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CITGO Recognized by AFPM with Nine Awards for 2013 Safety Achievements

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HOUSTON, August 5, 2014 /3BL Media/ – CITGO Petroleum Corporation registered an outstanding safety performance in 2013 with its total recordable incident rate (TRIR) being less than half of the refining industry average. According to industry figures recently released by the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM), the industry average last year was 0.48, while CITGO recorded a rate of 0.23.

Mid-Year Data Analysis Reveals Trend in Average Grant Amounts

Latest SPONSORIUM Report Shares Community Investment and Sponsorship Data Aggregated from Global Software
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MONTREAL, August 4, 2014 /3BL Media/  – The mid-point of the year represents a time for review as companies around the world aim to understand their progress and make changes for the second half. The Community Investment and Sponsorship teams are no different and this month’s SPONSORIUM Report examines the facts, figures and trends of the first six months of 2014. One noticeable trend is the relative flat line in the overall average amounts that corporations have donated this year.

DNV GL Earns Top-Ranking Voluntary Carbon Market Survey in 2014

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HOUSTON, Aug 5, 2014 /3BL Media/ – DNV GL is again ranked as the “best verification company” in the 2014 survey by Environmental Finance magazine, continuing its leadership position in the worldwide market for voluntary carbon offset projects and trading of carbon emissions credits. DNV GL also earned top honors in the 2013 survey.

“We are delighted and grateful for this recognition,” says Dave Knight, Director of USA & Canada Sustainability Services part of DNV GL Business Assurance. “It is particularly pleasing that this is based on the views of over 700 respondents.”

GM’s Metal Center Shines in Environmental Performance

Entire facility works diligently to earn recognition from Indiana Department of Environmental Management.
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Our Marion Metal Center in Indiana, which produces stampings and sheet metal assembly for our vehicles, embodies GM’s global sustainability commitment. The teams work hard every day to lessen their environmental footprint and reduce waste, water and energy use.

Hurricane Sandy Is Ushering in a Smarter Power System

Posted by Daniel Kammen of University of California, Berkeley
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It’s ironic that a storm whose widespread blackouts left millions of Americans in the dark is finally helping us see the light.
 
Hurricane Sandy brought devastation and loss to the Eastern seaboard. The storm exposed the severe vulnerability of our electricity infrastructure and made global headlines as a harbinger of nature’s impacts in a climate changed world.
 

Trane Features World’s First Chiller to Receive Environmental Product Declaration at Greenbuilding Brazil International Conference

Summary: 
  • Trane showcases solutions that combine efficiency and sustainability to meet the needs of customers throughout Brazil

  • Maria Blase, president of HVAC and Transport Latin America for Ingersoll Rand, will address conference attendees on the Future of Energy Efficiency in Buildings

Press Release
  • Trane showcases solutions that combine efficiency and sustainability to meet the needs of customers throughout Brazil

  • Maria Blase, president of HVAC and Transport Latin America for Ingersoll Rand, will address conference attendees on the Future of Energy Efficiency in Buildings

The Frontlines of Climate Change: Wildfire

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I have recently relocated from the rugged shores of the San Juan Islands in Washington to the craggy peaks of the San Juan Mountains in my beloved home state of Colorado—from the temperate softness of the cedars and hemlock to the majestic vigor of the spruce, firs, and pines.

U.S. Utilities Ranked on Clean Energy: Report by Ceres and Clean Edge- The Minute

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Some traditional utilities are incorporating more renewable energy into their sourcing and sales portfolios, and re-inventing their business model while they do so. That’s the findings of a new report by Ceres and Clean Edge that ranks U.S. investor-owned electric utilities on their clean energy-related activities. The report, “Benchmarking Utility Clean Energy Deployment,” compiles data from over 10 sources, ranking 32 of the largest holding companies on three clean energy indicators: renewable energy sales, cumulative energy efficiency, and incremental energy efficiency.

Oklahoma Grapples With Earthquake Spike—And Evidence of Industry's Role

Spike in seismic activity is linked with oil and gas wastewater disposal.
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Customers who stop by Mike Kahn’s insurance agency in Oklahoma City are increasingly looking to buy a policy that was unheard of a decade ago: earthquake insurance.

Kahn, who opened the Lynnae Insurance Group in 2002, said he sold earthquake coverage to two homeowners during the first decade he was in business. During the past six months, he sold more than 125 policies.

The ABCs of Building Energy Efficiency

Which Building Certification is Right for You?
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DOE. LEED. USGBC. EPA. ISO.

The number of certifications for energy efficiency, as well as the organizations that can help guide you, can make your head swim.

Does the EPA have anything to do with LEED? Can the USGBC help me with my DOE?

It can be quite confusing, for sure.

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