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Taproot and Out Cold Marketing Pro Bono Bus Tour Hits Chicago

Press Release

October 18, 2013 /3BL Media/ - From October 21-25, a Taproot Foundation Pro Bono Bus will be touring the streets of Chicago. In partnership with a campaign donated pro bono by Out Cold Marketing, the Taproot-branded Volkswagen Bus will be raising awareness around volunteerism during Pro Bono Week.

Just Energy Proudly Sponsors Energy Day 2013 in Houston, Texas

The Company Joins Consumer Energy Alliance, University of Houston, and Mayor Annise Parker for Day of Community Fun and Learning
Press Release

Houston, TX, October 18, 2013 /3BL Media/ -  Just Energy is proud to announce its sponsorship of Houston’s 3rd Annual Energy Day Festival on Saturday, October 19th, 2013, a free, day‐long family oriented event showcasing innovation in energy. Students and their families will have an opportunity to learn more about state of the art technology through kid‐friendly demonstrations, exhibits, and interaction with industry experts.

Bringing Awareness to Energy Poverty

energy4everyone Foundation has a new website
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Yesterday was the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. A day to bring awareness to the need to eradicate poverty in all countries.

Energy poverty affects over 2 billion people. In the developing world, access to energy is fundamental to improving quality of life, life expectancy and literacy.

Click here to read how The energy4everyone.com Foundation (e4e), supported by Enbridge, is tackling energy poverty.

DOE's Solar Decathlon Offsets Visitor's Travel Emissions

Press Release

The Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon, a collegiate home building competition, lowered the carbon footprint of the event by purchasing carbon offsets from TerraPass to mitigate estimated greenhouse gas emissions created by attendee travel.

 

New York City Celebrates Pro Bono Day on October 23rd

Press Release

October 23, 2013 /3BL Media/ - In partnership with the Centre for Social Innovation and DesigNYC, Taproot Foundation announces the upcoming “Pro Bono Day NYC: Connecting Passion with Purpose” event on Wednesday, October 23rd during National Pro Bono Week (Oct 21st – 26th). Hosted by the Centre for Social Innovation, Pro Bono Day NYC will bring together nonprofits, volunteers, pro bono providers and strategic partners for a day-long series of events and workshops highlighting the thriving pro bono movement in New York City.

Dan Akerson’s Remarks to Energy Security Summit

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General Motors Chairman and CEO Dan Akerson addressed the Securing America’s Energy Future summit Wednesday on the 40th anniversary of the 1973 Arab Oil Embargo. His prepared remarks follow. As always, the speaker’s words are definitive.

Good afternoon and thank you for that kind introduction. 

On behalf of the General Motors team, I would like to thank Fred Smith and SAFE for inviting me to participate in this vital conversation. 

Chevrolet Introduces CNG-Capable Bi-Fuel Impala

Summary: 

 

  • First bi-fuel full-size production sedan offered in North America
  • Total estimated bi-fuel range of 500 miles
Press Release

 

  • First bi-fuel full-size production sedan offered in North America
  • Total estimated bi-fuel range of 500 miles

Akerson Announces Bi-Fuel Chevrolet Impala Sedan

Summary: 
  • GM to offer only manufacturer-produced full-size bi-fuel sedan in North America
  • Designed to capitalize on plentiful clean, domestic natural gas
  • Will be sold to retail and fleet buyers as a 2015 model  
  • CEO repeats call for consumer-driven national energy policy
Press Release
  • GM to offer only manufacturer-produced full-size bi-fuel sedan in North America
  • Designed to capitalize on plentiful clean, domestic natural gas
  • Will be sold to retail and fleet buyers as a 2015 model  
  • CEO repeats call for consumer-driven national energy policy

FedEx Named Top Producer of Solar Power by SEIA

Article

The latest report out by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) ranks the top corporate users of solar power in the U.S. FedEx’s six domestic installations rank 18th in the nation. Since 2005, FedEx has generated over 20 GWh of solar power – enough clean energy to save the equivalent of almost 784,000 gallons of gasoline.

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