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The Obama administration released its new fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions standards for heavy-duty trucks recently. This is expected to go a long way in curbing carbon emissions while cutting freight costs for trucking companies and fleet owners. Ben …

Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE), which covers bottling, distribution and marketing in eight countries and territories in Western Europe, issued its Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability Report 2015-2016, announcing substantive cuts in packaging and water use as well as a 40 % reduction …

he rise of organic farming is analogous to the clean-energy revolution: As is the case with renewables, organic products’ growth is rapid, but it still comprises only a tiny segment of the overall market. Part of the problem is that …

Four non-governmental organizations have formed the Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance (REBA), a new coalition to empower multinational companies to transform electricity systems with renewable energy. REBA aims to help facilitate and deploy 60 gigawatts (GWs) of new corporate renewable energy …

Ford Motor Company is the first automaker to formulate and test new foam and plastic components using carbon dioxide as feedstock. Researchers expect to see the new biomaterials in Ford production vehicles within five years. Formulated with up to 50% …

Two airports in London, Heathrow and Gatwick, earned multiple certifications to the Carbon Trust Standard for their exceptional environmental performance. Heathrow has become the first airport in the world (and only the fifth organization in the world) to simultaneously hold …

Facebook will construct a data centre facility at Ireland’s Clonee village that will become part of the infrastructure that enables billions of people connect on the social networking platform, Messenger, Instagram and more. The 227-acre site will be packed full …

Pakistan’s parliament became the world’s first to run fully on solar power. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif inaugurated the solar power system, which provides 62MW to the parliament and a surplus 18MW to the national grid. The project was completed in …

The National Bank of Abu Dhabi has made a US$10 billion, 10-year pledge to fi nance renewable energy and other sustainable business activities. The bank said it would lend, invest and facilitate US$10 billion of financing in environmentally sustainable projects …

Levi Strauss & Co.’s Sky Harbor Distribution Center in Nevada has received the U.S. Green Building Council platinum Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design award for reducing carbon emissions and improving overall sustainability. At roughly 620,000 square feet, it is …

Over the next 30 years, two-thirds of all new energy supply could come from renewable sources. Fatih Birol, Executive Director, International Energy Agency, Paris, said that far from being a romantic dream, renewables were central to meeting the energy demands …

30 CEOs, government ministers, global institution executives, and civil society leaders will increase political and social momentum to achieve Target 12.3 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals which aims at halving per capita food waste and reduce food losses by …

One of the most prestigious prizes in sustainability, the Fuller Challenge, has been awarded to a commercial fisherman turned entrepreneur. Following hurricanes Irene and Sandy, Bren Smith, founder of the ocean farming non-profit GreenWave, said he had a change of …

GeckoLogic has developed an air cooler called Suncool that can refresh an area of approximately 200 square meters. It works exclusively with sunlight using photovoltaic cells and water. It eliminates the need for a conventional power source. Victor Sotelo Armengol, …

Aisa Mijeno announced her lamp powered by saline solution, during a forum for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit 2015 in Manila recently. She got a huge pat from US President Obama. “The danger in (kerosene) lamps is it could …

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