Increase Customer Engagement

Twenty-five electric utilities across 14 states – including eight of the 15 largest — are now offering electric vehicles rates and tariffs as part of an effort to engage the growing number of customers who drive electric vehicles, according to a study by Northeast Group. In the Midwest, Minnesota has … Read more »

Macy’s Sets New Sustainability Goals

Macy’s will collaborate with Volta Industries to install 17 new free-to-operate electric vehicle charging stations outside eight Macy’s stores in the Los Angeles area by late fall 2014, says the retailer, which has reported a series of new initiatives in its multi-year strategic program to enhance environmental sustainability. This installation … Read more »

Sprint is First Telecommunications Company to Join Better Buildings Challenge

Sprint, Macy’s and Johnson Controls are joining the Better Buildings Challenge. The companies will upgrade more than 200 million square feet of building space to cut energy use by at least 20 percent by 2020. Read more at Energy Manager Today.

Amazon, Macy’s, Sears Settle with FTC over Bamboo Claims

Amazon, Leon Max, Macy’s and Sears – and Sears’ Kmart subsidiaries – have agreed to pay $1.26 million in penalties to settle Federal Trade Commission charges the retailers misled customers by selling rayon fabrics labeled as made from bamboo fiber. Sears will pay $475,000, Amazon $455,000, Macy’s $250,000 and Leon … Read more »

Whole Foods Tops Green Cosmetics Retailer Ranking

Whole Foods Tops Green Cosmetics Retailer Ranking

Whole Foods Market has been named the leading major retailer of non-toxic cosmetics in a report by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics. The grocery chain scored nine out of a possible ten “kisses” in Retailer Therapy: Ranking Retailers on Their Commitment to Cosmetics Safety, which investigated cosmetics for sale at … Read more »

Retail Sector Dominates On-Site Solar Generation

Retail Sector Dominates On-Site Solar Generation

Retailers Walmart, Costco, Kohl’s, Ikea and Macy’s make up the top five corporate solar users in terms of on-site capacity, with other retail businesses taking four of the remaining spots in the top 20, according to a report by the Solar Energy Industries Association and the Vote Solar Initiative. Walmart … Read more »