Owens-Illinois, Inc. today announced that its new world headquarters building in Perrysburg, Ohio, has been awarded silver LEED certification, recognizing it as a truly environmentally-friendly structure.
Research carried out by scientists from Earthwatch, the international environmental charity, has reinforced the urgent need to protect Europe’s remaining peat bogs.
The governments of the United States, Brazil and the European Union (EU)—the world’s major producers of biofuels—today released an analysis of current biofuel specifications with the goal of facilitating expanded trade of these renewable energy sources. Spurred by increased market demands, this report was solicited by the U.S. and Brazilian governments and the European Commission (EC) on behalf of the EU, with the work conducted by an international group of fuel standards experts.
A team of scientists representing six international institutions, including Texas A&M University, has succeeded in reaching the summit of Antarctica – also a monumental achievement for ground-based astronomy -- to establish a new astronomical observatory at Dome Argus on the highest point of the Antarctic Plateau.
Changing and growing markets have renewed interest and research on guayule and lesquerella, two native Big Bend plants that might be grown in other parts of Texas, a Texas AgriLife Research scientist said.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized Lockheed Martin for the company's leading green power purchase and participation in the agency's Green Power Partnership. Three Lockheed Martin facilities have been named in the agency's Fortune 500 Green Power Challenge List, which recognizes corporations that reduce environmental impacts associated with electricity use.
Americans for Balanced Energy Choices (ABEC) today released a statement supporting the permitting of two Duke Energy coal-fueled power plants, the Cliffside Steam Station in North Carolina and the Edwardsport Station in Indiana. Both plants will incorporate advanced technologies to help reduce air emissions while providing critical electricity generation for both regions.
Georgia Power recently signed an agreement with TOTO USA, Inc. to begin providing the company with Green Energy(R). Under the terms of the agreement, TOTO USA, Inc. has agreed to purchase 480,000 kilowatt-hours of Green Energy.
EPA and its water and wastewater partners are learning more and doing more to confront serious challenges related to rising energy costs. A new guidance, Ensuring a Sustainable Future: An Energy Management Guidebook for Wastewater and Water Utilities, will help utilities systematically assess their current energy costs and practices, set measurable performance improvement goals, and monitor and measure their progress over time.
More environmentally friendly Verizon sedans will soon be making their way through California's communities. Ten hybrid sedans will replace traditional vehicles in Verizon's local fleet, for an estimated annual reduction in carbon emissions of more than 26 metric tons.
Electron Solar Energy, an international distributor of alternative energy systems, announced today that the company has been awarded an order for 100 complete renewable solar energy systems for the Haitian Medical industry. The Company has already received full payment, which is valued in the low six-figures. The systems will help to refrigerate critical medications and vaccines used to protect children against disease.
The Chubb Group of Insurance Companies has joined the American Council On Renewable Energy and the U.S. Green Building Council in an effort to better serve the needs of its commercial customers and support the development of the alternative energy marketplace.
Applied Materials, Inc. today announced that it has acquired Baccini S.p.A., a leading supplier of automated metallization and test systems for manufacturing crystalline silicon (c-Si) photovoltaic (PV) cells.
Alcoa announced today that its Kawneer business, the leading manufacturer of architectural aluminum building products and systems for commercial construction, has launched its 2008 sustainability campaign, reinforcing Kawneer’s commitment to the green movement and highlighting its range of sustainable products.
The past is no longer a reliable base on which to plan the future of water management. So says a new perspectives piece written by a prominent group of hydrologists and climatologists, to be published Feb. 1 in Science magazine, that calls for fundamental changes to the science behind water planning and policy.