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Lighting the Way to Women’s Economic Empowerment

by Shweta Maheshwari and Jeanne Finestone

The women of East and Northeast India no longer need to fear the dark. ONergy, an award-winning social enterprise, has developed a number of innovative energy solutions that not only address the dearth of electricity in the region – improving safety in their communities – but also light a path toward economic empowerment for women.

Caterpillar Turns on Hybrid Solar-diesel 'Microgrid'

By David Wichner, Arizona Daily Star

Caterpillar Inc. has run its Tucson proving ground near Green Valley since 1990, putting mining trucks and other massive machines through their paces in the shadow of Freeport-McMoRan’s Sierrita mine. All the while the relatively remote, off-grid facility has been powered solely by Cat’s own diesel generators — but now the sun will do part of the work. The construction machinery giant last week launched a new product line with the christening of a hybrid solar-generator “microgrid” system at the proving ground.

First Tesla Whole-House Solar Battery Installed, But Solar Storage's Future is Still a Crap Shoot

With a sleek design that could have emerged from Apple, the new battery has spurred mixed reactions, and it's facing competition in the U.S.

The lack of a reliable, efficient storage system has held residential solar back for a long time. The solar industry has managed to grow despite this, thanks in large part to feed-in tariffs (net metering in th U.S.).

Tesla is pushing ahead with its much publicized plan to make home storage of power much more turnkey and reliable than has been the case in the past. The photo shows their first UK installation of the new Powerwall battery.

Greening Operations at Lockheed Martin

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Lockheed Martin’s 2015 Sustainability Report details how we manage and achieve progress in Resource Efficiency. Our objective is to optimize natural resources in our operations to reduce carbon emissions through improved energy management. Aligning with government, industry and societal expectations for environmental stewardship positions us as a responsible citizen and reduces costs for ourselves and our customers.

The Carbon in our Food


“If food waste were a country by itself, it would be the third largest emitter of greenhouse gases behind China and the United States.”

Are you ready for a punch in the gut? Seriously, I would brace for this one. It’s going to hurt. Here we go, from page 3 of Food Foolish:

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Strength & Stability Focus of AGM

TransCanada’s Annual General Meeting highlights record earnings and cash flow in 2015

Depth of company goes far beyond headlines projects generate

Russ Girling has always been far more interested in the numbers on a balance sheet than the words in a newspaper. So while he accepts that the company’s high-profile projects will continue to generate headlines, TransCanada’s President and CEO puts his focus on delivering steady results to his shareholders through a business model built on strength and stability over sensationalism.

Caterpillar Launches Cat® Microgrid Technology Suite, Integrating Renewable Energy Sources with Traditional Power Generation

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PEORIA, Ill., May 3, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Caterpillar Inc. today announced the launch of Cat® Microgrid technology, an innovative suite of power systems that adds environmentally friendly solar panels, state-of-the-art energy storage, and advanced monitoring and control systems to Caterpillar’s traditional line of reliable power generation equipment, including Cat generator sets, switchgear, uninterruptible power supplies and automatic transfer switches.

Green Builder Media Launches New Title

Green Builder Media's April 28, 2016 Vantage Enewsletter

Green Builder Media Launches Code Watcher We pull back the curtain on the building code process to make sure it helps builders put up the best-performing, safest homes in the world. And, as important, we spearhead the notion that home owners must be educated on the regulatory actions that profoundly impact the safety, durability, performance, and financial worth of their homes.

Power Your Company with 100% Renewable Energy

By 2030 it will be cheaper to choose wind and solar than coal and gas in most parts of the world, making the decision to go entirely renewable more feasible. Here’s how your company can prepare.

As it becomes ever more urgent to preserve the environment, a growing number of businesses are prioritizing sustainability. More than 50 companies around the world have pledged to work toward using 100% renewable energy to power their operations. Big technology corporations and traditional consumer brands alike are on their way to a low carbon footprint by turning to renewables to keep the lights on.


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