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Senate Bill to Cut MPG/Emissions Benefits is Bad for Business, the Economy and Consumers

Investor and Business Leaders Call Out Automakers for Trying to Roll Back Fuel Economy Standards
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A new bill would roll back the many benefits of fuel economy standards that are currently working to protect jobs and keep hard-earned dollars in local economies, Impax Asset Management and Ceres said in a statement.

The bill, introduced today in the U.S. Senate by Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Missouri), would be a huge setback for businesses, the economy and consumers. 

AEP Releases 2017 Corporate Accountability Report

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American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) issued its 2017 Corporate Accountability Report today, the 11th annual assessment of AEP’s stewardship as a public company and a community partner. It is accessible online at www.aepsustainability.com.

The report explores AEP’s business strategy, governance, financial performance, corporate culture and social responsibilities in 2016. AEP made a positive economic, environmental and social impact on the communities it serves, while delivering positive financial returns to shareholders.

Generating Renewable Energy from Waste: Q&A with Lockheed Martin’s Craig Moeller

by Alyssa Danigelis
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In a time when landfills are reaching capacity and waste generation doesn’t appear to be slowing down, Craig Moeller sees opportunity. The director of advanced energy generation for Lockheed Martin is working to take unwanted materials and convert them into useful energy, without producing enormous amounts of greenhouse gases.

LG Electronics Refrigerator Promotion Encourages Americans to ‘Flip Your Fridge’

LG offers discounts on ENERGY STAR certified refrigerators through national and regional retail partners
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ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., May 25, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Long-time ENERGY STAR® Partner LG Electronics USA is encouraging consumers to “Flip Your Fridge” in a nationwide retail promotion that offers attractive discounts on ENERGY STAR certified LG refrigerators.

How to Improve Your CSR Score – Download e-Books

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CSRHub has released two e-books focused around the topic of ‘How to Improve Your CSR Score’, sponsored by Triple Pundit. In this e-Book series, How to Improve Your CSR Score, we’ll share our experience to help you better manage your rating stakeholders, improve your performance, tell your CSR story, and improve your CSR score.

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ILFI and the International WELL Building Institute™ Partner on “Crosswalk” to Align Two Ratings Systems

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May 24, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- The International Living Future Institute (ILFI) and the International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI™), have agreed to work collaboratively to promote the design, construction and operation of healthy and restorative buildings. The two organizations will work together to identify opportunities to align the two rating systems, coordinate events and education offerings, and promote building practices that significantly raise the standard of what buildings should be.

Consumers Energy Investing Nearly $440 Million to Enhance Safety, Reliability of Natural Gas System

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JACKSON, Mich., May 24, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Focusing on safety and reliability, Consumers Energy is spending nearly $440 million this year to modernize its natural gas system.

“At Consumers Energy, the safe, reliable delivery of natural gas is a top priority. We are committed to continually strengthening our natural gas system to benefit the 1.8 million homes and businesses we are proud to serve throughout Lower Michigan,” said Charles Crews, vice president of gas operations for Consumers Energy.

VMware Wins Corporate Responsibility Award

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We’re proud to announce that VMware has won the Overall Excellence in Corporate Responsibility Award by the National CSR Awards. The National CSR Awards celebrate business excellence and innovation in Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability across a broad range of disciplines including Carbon Impact, Community Development, Staff Welfare, Energy, Education and Leadership. The Awards are judged by a panel of twenty-four distinguished individuals, all who have experience in the many areas of a responsible business.

Protecting the Environment and Growing the Economy Go Hand-in-Hand

The best way to help out-of-work coal miners is to invest in making them part of the clean-energy future.
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Originally posted on www.huffingtonpost.com.

San Francisco has reduced its carbon emissions by 28 percent since 1990, while growing its GDP by 79 percent. And it’s far from alone. Across the country, cities have been proving that protecting the environment and growing the economy go hand-in-hand.

The Renewable Energy Revolution Picks Up Speed - The Minute

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It has taken quite a while to read and absorb all the facts in Financial Times’ comprehensive article on the energy revolution. The report, titled “The Big Green Bang: How Renewable Energy Became Unstoppable,” lays out the evidence in great detail for an accelerating shift to clean power. Its sweeping thesis is simply stated: “After years of hype and false starts, the shift to clean power has begun to accelerate at a pace that has taken the most experienced experts by surprise.”

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