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GM Equinox Fuel Cell

GM Fuel Cell Fleet Tops 3 Million Miles

General Motors’ fleet of fuel cell vehicles has passed 3 million miles of hydrogen-powered, real-world driving, avoiding 157,894 gallons of gasoline consumption, GM estimates. Some individual vehicles have accumulated more than 120,000 miles. The fleet of Chevrolet Equinox Fuel Cell vehicles is part of GM’s 119-vehicle Project Driveway program, which … Read more »

Policy & Enforcement Briefing: Mandatory CSR, Oil Spill Fines, Flood Report

India is mandating that companies with an annual turnover of INR 10 billion ($164 million) or more, or a net worth of INR 5 billion and more, or a net profit of INR 0.05 billion or more during any financial year, set aside two percent of their net profits for socially beneficial activities in … Read more »

W.R. Grace & Co. Pays $54 Million to EPA

Columbia, Md.,-based W.R. Grace & Co. under its bankruptcy plan of reorganization, paid over $63 million to the US government to resolve claims for environmental cleanups at approximately 39 sites in 21 states, the US Department of Justice and the EPA announced today. W.R. Grace, a global supplier of specialty … Read more »

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DOE Awards $45m to Ford, GM, GE, 35 Others

Ford, General Motors, General Electric and the Ohio State University are among the 38 companies, universities and national labs to receive more than $45 million in Energy Department funding for projects that accelerate the research and development of vehicle technologies to improve fuel efficiency, lower transportation costs and protect the … Read more »

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Standards & Compliance Briefing: Google, GM LEED; e-Stewards, Green Seal

Historic Bakery Square (pictured), a former Pittsburgh Nabisco factory whose largest tenant is Google, has earned Platinum certification under the LEED for Core and Shell Rating System. PPG Industries said the certification was due in part to the building’s use of Solarban 60 solar control, low-emissivity glass, which PPG manufactures. … Read more »

Military Base Saves $300,000 with Composting

The US military composted 670 tons of food waste at its Joint Base Lewis-McChord near Tacoma, Wash., in 2012, diverting the food from landfills and saving $300,000 in disposal costs, the base’s official newspaper The Northwest Guardian reports. Revenue and savings from the program support the base’s recycling as well as … Read more »

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Smith Electric Has Suspended EV Truck Production

Kansas City-based Smith Electric Vehicles has suspended production and assembly operations of its EV trucks. The electric vehicle manufacturer quietly stopped production last year due to a shortage of cash—a move that was disclosed in report for the last quarter of 2013 filed with the US Department of Energy, reported … Read more »