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National Waste Associations Comment on Proposed Revisions to EPA Greenhouse Gas Regulations

National Waste & Recycling Association, Solid Waste Association of North America offer comments
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The National Waste & Recycling Association (NW&RA) and the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) submitted joint comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Dec. 1, applauding its attempt to reduce greenhouse gases through its Clean Power Plan proposal while expressing concern about possible regulatory overreach.

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The National Waste & Recycling Association (NW&RA) and the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) submitted joint comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Dec. 1, applauding its attempt to reduce greenhouse gases through its Clean Power Plan proposal while expressing concern about possible regulatory overreach.

Norfolk Southern Achieves Leadership in Carbon Disclosure with Best-Ever Score

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Norfolk, VA.,September 29, 2014 /3BL Media / - Norfolk Southern Corp. (NYSE: NSC) earned recognition recently from environmental nonprofit CDP as a marketplace leader in carbon disclosure, reflecting the railroad’s broad integration of sustainable business practices into daily operations.

Keeping Score: Countries Ranked on Sustainability - The Minute

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A couple of scorecards that rank countries on their sustainability efforts have been released. The fourth Annual Global Green Economy Index, compiled by Dual Citizen, evaluates economic indicators and datasets on leadership on climate change, support of efficiency sectors, market facilitation, investment in green technology and management of ecosystems and natural capital. The top five ranked countries were Sweden, Norway, Costa Rica, Germany, and Denmark, all of which are well on the way to reducing their use of fossil fuels and cutting greenhouse gas emissions.

Costa Cruises Releases Results of Its Three-Year ‘Sustainable Cruise’ Project Aboard Costa Pacifica

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October 7, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Costa Cruises has released the results of a three-year Sustainable Cruise Project co-funded by the European Commission within the framework of the LIFE program. Begun in September 2011 aboard Costa Pacifica, the pilot project tested and evaluated shipboard waste-management models and techniques that conformed to the European Directive on Waste, which is based on the “Three Rs”: Reduce, Reuse, 
Recycle. 
 

HP Announces Goal to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Product Portfolio

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This year’s Climate Week events in New York City served as the perfect backdrop for several announcements HP made regarding steps it is taking to reduce carbon emissions and mitigate the business risks of climate change.

As part of ongoing efforts to lower its carbon footprint across all phases of its business, HP announced a goal to reduce the emissions intensity of its product portfolio(1) by 40 percent by 2020 compared to 2010 levels.(2)

HP Announces Goal to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Product Portfolio

With latest initiative, HP becomes only global IT company to set carbon reduction goals for entire value chain
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PALO ALTO, Calif., September 24, 2014 /3BL Media/ — As part of ongoing efforts to lower its carbon footprint across all phases of its business, HP today announced a goal to reduce the emissions intensity of its product portfolio(1) by 40 percent by 2020 compared to 2010 levels.(2)

With this announcement, HP becomes the only global IT company to have set carbon reduction goals for all three parts of its value chain—operations, supply chain and product portfolio.

UN Report Paints Dark Picture of Climate Change Effects On World Economy - The Minute

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A draft of a forthcoming United Nations report on the effects of climate change paints a dark future for the global economy. It finds that the failure to take action has made large-scale climatic shifts inevitable. These shifts will result in catastrophic weather events that will have severe effects on the global economy: slow economic growth, scarcity of resources, disruptions in supply chains, increased poverty, and general business uncertainty.

More Choices Help Lower Household Carbon Emissions

Terrapass Introduces Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) For the Individual Customer It’s Not Just for Businesses Anymore!
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SAN FRANCISCO, August, 26, 2014 /3BL Media/ - The average US household consumes around 11 MWHs of electricity annually; the emissions that are generated are equivalent to cutting down 194 trees. With these figures it is important to find ways to support clean energy that helps sustain our planet. By expanding its Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) portfolio, Terrapass is pleased to be able to offer a REC option to individual customers, in addition to their carbon offsets on Terrapass.com.

Beijing Looking to Become a Leader in Sustainable Transport Among Chinese Cities

Workshop examines the potential for new initiatives to combat air pollution and improve quality of life
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Fueled by rapid motorization and urbanization, adverse impacts from the growing urban transport sector in Beijing are looming large. Looking ahead, preparing the city for five million additional residents by 2020 and simultaneously promoting economic growth, providing safe and efficient accessibility, and reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and air pollution presents huge challenges and opportunities for city leaders. Sustainable transport can contribute to each of these targets, helping establish Beijing as a leader in healthy, people-centered urbanization.

Electric Vehicle Charging Sparks Cisco Employees to Reduce Carbon Footprint

by Austin Belisle
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James Lynch’s Nissan Leaf bolts down a shady street in San Jose, California, hardly making a noise as it zips between lanes at 40 miles per hour. With the quick flick of the transmission and a forceful press of a foot, the powder-blue car jumps ahead on the smooth pavement with the force of a small sports car. This isn’t a Mustang, though.

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