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City of Palo Alto Utilities Offers New Green-e Climate Certified Natural Gas Offset Program to Residential and Commercial Customers

CPAU launches PaloAltoGreen Gas, a first of its kind Green-e Climate certified gas offset program
Press Release

SAN FRANCISCO, January 12, 2015 /3BL Media/ — Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) today announced that City of Palo Alto Utilities (CPAU) has launched PaloAltoGreen Gas, a gas offset program that pairs Green-e Climate certified carbon offsets with customers’ natural gas use. PaloAltoGreen Gas is the first Green-e Climate certified gas offset program offered by a municipal-level utility, and the first-ever certified gas offset program offered to residential customers.

States Work to Meet 2015 Renewable Energy Standards - The Minute

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Around the country, investor-owned utilities are working to meet new renewable energy standards that have kicked in at the start of 2015. Thirty states, the District of Columbia, and two U.S. territories have set mandated standards for the increased use of renewable energy during the past 10 years. Some have set specific goals. They range from New York state’s 29 percent of total energy output, one of the highest in the country, to New Mexico’s 15 percent, up from last year’s 10 percent.

Ingersoll Rand Leaders Speak at United Nations Climate Change Conference in Lima, Peru

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Davidson, N.C., Dec. 5, 2014 /3BL Media/ – W. Scott Tew, executive director for the Center for Energy Efficiency and Sustainability (CEES) at Ingersoll Rand, and Nanette Lockwood, global director of climate policy for CEES at Ingersoll Rand, will speak at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Lima, Peru.

Mars One of 12 Leading Companies to Sign Renewable Energy Buyers’ Principles

Companies including Mars, Sprint, Walmart, GM and Facebook urge energy suppliers to offer more renewable energy products that meet their needs
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Washington, DC, July 11, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Seeking to increase availability of cost-competitive renewable energy to run their businesses, 12 leading companies today signed the Renewable Energy Buyers’ Principles to better communicate their purchasing needs and expectations to the marketplace.

US Wind Energy Mapped by USGC -The Minute

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The U.S. Geological Survey has created an interactive map that shows the 47,000 ground-based wind turbines in the country. It uses high-resolution aerial imagery and data from the Federal Aviation Administration to create a national map that can be zoomed in on to see specific facilities and even individual turbines.

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
Blog

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.

Connected Cities Blog Shares AECOM Insights for an Improved Urban Future

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LOS ANGELES, Mar. 3, 2014 /3BL Media/ — As part of a sharpened focus on urban issues globally, AECOM offers its Connected Cities blog to share its professional city-related knowledge and advance the dialogue around how to improve the world’s urban areas.

Terra Watt Prize: New Competition Seeks Affordable Energy Solutions for the Poor

Posted by Chad Lipton
Blog

More than 1.3 billion people, or approximately one-fifth of the world’s population, live without access to an electrical grid. That is roughly five times the number of people living in the United States, a country that is so plugged-in that access to electricity is all but taken for granted.

Enbridge's Lac-Alfred Named Canadian Wind Energy Project of the Year

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It’s the largest wind farm in Quebec to date. And it has just earned a very big industry award.

Enbridge’s 300-megawatt (MW) Lac-Alfred Wind Project, situated 400 kilometres northeast of Quebec City, was recently recognized by the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) as the inaugural winner of its Wind Energy Project of the Year honour.

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