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Nomination Period Is Open for the 2013 Green Power Leadership Awards

Press Release

March 18, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Sponsored by Center for Resource Solutions (CRS), the Green Power Leadership Awards are competitive awards that recognize outstanding commitments and achievements in the green power marketplace. The CRS Market Development Awards recognize individuals, companies, or other renewable energy industry leaders that are building the market for green power.

eQ Video: Cloquet Mill, The Industry Standard for Environmental Performance

An environmentally responsible paper produced by an environmentally responsible mill in Cloquet, MN
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Nestled in Northern Minnesota, Sappi's Cloquet Mill has one of the lowest carbon footprints of any paper mill in the world. See how Cloquet has become a sustainability marvel through innovations in energy usage, water reclamation, waste reduction and more. Published on March 26, 2012.


How to Introduce Solar Into Your Organization


General Motors is not in the solar game just so we can tout it on our environmental blog.

There are very real benefits to using solar to power parts of our facilities, not the least of which is the fact that it’s better for the environment.

It can save money, too.

Source Intelligence Releases a Series of White Papers Based on its Five Step Process on Conflict Minerals Compliance


Retailers and manufacturers have been asking the question, "Where do we begin to comply with the U.S. regulation on conflict minerals?"

Companies are required to publicly disclose the origin of gold, tin, tantalum and tungsten (3TG) used in their products. However the prospect of surveying and requesting data from every tier 1 supplier is daunting and inefficient.

Source Intelligence relieves this burden with its five step process in Conflict Minerals Compliance:

1. Product Filtering

2. Reasonable Country of Origin Inquiry (RCOI)

3. Due Diligence

“Build vs. Buy” to Address Conflict Minerals Compliance: Critical Cost and Resources Considerations


The 11th hour is here. Thousands of companies in retail, consumer products, electronics, automotive and other impacted industries are making decisions to tackle the issue of conflict minerals within their supply chain now that the first reporting year, which began January 1, 2013, is in full swing. 

Executive Perspective: Daniel Yergin On The Puzzle Of Energy Transitions


By Daniel Yergin, Vice Chairman, IHS, USA; Oil & Gas Community Leader 2012, World Economic Forum

Every year, the World Economic Forum’s Energy Vision tackles a major theme in the energy arena. In Energy Transitions: Past and Future – Energy Vision 2013 the topic is the energy mix – its evolution over time and the challenges for the next transition.

Vote Solar's Adam Browning: A Shining Example

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Listening to the national dialogue on energy policy can be a little discouraging. Not only does it feel like progress is not happening fast enough, it often feels like as a regular person you’re just not going to have any way to influence energy policy. Enter Vote Solar. Vote Solar is a grassroots solar policy advocacy organization that reminds us that all politics is local and that tremendous progress can be made by focusing on local regulatory roadblocks.

Electronics Recycling Industry: Critical Considerations for R2 Certifications


Responsible Recycling, known as R2, is the leading standard for the electronics recycling industry, setting a high bar for practices that protect the environment, human health, safety and the security of the recycling process.

With the recent adoption of the R2 Guidance document, this webinar will touch on:

JustGreen® Lifestyle Carbon Offset Program Now Available Through Momentis

Marketing Company to Offer Carbon Offset Program to Help Curb Global Warming
Press Release

Dallas, March 19, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Momentis, a member of the Just Energy Group of companies, is excited to announce the launch of JustGreen™ Lifestyle, a green energy initiative designed to educate and empower everyone – from students, to families and businesses – to learn more about their impact on the planet and what they can do to curb harmful carbon emissions linked to climate change.

Electronics Manufacturers Optimize Conflict Minerals Compliance Spending Through Product Filtering


Many companies are currently asking themselves how to address the new U.S. regulation on Conflict Minerals. For companies that manufacture thousands of products-such as retailers with name brands-the requirement to publicly disclose the origin of gold, tin, tantalum and tungsten (3TG) used in these products is especially challenging. The prospect of surveying and requesting data from every tier 1 supplier is daunting and inefficient. However, evidence of sufficient due diligence on product mineral origins is an essential requirement for compliance.


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