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GM Pioneers Use of Lightweight Magnesium Sheet Metal

Double-digit fuel economy gains possible with more substitution for steel and aluminum
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DETROIT, October 25, 2012 /3BL Media/ - General Motors is testing an industry-first thermal-forming process and proprietary corrosion resistance treatment for lightweight magnesium sheet metal that will allow increased use of the high-strength alternative to steel and aluminum.

Water Scarcity 101: AT&T Explores The Relationship Between Energy And Water

AT&T teams up with the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) to examine ways to save water in its facilities.
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Water is essential to life, and managing its consumption is critical for the health of future generations. Research shows that within 20 years, domestic demand for water will increase by 40 percent, requiring smart solutions that reduce water use where possible. Environmental Defense Fund and AT&T are exploring both operational and technical opportunities to help protect this vital resource.

Habitat for Humanity Teams Up With PG&E to Revitalize Underserved Neighborhoods

PG&E Commits $300,000 to Fund Home Energy Efficiency Upgrades and Community Building Restoration Projects, Including the Bayview Hunters Point YMCA in San Francisco
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SAN FRANSISCO, October 24, 2012 /3BL Media/ – Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) and Habitat for Humanity announced a new program today that will help bring the utility’s talent, technology and resources to help revive neighborhoods in need in San Francisco, the East Bay and Bakersfield. The program will provide funding and expertise towards weatherization, energy efficiency retrofits and employee volunteer support of neighborhood improvement projects.

MGM Resorts International Continues as Highest Ranking Casino Resort Company on Newsweek Magazine’s List of Greenest Companies Ranking in the Top 125

Ranking at 122 up from 157 and third most highly rated U.S. Hotel & Restaurant Company
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LAS VEGAS, October 24, 2012 /3BL Media/ - For the third consecutive year, MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) has been listed among Newsweek Magazine’s 500 most environmentally responsible companies in the United States—moving up 35 places to 122—and also as the highest ranking company in the casino resort industry.

The company also ranked as the third most highly rated U.S. Hotel & Restaurant Companies.

Investors Ask Congress to Extend Wind Production Tax Credit

Investors Managing $800 Billion in Assets Cite Broad Economic Benefits of Production Tax Credit
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BOSTON, October 24, 2012 /3BL Media/ - Two dozen investors with more than $800 billion in assets under management today called for an immediate extension of the Production Tax Credit (PTC) for renewable power. In a letter delivered to Congressional leaders, investors noted that this critical tax credit creates broad economic benefits, both for wind power producers and their suppliers across the nation. Several of these investors will meet with Congressional staff tomorrow to discuss their support for the credit.

PepsiCo Launches New Facebook-Inspired Carbon Calculator

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For a company like PepsiCo, which oversees more than 20 brands and hundreds of different products around the world, calculating the carbon footprint of just one of its products can take weeks, and at a significant cost to the company. To save time and money, PepsiCo teamed up with researchers from Columbia University’s Earth Institute to create a tool that can measure the carbon footprint of thousands of products all at once.

MGM Resorts International And Aria Resort & Casino Support Motorweek TV’s 32nd Season

Innovative Clean Limousine Fleet figures into Ultimate Automotive Experience
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LAS VEGAS October 17, 2012 /3BL Media/ - MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) and ARIA Resort & Casino at CityCenter have joined withMotorWeek TV, television’s longest-running automotive series, for a major sweepstakes to kick off its season 32 in fall 2012.

The grand prize is a trip for two to Las Vegas to enjoy the Ultimate Automotive Experience, highlighted by a two-night stay at ARIA in early December 2012, and an exotic car drive through Red Rock Canyon in Las Vegas.

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.

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