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GE, Clean Energy Fuels Partner to Expand Natural Gas Highway

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GE and Clean Energy Fuels announced a collaboration to expand the infrastructure for natural gas transportation in the United States.

The agreement supports Clean Energy's efforts in developing America's Natural Gas Highway, a fueling network that will enable trucks to operate on liquefied natural gas coast to coast and border to border.

GM’s Lockport Plant Achieves Landfill-Free Status

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LOCKPORT, N.Y., Novmeber 29, 2012 /3BL Media/ - General Motors’ Components Holdings Lockport plant is the automaker’s 103rd facility to achieve landfill-free status, reusing, recycling or converting to energy all waste from its daily operations.

Net Impact Conference 2012: Insights from a Devoted MBA Student

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Guest post by Carley Klekas

The Net Impact Conference this year in Baltimore served as an inspiration for those engaged in corporate responsibility and sustainability. The event drew over 2,700 business leaders, students, and sustainability professionals ready accelerate their impact and connect with each other in order to move swiftly towards the security of a thriving future.

Driving Change in What We Drive

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For better or for worse, cars are not leaving the American landscape anytime soon. The automobile is woven into the cultural fabric of our country like nothing else. But we also know that the status quo is not sustainable.

The Lemelson Foundation Announces $24 Million to Inspire and Educate the Next Generation of Inventors

Grants to the Lemelson-MIT Program and National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance support educational efforts and other activities that will leverage invention’s ability to stimulate the economy
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PORTLAND, OR, November 29, 2012 /3BL Media/ - Today, The Lemelson Foundation announced it is awarding more than $24 million to two organizations in order to inspire and educate the next generation of inventors with the knowledge and skills necessary to transform their ideas into inventions and those inventions into enterprises that improve lives and stimulate the economy.

HP Named Among Environmental Sustainability Leaders

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(Contributed by Gabi Zedlmayer, Vice President of HP’s Office of Sustainability and Social Innovation)

HP has once again been ranked among the top companies in the world for its sustainability efforts in two major environmental reports.

NativeEnergy Launches International Carbon Offset Partnership that Provides Safe Water and Cuts CO2 Pollution

Collaboration with Triple Quest will reduce more than 500,000 tons of CO2; first project will bring clean water to more than 20,000 Kenyans
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BURLINGTON, Vt. / GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., November 29, 2012 /3BL Media/ - NativeEnergy, a leading provider of carbon offsets, is launching a program that combines clean water with carbon reductions in Kenya, Ghana, Ethiopia, and other developing countries.

All-New 2013 Fiat 500e Recharges the Electric Vehicle (EV) Segment with Italian Style and Performance

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  • All-new 2013 Fiat 500e electrifies the Cinquecento lineup with even more innovation and style, plus up to an estimated 116 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) city and 100 MPGe highway of pure battery-electric power and zero tailpipe emissions
  • Fiat 500e is designed to keep electric vehicle (EV) ownership simple with its familiar no-nonsense design, convenience features and intelligently integrated approach to battery-electric technology
  • More than 80 miles of estimated range, with city driving range typically greater than 100 miles
  • World-class handling and braking for an EV that adds to the FIAT brand's lineup of vehicles with highly engaging driving dynamics
  • Arriving in the second quarter of 2013 to FIAT Studios in California
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  • All-new 2013 Fiat 500e electrifies the Cinquecento lineup with even more innovation and style, plus up to an estimated 116 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) city and 100 MPGe highway of pure battery-electric power and zero tailpipe emissions
  • Fiat 500e is designed to keep electric vehicle (EV) ownership simple with its familiar no-nonsense design, convenience features and intelligently integrated approach to battery-electric technology
  • More than 80 miles of estimated range, with city driving range typically greater than 100 miles
  • World-class handling and braking for an EV that adds to the FIAT brand's lineup of vehicles with highly engaging driving dynamics
  • Arriving in the second quarter of 2013 to FIAT Studios in California

GM, ABB Demonstrate Chevrolet Volt Battery Reuse Unit

World’s first use of electric vehicle batteries for energy storage nears grid testing
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SAN FRANCISCO, November 28, 2012 /3BL Media/ - General Motors and ABB today showed the next stage in battery reuse, the repackaging of five used Chevrolet Volt batteries into a modular unit capable of providing two hours of electricity needed by three to five average American homes.

Toyota 2012 North American Environmental Report

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Welcome to Toyota's 2012 North American Environmental Report. Here you will find information about our environmental activities in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

Information, data and stories cover all aspects of the vehicle life cycle—research and development, manufacturing, logistics and sales. We also describe our relationships with suppliers and dealerships, as well as how we support environmental stewardship and education initiatives.

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