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Twice as nice for Uncle Ben's Rice: PIA story

Uncle Ben's have used innovative technology to reduce the cooking time of their rice by half which has reduced the average greenhouse gas emissions of preparing this type of rice by 18 percent.
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Since opening the world’s first commercial parboiling rice plant in Houston, Texas, in 1943, we have used innovative technology to reduce the cooking time of our UNCLE BEN'S® rice by half. It now takes 10 minutes to cook, which has reduced the average greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) of preparing this type of rice by 18 percent.

Renewable Energy Powers More U.S. Electricity Than You Think - Energy Minute for October 7, 2013

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A main complaint against renewable energy is its small scale. Critics claim that it makes up too small a piece of the U.S. energy pie to matter. And therefore, in a chicken-and-egg argument, renewable energy is undeserving of subsidies and tax credits to help the new industry get up and running. A recent Wall Street Journal article looks deeper into the numbers, and comes to a surprising conclusion: renewable energy provides more power to the American grid than you might think.

Lifecycle Analysis of Jack Daniel's and Finlandia Vodka

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Lifecycle Analysis of Jack Daniel's and Finlandia Vodka

Farmed crops, glass, electricity, and shipping make up most of the environmental footprint of our Jack Daniel’s and Finlandia brands. The biggest opportunities for both brands to reduce impacts are in more efficient logistics, reducing glass packaging, and improving energy efficiency of production operations.

Energy Companies Compete for New Renewable Energy Customers—and Revenue - Energy Minute for August 1, 2013

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Legacy power companies are squaring off with new renewable energy providers in a battle to claim utility customers—and revenue. The companies are lobbying regulators and legislatures to roll back subsidies and credits that promote solar energy and other renewable sources of power, claiming that such support undercuts traditional utilities’ capacity to run the nation’s grid. The renewable energy industry replies that government incentives are crucial to start up renewable energy infrastructure and services.

Bringing Skilled Jobs to Napanee, Ontario

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TransCanada is committed to investing in the communities where we work and operate. We believe that all of our projects should have a positive effect on communities, including the economic benefits of our projects, the purchase of local goods and services, contributions to local taxes and community investments.

A recent example of our commitment to local hiring is the jobs information session held for our Napanee Generating Station (NGS) project. Last month, the NGS project team hosted the session at the Strathcona Paper Centre in the Town of Greater Napanee, Ont.

News Release: TransCanada Acquires First of Nine Solar Power Facilities

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TORONTO, Ontario, July 2, 2013 /3BL Media/ - TransCanada Corporation (TSX:TRP)(NYSE:TRP) (TransCanada) today announced it has completed the acquisition of the first of nine Ontario solar power facilities from Canadian Solar Solutions Inc. The combined capacity of the nine projects is 86 megawatts (MW) and the cost of the portfolio will be approximately $470 million.

ReportAlert.info - Hydro-Québec Publishes Sustainability Report 2012

The report highlights the company's 2012 sustainability achievements
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May 21, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Hydro-Québec is one of the leading electric utilities in North America and ranks among the world’s largest hydropower producers.

Key 2012 achievements highlighted in the Sustainability Report 2012:

Verizon Launches Green Energy Project to Power 19 Company Facilities Across the Country

Fuel Cells, Solar Systems Expected to Generate More Than 70 Million Kilowatt Hours of Electricity -- Enough to Power More Than 6,000 Single-Family Houses Annually and Eliminate More Than 10,000 Metric Tons of Carbon Dioxide
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NEW YORK, May 1, 2013 /3BL Media/  – Verizon announced that it will invest $100 million in a solar and fuel-cell energy project that will help power 19 of its facilities in seven states across the country.

Cisco Recognized by Uptime Institute for Lab Energy Management

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By Andy Smith

Cisco has won the prestigious 2013 Uptime Institute 2013 Green Enterprise IT Award™ (GEIT) in the Green Digital Infrastructure Strategy category. Uptime Institute grants GEIT Awards each year to companies that significantly improve energy productivity and resource use in IT.

LG and EPA Agree on New Joint Programs; Wind Energy Projects with Credit Extension, Set New Installation Record for 2012 - Energy Minute for January 7, 2013

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LG Electronics and the EPA are teaming up on a number of environmental programs that leverage the technical expertise of the federal agency. An EPA 2012 Energy Star Partner of the Year, LG has made a commitment to several new initiatives. They include joining the Energy Star Commercial Building and the EPA WasteWise Programs, supporting the EPA’s Sustainable Materials Management programs for electronics and food waste recycling, and achieving LEED certifications from the U.S.

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