The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized Whirlpool Corporation with the 2017 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Award for Sustained Excellence. Whirlpool Corporation received the award for manufacturing energy-efficient kitchen and laundry appliances that make outstanding contributions to reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
LONDON, April 6, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Pentair has been named a 2017 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award winner for continued leadership in protecting our environment through superior energy efficiency achievements. Pentair’s accomplishments will be recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy in Washington, D.C. on April 26, 2017.
Horrible headlines now coming out on the developments at the White House regarding climate change, global warming, and related issues as campaign rhetoric is fitted, however clumsily or mean-spirited, to public governance to attempt to match ill-advised campaign promises.
The reality is that there are a number of very encouraging developments, trends that hold great promise for those of us who are not climate change deniers and think that global warming is a hoax coming from China to disadvantage American companies!
March 28, 2017 /3BL Media/ - The Trump administration’s efforts to dismantle the U.S. Climate Action Plan, including withdrawing support for the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan, “is completely misguided and ignores the irreversible clean energy economy that is already underway, creating good-paying jobs and economic vitality in communities across the country,” Ceres President Mindy Lubber said in a statement today. Lubber served as the EPA Administrator for the New England Region in 2000.
BOSTON, March 16, 2017 /3BL Media/ - The Trump Administration announcement of proposed massive budget cuts for programs vital to addressing climate change and broader environmental protections at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is “deeply concerning and flies in the face of what the American people and U.S. investor and businesses communities alike are seeking,” said Ceres President Mindy Lubber.
Lubber, who served as the EPA Administrator for the New England Region in 2000, added:
With the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) set to change hands and the future of the U.S. role in the historic Paris climate agreement unknown, it is more important than ever for the private sector to show its commitment to addressing climate change.
Under New Leadership, EPA Rescinds Confirmation of Vehicle GHG Emission Rule
Today’s announcement from President Trump and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt to re-open and potentially roll back the clean vehicle standards is a huge setback for business, consumers and the economy. The move opens the door to weakening the standards and rejects findings based on years of comprehensive and robust analysis informed by a wide range of stakeholders and technical experts.
The media establishment in Washington, DC is closely watching the signals as well as specific action taken by the Trump Administration and the 115th Congress that could or does affect the future of key government agencies whose mission and work directly/indirectly affects the mission and work of corporate sustainability and sustainable investing professionals.
Especially In focus: the US Environmental Protection Agency; the Department of Energy; the Department of the Interior; the Securities & Exchange Commission; the Department of Defense...and others.
Efforts to weaken fuel-economy and GHG rules rules risk slowing the economy
BOSTON, March 3, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Major U.S. businesses are urging the federal Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt to leave in place vehicle standards for passenger cars and light trucks.
In a letter delivered this week to Mr. Pruitt, the businesses pointed out that the standards are good for business and for the economy as a whole.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Green Power Partnership (GPP) will host "The Value of Certification and Verification for Green Power Purchases Webinar," a free webinar with Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) examining the value of certification and verification in the green power market.