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Soaking Up the Sun in Jersey

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If I were to ask you which state is the real sunshine state, what would you say? Florida? California? Try New Jersey…You got a problem with that?

UPS has four facilities in the U.S. that are outfitted with solar panels. Believe it or not, three of those facilities are in New Jersey. Yes, Jersey. The other one? Across the country in Palm Springs, California.

Increasing our Stake in Solar Power

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While Enbridge's history may be firmly rooted in the transportation of carbon-based energy, with more than 160 years of experience in providing natural gas to customers in Ontario and Quebec and more than six decades of transporting western Canadian oil to markets in the American Midwest and Eastern Canada, we have always been a company that looks to the future.

And these days a big piece of that future is renewable energy.

New Reports Value Renewable Energy Economy at $1T, Predict Global Solar Market to Rise 22%, and Project Rapid Growth of On-site Power Generation - Energy Minute for January 25, 2013

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A report by the Advanced Energy Economy Institute, a national association of businesses and business leaders for secure, clean,and affordable energy, have set the value of the “advanced energy economy” at a $1.16 trillion global market, as of 2011. The study finds that advanced energy in the U.S. generated $132 billion in revenue in 2011 and contributed $20.6 billion in combined federal, state and local tax revenue. The U.S.

Toyota Receives Highest Number of Clean Energy Patents; RE-volv Sets Up Crowd Funded Solar Project via Indiegogo - Energy Minute for January 10, 2013

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Toyota has received the highest number of clean energy patents from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for the third consecutive quarter. The Office granted a record 798 clean energy patents in the third quarter of 2012, the highest total on record since the Cleantech Group at Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti began tracking the Clean Energy Patent Growth Index.

RE-volv launches Crowdfunding Campaign for Community Solar

Noted author, Bill McKibben promotes a new model for financing solar energy projects
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SAN FRANCISCO, December 27, 2012 /3BL Media/ – RE-volv, a nonprofit organization promoting renewable energy, has launched a crowdfunding campaign to finance community-based solar energy projects through a self sustaining revolving fund. RE-volv’s crowdfunding campaign, hosted on Indiegogo and accessible at www.solarseedfund.org, launched Monday 12/10 and has already raised over half of its goal of $10,000.

Cola Cola Enterprises Reports Sustainability Progress; Levi Strauss Employees Volunteer; NRG Energy, MidAmerican Sola, and First Solar Team Up on Solar Plant - CSR Minute for May 14, 2012

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The CSR Minute is your daily video digest of the most relevant Corporate Social Responsibility 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 Responsibility 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.

Bloomberg Ranks Bank of America as Second "Greenest" Bank in the World; Green Living Business Forum Opens in Toronto - CSR Minute for April 11, 2012

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The CSR Minute is your daily video digest of the most relevant Corporate Social Responsibility 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 Responsibility 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.

Dow Corning and U.S. Department of Energy Introduce New Solar Curriculum to Encourage Students to Learn About Energy

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Dow Corning, a global researcher, developer and manufacturer of the silicon-based materials used in many renewable energy technologies, is introducing a new middle school curriculum focused on solar energy. The curriculum was developed in partnership with the Earth Day Network (EDN), the American Chemistry Society (ACS) and National Education Association (NEA), and introduces students in grades 5-8 to the principles and potential of renewable energy by showcasing solar power and energy efficiency innovations.

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Dow Corning, a global researcher, developer and manufacturer of the silicon-based materials used in many renewable energy technologies, is introducing a new middle school curriculum focused on solar energy. The curriculum was developed in partnership with the Earth Day Network (EDN), the American Chemistry Society (ACS) and National Education Association (NEA), and introduces students in grades 5-8 to the principles and potential of renewable energy by showcasing solar power and energy efficiency innovations.

Electricity-free Light for the Home!

Solar Tube Lights: A Great Way To Bring Natural Light into a Windowless Room!
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Solar tube lights may look like tiny flying saucers have landed on your home at night, but during they day they fill any room with abundant natural light.  They are great for kids' rooms, laundry rooms, bathrooms or virtually any windowless room.

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Solar tube lights may look like tiny flying saucers have landed on your home at night, but during they day they fill any room with abundant natural light.  They are great for kids' rooms, laundry rooms, bathrooms or virtually any windowless room.

L'Oréal USA Installs Second Rooftop Solar System in the US

LEED Gold Certified Franklin Manufacturing Plant Aims to Further Reduce CO2 Emissions with Conversion to Solar Power
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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) New York, NY - August 3, 2011 - L'Oréal USA announced today that its Franklin, New Jersey manufacturing facility is partnering with GeoPeak Energy in a Purchase Power Agreement (PPA) to install a 1.0 Megawatt Photovoltaic Solar System at that facility. This is the second solar powered, green energy application for L’Oréal in the US.  The company also uses solar technology in its manufacturing and distribution plants in India, Spain, Mexico and China. Twenty percent of the company’s electricity used globally last year was from renewable sources. 

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