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Solar Powered: Enactus Students use Solar Power to Change Lives in South Africa

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 "As members of Enactus, these entrepreneurial students transform discarded resources into a sustainable business model that's relieving pressure on peoples' wallets and cleaning up their community."

―J.P. Bilbrey, CEO and President of The Hershey Company, talking about Enactus students from CIDA City Campus in Johannesburg, South Africa. Their project, Izenzozomusa makes hot water accessible through solar power.

Verizon On Track to Be No. 1 Solar-Power Producer Among U.S. Comm. Companies

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Verizon announced today that it will invest nearly $40 million to expand the on-site green energy program that it launched in 2013. This year, Verizon will install 10.2 megawatts of new solar power systems at eight Verizon network facilities in five states — California, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York. This investment nearly doubles the amount of renewable power generated by solar energy systems installed at six Verizon facilities last year.

Growing Up Green: Rob Threlkeld’s Route to Manager of Renewable Energy

You could say Rob Threkeld's path to managing GM's global renewable energy strategy began with a love for pancakes.
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When Rob Threlkeld was in second grade, he learned that acid rain affected the production of maple syrup.

As a kid without a fully developed worldview, this stuck with Rob because he loved pancakes.

Years later, he’s one of the few within General Motors who knew exactly what he wanted to do from a young age.

“That discussion about the impact on something simple like a breakfast topping really impacted me as a young kid,” said Rob. “It blossomed into something more when Mrs. O’Neal taught us about global warming in the 5thgrade.”

GM Adds 3 Acres of Solar Arrays in Michigan

Company also earns solar industry recognition for Smart Grid project
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BOSTON, MA, June 24, 2014 /3BL Media/ – General Motors is increasing its renewable energy use with 3 acres of new solar arrays at two Michigan facilities.

Solar Powered: Providing Hot Water

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Solar Powered

JP Bilbrey, the President & CEO of The Hershey Company, shares how Enactus students in South Africa are soaking up the sun to make hot water accessible. To learn more visit http://enactus.org/seeopportunity/.

 

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Why Volkswagen Loves Sunshine Big Time

Carmaker uses energy from some of the largest photovoltaic plants
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This is the second part of a series on highlights from the brandnew Volkswagen Group Sustainability Report 2013 - the summary of our efforts to strike a balance between resource efficiency, economic stability, and social responsibility.

Volkswagen cares about the environment. Part of it is our push to use more energy from renewable sources.

The group now already obtains around one third of its electricity from green power.

That’s why we love sunshine - at several our our factories, the sun helps to make cars greener from the start.

Read on - or go directly to the sustainability report

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This is the second part of a series on highlights from the brandnew Volkswagen Group Sustainability Report 2013 - the summary of our efforts to strike a balance between resource efficiency, economic stability, and social responsibility.

Volkswagen cares about the environment. Part of it is our push to use more energy from renewable sources.

The group now already obtains around one third of its electricity from green power.

That’s why we love sunshine - at several our our factories, the sun helps to make cars greener from the start.

Read on - or go directly to the sustainability report

Volkswagen Pushes Green Power

Carmaker obtains one third electric energy from renewables
Summary: 

This is the first part of a series on highlights from the brandnew Volkswagen Group Sustainability Report 2013.

The report shows how Volkswagen cares about the environment. We don’t just say it, we mean it.

That’s why we not only improve the energy efficiency of our vehicles constantly, but also make our production 25 percent more eco-friendly until 2018 (based on figures for 2010).

One important part of that effort is to push the use of renewable energy – not only from one source, but from many different sources.

Making cars greener from the start. The group now already obtains around one third of its electricity from renewable sources.

Read on - or go directly to the sustainability report

 

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This is the first part of a series on highlights from the brandnew Volkswagen Group Sustainability Report 2013.

The report shows how Volkswagen cares about the environment. We don’t just say it, we mean it.

That’s why we not only improve the energy efficiency of our vehicles constantly, but also make our production 25 percent more eco-friendly until 2018 (based on figures for 2010).

One important part of that effort is to push the use of renewable energy – not only from one source, but from many different sources.

Making cars greener from the start. The group now already obtains around one third of its electricity from renewable sources.

Read on - or go directly to the sustainability report

 

How One TD Leader Made His Home Net Zero Energy

by Peter van Dijk, Senior Vice President, Finance, TD Bank group
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If I'm honest it started as a joke. It was April Fool's Day, and with a straight face I said to the guy who had installed the 40 solar panels on the roof of my home in Oakville, Ontario, that I would now like to have a wind turbine installed. I thought I'd be greeted with a look that said, "This one's a bit of a nutter," but instead Mihai gave me the name of a company that specialized in home wind turbines.

The List: 7 Ways to Incorporate Solar Power Into Your Life

Harness the sun to power a wide range of things you use every day.
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It’s free, it’s easily accessible, and its production is clean… it’s surprising that solar power is not more widely used. Advances in technology mean that it’s easier to manufacture solar panels, which makes them more affordable to consumers, and today’s solar panels can harness more energy with a smaller surface space.

Adam Browning: Solar Strides

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The signs of solar power becoming a truly self-sustaining industry are manifold: Solar manufacturing costs fell by between 70 and 80 per cent from 2007 to 2012 while at the same time, the efficiency rates of solar panels continue to improve. But this success has also led to pushback from many of our nation’s utilities.

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