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Eastman Ranked a TOP ENERGY STAR Campaign Pledge Driver


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released the names of the top 2012-2013 Change the World, Start with ENERGY STAR Campaign Top Pledge Drivers.

Eastman team members who pledged during the past year saved over 5 million pounds of greenhouse gas emissions by taking steps such as turning off lights and using energy-saving appliances. This equals the emissions of 479 cars. Eastman ranked number 4 out of 5 in the Business sector.

Enbridge Acquires Largest Wind Project Development in Western Canada


On April 8, 2013, Enbridge announced that it had partnered with EDF EN Canada Inc. to invest about $0.6 billion to acquire a 50 per cent interest in the 300-megawatt (MW) Blackspring Ridge Wind Project near Lethbridge, Alberta.

The project, which will be the biggest wind project in Western Canada when operational, represents the largest-ever investment in wind energy in Alberta.

Pacific Northwest Coal Port Proposals May be on the Ropes


By Carol Pierson Holding

A retired nurse friend related a story last week told to her by the young waitress at the Vol du Vent restaurant in the picturesque beach town of White Rock, British Columbia.  As the waitress was serving lunch, a train filled with coal passed between the restaurant and Semiamoo Bay. After her view cleared and the noise had abated, my friend mentioned her fear of the coal ports proposed for five Pacific Northwest sites and the harm to health the coal dust would inflict.

The Pyramid of Conservation


Whether they’re building a new house or improving a well-loved home, energy-conscious homeowners everywhere are trying to lower energy use and costs. Even with the best of intentions, however, consumers are overwhelmed by too much information, which causes many of them to give up long before they screw in their first CFL light bulb.

Sanofi Signs Collaboration Agreement with Schneider Electric to Accelerate its Energy Efficiency Program on its Industrial Sites

Press Release

Paris and Rueil-Malmaison, France, March 28, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Sanofi (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY) and Schneider Electric today announced the signing of a collaboration agreement as part of Sanofi's energy performance optimization program for its industrial sites in 40 countries around the world.

Spectra Energy ‘Backtracks’


By Mike Benard

 Spectra Energy ‘Backtracks’ on Methane Incident

First: “Nothing Released …. No Smoke …. No Incident”

Then Admits:  Methane & Hydrocarbons Released

A Happy, Green Camper: Tips for Eco-Friendly and Safe Camping and Hiking, Part II


For nature lovers, outdoors enthusiasts, and active families alike, camping and hiking season is almost here!

We’ve already covered some of the ways you can enjoy a carbon neutral camping experience. Aside from reducing your carbon footprint, take safety into consideration, too!

PG&E Ranked Among Top Utilities For Sustainability Efforts

Target Rock Advisors Recognizes Utility’s Performance on Economic, Environmental and Social Sustainability
Press Release

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., April 3, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) announced today that it has been named one of the nation’s three most sustainable large utilities by Target Rock Advisors, and has also been included in Target Rock’s 2013 Sustainable Utility Leaders Index (SULI).

SRZ Law Firm Leads the Charge for Conflict Minerals Compliance


The complexity of Conflict Minerals Compliance is an intense undertaking for companies. Attend the April 10th webinar to personally ask the questions you've been seeking answers to.  Register for: CONFLICT MINERALS: On April 10th, Industry Veterans speak out on the changing requirements of Due Diligence


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