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Investors Ask Congress to Extend Wind Production Tax Credit

Investors Managing $800 Billion in Assets Cite Broad Economic Benefits of Production Tax Credit
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BOSTON, October 24, 2012 /3BL Media/ - Two dozen investors with more than $800 billion in assets under management today called for an immediate extension of the Production Tax Credit (PTC) for renewable power. In a letter delivered to Congressional leaders, investors noted that this critical tax credit creates broad economic benefits, both for wind power producers and their suppliers across the nation. Several of these investors will meet with Congressional staff tomorrow to discuss their support for the credit.

Coalition of America’s Best-Known Companies Endorses Michigan’s Proposal 3

BICEP Announces Support for Michigan Renewable Energy Amendment
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BOSTON, October 15, 2012 /3BL Media/ – Three weeks before Election Day, BICEP (Business for Innovative Climate and Energy Policy) today announced its support for Michigan’s Proposal 3, which would require at least 25 percent of the state’s electricity to come from renewable energy sources by 2025.

PG&E Customers Will Reap the Wind at Shiloh IV in Solano County | PG&E Currents

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By Jonathan Marshall

Now that fall has officially arrived, Mother Nature will once again start favoring wind energy over solar. So the timing was excellent for today’s dedication ceremony for the Shiloh IV Wind Project in Solano County. This 102.5 megawatt facility will begin delivering clean, renewable energy to PG&E in December—enough to serve the needs of about 40,000 average homes.

U.S. Power Plant Emissions Report Reflects Industry’s Transition to Cleaner Energy

Latest data on top 100 power producers show declining SO2, NOx and CO2 emissions and increasing use of energy efficiency and renewables
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(3BL Media) Boston, MA – July 31, 2012 – A new report on U.S. power plant emissions from the top 100 power producers demonstrates the impact of the electric power industry’s current transition to cleaner energy sources.

Blueprint for Sustainability: Green Manufacturing Webinar with Ford, 7/27

How Advancements in Operations and Design can Support Business Success
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Ford presents webinar on green manufacturing and corporate sustainability on Friday, July 27 at 1:00 p.m. ET

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Ford presents webinar on green manufacturing and corporate sustainability on Friday, July 27 at 1:00 p.m. ET

Why Sustainability Isn’t Just for Hippies Anymore

A new era of capitalism is dawning in which corporations are being challenged by investors and consumers to remain profitable while abiding to the laws of the natural environment.
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Although the idea of triple bottom line reporting on profit, people, and planet may still cause indigestion for purists of capitalism, the fact that it has become the norm over the exception can no longer be denied.   Earlier this year, Ernst & Young published a report indicating that environmental and social proposals made up 40 percent of corporate shareholder resolutions in 2011, up from 31 percent in 2010.   Suffice i

GM Leads in Clean-Energy Patents

Ranking demonstrates GM’s commitment to sustainable transportation
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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) DETROIT, MI - April 15, 2011 – General Motors received more clean-energy patents last year than any other organization, according to the Clean Energy Patent Growth Index of U.S. patents. GM’s 135 patents represent nearly 14 percent of the total 1,881 received by 700 entities.

Staples Increases Commitment to Renewable Energy with 2011 Sterling Planet Purchase

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(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) FRAMINGHAM, Mass. - Feb. 9, 2011 - Sterling Planet, Inc., a leading national provider of renewable energy and other clean-energy assets, today announced that in 2011 it will supply Staples with renewable energy comprising 50 percent of Staples’ total U.S. electricity usage, more than double the company’s previous annual level.  

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