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GRAPHCOM Joins Green-e Marketplace With 100% Renewable Electricity Purchase

Smyrna, GA–based printer can print with the Green-e Logo to display its commitment to clean energy
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SAN FRANCISCO, December 19, 2012 /3BL Media/ - Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) announced today that GRAPHCOM, an offset and digital printer in Smyrna, GA, joined Green-e® Marketplace after purchasing enough certified renewable energy certificates from U.S.–based generation to meet 100 percent of the total annual electricity needs for its printing facility and headquarters in Smyrna. By participating in Green-e Marketplace, GRAPHCOM can now display the Green-e logo to inform its customers of its commitment to clean, renewable energy.

GE, MetLife and Union Bank to Invest $247 Million in Kansas Wind Farm

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General Electric Co, Metlife Inc and Union Bank said they invested $247 million in a 201-megawatt(MW) wind farm in Kansas.

GE will provide 134 wind turbines to the Post Rock wind farm, commissioned by renewable energy and waste management investor NTR Plc.

The farm will sell power to Westar Energy, the largest electric utility in Kansas.

Videos of Minds + Machines 2012: Unleashing the Industrial Internet

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For decades, technology has connected people and businesses globally. This is just the start. The Internet will also transform global industries, joining human insight with machine intelligence. Bringing minds and machines together has created something wholly new -- the Industrial Internet -- an open, global network that connects machines, people, and data.

For the first time, thought leaders from across business, technology and academia convened an important conversation in San Francisco in late November about the power of the Industrial Internet and why it matters. 

The Motley Fool Corporate Responsibility Spotlight: General Electric

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General Electric (NYSE: GE) is one of the world's largest and most respected companies. From appliances to energy, aviation to finance, this appropriately named conglomerate is one whose reach you might have trouble escaping. The deep-rooted company is the only member of the Dow Jones Industrial Average index that remains from the original 12 in 1896, and it's practically become a symbol for American ingenuity.

SC Johnson Powers Up Wind Energy at Company’s Largest Manufacturing Facility

Company Committed to Ongoing Development of Sustainable Manufacturing
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RACINE, Wis., December 18, 2012 /3BL Media/ - When the blades started spinning today on SC Johnson's two new wind turbines, the company's Waxdale manufacturing facility began to further minimize its dependence on fossil fuels. The addition of the turbines means that products made at Waxdale – trusted brands like Scrubbing Bubbles®, Glade® and Windex® – will now be made using clean energy. The wind turbines will produce about eight million kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity annually, enough to power 700 homes in a year.

Guest Post: Spain Shuts Down Oldest Nuclear Reactor

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The Garona nuclear power plant is shutting down in order to avoid new taxes that would render the plant unprofitable.  Spain is introducing higher taxes on electricity generation as a measure to address an over 24 billion euro ($31 billion) energy tariff deficit after years of selling power below costs.

Hershey Adds Zero-Emission Vehicles to its Corporate Fleet

New project to help Hershey reach 2015 target of reducing GHG emissions by 13%
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HERSHEY, Pa., Dec. 18, 2012 /3BL Media/ - The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) today announced the addition of four new zero-emission Nissan Leaf cars to its corporate fleet, extending Hershey’s commitment to environmental sustainability and energy efficiency. Hershey also installed seven state-of-the-art electric vehicle charging stations at four Hershey, Pa., locations, including upgrading two charging stations already available at Hershey’s® Chocolate World® Attraction.  

GE Buys 2,000 Ford Plug-In Hybrids

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GE announced a collaboration with Ford in which the company will purchase 2,000 new Ford C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrids for its fleet. As part of the collaboration, Ford will jointly market GE’s alternative fuel infrastructure solutions to commercial customers and provide new alternative fuel vehicles for use at GE’s Vehicle Innovation Center.

The two companies will also collaborate with researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology on data collection and analysis on GE’s fleet in an effort to add greater efficiencies to electric driving and charging.

Simon Zadek: Heading over the Carbon Cliff

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We are heading for the edge of the carbon cliff, a far more scary prospect than any fiscal cliff we might imagine or create. And like lemmings, that curious small rodent that migrates in large herds and periodically suffers catastrophic population collapse as they, in hysterical error, cascade over cliff edges, we are rushing towards the precipice with behavioral abandon.

Harris LithoGraphics Joins Green-e Marketplace with 100% Renewable Energy Use

Landover, MD–based printer powers its entire operation with certified wind energy
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SAN FRANCISCO, C.A., December 20, 2012 /3BL Media - Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) announced today that Harris LithoGraphics, a full-service printing company in Landover, MD, has joined Green-e® Marketplace after purchasing enough certified renewable energy certificates from U.S.–based wind energy through Clean Currents, to meet 100 percent of the total annual electricity needs for the printer's entire U.S. operations. By participating in Green-e Marketplace, Harris LithoGraphics  can now display the Green-e logo to inform its customers of its commitment to clean, renewable energy.

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