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CELESA HORVATH

Each year since 2009, the National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) hosts the Pacific Energy Summit, an invitation-only event that “convenes leaders from government, business, and research to explore innovative solutions to the dual challenges of rising energy demand and climate change.  By bridging the commercial, public, and nonprofit sectors, the Summit informs policy and inspires collaboration to help support sustainable economic development.”  

PG&E Ranked Among Top Utilities For Sustainability Efforts

Target Rock Advisors Recognizes Utility’s Performance on Economic, Environmental and Social Sustainability
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SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., April 3, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) announced today that it has been named one of the nation’s three most sustainable large utilities by Target Rock Advisors, and has also been included in Target Rock’s 2013 Sustainable Utility Leaders Index (SULI).

Sustainable Transportation Case Studies Released by Leonardo Academy

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Madison, WI, March 26, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Leonardo Academy announced the launching of a new series of case studies to underline the environmental and economical benefits of sustainability projects undertaken by the nonprofit in the transportation sector. These case studies illustrate the variety of diesel vehicles and industries that Leonardo Academy has impacted and briefly discusses the strategies that were implemented to meet project goals.  

American Honda Installs Stationary Fuel Cell System that Will Produce a Megawatt of Clean Energy, Reduce CO2

The new system will offset electricity usage on the Torrance campus by 25 percent
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Torrance, Calif., March 22, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Continuing its efforts to reduce the  environmental footprint of its operations, American Honda Motor Co., Inc. today announced the installation of a new fuel cell system on its Torrance, California campus that will produce one megawatt of clean, reliable energy, and significantly reduce CO2 emissions from Honda’s operations in the region.

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.

 

Akerson Calls for Consumer-Driven National Energy Policy

Summary: 
  • Auto industry should play key role as major users of transportation energy
  • GM committed to saving 12 billion gallons of fuel over life of vehicles it builds between 2011 and 2017
  • Urges development of 30-year policy framework for energy security

 

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  • Auto industry should play key role as major users of transportation energy
  • GM committed to saving 12 billion gallons of fuel over life of vehicles it builds between 2011 and 2017
  • Urges development of 30-year policy framework for energy security

 

LG Named 2013 EPA Energy Star Partner of the Year

EPA Recognizes LG for Protecting Environment through Manufacturing, Promoting Energy-Efficient Products for a Second Consecutive Year
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March 6, 2013 /3BL Media/ - LG Electronics, a global technology leader in consumer electronics and home appliances and member of the Climate Counts Industry Innovator program, has been named 2013 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  This is the second year in a row that LG has earned this coveted award for its efforts to manufacture and promote energy-efficient products to consumers.

VIDEO: PG&E Transforming Educational Experience of UC Merced Engineering Students

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MERCED — For Bezait Ali, coming to the University of California, Merced, and studying environmental engineering looked like a window to her future.

The school opened in 2005, the newest UC campus. And the College of Engineering had just received a $1 million grant from PG&E, which meant funding for new facilities like the Engineering Service Learning Lab and other student projects.

SFPNA Sustainability Report 2012: Energy and Emissions

Ongoing public concerns about climate change, energy security and economic conditions keep energy use and greenhouse gas emissions top of mind for our key stakeholders.
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Energy is the third largest draw on our operating costs behind wood fiber and chemicals.

As such, we hold a long-standing commitment to control energy usage. Environmental impact is affected not only by the amount of energy, but also by the type of energy consumed. SFPNA has made significant effort to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to separate our operations from the volatility of energy prices.

SFPNA Sustainability Report 2012: Sustainability as a Business Strategy

At SFPNA, sustainable development is an inseparable element of our overall business strategy.Everything we do—from employee engagement activities to the implementation of new technology—is centered on positioning our business for the long term.
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By integrating social and environmental goals with financial goals, we have reduced our operating costs, secured a talented workforce, strengthened our company’s brand value and attracted investment.

Our achievements reflected throughout this report are the result of numerous efforts across all three of our business units—coated papers, release papers and market pulp. Each business unit has contributed toward key business initiatives, from procurement of energy and materials through manufacturing and efficient distribution of our products.

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