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Forest City Retail Operations Honored with Cool Planet Award for Sustainability

Press Release

CLEVELAND, Ohio, October 20, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Forest City Enterprises, Inc., (NYSE: FCEA and FCEB) today announced the company has been recognized with a 2014 Cool Planet Award for demonstrating exemplary leadership in energy and carbon management at three of its California retail properties: South Bay Galleria, Antelope Valley Mall and Promenade Temecula.

New Gas Plant Venture Aims at Carbon Capture From a Different Angle

Posted by Christina Nunez
Blog
Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is often promoted as a way for coal power to be made “clean”: Projects such as the in-progress Kemper power plant in Mississippi and the recently announced Petra Nova project in Texas aim to trap the carbon dioxide from burning coal and then store it into underground storage or into previously depleted wells to extract more oil. (See related story: “Clean Coal Test: Power Plants Prepare to Capture Carbon.”)
 

How to Improve Safety, Accuracy and Productivity with Mobility

Aberdeen Report Identifies Benefits of Mobility That Extend Beyond Safety
Article

Mobility can be a powerful tool in the right hands. It saves operator time and bolsters labor productivity, provides a system of record with one-to-one accuracy verification, and limits incidents by granting employees access to data in real-time. However, there is more to a mobile initiative than giving an employee a mobile device and sending them on their way: they must have access to the right tools, and you must focus on the right areas of Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S) to get the most out of your efforts. 

DCP Midstream, Helmerich & Payne, Occidental Petroleum and PaperWorks Industries, Inc. among Companies Awarded for Excellence at the Sustainable Performance Forum Americas

Leading Companies Recognized by Enablon for Their Best-in-Class Programs & Innovative Technology Approaches
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CHICAGO/PARIS, Oct 9, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Enablon, the world's leading provider of sustainability management software, publicly announced today the names of the four 2014 Enablon Excellence Awards recipients. The Enablon Excellence Awards recognize companies that go beyond communication and leverage technology to deliver real achievements in sustainability, risk and EH&S management.

Can Egypt's Crisis Help Clean Energy Gain Traction?

Egypt looks to wind and solar as the answer to some of its longtime woes.
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CAIRO—On a hot, hazy Thursday in early September, life in the Egyptian capital ground to a jarring halt.
 
Two of the three metro lines came to a standstill, several popular cable networks were knocked off the air, and the nightly Sound and Light show for tourists at the Giza Pyramids went dark. Most residents were left to stew for hours with intermittent air-conditioning.
 

Summit Tackles India’s Sustainable Energy Goals

Posted by Christina Nunez
Blog
As Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with U.S. President Barack Obama Tuesday, clean energy was on the agenda. A joint editorial from the leaders promised they would discuss ways to “expand affordable renewable energy” in India during the prime minister’s visit, his first official trip to the States.
 

Environmental Sustainability: Company Hosts Seventh Annual National Clean Energy Summit | September 2014 CSR Newsletter

Newsletter

Clean energy visionaries and leaders, public officials, business executives, policy experts, entrepreneurs, investors, citizens, and students gathered for the annual National Clean Energy Summit.

Register Now for Renewable Energy Markets 2014

Register before September 30 and take advantage of over 25% savings off the regular conference rate
Press Release

September 25, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Taking place in Sacramento, CA from December 2–4, REM 2014 is the most important conference of the year for the clean energy market. Join us for three days of events geared toward attendees from around the globe who share an interest in and commitment to promoting clean energy. Set in California's state capital, REM 2014 promises to be the largest yet, with dozens of sessions covering every aspect of the North American renewable energy markets, including:

Childhood Memories Lead to Career-long Conservation at Safeway

Safeway's corporate director of energy utilization helps inspire actionable sustainability at the company
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Victor Munoz, ‎corporate director of energy utilization, brings to Safeway a long history of sustainable living. His family owned a restaurant serving local foods in the 1960s, and they spent weekends on California’s Sonoma County beaches where his parents taught him to respect the earth and leave no trace behind.

His upbringing led him to a career where he gets to educate colleagues about energy and water conservation best practices, helping to ensure that future generations can also grow up appreciating the planet’s natural beauty.

New Fridge Standards Take Effect Monday: How Refrigerators Have Kept Cool Over 40 Years of Improvements

Posted by American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy
Blog
One of the great inventions of our time – the modern refrigerator – will get an efficiency makeover when new national efficiency standards go into effect on September 15, reducing energy use of most refrigerators and freezers by about 20 to 25 percent.
 

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