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New EPA Rule: A National Energy Plan - The Minute

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Critics of U.S. energy practices have long complained about the lack of a comprehensive national energy policy. Over the past few years, the Obama administration has put forth an “all of the above” plan, which includes nuclear, although no new nuclear plants are being built; “clean coal,” an energy source with a doubtful definition; and natural gas, sidestepping the controversy over fracking.

Save Some Green With Toyota, Lexus and Scion

Automobile Club of Southern California Releases its Green Car Guide Picks
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Los Angeles, Calif., May 28, 2014 /3BL Media/ – California drivers looking to save a buck are in luck!  Toyota, Lexus and Scion took three of the top ten spots in the 2014 Green Car Guide, published today by the Automobile Club of Southern California.

The Toyota RAV4 EV and Lexus GS450h placed second and fourth, respectively, in the top five overall green vehicles.  The Scion iQ placed fourth in the top five “best value” vehicle category. 

Guest Post: The Drive to Meet Manufacturing Sustainability Commitments

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When you think about General Motors, you obviously think about vehicles.

But from a sustainability perspective, our manufacturing operations are fueling our journey to become a more sustainable company.

We’ve made great progress on that front since establishing our goals three years ago. In fact, we’ve met three of our commitments to sustainable manufacturing seven years ahead of schedule. This is a remarkable pace showing our dedication to reducing the environmental impact of our facilities worldwide.

"Create, Grow, Sustain: Celebrating Success" Report Reviews Corporate Progress

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Business Roundtable’s annual sustainability report reaffirms the business community’s commitment to addressing environmental and energy challenges, while driving economic growth and job creation. Includes comments from Ingersoll Rand Chairman and CEO Mike Lamach (page 85). - See more at: http://www.cees.ingersollrand.com/Pages/index.aspx#sthash.0y90g6jd.dpuf

Business Roundtable’s annual sustainability report reaffirms the business community’s commitment to addressing environmental and energy challenges, while driving economic growth and job creation. Includes comments from Ingersoll Rand Chairman and CEO Mike Lamach (page 85). - See more at: http://www.cees.ingersollrand.com/Pages/index.aspx#sthash.0y90g6jd.dpuf

Business Roundtable’s annual sustainability report reaffirms the business community’s commitment to addressing environmental and energy challenges, while driving economic growth and job creation.

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Business Roundtable’s annual sustainability report reaffirms the business community’s commitment to addressing environmental and energy challenges, while driving economic growth and job creation. Includes comments from Ingersoll Rand Chairman and CEO Mike Lamach (page 85). - See more at: http://www.cees.ingersollrand.com/Pages/index.aspx#sthash.0y90g6jd.dpuf

Business Roundtable’s annual sustainability report reaffirms the business community’s commitment to addressing environmental and energy challenges, while driving economic growth and job creation. Includes comments from Ingersoll Rand Chairman and CEO Mike Lamach (page 85). - See more at: http://www.cees.ingersollrand.com/Pages/index.aspx#sthash.0y90g6jd.dpuf

Business Roundtable’s annual sustainability report reaffirms the business community’s commitment to addressing environmental and energy challenges, while driving economic growth and job creation.

Embracing Ecologically Sound Principles, LG Meets Greenhouse Gas Target Seven Years Early

LG Furthers Its Commitment to Environmental Stewardship with Low-Carbon Products
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SEOUL, April 22, 2014 /3BL Media/ ― LG Electronics (LG) cut emissions from the use of its products by 38 million tons in 2013. This exceeded the company’s target to reduce emissions from the use of LG products by 30 million tons in a year, a target which LG had previously projected would not be reached until 2020.

Honda Unveils Smart Home US for Zero Carbon Living and Mobility

Honda's ultra-efficient, carbon neutral smart home is capable of producing more energy on-site from renewable sources than it consumes annually—and it comes with a specially modified Honda Fit electric vehicle
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Though the first official assessment that climate change was caused by human activity came in 1988, with NASA scientist James Hansen's famous testimony to the U.S. Congress, the "carbon neutral" concept, which refers to achieving net zero carbon emissions, is a relatively new one. The non-profit Climate Neutral Network, which developed the Climate Neutral Certification, was incorporated in 1999; the first company to receive certification was the California-based nutrition supplement producer Shaklee Corporation, in 2000.

Toyota Financial Services (TFS) Issues Auto Industry’s First-Ever Asset-Backed Green Bond

Bond Proceeds to Fund Consumer Loans and Leases for Toyota’s Leading Portfolio of Green Vehicles
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TORRANCE, Calif., March 25, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Toyota Financial Services (TFS) issued the auto industry’s first-ever Asset-Backed Green Bond in the amount of $1.75 billion. The offering was upsized from $1.25 billion to accommodate demand as institutional investors demonstrated strong interest in this inaugural clean transportation investment opportunity. The Green Bond is the newest component of TFS’ broad-ranging funding program and serves to enhance Toyota’s already extensive green commitment.

Sustainability Report 2013: Energy & Emissions

The pulp and paper industry is an energy intensive industry.
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In terms of total consumption of energy, pulp and paper is third among industrial sectors; only the refining and chemical industries consume more. However, environmental impact is affected not just by the amount of energy, but also by the type of energy consumed. On average, US pulp and paper mills derive nearly two-thirds of energy needs from renewable sources that are considered carbon neutral. Sappi’s mills derive over 80 percent of their energy from renewable resources.

The Carbon Neutrality of Biomass 

Obama’s Fuel Economy Drive For Trucks Aims To Curb Fast-Growing Climate Change Problem

Posted by Marianne Lavelle
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In his call Tuesday for boosting the fuel economy of heavy-duty trucks, President Barack Obama is taking aim at one of the world’s fastest growing engines of oil demand and greenhouse gas emissions.
 

Methane Emissions Far Worse Than U.S. Estimates, But Study Concludes Natural Gas Still Better Than Coal

Posted by Marianne Lavelle
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Emissions of the potent heat-trapping gas, methane, the main component of natural gas, are likely 50 percent higher than U.S. government has estimated in its official greenhouse gas inventory, says a new study that is the most comprehensive effort yet to assess the problem.
 

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