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Eastman Chemical Company Receives Energy Efficiency Awards for 20th Consecutive Year

Press Release

Kingsport, Tenn., May 15, 2013 /3BL Media/ Eastman Chemical Company (NYSE:EMN) was one of 17 American Chemistry Council (ACC) members honored at the annual ACC Responsible Care® Conference and Expo for implementing energy-efficiency improvements in 2012. Eastman received 6 of the 66 awards presented for outstanding projects, marking the 20th consecutive year the company has earned energy efficiency awards from ACC.

New Report Reveals States and Utilities with Highest and Lowest Power Plant Emissions; Overall U.S. Emissions Decline

Latest data on top 100 power producers show significant declines in SO2, NOx and moderate CO2 reductions
Press Release

BOSTON, May 15, 2013 /3BL Media/ – A major new report on U.S. power plant emissions from the top 100 power producers shows that the electric industry cut emissions of NOx, SO2 and CO2 in 2011 even as overall electricity generation increased, largely due to increased use of natural gas and growing reliance on renewable energy.

In Op-ed for This is Africa (The Financial Times), Georg Kell Makes the Case for Sustainable Business in Africa


Sustainable business: Taking Africa to the next level

By Georg Kell, This is Africa (The Financial Times), 9 May 2013

In an op-ed for This is Africa (a Financial Times publication), UN Global Compact Executive Director Georg Kell cites corporate sustainability as the next step in Africa's economic growth.

Read the full article in This is Africa.

World Environment Center, China Eco-Efficiency Research Center, and SGM Wuling Launch Partnership in Guangxi, China

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Liuzhou, Guangxi, China, May 15, 2013 /3BL Media/ – The World Environment Center (WEC), the China Eco-Efficiency Research Center (CERC), and SGM Wuling (SGMW) have launched the 2013 phase of an innovative environmental stewardship project to provide cleaner production and energy efficiency technology and practices to SGMW suppliers.  The project is the extension of an initial project conducted with a select set of suppliers in 2011 and 2012, and has now increased to include 22 participating suppliers, two of SGMW’s own plants, and five of the origina

LAST CHANCE to Register: Are Global Brands & OEM's Exposed from the Complexities of Implementation?


Global Brands and OEM's now realize that Conflict Minerals Compliance is an end-to-end Supply Chain maze that can translate into loss of business. The exposure they face from the complexities of Conflict Minerals Compliance implementation increases pressure to eliminate risk. 

Learn from programs in motion how to tackle the complexity that comes along with Conflict Minerals Compliance, sourcing due diligence, reporting requirements and potential auditing.   

JustGreen™ Launches Green Power Calculator

Provides Building Projects with Real Time Quotes for Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) and Carbon Offsets
Press Release


Toronto, Ontario, May 15, 2013 JustGreen, a Just Energy Group Inc. (NYSE/TSX: JE) brand has hit the nail on the head with its new instant online green power quotes, making it easier for commercial customers to acquire  LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification at

Is “Resilience” the New “Sustainability”?


By Carol Pierson Holding

Last week, the wine-making town of Sebastopol became the second California city after Lancaster to require that solar panels be installed in all new building construction.

Conflict Minerals: Record Number of Global Brands and OEM's Shift Attention to Implementation


Global Brands and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM's) are keenly aware of the exposure they face from the complexities of Conflict Minerals Compliance implementation. The pressure to eliminate risk is at an all time high. 

Global Brands and OEM's now realize that Conflict Minerals Compliance is an end-to-end Supply Chain maze that can translate into loss of business. 

Making the Move to Clean and Renewable Energy at the Right Time

Verizon's $100 million green energy project must make business sense as well as environmental sense.

When Verizon announced its $100 million dollar investment in natural gas fuel cell and solar energy technologies last week – the company’s latest initiative toward fulfilling its carbon intensity reduction commitment – the news was

State Department to Discuss Transforming the Trade at the Global Conflict Minerals Symposium


Brad Brooks-Rubin, Special Advisor for Conflict Diamonds and Conflict Minerals in the Bureau of Energy, Economic, and Business Affairs at the U.S. Department of State plans to dicuss how issuers can minimize their risk, exposure and ensure the stability of their supply chain through a transformation of the Conflict Minerals trade.  The Global Conflict Minerals Symposium, presented by the Conflict Minerals Consortium coincides with the 1-year anniversary of the Dodd-Frank Section 1502 Conflict Minerals Final Rule.  


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