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Bloomberg Announces $64 Million in New Funding to Move America Beyond Coal as Trump EPA Tries to Prop up Dead End Fuel Source

Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C., October 11, 2017 /3BL Media/ – One day after the Trump Administration formally announced its plans to rescind the Clean Power Plan, the Obama Administration’s climate change policy that has been held up in federal court, Michael R. Bloomberg announced a new commitment of $64 million to support the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal campaign and other organizations working to advance the U.S. clean energy market at the state and local level.

New Study Reaffirms Newmont Tailings Responsibly Managed at Buyat Bay in Indonesia

Blog

A recently published report, coordinated by the Government of Indonesia’s Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education, concluded that Newmont’s former Mesel gold mine in North Sulawesi, Indonesia – which ceased production in 2004 – responsibly managed tailings disposal at the operation.

TD and Bloomberg BNA Bring Industry Leaders Together to Discuss Transition to Low-Carbon Economy

Article

TD Bank Group and Bloomberg BNA recently launched a two-year program, the TD-Bloomberg Sustainable Dialogues, that will host a series of dialogues to bring together industry leaders to talk about what it will take to meet 2030 targets and transition to a low-carbon economy. The series kicked off at the Bloomberg Sustainable Business Summit in Toronto on September 27, 2017, with over 20 speakers at the event from industry, government and not-for-profit. The summit was a uniquely Canadian conversation exploring key topics, such as:

The Ray prepares for Troup County Growth

By Alicia B. Hill
Article

Much has changed in just over three years since The Ray beautification and energy efficiency project was proposed for the section of Interstate 85 that passes through Troup County.

Can One Highway Drive the Future?

Multimedia with summary

This is a video from the VERGE Talk that Allie Kelly and Harriet Langford participated in at #VERGE17, put on by @GreenBiz. 

Click here to watch the video and learn all about #TheRay.

Decades of Clean Energy Use Fuels GM’s RE100 Commitment

Blog

All of GM’s Ohio and Indiana facilities – including the assembly plants that build the Chevrolet Cruze and Silverado and GMC Sierra light-duty pickup trucks – will meet 100 percent of their electricity needs through wind power. Once the turbines come online by the end of 2018, renewable energy will power 20 percent of GM’s global electricity use.

Sustainability Pays, Says Wal-Mart & Some of Its Suppliers in PBS Newshour Interviews

G&A's SustainabilityHighlights (28.9.2017)
Newsletter

As part of the PBS series, "Peril and Promise: The Challenge of Climate Change," the network's NewsHour reported on how a few large U.S. companies are doing their part to meet climate change challenges...and prospering...even as the Trump White House continues to move toward withdrawal from the historic Paris Agreement (COP 21).

Italian Students Become "Guardians of the Coast" With Carnival Corporation's Costa Crociere Foundation

A citizen science project promoted by Costa Crociere Foundation, in collaboration with MIUR, OLPA and the School of Robotics in Genoa, involving more than 200 Italian high schools
Press Release

September 22, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Making young people more aware about protecting the sea and the Italian coastline is the idea behind the "Guardians of the Coast", the citizen science project promoted by Costa Crociere Foundation, which aims to create a long-term environmental snapshot of Italy's coastline, from Liguria to Friuli Venezia Giulia, as well as Sardinia and Sicily, with the active participation of teachers and students from over 200 Italian high schools

Trends in Integrated LNG and Gas Generation: A Timely Consideration for Indonesia and the Philippines

Planning for Liquefied Natural Gas Terminals and Gas-Fired Gen Can Balance Power Gen Mix in Asia
Article

For growing maritime nations like Indonesia and the Philippines, planning for integrated liquefied natural gas (LNG) receiving terminals and gas-fired generation is a timely solution to balance the power generation mix and help meet 2015 Conference of Parties (COP21) commitments.

Both nations are vast archipelagos together totaling some 350 million people. Prospects for economic growth remain strong while full electrification remains a focused goal for both nations. 

Mary Barra Outlines GM’s Road Map for Safer, Better and More Sustainable Transportation Solutions

China is playing key role in company’s strategy
Press Release

SHANGHAI, September 15, 2017 /3BL Media/ – General Motors Chairman and CEO Mary Barra hosted a press conference today in Shanghai to discuss GM’s road map for the future of personal mobility. The company’s goal is to address the challenges such as crashes, pollution and congestion that have come with growing urbanization.

According to Barra, “By working together, we can solve these challenges and deliver safer, better and more sustainable transportation solutions for all of our customers.”

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