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Industry Can Lead on Climate Change

by Joe Kaeser, CEO Siemens AG
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A number of major companies — from PepsiCo to Walmart to U.P.S. — have recognized that corporations have a responsibility to address the causes of climate change before it is too late.

Siemens To Be Climate Neutral by 2030

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  • CO2 emissions to be cut 50 percent as early as 2020
  • €100 million investment in improving energy efficiency
  • Annual savings of €20 million expected
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  • CO2 emissions to be cut 50 percent as early as 2020
  • €100 million investment in improving energy efficiency
  • Annual savings of €20 million expected

WIST Laboratory Services Working with Siemens on R&D

Aim is sustainable water technology for oil and gas industry
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A research project underway by the Wisconsin Institute for Sustainable Technology (WIST) will help global company Siemens provide sustainable water technology to the oil and gas industry.

Siemens Partners with AECOM and Bechtel for the U.S. Army’s $7-Billion Renewable and Alternative Energy Power Production Program

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In April 2012, the White House announced that the Defense Department was making one of the largest commitments to clean energy in history, by setting a goal to deploy 3 gigawatts of renewable energy — including solar, wind, biomass or geothermal — on Army, Navy and Air Force installations by 2025.

Siemens Government Technologies, Inc., the prime contractor, along with partners AECOM and Bechtel have been awarded four contracts to help the U.S. Army meet its goal of 1 gigawatt of that total — enough energy to power 250,000 homes.

Can Green Cities Save the Planet?

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January 20, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Green Builder Media Impact Series webinar highlights how the most progressive green cities take on pollution, the climate crisis, and smart resource management.

Seattle, Wash., January 20—Tuesday, January 21 at 11:00 AM Pacific/2:00 PM Eastern, Alison Taylor joins Green Builder Media to talk about the pivotal role cities play in a sustainable future. Learn what a green city is and what the smartest ones are doing to be part of the environmental solution while attracting residents and businesses.

ABB Develops Device to Aid Transition from Fossil Fuels to Renewable Energy; American Wind Energy Association Asks Congress to Extend Production Tax Break - Energy Minute for December 19, 2012

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ABB, a Swiss-based power technology and automation company, has developed a new device that may prove critical to the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources. The hybrid HVDC—for high voltage direct current—breaker makes it possible to use updated direct current in large power grids without the breakdown problems that hampered the technology in the past.

Envision Charlotte Teams Up with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utility Department, CH2M Hill, Itron, Siemens and Verizon for its Smart Water Now Program

Program provides global model for environmental sustainability and economic growth for all communities
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(3BL Media) Charlotte, NC - July 18, 2012 - CH2M Hill, Envision Charlotte, Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI), Siemens and Verizon (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ), today announced that Envision Charlotte -- a unique public-private initiative that leverages sustainability for economic growth as a model for all communities -- is launching its second model program, Smart Water Nowsm. Smart Water Nowsm is a water measurement and efficiency program that will follow the first-of-its-kind Smart Energy Now® program already underway.

GE Citizenship Report Applauded for Transparency on Nuclear Stance

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In his ZDnet blog, sustainability expert James Farrar contrasts the forthright transparency in GE's 2010 Citizenship Report around its strategic position on nuclear power with the relative silence on the topic in sustainability reports from Siemens, which recently announced plans to exit the nuclear business.

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In his ZDnet blog, sustainability expert James Farrar contrasts the forthright transparency in GE's 2010 Citizenship Report around its strategic position on nuclear power with the relative silence on the topic in sustainability reports from Siemens, which recently announced plans to exit the nuclear business.

UN Global Compact and Siemens AG Join Forces in Global Effort to Fight Corruption

Siemens Integrity Initiative will provide USD 4.35 million in funding to promote collective action by business and improve management training on anti-corruption
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On the occasion of International Anti-Corruption Day, the United Nations Global Compact today announced the launch of two global projects to advance implementation of its anti-corruption agenda. The projects are funded by grants from the Siemens Integrity Initiative, which was launched in December 2009 as part of the comprehensive settlement between Siemens AG and the World Bank signed in July 2009. Funds provided by the Initiative will support organizations and projects that fight corruption and fraud through collective action, education and training.

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On the occasion of International Anti-Corruption Day, the United Nations Global Compact today announced the launch of two global projects to advance implementation of its anti-corruption agenda. The projects are funded by grants from the Siemens Integrity Initiative, which was launched in December 2009 as part of the comprehensive settlement between Siemens AG and the World Bank signed in July 2009. Funds provided by the Initiative will support organizations and projects that fight corruption and fraud through collective action, education and training.

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