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SAP Announces Q2 Quarterly Carbon Update; Achieves Savings of EUR 185 Million Since Start of 2008 as a Result of Focused Sustainability Initiatives

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SAP Achieves Cost Avoidance of EUR 185 Million Since Start of 2008 as a Result of Focused Sustainability Initiatives

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SAP Achieves Cost Avoidance of EUR 185 Million Since Start of 2008 as a Result of Focused Sustainability Initiatives

What the Heck Is An Ecobroker (R) and Why Should I Care?

Trish Holder Interviews Ecobroker Sarah Olson from LEAP Realty
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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) July 6, 2011 -

An Interview by Trish Holder

Real estate agents.  The very word conjures up images of cheesy looking business cards with fake smiles and a lot of air brushing.  But a new type of broker has emerged that has me intrigued—the Ecobroker®.  Are they the same overdressed, overeager, over-perfumed lot we’ve all caught putting their lipstick on in showcase home powder rooms?  We'll see.

Final Lap for EcoCAR: The NeXt Challenge

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Last week, students from Virginia Tech University took top honors when they were named the overall winners of EcoCAR: The NeXt Challenge after designing and building an exceptional extended-range electric vehicle using E85.  The Ohio State University and the University of Waterloo took second and third.

Cheap Gas Will Overtake Renewables, Energy Chief Warns

Steve Bolze of General Electric unable to say if a glut of gas power stations would undermine 2050 global emissions targets
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A glut of cheap gas will see the fuel overtake renewable sources in the global race to build new energy generation, says a senior energy industry executive.

GE Invests in eSolar to Manufacture Hybrid Power Plant

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GE is investing in eSolar and licenses their technology in order to sell hybrid power plants that run on solar power during the day and natural gas at night. eSolar's technology adds a vital component to GE's renewable energy catalogue, which includes the new FlexEfficiency 50 combined cycle power plant design, a  single-shaft platform that defines a new standard for high efficiency and operational flexibility. The pairing of these designs represents the beginning of GE’s long-term plan to modify its power plant designs to use an increasing amount of renewable fuels to generate electricity.

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GE is investing in eSolar and licenses their technology in order to sell hybrid power plants that run on solar power during the day and natural gas at night. eSolar's technology adds a vital component to GE's renewable energy catalogue, which includes the new FlexEfficiency 50 combined cycle power plant design, a  single-shaft platform that defines a new standard for high efficiency and operational flexibility. The pairing of these designs represents the beginning of GE’s long-term plan to modify its power plant designs to use an increasing amount of renewable fuels to generate electricity.

Clean Power For China Is The Opportunity of a Lifetime

China needs energy for growth--no matter what the source. If we sell them clean energy, it will mean booming profits and saving the planet.
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From Glenn Croston's blog at Fast Company

Landfill Gas Powers GM Plant for New Fuel-Sipping Cars

Provides 40 percent of energy to build Chevrolet Sonic, Buick Verano
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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) ORION TOWNSHIP, Mich.

GE Sees Solar-Panel Efficiency Topping 12.8% Record in 2013

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The leading U.S. supplier of wind turnbines, GE, has anticipated that the 12.8% solar-efficiency record for thin-film modules will be surpassed when its first commercial-scale panel factory opens in 2013. This article details the development of the new thin-film solar panels and GE’s plans for factory expansion. 

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The leading U.S. supplier of wind turnbines, GE, has anticipated that the 12.8% solar-efficiency record for thin-film modules will be surpassed when its first commercial-scale panel factory opens in 2013. This article details the development of the new thin-film solar panels and GE’s plans for factory expansion. 

Sterling Planet announces completion of one of Georgia’s largest solar generating projects

First phase of Valdosta solar project now supplies green energy to Georgia Power
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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Valdosta, GA - May 12, 2011 - Sterling Planet, the leading national retail provider of renewable energy and other clean-energy assets, today announced at a commissioning ceremony the completion of a 200 kWAC output solar generating project in Valdosta. One of the largest solar arrays in the state of Georgia, the Wiregrass Solar, LLC project began commercial operation on April 6 and is now generating annualized output of approximately 350,000 kilowatt-hours.

Solar Field to Power Chevrolet Volt Assembly Plant

GM and DTE Energy will install array at Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly
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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) May 11, 2011 - DETROIT - The largest photovoltaic solar array in Southeast Michigan will be built at the General Motors Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant, turning sunlight into electricity to help power the home of the Chevrolet Volt electric car.

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