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GE Invests in New Solar Technology

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LiveWire blogs about GE's multi-million dollar investment partnership in 1366 Technologies, a Lexington, Massachusetts-based company whose mission is to make the cost of solar power competitive with coal power. The company has developed a new process to create silicon wafers for photovoltaic (PV) panels, which reduces the cost of manufacturing solar panels by 65% and conserves 50% of silicon raw material.

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LiveWire blogs about GE's multi-million dollar investment partnership in 1366 Technologies, a Lexington, Massachusetts-based company whose mission is to make the cost of solar power competitive with coal power. The company has developed a new process to create silicon wafers for photovoltaic (PV) panels, which reduces the cost of manufacturing solar panels by 65% and conserves 50% of silicon raw material.

UPS Goes 2 Million Green Miles

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The total mileage accumulated by UPS's "green fleet" is the equivalent of nearly three round trips to Mars or circling the Earth more than 8,600 times. UPS estimates that its fleet of alternative fuel and technology delivery vehicles will drive the next 200 million miles by 2017.

Expanding UPS Green Fleet Travels 200 Million Miles

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(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) March 1, 2011 - UPS announced its fleet of alternative fuel and technology delivery vehicles has driven 200 million miles since 2000.  The alternative fuel fleet (AFV) now numbers more than 1,900 and another 62 vehicles have just been ordered.

The total mileage accumulated by UPS’s “green fleet” is the equivalent of nearly three round trips to Mars or circling the Earth more than 8,600 times. UPS estimates that its fleet of alternative fuel and technology delivery vehicles will drive the next 200 million miles by 2017.

UPS Clearing the Air with New LNG Tractors

Purchase Is Step Toward U.S. Energy Security
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(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) Atlanta, GA - February 22, 2011 - UPS (NYSE: UPS) today announced it has purchased another 48 heavy tractor trucks equipped to run on Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), bolstering its continuing effort to reduce the emissions of its truck fleet while taking a step toward energy security.

US Solar Energy Industry

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A common refrain in Washington is that countries like China and India are winning the battle on clean energy.  It’s an argument that, strangely enough, is used to fuel what are often conflicting arguments—such as whether we should or

Greenwashing in the Oil Industry? Say It's Not True . . .

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In the past two weeks, there has been a lot of press about Chevron’s announcement that that it will sell all four of its US coal mines by the end of the year. The company says it is getting out of coal because the technology for converting coal to liquid won’t be available for another 10-15 years, and that even then technology might not be viable, and that the company will focus on “other operations.” In other words, it’s purely a business decision.

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In the past two weeks, there has been a lot of press about Chevron’s announcement that that it will sell all four of its US coal mines by the end of the year. The company says it is getting out of coal because the technology for converting coal to liquid won’t be available for another 10-15 years, and that even then technology might not be viable, and that the company will focus on “other operations.” In other words, it’s purely a business decision.

The Solution for Unrest in Your Gas Tank

How to Beat the Rising Price of Fuel by Driving Lean and Driving Clean
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The unrest in Egypt has sparked a range of responses around the globe, including a big jump in the price of oil. Egypt is not a major oil producer but its strategic location has raised concern of disruption of oil supplies through the Suez Canal, and concern that the unrest may spread to other countries in the region. Even before the current situation in Egypt the signs of economic recovery in the US and continued rapid growth in China and India was driving the price of oil upward, and some have speculated that 2011 might see the price of oil rise as dramatically as in the summer of 2

Staples Increases Commitment to Renewable Energy with 2011 Sterling Planet Purchase

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(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) FRAMINGHAM, Mass. - Feb. 9, 2011 - Sterling Planet, Inc., a leading national provider of renewable energy and other clean-energy assets, today announced that in 2011 it will supply Staples with renewable energy comprising 50 percent of Staples’ total U.S. electricity usage, more than double the company’s previous annual level.  

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