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Consumers Energy Announces Clean Energy Breakthrough Goal: 80 Percent Reduction in Carbon Emissions, Zero Coal by 2040

CEO Patti Poppe says it’s a Stand for Protecting the Planet and People of Michigan
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JACKSON, Mich., February 19, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Consumers Energy and CMS Energy today announced Consumers Energy’s plans to meet Michigan’s energy needs reducing carbon emissions by 80 percent and no longer using coal to generate electricity by 2040. The company also said today that more than 40 percent of the energy produced will come from renewable sources and energy storage by 2040.

GM Expands Composting Program at Its Global Headquarters

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General Motors is taking its composting program – one of its most successful examples of circular economy – to a whole new level at its global headquarters located in the Renaissance Center (GMRENCEN) in Detroit.

What started as a compost collection program with select restaurants at the RENCEN has now expanded to include participation from all floors and occupants of the complex. Through this expansion, the automaker hopes to reduce its environmental impact and contribute to the city’s revitalization.  

Tetra Tech Conducts Hawaiʻi State Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Assessment

Assessing vulnerability of Hawaiian Islands to sea level rise and preparing recommendations
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According to a new report released by the State of Hawai‘i, the impact of sea level rise poses an imminent danger to the islands of Hawai‘i, with the potential to cause the loss of roads, utilities, and structures across the state. Tetra Tech developed the “Sea Level Rise Vulnerability & Adaptation Report”—the first statewide assessment of its kind—in conjunction with the State of Hawai‘i Department of Land and Natural Resources, Office of Conservation and Coastal Lands.

EPA Policy Update: Reclassification of Major Sources As Area Sources

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On January 25, 2018, the USEPA issued a guidance memorandum withdrawing the “once in always in” policy for the classification of major sources of hazardous air pollutants under Section 112 of the Clean Air Act (CAA). Within the air compliance and permitting community, this guidance memorandum has been thought of as long overdue.

Read the details in our latest blog.

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Practitioner Spotlight--Owen McKenna

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Antea Group spotlights Owen McKenna, who is based in the Marlborough, MA office. Owen works in sustainability and environmental liability management and is an expert in corporate reporting.

Read Owen’s amusing recollections and what he loves about his job!

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Nestlé® Pure Life® Purified Water Launches New Bottle Made From 100 Percent Recycled Plastic* in North America

Company aims to inspire consumers to recycle by debuting new bottles made entirely from recycled ones
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STAMFORD, Conn. – February 15, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Today, Nestlé® Pure Life® Purified Water, the world's leading bottled water brand, is announcing the introduction of a 700-mL bottle made from 100 percent food grade recycled plastic*, known as rPET. The new package is available starting this month on retail store shelves in North America.

Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Wins 2018 Best New Car Award From Good Housekeeping

Summary: 
  • As the first electrified vehicle in the minivan segment, the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid has an innovative, advanced hybrid powertrain and achieves 84 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) in electric-only mode and 33 miles of all-electric range.
  • Good Housekeeping screened more than 100 new vehicles, narrowing it down to the top 25 for further testing before choosing the top 12 new vehicles.
  • New vehicles were rated on safety, value, handling, design, comfort and technology.
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  • As the first electrified vehicle in the minivan segment, the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid has an innovative, advanced hybrid powertrain and achieves 84 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) in electric-only mode and 33 miles of all-electric range.
  • Good Housekeeping screened more than 100 new vehicles, narrowing it down to the top 25 for further testing before choosing the top 12 new vehicles.
  • New vehicles were rated on safety, value, handling, design, comfort and technology.

3 Ways to Get Full Benefits of Your Fair Trade Roses

What’s in it for you to buy healthier-sourced roses this Valentine's Day? Maybe more than you think.
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No doubt about it, a huge advantage of Fair Trade Certified roses, at least for those of us buying them, is ease of selection.

What Do You Dare to Repair?

HP | Dare to Repair: 3D Printed Part Contest
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by Nate Hurst, Chief Sustainability and Social Impact Officer at HP

BIER Figures as Key Driver in Sustainability Efforts for Leading Beverage Companies

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The Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) works to advance the beverage sector’s environmental sustainability through the collaboration of our members, our best practice development, and the tools we provide to the sector and beyond. We are pleased to see that mission in action, as seen most recently in the news for several leading beverage companies: Absolut Vodka and the Carlsberg Group.

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