When the gavel came down on the historic Paris Agreement for climate action on 12 December 2015, the international community delivered a statement of intent for a different and better future. One year on – after months of quiet diplomacy, business calls for action and civil society efforts – the agreement has been ratified, and the statement of intent is now set to drive government, business and investment decisions for decades.
By the end of this year, the five turbines of the Block Island wind project will begin converting wind into power. The project is the first offshore wind farm to be operating in US waters, and more are going to follow.
According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s International Energy Outlook 2016 report, renewables are the fastest growing energy source, growing globally at a rate of 2.6 percent per year. At that pace, they are expected to meet 29 percent of the world’s energy needs by 2040, up from 22 percent in 2012.
BENTON HARBOR, Mich., Oct. 26, 2016 /3BL Media/ -- Today, as part of Whirlpool Corporation's ongoing commitment to producing products in the U.S. in a cost effective and environmentally efficient manner, the company broke ground on a wind turbine project at its manufacturing plant in Ottawa, Ohio. The project objectives are to save money while offsetting the facility's electrical consumption by more than 30 percent, or enough energy to power 300-400 American homes annually.
Annual Conference Designed Exclusively for CSR Professionals to Take Place in Boston March 26-28
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass., September 28, 2016 /3BL Media/ — Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship, Carroll School of Management is pleased to announce that registration is open for the 2017 International Corporate Citizenship Conference. Uniquely tailored to corporate citizenship professionals, the annual 2.5 day conference brings together industry experts and more than 600 CSR practitioners from around the world to network, learn, and grow.
The Chevrolet Bolt EV just received an EPA-estimated range rating of 238 miles per charge. And GM just committed to meet its entire electricity needs at all of its global operations using renewable energy by 2050.
GM is pledging to meet its electricity needs at all of its global operations with renewable energy – such as wind, sun and landfill gas – by 2050. Here’s what GM employees and third parties had to say about the plan.