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HP Blogs: HP Labs Unveils Research for Net Zero-Energy Data Center

Cross post from 3BLMedia

By Elisa_Greene



HP today announced new research from HP Labs that unveils the architecture for a data center that requires no net energy from traditional power grids, called the HP Net Zero-Energy Data Center.



In a data-driven world, the demand for IT services only continues to grow. These services, which are powered through large computer warehouses known…

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Added by David Martel on June 7, 2012 at 9:17pm — No Comments

CEMEX Reaches 25% Alternative Fuel Substitution Rate Avoiding ~2 Million Metric Tons of Coal

Cross post from 3BLMedia

The use of alternative fuels to replace traditional fossil fuels is a key pillar of our carbon strategy as it contributes to significantly reduce our overall CO2 emissions.

The…

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Added by David Martel on May 16, 2012 at 12:07pm — No Comments

Engine Testing Helps Power GM Engineering Center

Cross post from 3BLMedia

(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Pontiac, MI - February 3, 2012 - Engineers at General Motors’ Pontiac Engineering Center are powering parts of the facility with excess energy produced from testing engines. 

Since Pontiac began the energy efficiency project following a 2008 renovation,…

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Added by David Martel on February 16, 2012 at 5:28pm — No Comments

Turning Pig Manure into Oil Fosters Sustainability in a Crowded World

Cross post from 3BLMedia

How Turning Pig Manure into Oil Fosters Sustainability in a Crowded World

It took nature tens of millions of years to turn dead plants and other organic matter into coal and petroleum. Now GE has teamed up with…

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Added by David Martel on January 30, 2012 at 11:57am — No Comments

REI Awards $50K Mary Anderson Legacy Grant to The Mountaineers; Ryder Ranks in Top 20 Most Responsible Companies - CSR Minute for January 12, 2012

This CSR minute is brought to you by BrownFlynn, a corporate responsibility and sustainability consulting firm, and the first US-certified training partner of the Global Reporting Initiative.

The REI Foundation has awarded its annual $50,000 Mary Anderson Legacy Grant to…

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Added by David Martel on January 12, 2012 at 4:13pm — No Comments

30 GM Plants Meet EPA Energy-Reduction Challenge

(Cross post from 3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Detroit, MI – December 16, 2011 – General Motors has cut energy intensity at 30 North American plants by an average of 25 percent – equivalent to  the emissions from powering 97,000 U.S. homes – to meet the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy…

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Added by David Martel on January 6, 2012 at 3:41pm — No Comments

U.S. Sunlight's Solar Attic Fan and Controller Win Best Sustainable Product Award; U.S. Treasury Building Earns LEED Gold Certification - CSR Minute for January 6, 2012

Cross post from 3BLMedia

The Solar Attic Fan and the Solar Controller made by US Sunlight Corp have been named the Best Sustainable Product of 2011 by Builder News magazine. Unlike traditional solar ventilation which is limited to the hours of available sunlight and is unable to operate at night or on cloudy days, U.S. Sunlight’s Solar…

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Added by David Martel on January 6, 2012 at 12:35pm — No Comments

Kraft Foods Sets New Sustainability Targets; EPA Gives Smart Growth Award to Five Cities - CSR Minute for December 20, 2011

Cross post from 3BLMedia

Kraft has reported on its environmental impacts as a global food company. The study focuses on the company’s response to climate change, land and water use, and sets targets for improvement in operations by the end of 2015. Goals include an increase in sustainable sourcing of commodities by 25 percent; a reduction in energy and water use by 15 percent in…

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Added by David Martel on December 20, 2011 at 3:27pm — No Comments

Heineken's Gosser Brand On Track to be World's First Carbon-Neutral Brewery; PCI-Media Impact Reaches 15 Caribbean Countries with Radio Soaps - CSR Minute for November 30, 2011

 

Cross post from 3BLMedia - Heineken’s Gosser brewery is on track to become the world’s first carbon-neutral beer brewing facility. Through its Green Brewery Project, the Gosser brand, Austria’s largest, aims to reduce CO2 emissions to zero; reduce natural gas use to zero; and to power the plant through a mix of renewable energy sources including solar and biogas. Gosser has been part of the Heineken…

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Added by David Martel on December 1, 2011 at 7:06am — No Comments

Audet's Blue Spruce Farm

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Added by David Martel on November 29, 2011 at 9:37am — No Comments

CSR Minute: Advanced Energy Economy Group to Promote Alternative Energy; U.S. Bank Scores in Top

Cross post from 3BLMedia

The Advanced Energy Economy, a new organization, has been formed to promote alternative energy companies. The group has already signed up regional chapters representing 700 companies, and plans to become a nationwide chamber of commerce for solar, wind and electric car companies. Among the leaders of the effort is Tom Steyer, founder of the Farallon Capital Management hedge fund in San…

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Added by David Martel on November 21, 2011 at 9:49am — No Comments

CSR Minute: C3, Energy Management Software Maker, Releases Client List; National Urban League Names Verizon Foundation President as 2011 Woman of Power



Cross post from 3BLMedia.

C3, a vendor of energy management software, has announced that among its leading customers and partners are Adobe, GE, HP, and Siemens. The list also includes Accenture, Deloitte, Pacific Gas and Electric, and Wipro, among others. Sustainability consultants said that C3’s unveiling of…

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Added by David Martel on August 18, 2011 at 1:16pm — No Comments

CSR Minute: Turkey Leads EDF Energy's Low Energy Alternative Future Index; Kohl's Teams with Fila Sport to Fight Breast Cancer

Cross post from 3BLMedia.

 

A recent survey shows that Turkey now leads the second annual pan-European Low Energy Alternative Future—LEAF—index. The survey shows that all countries have improved in their standing since last year’s survey, with Sweden and Germany also ranking higher on the table. Energy company…

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Added by David Martel on August 10, 2011 at 1:24pm — No Comments

CSR Minute: SAP Reports Sustainability Savings of 185M Euros; The Sustainability Consortium Approves Eco-Rules for Seven Categories of Consumer Products

 

Cross post from 3BLMedia.

 

SAP, which releases quarterly sustainability updates, has announced a savings of 185 million euros from 2008 to date as a result of its sustainability initiatives. The company arrived at the cost avoidance figure by comparing current operations…

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Added by David Martel on August 4, 2011 at 8:51pm — No Comments

Xcel Energy and SunPower Complete 19-Megawatt Solar PV Plant, Colorado's Largest to Date

(This is a cross post from 3BL Media / theCSRfeed) DENVER - March 24, 2011 - Xcel Energy (NYSE: XEL) and SunPower Corp. (Nasdaq: SPWRA, SPWRB) today announced the completion and commissioning of a 19-megawatt (ac) photovoltaic solar power plant in Colorado’s Alamosa County. The Greater Sandhill installation began…

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Added by David Martel on March 26, 2011 at 4:05pm — No Comments

Astronauts, Efficiency and Apollo 13

This is a cross post from 3BLMedia. 

Xcel Energy Blog

I know that some people don’t think that energy efficiency is very compelling, but there are a lot of…

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Added by David Martel on February 6, 2011 at 1:24pm — No Comments

How Green Entrepreneurs Pave the Path to Real Economic Recovery

This is a cross post from 3BLMedia.

How Green Entrepreneurs Pave the Path to Real Economic Recovery

From Glenn Croston's Fast Company blog:



In the aftermath of the Great Recession we could be in a single dip or a double, heading for deflation or… Continue

Added by David Martel on October 14, 2010 at 3:03pm — No Comments

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