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PG&E Employees Help in Hurricane Sandy Relief; Hydro Ottawa Sponsors the 5th Annual CCSR Conference - Energy Minute for November 12, 2012

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More than 150 PG&E electric workers traveled to New York to help restore power to people impacted by Hurricane Sandy. The employees were drawn from across PG&E’s entire service area throughout California. It is believed to be PG&E’s biggest effort ever to aid another utility.

GMC and Chevrolet Bi-Fuel Pickup Production Begins

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DETROIT, Nov. 8, 2012 /3BL Media/ – Production of the 2013 Chevrolet Silverado HD and GMC Sierra 2500 HD bi-fuel pickup trucks is underway in Fort Wayne, Ind., and the pickups are available for order by fleet and retail customers through Chevrolet and GMC dealers.

Owners Invest in Cost-Effective Energy Programs as Evidence of Financial Value Mounts: Jones Lang LaSalle Global Sustainability Perspective

New report shows maturation of green building industry’s ability to achieve and measure increased cash flows and value as well as reduce environmental impacts
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November 7, 2012 /3BL Media/ - As evidence mounts that energy and sustainability programs are good for business as well as for the environment, the vast majority of commercial real estate owners have spent money on green strategies in the past year, but most have avoided making large capital investments requiring financing, according to the latest Global Sustainability Perspective report from Jones Lang LaSalle.

Avista Receives Special Recognition Honors from Seattle Business Magazine and is Named to Top 50 Green Companies in Washington

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SPOKANE, Wash., Nov. 2, 2012 /3BL Media/ - Avista Utilities has received a special recognition award from the judges of the Green Washington Awards, sponsored by Seattle Business magazine. The honor highlights Avista’s 123-year legacy of clean power generation, successful energy efficiency programs and innovations in sustainable business practices.

Southwest Airlines Ranks Sixth in Newsweek’s Green Rankings in Transportation and Logistic Sector

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Southwest Airlines Ranks Sixth in Newsweek’s Green Rankings in Transportation and Logistic Sector

Newsweek announced its 2012 Green Rankings on October 22, which is the fourth annual evaluation of America’s 500 largest publicly traded companies and 500 largest companies internationally.  Southwest Airlines ranked 129 out of 500 and ranked sixth in our sector of Transportation & Logistics!  Congratulations to all our Employees who help us go Green and save Green!!

Eastman Ranks Among Top Five U.S. Materials Companies in Newsweek's 2012 Green Rankings

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KINGSPORT, Tenn., Nov. 1, 2012 /3BL Media/ - Eastman Chemical Company (NYSE:EMN) today announced that the company ranked fourth out of 34 U.S. companies in the materials sector in Newsweek’s 2012 Green Rankings. Eastman had an overall rank of 204 out of the 500 largest publicly traded U.S. companies, an improvement of 152 places from its 2011 ranking.

// Hydro Ottawa’s Green Energy Initiatives

Renewable Electricity – The Way Forward
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In 1882, Hydro Ottawa’s predecessor, the Ottawa Electric Light Company, first lit the streets of the nation’s capital using renewable green energy. Fast forward 130 years later, it’s a legacy that Hydro Ottawa, through its Green Energy initiatives, is proud to carry on.

Mirror Mirror on the Floor: Our New HHVs

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When I wanted to see what makes UPS’s new hydraulic hybrid vehicle (HHV) special, I just had to look down. At its ignition ceremony on October 11 in Laurel, MD marking the delivery of the HHVs, there were mirrors on the ground to reflect the image of the new package delivery truck’s energy-saving system. People could inspect this alternative fuel vehicle’s (AFV) workings up close without donning a pair of coveralls and sliding underneath. Personally, I was glad for that convenience.

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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.

Darden's Green Buildings

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With more than 2,000 restaurants, Darden's physical footprint is one of the most significant ways we impact the environment. Incorporating environmental considerations into how we design, construct, and remodel our restaurants is one of the central ways Darden is putting our commitment to sustainability into practice.

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