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Delta Airlines Joins The Climate Registry; New Study Finds Entire U.S. Grid Could be Powered by Wind & Solar Energy 99.9% of the Time - Energy Minute for December 17, 2012

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Delta Airlines has joined The Climate Registry after completing verification of its greenhouse gas emissions from 2005 through 2010. The airline has lowered its annual emissions by 7.6 million metric tons since 2005, a 17 percent reduction. The decrease was achieved through fuel-saving initiatives such as removing unnecessary weight, installing aircraft winglets, and replacing inefficient aircraft with newer models that produce fewer emissions per passenger.

Renewable Energy Development Expert Steve Krebs Joins Center For Resource Solutions Board Of Directors

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SAN FRANCISCO, December 17, 2012 /3BL Media/ - Center for Resource Solutions (CRS), a nonprofit dedicated to creating policy and market solutions to advance sustainable energy, announced today that renewable energy project development and finance expert Steve Krebs has joined its Board of Directors.

Majority Of World’s Largest Companies Shifting To Clean Energy

New Study Shows Nearly 60 percent of World’s Largest Companies Have Renewable Energy or Greenhouse Gas Reduction Commitments, Citing Strong Business Case
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WASHINGTON, DC, Dec. 10, 2012 /3BL Media/ – Despite climate and energy policy inching forward in Congress and at the UN climate change negotiations in Qatar, a new report from Calvert Investments, Ceres and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) shows that most of the world’s largest companies aren’t waiting on governments to embrace renewable energy and lower emissions.

Sunny Days in San Adrian

General Mills installs 4,500 solar panels at plant in northern Spain
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By Grant Moos, General Mills

The installation of nearly 4,500 solar panels at our San Adrian plant in northern Spain is just the latest in a series of environmental efforts that have earned the plant a reputation as one of the most innovative in that region.

The plant already receives all of its electricity – representing one-third of its energy overall – from renewable sources such as wind power. And it has significantly trimmed its water and energy usage rates in recent years.

Clone of Frederick W. Smith, FedEx Corporation, Addresses National Clean Energy Summit

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FedEx Chairman and CEO Frederick W. Smith discusses foreign oil dependence significant threat to national and economic security at the National Clean Energy Summit, stating, "The United States oil dependence on imported petroleum -- after weapons of mass destruction and terrorism -- is our greatest single national risk." After emphasizing the economic, military, geopolitical and industry issues, he shares policy recommendations.

Frederick W. Smith, FedEx Corporation, Addresses National Clean Energy Summit

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FedEx Chairman and CEO Frederick W. Smith discusses foreign oil dependence significant threat to national and economic security at the National Clean Energy Summit, stating, "The United States oil dependence on imported petroleum -- after weapons of mass destruction and terrorism -- is our greatest single national risk." After emphasizing the economic, military, geopolitical and industry issues, he shares policy recommendations.

Consumer Demand for Climate Solutions Leads to Expansion of WindMade Label

Supported by UN Global Compact, WWF, GWEC and Vestas, WindMade announces development of new renewable energy label to recognize a wide variety of renewable energy sources
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DOHA, December 4, 2012 /3BL Media/ - The WindMade organization announced today the development of a new consumer label for companies and products made using renewable energy. This will be backed by the UN Global Compact, WWF, Vestas Wind Systems, and the Global Wind Energy Council, the partners behind the WindMade eco-label. This move was declared at a press conference during the COP18 climate negotiations in Doha.

Hemlock Printers is the First Canadian Printer to Earn Green-e Certification

Printer purchases 100% renewable energy for its U.S. and Canadian operations
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SAN FRANCISCO, December 4, 2012 /3BL Media/ - Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) announced today that Hemlock Printers, based in Metro Vancouver, BC, has joined Green-e® Marketplace after purchasing nearly 2,500 megawatt-hours of Green-e Energy Certified renewable energy certificates from 3Degrees–enough to meet 100 percent of the total annual electricity needs for the printer's entire U.S. and Canadian operations. By participating in Green-e Marketplace, Hemlock can now display the Green-e logo to inform its customers of its commitment to clean, renewable energy.

A New Survey Shows that California Consumers Choose Solar Service from Renewable Energy Companies, and General Motors Releases Two New Apps to Help Drivers of Electric Vehicles - Energy Minute for November 29, 2012

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A survey of the 13-highest growth solar cities in California finds that at least three-fourths of the solar residential market has chosen solar service from third-party owned systems over private control and operation. The majority of the state’s small-scale photovoltaic installations are turnkey operations provided by private renewable energy companies. California leads the U.S. in solar installations, with 36 percent of the country’s total capacity of installed panels.

The Center for Resource Solutions Announces That EU Services is 100 Percent Powered by Renewable Energy, and Coal will be Challenged by Sustainable Energy as the Main Fuel for Electricity by 2035 - Energy Minute for November 21, 2012

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The Center for Resource Solutions has announced that EU Services, a direct mail printer and services provider, has joined the Green-e Marketplace. EU has purchased enough certified renewable energy certificates to meet 100 percent of the total annual electricity needs for its printing facility and headquarters. The certificates are verified by Green-e Energy, the leading renewable energy certification in the U.S.

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