In the most recent example of brands taking stands, 13 major corporations have written to President Trump urging him to keep the US signed on to the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. The letter, organized by the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, was signed by BP, DuPont, General Mills, Google, Intel, Microsoft, National Grid, Novartis Corporation, PG&E, Schneider Electric, Shell, Unilever and Walmart.
Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany—whose life science business in the U.S. and Canada operates as MilliporeSigma—recently published its 2016 Corporate Responsibility Report. Available online at http://reports.emdgroup.com/2016/cr-report/, the report details the company's activities across the globe in health, environment, and culture & education.
Bechtel Highlights Commitment to Sustainability in 2017 Top CEOs Association Report. The Business Roundtable (BRT) is an association of chief executive officers of leading U.S. companies working to promote sound public policy and a thriving U.S. economy.
New smart meters are being installed throughout the Duke Energy service territories.
These new meters can collect the same data as the old ones, but unlike the old meters that were read once a month, smart meters relay data hourly, giving customers more insight into their energy usage than ever before.
Great innovation. But what happens to the old meters?
In a unique partnership, Duke Energy is working closely with environmentalists, community leaders, business owners and government officials in Asheville, N.C., to produce an energy efficiency plan specifically designed to delay the need for a new electricity generating unit.
Duke Energy has committed to close a half-century-old, coal-fired power plant in Asheville in 2019 – and replace it with a cleaner, natural gas-fired power plant, consisting of two generating units.
Nonprofits like TreeFolks in Texas have restored habitats, planted trees, and engaged volunteers, thanks to the Wells Fargo Environmental Solutions grant program
Mike Valescu loves traveling from his home in Austin, Texas, to nearby Bastrop County, where the air is fresh and he is surrounded by beautiful loblolly pine trees.
So after wildfires in September 2011 charred 34,000 acres there — claiming two lives, obliterating 1,700 homes, and destroying a 6,565-acre ecosystem inside Bastrop State Park — Valescu knew he had to help restore the area to its natural beauty.
ROSEMEAD, Calif., May 2, 2017 /3BL Media/ — Southern California Edison delivered more solar energy to its customers last year than any other utility in the nation, according to rankings compiled by the Smart Electric Power Alliance. The rankings were announced at the alliance’s annual Utility Conference.