Performance Meets Sustainability with Ecolab's Hydris On-Site Generation Cleaning System

System provides commercial building managers with powerful, cost-effective and sustainable cleaning solutions
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ST. PAUL, Minn., December 21, 2012 /3BL Media/ - Ecolab Inc. introduces Hydris™, an innovative on-site generation system that combines water, electricity and mineral activator tablets with unique, patented electrolytic cell technology to produce three powerful daily cleaners that deliver affordable and sustainable cleaning for a variety of hard surfaces.

Pacific Hydro Publishes its First Combined Annual Review and Sustainability Report

The report provides a comprehensive and transparent account of the company's performance against its economic, environmental and social sustainability targets.
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December 20, 2012 /3BL Media/ - Leading renewable energy company, Pacific Hydro, have released their first combined Annual Review and Sustainability Report, available at http://pacifichydro2012.sustainability-report.com.au/

Consistent with the GRI G3.1 guidelines and GRI-checked to application level B, the report provides a comprehensive and transparent account of the company’s performance against its economic, environmental and social sustainability targets.

Delta Airlines Joins The Climate Registry; New Study Finds Entire U.S. Grid Could be Powered by Wind & Solar Energy 99.9% of the Time - Energy Minute for December 17, 2012

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Delta Airlines has joined The Climate Registry after completing verification of its greenhouse gas emissions from 2005 through 2010. The airline has lowered its annual emissions by 7.6 million metric tons since 2005, a 17 percent reduction. The decrease was achieved through fuel-saving initiatives such as removing unnecessary weight, installing aircraft winglets, and replacing inefficient aircraft with newer models that produce fewer emissions per passenger.

Funicular Power - Newton's Apple to the Rescue


If you have been reading entries in the “Black Swan Blog” you should have noticed that they deal with concepts that are somewhat off the mainstream but still very grounded in real world situations and applications.  However, in my introduction to this blog I did warn readers that some of the ideas would be really “out there”. This is one of those blogs.

General Electric to Develop 1,000 Megawatts in Kenya


General Electric Co. is partnering with Kenyan government and industry to develop 1,000 megawatts of power in the East African nation and is in talks with Kenya Power Ltd. (KPLL) about a power-purchase agreement.

The power projects will probably be developed over five to 10 years, Jay Ireland, president and chief executive officer for Africa said in a phone interview. He didn’t give a price for the partnership in which his company will provide technology and equipment.

BD is Awarded WindMade™ Certification; Ranks Among Top 40 U.S. Companies in Newsweek's 2012 Green Rankings

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FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Oct. 29, 2012 /3BL Media/PRNewswire/ -- BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE:BDX), a leading global medical technology company, today announced that it has received the WindMade™ label, a global consumer label for companies that use wind energy and other renewable energy sources. BD received the WindMade™ label for the Company's global operations, and certifies that 35% of BD's total electricity consumption is from wind power.

U.K. to Build 20 New Gas-fired Power Stations; New Poll Shows Majority Supports Efforts to Reduce Greenhouse Gases; Researchers Study Wave Energy - Energy Minute for October 12, 2012

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Twenty new gas-fired power stations will be built in the U.K. over the next 20 years, according to the Energy and Climate Departments. The government plans to add 20 gigawatts of electricity generating capacity from gas by 2030. Natural gas generates about 40 percent of the U.K.’s power last year. The country currently has 20 gigawatts of electricity generating capacity from offshore wind turbines.

Energy Majors to Export Natural Gas from Alaska; AT&T to Install More Fuel Cell Power; Boulder’s Hydroelectric Plant Gets Upgrade - Energy Minute for October 10, 2012

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A consortium including Exxon Mobil, Conoco Phillips, and BP plans to export natural gas from Alaska’s North Slope in a project that is estimated to cost $65 billion. The effort is expected to impact U.S. construction and manufacturing companies that would supply steel and other materials for an 800-mile pipeline and the plant that would convert the gas into liquid for export on tankers.

Walmart Expands Solar Power Use; Toronto Adds Solar Energy to Electrical Grid; 33 Countries to have Carbon Trading Schemes by 2013 - Energy Minute for September 19, 2012

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Walmart is expanding its solar initiative in Arizona. Its distribution center near Phoenix will feature 14,000 solar panels on a one million square-foot building and on parking canopies that will produce up to 30 percent of the center’s energy needs. The sustainability effort at the company’s Buckeye center is the company’s second solar project in Arizona, which ranks third in the U.S. for solar installations.


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