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LG Electronics Selected for U.S. Department of Energy's New Technology Performance Exchange Program

Unparalleled Efficiency of VRF HVAC Systems Helps Commercial Buildings Save Energy
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WASHINGTON, May 8, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Leading HVAC manufacturer LG Electronics is partnering with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) on a new program designed to accelerate adoption of cutting-edge energy-saving technologies for commercial buildings.

As a launch partner in the new DOE Technology Performance Exchange (TPEx) program, LG Electronics USA is leading the way in helping building owners identify the industry’s most efficient commercial air conditioning systems. 

Adam Browning: Solar Strides

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The signs of solar power becoming a truly self-sustaining industry are manifold: Solar manufacturing costs fell by between 70 and 80 per cent from 2007 to 2012 while at the same time, the efficiency rates of solar panels continue to improve. But this success has also led to pushback from many of our nation’s utilities.

Mars Moves Towards Carbon Neutral Operations With Mesquite Creek Wind Farm

By partnering with Sumitomo Corporation of Americas and BNB on a new 118-turbine wind farm, it marks the biggest long-term commitment to renewable energy use of any food manufacturing business in the United States
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Mars, Incorporated, in partnership with Sumitomo Corporation of Americas, announced an agreement today on a new 200MW wind farm that will generate 100% of the electricity needs of Mars’ U.S. operations, which is comprised of 70 sites, including 37 factories and 25,000 Associates.
 

Opel Plant in Hungary Has Appetite for Energy Efficiency

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Last month, our Opel plant in Szentgotthárd, Hungary received the Energy-Efficient Company award for energy savings and its contribution to a “Virtual Power Plant Program” that publishes energy insights and results to benefit an array of companies.

This award recognizes companies whose investments contribute to the reduction of energy consumption and increase awareness of the importance of energy efficiency.

Opel Szentgotthárd lowered energy costs and reduced impact on the environment by 888 kilowatts by introducing several technical solutions:

U.S. Backs Three Cutting-Edge Offshore Wind Projects

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Projects in three states will lead the way as the United States attempts to leap ahead on offshore wind power by deploying cutting-edge technologies. The Obama administration announced on Wednesday it would grant awards of up to $47 million apiece to three renewable energy projects.
 

Small Alaska Town Eyes Big Waves to Power Economy

Posted by Pete Danko
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The big waves that crash ashore near Yakutat, Alaska, earned the tiny Gulf of Alaska town a spot on a National Geographic Traveler “bucket list” as a surfing destination – but nobody believes chilly hordes toting boards can cure Yakutat’s ailing economy. Waves, however, might still hold the key, by delivering it from sky-high electricity prices.
 

Talkin' 'Bout a Revolution

A healthy obsession leads Jackie Birdsall and TTC to the forefront of history
Article

The word she keeps using is “obsessed.”

Eastman Chemical Company Receives Energy Efficiency Awards for 21st Consecutive Year

Press Release

KINGSPORT, Tenn., May 7, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Eastman Chemical Company was one of 16 American Chemistry Council (ACC) members honored at the annual ACC Responsible Care® Conference and Expo for implementing energy-efficiency improvements in 2013.

Eastman received 5 of the 50 awards presented for outstanding projects, marking the 21st consecutive year the company has earned energy efficiency awards from ACC.

Huffington Post Launches CSRHub Sustainability Ratings Widget on HuffPost Green

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CSRHub is proud to announce the launch of its Sustainability Ratings Widget on Huffington Post Green. This tool enables users to quickly access environmental, employee, community and governance ratings on 8,900 companies in 135 industries in 103 countries. You can see the widget in the right side bar on The Huffington Post Green.  

The Great Invisible Wins Environment Award At Full Frame Documentary Film Festival!

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'The Great Invisible' is a Participant Media's film about the Deepwater Horizon oil rig that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20, 2010. 

Find out more about the fim here. 

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'The Great Invisible' is a Participant Media's film about the Deepwater Horizon oil rig that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20, 2010. 

Find out more about the fim here. 

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