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Caesars Entertainment Properties to Host CodeGreen Events In Celebration of Earth Day 2013

Press Release

LAS VEGAS,  April 18, 2013 /3BL Media/  - On April 22, Caesars Entertainment and its properties across the U.S. will once again observe Earth Day to demonstrate the company’s commitment to operate in an environmentally responsible manner. Caesars recognizes problems facing the planet demand real action today and that awareness of these issues is a critical part of the formula for change. Many of Caesars Entertainment’s U.S.

Spark EV Electric Motor Manufacturing Begins in Baltimore

GM is first domestic automaker to build electric motors and drive units in United States
Press Release

WHITE MARSH, Md., April 16, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Until now, electric motors and drive units – the heart and soul of electric vehicles – have been mostly imports.

GM and Ford to Jointly Develop Advanced Automatic Transmissions

Press Release

DETROIT, April 15, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Ford Motor Co. and General Motors Co. have signed an agreement under which both companies will jointly develop an all-new generation of advanced technology 9- and 10-speed automatic transmissions for cars, crossovers, SUVs and trucks.

The new transmissions, to be built in both front- and rear-wheel drive variants, will improve vehicle performance and increase fuel economy

Pentagon Weapons-Maker Finds Method for Cheap, Clean Water

Article

By David Alexander 

(Reuters) – A defense contractor better known for building jet fighters and lethal missiles says it has found a way to slash the amount of energy needed to remove salt from seawater, potentially making it vastly cheaper to produce clean water at a time when scarcity has become a global security issue.

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Rex Tillerson on energy transitions: Enabling positive change for long-term global prosperity

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By Rex Tillerson | 14 March 2013

Chairman and CEO, ExxonMobil Corporation, USA

One of the great challenges for the energy industry is effectively communicating to the public and policy-makers the tremendous complexity and scale of global energy markets. The energy that is being delivered today is the product of bold vision; continuous technological advancement; and highly disciplined, long-term investment.

Novo Nordisk Joins Other Biotech Leaders to Drive Sustainable Production

Biotech leaders collborate to find new and innovative ways to further reduce the use of energy and raw materials in production.
Press Release

KALUNDBORG, Denmark, 1 February, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Today, the BIOPRO development center was launched to begin developing solutions to biotechnological production challenges. The two-year project is the start of collaboration between Danish universities and world-leading companies in the biotechnology production.

Novo Nordisk joins collaborating partners, CAT, CP Kelco, DONG Energy, Novozymes, the Danish Technical University (DTU) and the University of Copenhagen, with the ambition to reduce the consumption of energy and raw materials used in biotechnological production.

Intel Matches 100 Percent U.S. Electricity Use with Green Power

Press Release

January 30, 2013 /3BL Media/ - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released its latest Green Power Partnership rankings update, recognizing Intel for using more than 3.1 billion kWh of green power annually, enough green power to meet 100 percent of the company’s U.S. electricity use. This marks the fifth consecutive year that Intel has topped the list as the largest voluntary purchaser of green power in the country.

Deloitte’s Detroit Office Earns Prestigious LEED Gold Certification

First Renaissance Center tenant to receive recognition from the United States Green Building Council
Press Release

DETROIT, Jan. 11, 2013 /3BL Media/ — Deloitte announced that its Detroit office at 200 Renaissance Center was awarded a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification from the United States Green Building Council.

Deloitte is the first Renaissance Center tenant to earn LEED certification. It also is the first commercial interior project in Detroit to achieve LEED Gold status, according to the Green Building Certification Institute’s online database.  

LG and EPA Agree on New Joint Programs; Wind Energy Projects with Credit Extension, Set New Installation Record for 2012 - Energy Minute for January 7, 2013

Press Release

LG Electronics and the EPA are teaming up on a number of environmental programs that leverage the technical expertise of the federal agency. An EPA 2012 Energy Star Partner of the Year, LG has made a commitment to several new initiatives. They include joining the Energy Star Commercial Building and the EPA WasteWise Programs, supporting the EPA’s Sustainable Materials Management programs for electronics and food waste recycling, and achieving LEED certifications from the U.S.

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