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Investors Call on Canadian Oil Sands Producers to Improve Environmental and Social Performance

$2 Trillion Group of Investors Propose Higher Standards for Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Water Management, Land Reclamation and Consultations with First Nations
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BOSTON, Mass., October 22, 2012 /3BL Media/ – As presidential candidates spar over the issue of North American energy independence, a group of 49 investors with $2 trillion in assets under management are calling on Canadian oil sands developers to dramatically reduce the environmental and social impact of their operations by lowering greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, managing water use, promoting land reclamation and consulting fully with First Nations and other communities affected by oil sands projects.

October 19 Event Celebrates School Wind Energy Projects, Built With Carbon Funding From CLIF Bar, AVEDA, Ben & Jerry’s, And REVERB

Performance Services and NativeEnergy continue record of bringing wind energy to Indiana
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KOKOMO, Ind., October 19, 2012 /3BL Media/ – Today, Northwestern School Corporation, NativeEnergy, and Performance Services (PSI) are celebrating the installation of a 900kW wind turbine on the Northwestern High School campus. The turbine—one of three Indiana school wind projects PSI and NativeEnergy are co-operating on—will power school buildings and cut greenhouse gas pollution.

FedEx Express Breaks Ground On Solar At Newark International Airport

By Eliot Caroom/The Star-Ledger October 17, 2012
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FedEx Express will break ground today on a huge new solar array at its facilities by Newark Liberty International Airport.

"It’s about finding diverse sources of energy as we seek to operate more efficiently," said Mitch Jackson, the company’s vice president of environmental affairs, in an interview yesterday.

Jackson said the project, which will cover 3.5 acres of buildings at the airport, will supply 15 percent of the facility’s power needs at a lower cost than the energy currently provided from the grid.

BSR Insight | The Future of Fuels Forecast

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By Eric Olson, Senior Vice President, Advisory Services, BSR

This post first appeared in the BSR Insight.

GE Helps Use Information and Communications Technology to Create Cohesive, Sustainable Cities

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More than half of the world's population lives in urban areas, and countries such as India and China are in need of hundreds of additional cities to accommodate growing populations. People in many cities suffer from inadequate transportation, sub-standard buildings, lack of sanitation, and poor public safety, highlighting the need for sustainable and livable urban planning.

At 20, Investors' Circle Gets Its Groove Back

Network investments in 2012 reach pre-recession levels
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By David Bank - ImpactIQ.org

Investor’s Circle, the 20-year-old network of mission-driven angel investors, has survived the long economic slowdown and a rough organizational patch and appears poised to have its best year since 2006.

That’s good news for social ventures, for whom early-stage capital remains tough to obtain, despite the new conventional wisdom around impact investing that there’s somehow “too much money” chasing too few investable deals.

// Tom Rand on Leadership and Climate Change

“The Frog in the Hot Water Effect”
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According to Tom Rand, Managing Director at MaRS Cleantech Fund and author of “Kick the Fossil Fuel Habit”, we now have no choice but to rapidly “de-carbon” our economy. “This is the global, industrial economy’s end-game,” he says, adding that paring down on our carbon diet will be the most difficult thing modern humankind has ever attempted to do – “it makes putting a man on the moon look like a cakewalk”.

FedEx Talks Fuel Economy, Sustainability at Green Fleet Conference

By Greg Basich, Contributor
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SCHAUMBURG, IL - FedEx has improved fuel economy by 16.6% and is on track to meet its goal of reducing fuel consumption by 20% from its 2005 baseline, said Mitch Jackson, Environmental Affairs & Sustainability, during a keynote speech last week during the 2012 Green Fleet Conference.

 

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SCHAUMBURG, IL - FedEx has improved fuel economy by 16.6% and is on track to meet its goal of reducing fuel consumption by 20% from its 2005 baseline, said Mitch Jackson, Environmental Affairs & Sustainability, during a keynote speech last week during the 2012 Green Fleet Conference.

 

Where Is Climate Change in Energy Debate?

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By Carol Pierson Holding

Last week’s Presidential debate was supposed to showcase the differences between President Obama and his challenger, Mitt Romney. But between Romney’s radical move to the center and Obama’s lackluster performance, the two seemed to agree more than they disagreed.

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