SAP joins Google, Apple and others in setting the target. But they're taking different routes to get there. Is buying renewable-energy credits enough?
Software giant SAP plans to figuratively power its operations worldwide with 100% renewable electricity by the end of this year, according to its sustainability report released today. The move is aimed at helping the company offset its growing carbon emissions.
SAP NEWSBYTE, March 24, 2014 /3BL Media/ — SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) today announced that it will power all its data centers and facilities globally with 100 percent renewable electricity starting in 2014. The shift will help minimize the company’s carbon footprint as it moves to a cloud business model, and will help eliminate carbon emissions caused by its customers’ systems by moving them into a green cloud.
This Saturday, March 22nd is United Nations’ World Water Day, which sheds crucial light on inequities in access to safe water and sufficient food and energy services, while facilitating policies leading to sustainable water use and energy security. In recognition of World Water Day 2014, Eric Dominguez, Corporate Director of Engineering, Utilities, and Environmental Affairs at Caesars, shares his insights into the water-energy connection, the company’s commitment to reduction, and what each of us can do to help.
LOS ANGELES, March 25, 2014 /3BL Media/ — AECOM Technology Corporation, a leading provider of professional technical and management support services for public and private clients in more than 150 countries around the world, announced today that a joint program in which it participates has signed a memorandum of understanding to establish a center of excellence, named the Greater Kuala Lumpur/Klang Valley Sustainability Centre (GKLKVSC), to advance sustainable urban development in Malaysia.
The beautiful Pend Oreille River feeds Lake Pend Oreille, Idaho’s largest lake and one of the deepest inland lakes in North America. In the summer of 2013, TransCanada began work to re-establish riverbed support under a pair of natural gas pipelines that cross the Pend Oreille River, near Bonner County, Idaho, in the U.S. Pacific Northwest.
How the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) Saved Over $100,000 in the First Year Using Source Energy Intelligence
From Fortune Magazine: “In 2010 the Massachusetts Department of Transportation launched GreenDOT, an ambitious initiative to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions of the state’s transportation system 40% by 2020. When he heard the news, Tim Lasker, the sustainability specialist for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), had one thought: How are we going to manage this?
Innovative ideas and solutions are in hot pursuit of U.S. water problems.
Green Builder Media President Ron Jones has an ominous prediction: “If you think the oil wars are bad, wait until the water wars begin.” With severe drought conditions expanding across the globe, I fear that his warning may become a reality sooner, and more acutely, than we think.
GRID Alternatives honored Wells Fargo at its 10th Anniversary celebration in San Francisco. Pacific Gas & Electric Company also were honored at the event, where many supporters gathered to celebrate 10 years of great work bringing solar energy to underserved communities.