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CSR Minute: General Motors & DTE Energy to Build Largest Photovoltaic Solar Project at Detroit Plant; International Business Leaders Forum Partners with Apeejay Jay Surrendra Group to Create Volunteer Awards in India

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The CSR Minute is your daily video digest of the most relevant Corporate Social Responsible news of the day. Our team of 3BL Media correspondents tracks the global world of corporate social responsibility to bring you coverage of the most important announcements, initiatives, issues, trends, ideas, and breaking news.

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The CSR Minute is your daily video digest of the most relevant Corporate Social Responsible news of the day. Our team of 3BL Media correspondents tracks the global world of corporate social responsibility to bring you coverage of the most important announcements, initiatives, issues, trends, ideas, and breaking news.

GM Electric Motors Plant is First for Major U.S. Automaker

Solar array to provide 9 percent of power for existing 2-Mode hybrid and heavy duty transmission building
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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) White Marsh, Md. - May 17, 2011 - The General Motors electric motor plant near Baltimore will be the first by a major U.S. automaker dedicated to making the critical components for vehicle electrification when the plant opens in 2013.

Sterling Planet announces completion of one of Georgia’s largest solar generating projects

First phase of Valdosta solar project now supplies green energy to Georgia Power
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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Valdosta, GA - May 12, 2011 - Sterling Planet, the leading national retail provider of renewable energy and other clean-energy assets, today announced at a commissioning ceremony the completion of a 200 kWAC output solar generating project in Valdosta. One of the largest solar arrays in the state of Georgia, the Wiregrass Solar, LLC project began commercial operation on April 6 and is now generating annualized output of approximately 350,000 kilowatt-hours.

GM Leads in Clean-Energy Patents

Ranking demonstrates GM’s commitment to sustainable transportation
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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) DETROIT, MI - April 15, 2011 – General Motors received more clean-energy patents last year than any other organization, according to the Clean Energy Patent Growth Index of U.S. patents. GM’s 135 patents represent nearly 14 percent of the total 1,881 received by 700 entities.

It's the Prius of Power Plants -- a Solar/Fossil Fuel Hybrid

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Don’t you hate it when your power goes out? Truth be told, we hate it too. It makes customers unhappy, and I’ve never worked at a company where Customer Satisfaction is tracked so closely and given such a high priority on the corporate scorecard.

To ensure that we provide reliable power at a reasonable cost, our power generation mix includes coal-fired power plants because they produce steady, reliable “baseload” energy that’s not susceptible to the unpredictable nature of – well, nature. But they have their drawbacks.

Good Sun: Finding the Best Place for Solar

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Some places actually have “better” sun than others for producing solar power, but identifying those places isn’t always intuitive.

Contrary to what I would have guessed, Hawaii does not have the best sun for solar energy production. Factors like cloud cover, water vapor and atmospheric pressure determine how effectively the sun’s energy can be converted into electricity, so even places one might consider to be “sunny” aren’t necessarily the best for electricity production.

Xcel Energy and SunPower Complete 19-Megawatt Solar PV Plant, Colorado's Largest to Date

Additional 30-MW PV solar power plant underway
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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) DENVER - March 24, 2011 - Xcel Energy (NYSE: XEL) and SunPower Corp. (Nasdaq: SPWRA, SPWRB) today announced the completion and commissioning of a 19-megawatt (ac) photovoltaic solar power plant in Colorado’s Alamosa County. The Greater Sandhill installation began generating power on December 22, 2010 and is currently the largest operating PV solar power plant in Colorado.

A Clean Energy Standard and the Voluntary Market

While Washington back-and-forths on a clean energy standard, let's not forget the voluntary market is what really gets renewables moving.
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Making sure that lawmakers preserve and protect the voluntary renewable energy market is a worthwhile exercise,  since 

it is business and entrepreneurs who have created this market to meet the demands of customers who don’t believe that policy at the state or federal level goes far enough toward building a clean energy future for the nation.

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Making sure that lawmakers preserve and protect the voluntary renewable energy market is a worthwhile exercise,  since 

it is business and entrepreneurs who have created this market to meet the demands of customers who don’t believe that policy at the state or federal level goes far enough toward building a clean energy future for the nation.

US Solar Energy Industry

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A common refrain in Washington is that countries like China and India are winning the battle on clean energy.  It’s an argument that, strangely enough, is used to fuel what are often conflicting arguments—such as whether we should or

Innovative Water Technologies Inc. and GE Announce the Sunspring™ as a healthymagination validated product

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  • IWT’s Sunspring™, a solar powered water purification system, is the first non-GE Healthcare product to be healthymagination validated

  • Third party Oxford Analytica evaluates all healthymagination validated products for evidence of lowered cost, improved access and/or enhanced quality

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  • IWT’s Sunspring™, a solar powered water purification system, is the first non-GE Healthcare product to be healthymagination validated

  • Third party Oxford Analytica evaluates all healthymagination validated products for evidence of lowered cost, improved access and/or enhanced quality

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