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Who Are the Leading Clean Energy Companies?

A new ranking of the top 200 companies receiving more than 10 percent of total revenues from clean energy finds that these businesses show a simulated annualized return of 21.82 percent over the past decade. The top 10 companies are Vestas (wind power), Philips Lighting (LED lighting), Xinjiang Gold-A (wind … Read more »

How to Use Social Media to Communicate Sustainability

Cheerios, M&Ms and Walmart are some leading examples of brands and companies using social media to communicate sustainability strategies to their customers, according to Matthew Yeomans, author of the Social Media Sustainability Index. According to two pieces Yeomans wrote for The Guardian, roughly half of the 475 companies looked at … Read more »

Standards & Compliance Briefing: Carbon Leadership Forum, Architecture 2030 Challenge, SEP Mature Pathway

The Carbon Leadership Forum, an alliance of associations and companies in the building industry, announced the first US environmental footprint standards known as Product Category Rules for concrete mixes. The standards support the targets of the Architecture 2030 Challenge for Products, and address allocation in methods consistent with EPA policy, … Read more »

Google-Funded 845 MW Wind Farm Goes Online

A Google-backed wind farm in Oregon is operational and generating up to 845 MW of wind energy. The Shepherds Flat project is one of the largest on-shore wind farms in the world, according to Oregon officials and developer Caithness Energy, and will eliminate 1.483 million metric tons of CO2 annually. … Read more »

Consumers More Willing to Buy from Brands Using Renewable Energy

Consumers More Willing to Buy from Brands Using Renewable Energy

Sixty two percent of consumers surveyed said they would be more willing to buy products from brands using wind energy, according to a study commissioned by turbine maker Vestas. The Global Consumer Wind Study 2012, an annual survey produced by TNS Gallup, also showed that 79 percent of consumers prefer … Read more »

Adobe, Ernst & Young are Leaders in Renewable Purchases, Bloomberg Finds

Adobe, Ernst & Young are Leaders in Renewable Purchases, Bloomberg Finds

  The share of renewable energy purchased voluntarily by companies in the Corporate Renewable Energy Index grew from 14 percent in 2009 to 16 percent in 2011, indicating corporations are increasingly shifting the focus of their sustainability strategy from energy efficiency to renewable energy, according to the 2012 CREX study. … Read more »

Renewables Roundup: Constellation, TerraVerde, Indian Solar Parity, Vestas Mitsubishi Talks

Energy company Constellation has completed a 16.1 MW DC grid-connected photovoltaic solar installation in Emmitsburg, Md., as part of the state of Maryland’s Generating Clean Horizons initiative. Constellation financed, owns and operates the approximately $50 million solar facility on behalf of its customer, the state of Maryland. Electricity generated by … Read more »

US Wind Power Hits 50 GW Milestone

US Wind Power Hits 50 GW Milestone

The US has installed a total of 50 GW of wind energy capacity, according to the American Wind Energy Association – hitting the milestone as Congress works to extend the wind energy production tax credit, set to expire Dec. 31. Cumulative US wind power reached 10 GW in 2006, and … Read more »

Environmental & Energy Executive Moves: Siemens, EnerNOC, Vestas, DONG

  Siemens: The technology firm has appointed Matthias Rebellius to lead its Building Technologies Division of the Infrastructure & Cities Sector in the United States. Rebellius will succeed Andreas Schierenbeck who is leaving the company to pursue other opportunities. EnerNOC: The demand response firm has named Gerry Wilson as Chief … Read more »

Latin America’s Largest Wind Farm to Power Coke, Heineken Production

Heineken beer and Coca-Cola are among the products that look set to be produced using power from Latin America’s largest wind energy project. Danish turbine producer Vestas received a 396 MW order for the Mareña Renovables project, which is to be located in the south-eastern region of the state of … Read more »

Environmental & Energy Executive Moves: Deutsche Bank, Vestas, Sustainability Coalition, FirstEnergy, C3, Ecotality

Deutsche Bank: The company has named Thorsten Strauss as its global head of communications and CSR, effective June 1. Strauss is Bertelsmann AG’s former head of corporate communications. Michael Golden, currently deputy head of group press, will serve as deputy global head of communications & CSR. The Sustainability Consortium: The … Read more »

Renewables Briefing: Vestas Layoffs, Dubai’s 1000 MW Solar Plant, BP and Sempra Team Up and More…

Vestas Wind Systems, the world’s largest wind turbine manufacturer, is to lay off 2,335 staff worldwide. The company has also warned of a potential further 1,600 job cuts if the U.S. Congress doesn’t extend tax breaks for renewable energy, reports the Associated Press. Dubai is building a 1000 MW solar power … Read more »

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