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PG&E Ranked Among Top Utilities For Sustainability Efforts

Target Rock Advisors Recognizes Utility’s Performance on Economic, Environmental and Social Sustainability
Press Release

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., April 3, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) announced today that it has been named one of the nation’s three most sustainable large utilities by Target Rock Advisors, and has also been included in Target Rock’s 2013 Sustainable Utility Leaders Index (SULI).

LG TVs Registered in New ‘Epeat’ Environmental Ratings

New EPEAT Category Recognizes Leadership in Key Green Criteria
Press Release

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., April 2, 2013 /3BL Media/ - More than 50 television models from LG Electronics are now rated on the EPEAT global registry for greener electronics, which expanded today to include televisions for the first time.

The new environmental rating category recognizes LG-brand flat-panel HDTVs, Internet-connected Smart TVs and 3D-capable TVs. The comprehensive EPEAT rating system is designed to help consumers, businesses and governments identify environmentally preferable television products.

Sustainable Transportation Case Studies Released by Leonardo Academy

Press Release

Madison, WI, March 26, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Leonardo Academy announced the launching of a new series of case studies to underline the environmental and economical benefits of sustainability projects undertaken by the nonprofit in the transportation sector. These case studies illustrate the variety of diesel vehicles and industries that Leonardo Academy has impacted and briefly discusses the strategies that were implemented to meet project goals.  

American Honda Installs Stationary Fuel Cell System that Will Produce a Megawatt of Clean Energy, Reduce CO2

The new system will offset electricity usage on the Torrance campus by 25 percent
Press Release

Torrance, Calif., March 22, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Continuing its efforts to reduce the  environmental footprint of its operations, American Honda Motor Co., Inc. today announced the installation of a new fuel cell system on its Torrance, California campus that will produce one megawatt of clean, reliable energy, and significantly reduce CO2 emissions from Honda’s operations in the region.

LG Named 2013 EPA Energy Star Partner of the Year

EPA Recognizes LG for Protecting Environment through Manufacturing, Promoting Energy-Efficient Products for a Second Consecutive Year
Press Release

March 6, 2013 /3BL Media/ - LG Electronics, a global technology leader in consumer electronics and home appliances and member of the Climate Counts Industry Innovator program, has been named 2013 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  This is the second year in a row that LG has earned this coveted award for its efforts to manufacture and promote energy-efficient products to consumers.

LG Electronics Introduces High-Performance, Lightweight Mono X™ Neon Solar Modules

With a high-efficiency output of 300W, the MonoX™ NeoN boasts 18.3 percent module efficiency.
Press Release

ORLANDO, Sept. 11, 2012 /3BL Media/ - LG Electronics today announced the MonoXTM NeoN premium series solar module; the third-generation of its high-performance, high-efficiency solar energy solutions line-up and among the lightest available on the U.S market. This announcement takes place at the largest business-to-business solar conference in North America, Solar Power International 2012 (SPI; booth 3201), where LG Solar’s U.S.

VIDEO: PG&E Transforming Educational Experience of UC Merced Engineering Students


MERCED — For Bezait Ali, coming to the University of California, Merced, and studying environmental engineering looked like a window to her future.

The school opened in 2005, the newest UC campus. And the College of Engineering had just received a $1 million grant from PG&E, which meant funding for new facilities like the Engineering Service Learning Lab and other student projects.

SFPNA Sustainability Report 2012: Energy and Emissions

Ongoing public concerns about climate change, energy security and economic conditions keep energy use and greenhouse gas emissions top of mind for our key stakeholders.

Energy is the third largest draw on our operating costs behind wood fiber and chemicals.

As such, we hold a long-standing commitment to control energy usage. Environmental impact is affected not only by the amount of energy, but also by the type of energy consumed. SFPNA has made significant effort to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to separate our operations from the volatility of energy prices.

Washington Gas Energy Services Receives Green-e Energy Certification of New WGES PA WindPower Renewable Energy Product

Press Release

San Francisco, CA and Herndon, VA, February 5, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) today announced that Washington Gas Energy Services' WGES PA WindPower renewable energy product is now Green-e Energy certified. Washington Gas Energy Services (WGES) is part of the growing network of renewable energy providers that offer products certified by Green-e Energy, North America's leading certification and verification program for renewable energy.


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