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Winners Revealed in Environmental Finance’s 2018 Voluntary Carbon Markets Rankings

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  • South Pole Group wins in four of 16 categories
  • Baker McKenzie retains stranglehold on Best Law Firm title
  • Natural Capital Partners secures two titles
  • VCS displaces Gold Standard as Best Voluntary Standard
  • New winners include SCS and Biofilica
SCS Global Services Wins Best Verification Company
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  • South Pole Group wins in four of 16 categories
  • Baker McKenzie retains stranglehold on Best Law Firm title
  • Natural Capital Partners secures two titles
  • VCS displaces Gold Standard as Best Voluntary Standard
  • New winners include SCS and Biofilica

Walmart's First Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in Tennessee Installed at Ooltewah Store

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As Walmart continues to seek to provide convenient services for its customers and contribute to reducing emissions in the communities where it operates, the retailer announced on Wednesday the installation of eight Electrify America electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at its Ooltewah Supercenter at 5588 Little Debbie Parkway. The EV chargers are Walmart’s first in the state, and are operational and ready for customers to use. 

Following a simple “plug-pay-charge-go” sequence, users are guided through their experience by the 15-inch touchscreen on each charger. 

Integrating Renewables in the Grid: A Snapshot of Progress

With the right tools and guidance, utilities can manage large-scale renewable integration successfully
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Renewable energy has achieved a level of integration in the U.S. power grid that would have been unthinkable 10 years ago. Two recent milestones illustrate how this progress came about.

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The Future of Energy

“New energy” is here, built on sustainability, clean energy tech, grid innovation
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The concept of “new energy” has ushered in a global movement dedicated to cost-effective sustainability, clean energy technology and grid innovation. Today more than ever, we’re seeing stakeholders and industry giants from all sectors — finance, manufacturing, retail, utilities, technology, even academia — come together in combined efforts.

Republic Services® Achieves Initial Sustainability Goals

2017 Sustainability Report Details Republic’s Solutions for Our Blue Planet®
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PHOENIX, August 28, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE: RSG) today released its 2017 Sustainability Report, demonstrating the Company’s commitment to providing regular reporting on its sustainability initiatives and progress. The report details the Company’s sustainability strategy and achievement of its time-bound goals set in 2014.

The New Energy Economy

The energy ecosystem is changing, and utilities are seeking new opportunities
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The energy ecosystem is changing, driven by the advent of distributed clean energy, increased competition from new technologies and service providers, the evolving expectations of customers, and new opportunities for serving those customers. As the traditional business model changes, utilities are seeking new opportunities for revenue as they establish themselves as the “Preferred Energy Partner.”

VMware Named #17 on Fortune's "Change the World" List

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VMware has been named to Fortune Magazine's fourth annual "Change the World" list; a ranking of companies that are able to identify and tackle a problem, such as climate change, health care access, or hunger, while also thriving as a business.

VMware's virtualization software being sustainable by nature has allowed companies to reduce energy usage and operation costs. VMware’s virtualization products have avoided over 540 million metric tons of CO2 over the last fifteen years

HP Works to Reduce the Environmental Impact of Its Worldwide Operations

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In early 2018, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announced that independent analyses conducted by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) show that 2017 was the second warmest year on record globally.
That warming trend has continued, as the latest research by NOAA predicts that 2018 is on pace to be the fourth hottest year on record – with only 2015, 2016, and 2017 being warmer.

GeoKrete® Geopolymer Awarded "Reduced Carbon Footprint" Certification

The infrastructure rehabilitation material demonstrates a 51% to 59% smaller carbon footprint when compared to Portland and calcium aluminate cements over the entire product lifecycle
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Quadex LLC, a division of the Vortex Companies recently announced that its GeoKrete® Geopolymer mortar has received Reduced Carbon Footprint Certification by SCS Global Services, an internationally recognized sustainability certification body. GeoKrete was evaluated for its lower overall carbon footprint as it relates to potential greenhouse gas emissions from raw material extraction through manufacturing, use and end-of-life.

How the Right Screen Can Increase a Home’s Energy Efficiency

by 3p Editors
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It is an intrinsic part of the contemporary American lifestyle: sturdy and flexible to the touch, the window screen has been playing an essential role in American households for more than century – and transforming living environments ever since.

Most of us, if pressed to describe what it does, would probably call it by its favorite attribute: It’s a bug screen, the last respectable defense between the home and the miniature intruders that lie just beyond our bedroom window and our warm, summer evening comfort.

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