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Failing Landfill Projects Increase U.S. GHG Emissions

Apathy toward U.S. landfill gas capture projects means that more methane is being released into the atmosphere.
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By Mark Mondik

For more than five years, proceeds from the sale of carbon offsets have played a vital role in helping fund the implementation and operation of gas collection and control systems (GCCS) at small to mid-size landfills in the U.S.  In fact, for some projects, carbon offsets are the only source of revenue to meet annual operating costs, which run well into the tens (and often hundreds) of thousands of dollars per year.

Union Pacific Receives FTSE4Good Index Certification

Meets Globally Recognized Standards of Responsible Business Practice
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Union Pacific's continued efforts to develop sustainable business practices, while preserving the environment, strengthening communities and adhering to the highest standards of corporate governance, earned the company FTSE4Good Index membership.

The FTSE4Good Index Series is designed to identify companies that meet globally recognized standards of responsible business practice.

Favorite Sun: Anthony Davis Helps Turn Sunlight into Golden Opportunities to Save Energy

Editor’s Note: This is the first of several stories introducing the men and women behind GM’s global sustainability performance, as recently reported in the 2012 GM Sustainability Report.
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For Anthony Davis, every ray of sunlight illuminates GM’s path to a future in which its facilities operate with more energy from renewable sources.

As project manager for sustainable and renewable energy solutions, Davis helps identify opportunities for using renewable energy – including solar – at GM facilities worldwide. He analyzes energy savings and the potential for reductions in carbon emissions, and he also explores incentives and partnerships that help support the business case for increasing GM’s solar footprint.  

Think Your Cell Phone is the Only Product Funding Armed Conflict? Think Again.

Daily Use of Conflict Minerals
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Since Dodd-Frank Section 1502 was passed “Conflict Minerals” have become industry buzz words.

Conflict Minerals are minerals mined in conditions of armed conflict and human rights abuses, notably in the eastern provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The minerals, also known as 3TG are: Tantalum (Columbite-Tantalite), Tin (Cassiterite), Tungsten (Wolframite) and Gold.

Coffee Trends Goes Green with JustGreen™ Business Advantage

Press Release

Kingston-Ontario, Canada, July 30, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Coffee Trends, Single Serve Specialists has partnered with JustGreen Business Advantage, to lower its carbon footprint and take responsibility for its greenhouse gas emissions. Through the purchase of JustGreen carbon offsets, Coffee Trends will neutralize carbon emissions related to its day to day operations.

New Report: North Dakota Natural Gas Flaring More Than Doubles in Two Years

Ceres’ Analysis Shows North Dakota Oil Industry Burned Off $1 Billion of Natural Gas in 2012; Industry Now Flares $3.6 Million Each Day
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BOSTON, July 29, 2013 /3BL Media/ – The tremendous growth of unconventional oil production in North Dakota has also led to a rapid rise in the production of associated natural gas and natural gas liquids. A new Ceres report reveals that large and growing volumes of this gas are being burned off rather than sold, creating significant economic and environmental impacts.

UPS Sees 40% Savings by Switching Long-Haul Fleet to Natural Gas

By Ehren Goossens
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United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS:US), the world’s largest package-delivery company, said it can save 40 percent in fuel costs by running its long-haul semi-tractor trailer fleet on natural gas instead of gasoline or diesel.

AT&T Expands Carbon Impact Assessment Tool to Include Benefits of Cloud Computing and Machine-to-Machine Solutions

Tool Makes it Easier to Quantify the Business and Environmental Benefits New Technology Can Provide
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Dallas, July 30, 2013 /3BL Media/ - AT&T* has updated its Carbon Impact Assessment Tool, expanding its reporting capabilities to include the ability to estimate the financial and greenhouse gas impacts of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) solutions including asset management, transportation and smart grid. The new tool also estimates savings associated with a migration to cloud computing. 

Harnessing Global Business as a Force for Sustainable Development

This year's UN Global Compact Leaders Summit will unveil a new global framework for private sector sustainability action
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By Georg Kell, The Guardian, 23 July 2013

In this article for Guardian Sustainable Business, UN Global Compact Executive Director Georg Kell discusses the importance of the Global Compact Leaders Summit at this pivotal point in the UN development agenda. 

Read the full article on The Guardian.

 

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