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Green-e Energy Updates Biomass Eligibility in National Standard

Press Release

San Francisco, Calif., April 25, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) today announced updates to the Green-e Energy National Standard regarding the eligibility of biomass as a renewable fuel source. The new language clarifies the circumstances under which organic matter can be burned for electricity generation and have it be considered eligible for inclusion in a Green-e Energy certified renewable energy product.

TerraPass Helps Colby College go Carbon Neutral

Colby College Reaches Carbon Neutrality; TerraPass and Maine’s Presque Isle Landfill Provide Offsets
Press Release

San Francisco, April 30, 2013 / 3BL Media/ - By purchasing carbon offsets through TerraPass, a leading carbon offset and renewable energy credit provider, Colby College is investing in greenhouse gas reduction at the City of Presque Isle Landfill. Investment in projects like this one was the final piece of a decade-long, multi-pronged effort that resulted in Colby’s announcement, in April 2013, that it has achieved carbon neutrality.

Alberta Canada Tar Sands: See for Yourself


It's a place in Indigenous territories and rich in forests, wetlands and huge deposits of bitumen, a tar-like substance that’s turned into oil through complex and energy-intensive processes.  You might have heard about the Tar Sands in connection with expanding the Keystone XL pipeline connecting Alberta, Canada with communities throughout the States of Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. A decision on it is not expected until 2015.

Eastman Chemical Company Earns EPA's ENERGY STAR® Certification for Superior Energy Efficiency in Office Building 469

Press Release

KINGSPORT, Tenn., April 30, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Eastman’s Utilities Division Office Building 469, operated by Tennessee Operations, has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) ENERGY STAR® certification for Superior Energy Efficiency. Occupants of the building include Tennessee Operations’ Utilities Division offices, Corporate Energy Manager, and Energy Staff. 

Novo Nordisk Earns Top Green Ranking in China

Novo Nordisk aknowledged for financial, social and environmental sustainable development in China.
Press Release

April 30 2013 /3BL Media/ -  Novo Nordisk was named as one of the top 100 sustainable companies at the Annual Summit of Green Companies held in Kunming, China. The annual event assesses sustainable competitiveness of enterprises doing business in China. On the Annual Summit’s ‘China Top 100 Green Companies 2013’ list, Novo Nordisk ranked number five in the multi-national company category. It is the first time the company has been selected.

Global Conflict Minerals Symposium Announces Additions to World Class Speaker Line-up


Schulte Roth & Zabel partner Michael R. Littenberg joins industry leaders speaking at the inaugural Global Conflict Minerals Symposium taking place in Los Angeles, California on August 21-22 of this year.

Chevy Brings ‘Big Smile’ to the Face of Carbon Reduction


In January, Chevrolet announced new investments in projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions as a part of its carbon reduction program, which seeks to prevent up to 8 million metric tons of carbon dioxide from entering the earth’s atmosphere.

The Eco-City Community Challenge Launches to Help Canadians Save Energy and Win Big

Press Release

Toronto, April 29, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Canada wastes more energy than almost every other country in the world, which is why the Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance is challenging consumers to change their habits and use less energy with the Eco-City Community Challenge. Everyone benefits when we lower our consumption: families save money and less strain is put on our natural ecosystems and municipal infrastructure.

General Mills Reports Progress on Global Responsibility Efforts

Company announces commitment to sustainable sourcing
Press Release

MINNEAPOLIS, April 30, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Today, General Mills released its 2013 Global Responsibility Report, which outlines the company’s progress and commitments in the areas of health, environment, sourcing, workplace and community engagement. The full report can be accessed at

Conflict Minerals Clock Thunders in Global Brands Ears


Within the last month, the Conflict Minerals 'clock' has gone from a mild tick to a loud thunder in the ears of Global Brands. Source Intelligence has received unrivaled amounts of Request For Proposals (RFP) indicating mass awareness of the importance to comply. 


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