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Accountability-Central Featured Commentator: How Big a Disaster Does It Take For a Natural Gas Company Executive to Get Fired?

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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) New York, NY - May 19, 2011 - In a commentary published on Accountability-Central (www.Accountability-Central.com), by Governance & Accountability Institute (www.ga-institute.com), featured commentator Michael P. Benard wonders -- set against this season of annual meetings and quarterly investor calls -- when is it time for the corporate governance movement and investors to ask: What does it take for an executive at a natural gas company to get fired?

GE Sees Solar-Panel Efficiency Topping 12.8% Record in 2013

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The leading U.S. supplier of wind turnbines, GE, has anticipated that the 12.8% solar-efficiency record for thin-film modules will be surpassed when its first commercial-scale panel factory opens in 2013. This article details the development of the new thin-film solar panels and GE’s plans for factory expansion. 

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The leading U.S. supplier of wind turnbines, GE, has anticipated that the 12.8% solar-efficiency record for thin-film modules will be surpassed when its first commercial-scale panel factory opens in 2013. This article details the development of the new thin-film solar panels and GE’s plans for factory expansion. 

GM Electric Motors Plant is First for Major U.S. Automaker

Solar array to provide 9 percent of power for existing 2-Mode hybrid and heavy duty transmission building
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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) White Marsh, Md. - May 17, 2011 - The General Motors electric motor plant near Baltimore will be the first by a major U.S. automaker dedicated to making the critical components for vehicle electrification when the plant opens in 2013.

Xcel Energy achieves climate registered status

First utility in its region to measure climate emissions with state-endorsed The Climate Registry
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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) May 19, 2011 – Los Angeles, CA - The Climate Registry (The Registry), a non- profit organization governed and supported by 41 US states and DC, today announced that Xcel Energy is the first utility in its region to measure and third party verify its greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory in accordance with The Registry’s General Reporting Protocol (GRP).

Sustainability 2011: Measuring our Results, Helping Customers Reduce Their Carbon Footprint

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In 2010, Verizon improved its carbon efficiency by more than 15 percent. This year, we plan to improve carbon efficiency by an additional 15 percent.
 
Our decision to announce a sustainability goal publically is new for Verizon. In the past, we’ve chosen to talk about results we have achieved, rather than focus on what we plan to do.
 

Sterling Planet announces completion of one of Georgia’s largest solar generating projects

First phase of Valdosta solar project now supplies green energy to Georgia Power
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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Valdosta, GA - May 12, 2011 - Sterling Planet, the leading national retail provider of renewable energy and other clean-energy assets, today announced at a commissioning ceremony the completion of a 200 kWAC output solar generating project in Valdosta. One of the largest solar arrays in the state of Georgia, the Wiregrass Solar, LLC project began commercial operation on April 6 and is now generating annualized output of approximately 350,000 kilowatt-hours.

Fun Factors into Volt Purchase

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By Mike Robinson, Vice President of energy, environment and safety policy, GM

“Fun to drive.”

For a vehicle we’ve billed as being at the top of electric ingenuity, it’s the drivability that continues to impress our customers.

In the word cloud above, you can see exactly what our customers are telling us. The bigger the word, the greater the frequency.

Solar Field to Power Chevrolet Volt Assembly Plant

GM and DTE Energy will install array at Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly
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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) May 11, 2011 - DETROIT - The largest photovoltaic solar array in Southeast Michigan will be built at the General Motors Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant, turning sunlight into electricity to help power the home of the Chevrolet Volt electric car.

GE CEO: Expects Clean-Technology Revenue Of $21 Billion This Year

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General Electric is becoming more renowned for its clean technology as revenues from the resulting innovations greatly increase and the world places more focus on the importance of nuclear energy. Here, GE CEO, Jeff Immelt, discusses these topics in relation to GE.  

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General Electric is becoming more renowned for its clean technology as revenues from the resulting innovations greatly increase and the world places more focus on the importance of nuclear energy. Here, GE CEO, Jeff Immelt, discusses these topics in relation to GE.  

5 Stocks to Play Wind Energy Growth

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GE Energy is considered to be a sound wind energy stock investment for the moment and for the future. There is presently a renewed interest in alternative energy sources, which is driving investors back into this growing market. This article illustrates the new focus on the importance of wind power and how it has become a leader in conserving and generating energy on a global scale.

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GE Energy is considered to be a sound wind energy stock investment for the moment and for the future. There is presently a renewed interest in alternative energy sources, which is driving investors back into this growing market. This article illustrates the new focus on the importance of wind power and how it has become a leader in conserving and generating energy on a global scale.

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