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Businesses Using Carbon Pricing to Manage Climate Risks

Carbon markets are booming, according to two new reports, and business is playing a key role. Global carbon markets’ total value increased 9 percent to €48.4 billion ($52.6 billion) in 2015, boosted by North American markets, which grew 121 percent in terms of volume and 220 percent in terms of … Read more »

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Obama Pushes Energy Efficiency, Climate Initiatives

President Barack Obama on Friday announced several climate and energy initiatives at Walmart in Mountain View, Calif., that he says will cut carbon pollution and create jobs. These include commitments from more than 300 organizations and companies including Walmart, Home Depot, Ikea, Yahoo and Google that represent more than 850MW … Read more »

Johnson & Johnson, Starbucks, 17 Other Companies Tell Congress to Extend Wind Tax Credit

Starbucks, Johnson & Johnson, Sprint and 16 other companies have sent a letter to Congress, urging elected officials to extend the wind production tax credit (PTC) before it expires at the end of 2012. The PTC, originally signed into law by President George H.W. Bush seven years ago, provides a … Read more »

Nike, Random Hacks of Kindess Partner on Online Sustainable Materials Tool

Nike has partnered with Random Hacks of Kindness (RHoK) in the Open Challenge for Sustainable Materials, an initiative that asks apparel designers and developers to use sustainable materials listed on the Nike Sustainable Materials Index and build a new database about the suppliers. RHoK, an umbrella organization of hackers founded … Read more »

Salesforce Worst of ‘Dirty’ Cloud Companies, Greenpeace says

Salesforce Worst of ‘Dirty’ Cloud Companies, Greenpeace says

Salesforce, the world’s largest vendor of enterprise cloud computing, gets the worst ratings in a Greenpeace report that claims cloud computing companies are perpetuating the use of fossil fuel, while Apple has shown marked improvement from last year. The report, How Clean is Your Cloud?, compares energy choices from global … Read more »

2012 Insider Knowledge Report Shares Lessons from McDonald’s, Unilever, 130 Others

Environmental Leader has launched its 2012 Insider Knowledge Report, sharing lessons learned from 132 corporate environmental, energy and sustainability decision-makers. The second annual report gives real-world examples of how sustainability initiatives are making a difference at companies including 3M, Diageo, Duke Energy, Fujitsu, GM, IBM, Intel, McDonald’s, Marriott, Nike, Staples, … Read more »

Standards & Compliance Briefing: Green Coins, Organics Vote, LEED

The U.S. Mint announced that its West Point, N.Y., facility has been accepted in the Energy Department’s Superior Energy Performance program, just one of the steps the bureau said it is taking to “‘green’ the production of America’s coins, Reuters reported. The Superior Energy Performance project is a certification program … Read more »

Facebook, Amazon Panned on Energy Management and Transparency

Facebook, Amazon Panned on Energy Management and Transparency

Amazon, Netflix, Facebook and other major internet firms are failing to adequately disclose their carbon footprint, according to a report by independent analyst Verdantix. The report, Carbon Strategy Benchmark: Internet Sector, finds that Akamai, Apple and eBay outpace their global competitors on energy efficiency enhancements and transparent disclosure of carbon emissions. … Read more »

LEED Briefing: Yahoo!, GE, Waterton Residential, Testa Produce

GE’s appliances and lighting division has opened its new, LEED platinum certified data center at its Louisville, Ky., appliance park headquarters. GE says that the data center is 34 percent better in terms of energy savings than a typical code-compliant building, and that 35 percent of its energy use is … Read more »

Green Fleet Briefing: Yahoo!, Enterprise, USC, Utility Trailer, Lux

Enterprise Rent-A-Car is adding a Toyota Prius Plug-In hybrid demonstration vehicle to the WeCar auto sharing program at Yahoo!’s Sunnyvale, Calif., campus. Toyota is delivering more than 160 Prius PHVs across the United States as part of a demonstration program aimed at gathering real-world driving data and informing the public … Read more »

UBS, Citi Outperform Their Reputations, Study Finds

UBS, Citi Outperform Their Reputations, Study Finds

Google, Apple and Honda have earned reputations that far exceed their actual environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance, while UBS and Citi don’t get enough credit for their sustainability initiatives, according to a report by Brandlogic and CRD Analytics. The study (pdf) of 100 leading global brands across nine major … Read more »

Apple Worst of ‘Dirty’ Cloud Companies, Greenpeace Says

Apple Worst of ‘Dirty’ Cloud Companies, Greenpeace Says

Apple gets the worst ratings in a Greenpeace report that claims cloud computing companies are perpetuating the use of fossil fuels. The report, How Dirty is Your Data?, compares energy choices made by Apple, Google, Facebook, HP, IBM, Microsoft, Twitter, Yahoo, Amazon.com and Akamai – described by Greenpeace as ten … Read more »