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Uniting Diverse Stakeholders Around Resiliency: Q&A with Panasonic

Uniting Diverse Stakeholders Around Resiliency: Q&A with Panasonic

“Partnerships really do matter. You have to be able to have a working relationship with an entity that’s willing to experiment with you and do things differently. You have to take risks. You have to be willing to have those honest conversations.” Matthew Crosby, utility solutions program manager for Panasonic CityNow, talks about a new business model for increasing energy resiliency and reliability.

Denver

Panasonic Provides Smart City Technologies to Denver

Panasonic has formed a smart city partnership with Denver, Colorado, and a number of local private entities that aims to improve energy efficiency, water management and other public services. Panasonic says the partnership with use the company’s CityNOW smart city technology to make Denver a more sustainable city. The application … Read more »

LG Chem Leads Light-Duty EV Li-ion Battery Market

LG Chem Leads Light-Duty EV Li-ion Battery Market

LG Chem, Panasonic and Samsung SDI are leading the light-duty electric vehicle lithium ion (Li-ion) battery market, according to a new Leaderboard report from Navigant Research. All three companies performed exceedingly well in strategy and execution. With the exception of Toyota’s continued use of nickel-metal hydride batteries for strong hybrid … Read more »

Panasonic Leads EV Batteries Market, LG Chem Guns for the Crown

Panasonic Leads EV Batteries Market, LG Chem Guns for the Crown

Panasonic is currently the runaway leader in the nascent battery market for electric vehicles, but LG Chem has the potential to overtake it in what will be a $30 billion market in 2020, according to Lux Research. Panasonic’s 39 percent share of the battery market for plug-in vehicles makes it … Read more »

Three Companies Join R2 Recycling Leaders

Arrow Electronics, Blancco and JT Environmental Consulting are the three latest companies to join the R2 Recycling Leader program. The R2 Leader program, developed by SERI, recognizes leadership on electronics recycling issues, and connects participating groups to additional projects or opportunities. R2 Leaders agree to take a leadership role in … Read more »

Boeing ecoDemonstrator

Boeing ecoDemonstrator Tests Green Technology

The Boeing ecoDemonstrator 787 has begun flight testing more than 25 technologies aimed at improving aviation’s environmental performance. This new round of testing, using 787 Dreamliner ZA004, will evaluate software and connectivity technologies related to operational efficiency, remote sensors to reduce wiring, aerodynamic and flight control improvements for greater fuel … Read more »

OneSource Freight

OneSource Freight Joins R2 Recycling Leader Program

Transportation and logistics provider OneSource Freight has joined SERI’s R2 Recycling Leaders program, which recognizes leadership efforts in electronics recycling among companies and nonprofits organizations. OneSource Freight has been a consistent supporter of the R2 Standard since its development in 2008, and provided guidance in the drafting of Provision 12 … Read more »

Best Buy, Dell, Among EPA’s Electronics Recycling Challenge Leaders

Best Buy, Dell, LG Electronics, Panasonic, Samsung, Sony, Sprint and Staples are among the electronics manufacturers and retailers recognized by the EPA for their achievements in used electronics stewardship under the Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) Electronics Challenge. The companies’ environmental achievements include diverting more than 220,000 metric tons of used … Read more »

Oracle Joins Electronics Recycling Program

Oracle, and the Reverse Logistics Sustainability Council, a trade association of 88 corporate partners (including Oracle), has joined the R2 Recycling Leader program, SERI says. SERI, formerly R2 Solutions, is the housing body for the R2 electronics recycling standard. SERI stands for Sustainable Electronics Recycling International. Participating partners make a … Read more »

Greenpeace: Tech Giants Still Using Hazardous Chemicals

Greenpeace: Tech Giants Still Using Hazardous Chemicals

Samsung, Sony and Panasonic are among the technology companies still using hazardous chemicals such as polyvinylchloride and brominated flame retardants in their products, according to a report by Greenpeace. While there has been some progress in recent years, the report shows that a number of leading consumer electronics companies are … Read more »

Tech Firms Help Farmers Combat Climate Change

Panasonic, Fujitsu and other Japanese technology firms, looking for ways to offset decreased demand for their consumer electronics, are producing automated greenhouses and sensor-controlled fields to help farmers in Japan maintain constant conditions for their crops, according to Reuters. Heat and erratic weather in recent years has made it difficult … Read more »