Caesars Entertainment Becomes First U.S. Company to Receive the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Materiality Matters Check; Follow G4 CORE Guidelines

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability Report "Vibrant Communities" Released
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LAS VEGAS, Dec. 30, 2013 /3BL Media/ – In 2012, Caesars Entertainment Corporation achieved a total savings of approximately 750 million kilowatt-hours since its benchmark-year in 2007, representing an 8.5 percent absolute reduction in electricity and gas. The savings equal enough energy to power a community of more than 30,000 during this period.

New “Flexible” Power Plants Sway to Keep Up with Renewables


Shifting rapidly with the weather, the supply of renewable power can be quite changeable. Most power plants, however, are anything but. Unable to ramp up or down quickly and efficiently, conventional facilities lack the ability to capitalize on a growing influx of wind and solar power to the grid.

Twice as nice for Uncle Ben's Rice: PIA story

Uncle Ben's have used innovative technology to reduce the cooking time of their rice by half which has reduced the average greenhouse gas emissions of preparing this type of rice by 18 percent.
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Since opening the world’s first commercial parboiling rice plant in Houston, Texas, in 1943, we have used innovative technology to reduce the cooking time of our UNCLE BEN'S® rice by half. It now takes 10 minutes to cook, which has reduced the average greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) of preparing this type of rice by 18 percent.

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: A Roadmap Towards Quantifying and Managing Natural Capital Risk


By Ivo Mulder, Liesel van Ast, and Rachel Mountain | 30 August 2013

“Despite mounting evidence, natural capital is hardly accounted for by capital and insurance markets. The Natural Capital Declaration aims to provide solutions.”

New Report: North Dakota Natural Gas Flaring More Than Doubles in Two Years

Ceres’ Analysis Shows North Dakota Oil Industry Burned Off $1 Billion of Natural Gas in 2012; Industry Now Flares $3.6 Million Each Day
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BOSTON, July 29, 2013 /3BL Media/ – The tremendous growth of unconventional oil production in North Dakota has also led to a rapid rise in the production of associated natural gas and natural gas liquids. A new Ceres report reveals that large and growing volumes of this gas are being burned off rather than sold, creating significant economic and environmental impacts.

Union Pacific Talks Safety to Oil and Gas Industry


Union Pacific recently reached out to LaSalle County, Texas, oil and gas industry leaders to garner their support of new public safety initiatives aimed to educate truck drivers on the dangers of an approaching train.

Buck Russel, Union Pacific manager-Public Safety, and Ivan Jaime, Union Pacific director-Border Policy and Public Affairs, met with the LaSalle County Commissioners Court where Russel delivered a rail safety presentation. 

Ich Bin Ein Jenbacher: Massive Gas Engine to Help Germany Power Through Energy Transition


Europe’s beating industrial heart, Germany, will lose as much as fifth of its lifeblood electricity over the next decade as the country pulls the plug on nuclear reactors. A process called Energiewende will replace nuclear power with a combination of electricity from natural gas and renewables.

To Frack or Not To Frack


A recent New York Daily News cartoon features the dilemma faced by New York’s Governor, Andrew Cuomo.



New Study Links Corporate Responsibility Disclosures and Political Contributions in California Oil and Gas Companies; Britain’s Nuclear and Renewables Industries Make Joint Appeal to U.K. Government - Energy Minute for November 16, 2012

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Oil and gas companies in California that make frequent corporate responsibility disclosures and high corporate political campaign contributions provide higher shareholder returns, according to a new study released by the UC Davis School of Management. The study complements previous reports showing that compliance with clean air legislation increased the productivity of refining companies in the state.


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