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Tetra Pak, Ikea, Kingfisher Assess FSC Impact

Food packaging company Tetra Pak is working with Kingfisher and Ikea to promote responsibly sourced, sustainable timber and assess the impact of Forest Stewardship Council certification. It is often a challenge for businesses producing...Show More Summary

Retailers Make ‘Minimal Progress’ on Carbon Targets

Retailers such as Carrefour, Costco, Ikea, Tesco and Walmart should aim for more comprehensive carbon disclosures and collaborate to define meaningful GHG emissions reduction strategies for the industry, according to Verdantix. The analysis...Show More Summary

Ford Roundtable: Protecting Forests Benefit Climate, Bottom Line

The Ford Foundation, together with the Climate and Land Use Alliance, will host a meeting among major corporate, indigenous and government leaders for a conversation about what it will take to slow deforestation, reduce conflict over forests and stem global climate change. The meeting will take place on Sept. 22, the eve of the United […]

Global Warming Threatens Organic Coffee

Global warming has created the worst outbreak of leaf-rust fungus in 30 years for organic coffee growers throughout Mexico, Central America and parts of South America, according to Bloomberg. Farmers can use chemicals to kill the fungus, though they risk losing their organic certification if they do. Humid conditions and erratic weather for the past […]

Cities Cut GHGs Through Car Sharing

San Francisco may soon reduce its fleet of city-owned cars and instead use car-share vehicles to shrink its carbon footprint. If the city’s Board of Supervisors approves the proposal — which would require a 25 percent reduction in San Francisco’s 1,500-vehicle fleet every three years, leading to the elimination of non-essential vehicles within 12 years […]

Residential DR becoming more customer-friendly

Residential demand response (DR) hails as far back as the 1970s when it was used as a component of the energy conservation focus of demand-side management (DSM) programs to encourage consumers to use less electricity during peak hours or to shift their energy use to off-peak times, according to Navigant Research, and utilities have run Continue reading ?

China's Coal Imports Drop For The First Time Since Country Became Net Coal Importer

An analysis compiled by Lauri Myllyvirta and Greenpeace International showed the unthinkable -- Chinese coal consumption fell for the first time this century in the first half of this year. China's GDP growth and coal consumption have decoupled, suggesting a structural shift in the Chinese economy. read more

Utilities want to pump kilowatt-hours into cars

Electric utilities are looking pushing the adoption of electric vehicles in order to sell more kilowatt-hours, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal. The companies are looking to roll out electric-vehicle charging stations, although they are creating controversy in their proposed method of funding charging-station projects. Show More Summary

Hillary Clinton: I Want To Turn The US Into ‘Clean Energy Superpower’

Hillary Clinton says she wants to transform the United States into the “clean energy superpower of the 21st century.” At an energy business meeting on Thursday, she called on businesses and politicians to confront climate change through...Show More Summary

Britain's nuclear clean-up bill to soar by billions

The Independent has an article on the UK's ever increasing bill for cleaning up old nuclear power sites - Britain's nuclear clean-up bill to soar by billions 'because of Government incompetence'. The estimated cost for decommissioning...Show More Summary

Nest Will Sell Its Products In More Countries All Over Europe Starting This Month

Nest Labs is a California-based home automation company which got acquired by Google back in January this year for $3.2 billion. This acquisition surprised many people and got the ball rolling on many rumors and what not. Nest Labs produces programmable (or smart if you prefer) thermostats and smoke detectors which were up until now Continue reading ?

Why Diablo Canyon is Safe from Earthquakes

This morning in a conference call with nuclear energy bloggers, NRC Chairman Allison Macfarlane, in response to a direct question about the safety of the Diablo Canyon Power Plant, said "[We] believe plant is safe... Otherwise it still...Show More Summary

Another Record Year for CO2

The world set a new high mark for carbon dioxide emissions in 2013. This week Robert Rapier takes a deeper dive into the data, and challenges a recent assertion that poor countries can't make a significant contribution to global carbon dioxide emissions.

The Local and Global Impact of Tesla's Giga Factory

Tesla Motors is finally ready to confirm that it’s building its $5 billion Giga factory in Nevada, putting to rest a five-state competition for what’s slated to be the world’s biggest lithium-ion battery plant. But the scope of Tesla’s plans extend far beyond the state’s borders. read more

Be Prepared - For a LOT More Solar by 2025

2025 may sound a ways off, but it’s only 11 years away. What will the world look like in 2025? Expect a lot more solar power. In fact, according to a report by Thomson Reuters, in 2025, solar energy will be the primary source of energy on our planet. read more

Belkin International and OSRAM SYLVANIA Announce Partnership for WeMo Home Automation and LIGHTIFY Smart Connected Lighting Ecosystems

Belkin International, a leading Internet of Things company, and OSRAM SYLVANIA, a leading global lighting manufacturer, today announced that the two companies have entered into a strategic partnership to collaborate on residential solutions with the OSRAM LIGHTIFY™ smart connected lighting ecosystem and Belkin’s WeMo® home automation ecosystem. Show More Summary

Here's How Global Warming Is Already Worsening Extreme Deluges In The U.S.

One of the most robust of recent scientific findings is the direct connection between global warming and more extreme deluges and rainfall events. Scientists have observed a sharp jump in monster one- and two-day rainstorms in this country. read more

Accidental Release Prevention Requirements: Comments Sought by EPA

In August 2013, President Obama issued an Executive Order directing federal regulatory agencies to review specified regulatory programs that are designed to prevent catastrophic releases of toxics: Occupational Safety and Health Administration...Show More Summary

Nuclear Advocate Serves as 'Technical Conscience' at Vogtle 3 & 4

The following post was sent to us by Southern/Georgia Power’s Sarah Gillham for NEI’s Powered by Our People promotion. Powered by Our People is part of the Future of Energy campaign that NEI launched earlier this year. This promotion...Show More Summary

Is This Tesla's Newest Rival?

Bloomberg has a report on a Japanese electric car manufacturer - Is This Tesla's Newest Rival?. Electric vehicles are yet to become a common sight on the world’s roads, but the small list of electric vehicle manufacturers is slowly growing. Paul Allen takes a look at GLM’s latest electric sports car, a Japanese made rival to Elon Musk’s Tesla. And it’s just as fast.

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