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"Create, Grow, Sustain: Celebrating Success" Report Reviews Corporate Progress

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Business Roundtable’s annual sustainability report reaffirms the business community’s commitment to addressing environmental and energy challenges, while driving economic growth and job creation. Includes comments from Ingersoll Rand Chairman and CEO Mike Lamach (page 85). - See more at: http://www.cees.ingersollrand.com/Pages/index.aspx#sthash.0y90g6jd.dpuf

Business Roundtable’s annual sustainability report reaffirms the business community’s commitment to addressing environmental and energy challenges, while driving economic growth and job creation. Includes comments from Ingersoll Rand Chairman and CEO Mike Lamach (page 85). - See more at: http://www.cees.ingersollrand.com/Pages/index.aspx#sthash.0y90g6jd.dpuf

Business Roundtable’s annual sustainability report reaffirms the business community’s commitment to addressing environmental and energy challenges, while driving economic growth and job creation.

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Business Roundtable’s annual sustainability report reaffirms the business community’s commitment to addressing environmental and energy challenges, while driving economic growth and job creation. Includes comments from Ingersoll Rand Chairman and CEO Mike Lamach (page 85). - See more at: http://www.cees.ingersollrand.com/Pages/index.aspx#sthash.0y90g6jd.dpuf

Business Roundtable’s annual sustainability report reaffirms the business community’s commitment to addressing environmental and energy challenges, while driving economic growth and job creation. Includes comments from Ingersoll Rand Chairman and CEO Mike Lamach (page 85). - See more at: http://www.cees.ingersollrand.com/Pages/index.aspx#sthash.0y90g6jd.dpuf

Business Roundtable’s annual sustainability report reaffirms the business community’s commitment to addressing environmental and energy challenges, while driving economic growth and job creation.

Embracing Ecologically Sound Principles, LG Meets Greenhouse Gas Target Seven Years Early

LG Furthers Its Commitment to Environmental Stewardship with Low-Carbon Products
Press Release

SEOUL, April 22, 2014 /3BL Media/ ― LG Electronics (LG) cut emissions from the use of its products by 38 million tons in 2013. This exceeded the company’s target to reduce emissions from the use of LG products by 30 million tons in a year, a target which LG had previously projected would not be reached until 2020.

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.

Toyota Financial Services (TFS) Issues Auto Industry’s First-Ever Asset-Backed Green Bond

Bond Proceeds to Fund Consumer Loans and Leases for Toyota’s Leading Portfolio of Green Vehicles
Press Release

TORRANCE, Calif., March 25, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Toyota Financial Services (TFS) issued the auto industry’s first-ever Asset-Backed Green Bond in the amount of $1.75 billion. The offering was upsized from $1.25 billion to accommodate demand as institutional investors demonstrated strong interest in this inaugural clean transportation investment opportunity. The Green Bond is the newest component of TFS’ broad-ranging funding program and serves to enhance Toyota’s already extensive green commitment.

Sustainability Report 2013: Energy & Emissions

The pulp and paper industry is an energy intensive industry.
Article

In terms of total consumption of energy, pulp and paper is third among industrial sectors; only the refining and chemical industries consume more. However, environmental impact is affected not just by the amount of energy, but also by the type of energy consumed. On average, US pulp and paper mills derive nearly two-thirds of energy needs from renewable sources that are considered carbon neutral. Sappi’s mills derive over 80 percent of their energy from renewable resources.

The Carbon Neutrality of Biomass 

Obama’s Fuel Economy Drive For Trucks Aims To Curb Fast-Growing Climate Change Problem

Posted by Marianne Lavelle
Blog

In his call Tuesday for boosting the fuel economy of heavy-duty trucks, President Barack Obama is taking aim at one of the world’s fastest growing engines of oil demand and greenhouse gas emissions.
 

Methane Emissions Far Worse Than U.S. Estimates, But Study Concludes Natural Gas Still Better Than Coal

Posted by Marianne Lavelle
Blog

Emissions of the potent heat-trapping gas, methane, the main component of natural gas, are likely 50 percent higher than U.S. government has estimated in its official greenhouse gas inventory, says a new study that is the most comprehensive effort yet to assess the problem.
 

Can Natural Gas Bring Back U.S. Factory Jobs?

Obama touted the energy boom in his State of the Union as fuel for economic revival.
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President Obama touted the energy boom in his State of the Union as fuel for economic revival, but can abundant natural gas really turn back the clock on more than three decades of economic change?
 
Some 7.5 million U.S. manufacturing jobs have been lost since the 1970s for reasons that are complex, but include cheap labor, lax environmental regulation, and subsidy and tax policies overseas. The cost of energy is certainly one factor in siting new factories, but is it a big enough bait to lure back the blue-collar jobs lost during the rise of globalization?

How Much Is U.S. to Blame for “Made-in-China” Pollution?

Air pollutants generated in China during the manufacture of goods destined for export travel across the Pacific, contributing to U.S. smog
Article

China has some of the dirtiest air in the world, but a large share of the country's pollutants are generated during the manufacture of goods destined for countries like the United States, according to a new study. (See related story: "Coal Burning Shortens Lives in China, New Study Shows.")

Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable Releases Greenhouse Gas Guidance

Seeks to Ensure Common Framework for Sector GHG Emissions Reporting
Press Release

Jan. 20, 2013 / 3BL Media / - In an effort to better understand GHG emissions associated with the beverage industry and to establish a common methodology for estimation, tracking and reporting, the Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable has released a document entitled Beverage Industry Sector Guidance for Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting.

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