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China’s cities to benefit from new GHG accounting tool

Various institutions have worked together to create a new greenhouse gas accounting tool that will help China’s cities with their emissions. The new tool, called the “Greenhouse Gas Accounting Tool for Chinese Cities (Pilot Version 1.0), was made to measure and manage the GHG emissions of China’s cities, helping support city officials in making decisions around low-carbon planning and deve...

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Nissan improves carbon footprint of American operations

Automotive giant Nissan has been taking measures to reduce the carbon footprint of their American operations as part of their Nissan Green Program 2016. The Green Program 2016 is a global environmental initiative by Nissan which focuses on reducing environmental impacts of their corporate activities. The automaker seeks to promote and widen the application of innovative green technologies, energy management...

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Alstom to cut Minnesota Power’s emissions

French multinational conglomerate Alstom has signed a contract with Minnesota Power to deliver an emission control system which will help reduce the utility company’s emissions. Alstom’s emission control system, called NID semi-dry flue gas desulphurization, will be delivered to Minnesota Power’s Boswell Energy center’s Unit 4. When installed alongside the 585 megawatt coal-fired unit, the emission control...

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W.R.I. releases its 2011 GHG inventory and sustainability report

The World Resources Institute has just released its report detailing its greenhouse gas emissions and sustainability initiatives for the fiscal year of 2011, revealing an increase in the institute’s emissions. The non-profit organization W.R.I., with its work focusing on the environment and the global climate, has just released its 2011 Greenhouse Gas Inventory and Sustainability Report which shows...

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OwnEnergy becomes first wind developer to join WindMade

A Brooklyn-based community and mid-sized wind project developer has become the first wind developer to join WindMade. WindMade, the global consumer label for companies that use wind energy, announced that OwnEnergy Inc. is one of its newest members. OwnEnergy partners with energy entrepreneurs across America to develop community scale wind projects. Active in seventeen U.S. states, the company is...

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W.W.F. Climate Saver partner Sofidel meets its emissions reduction target

Italian paper manufacturer Sofidel was able to meet its target of cutting carbon dioxide emissions by 11 percent, under the World Wide Fund's Climate Savers Program. Sofidel invested around $33 million over five years in renewable sources such as photovoltaic, hydroelectric, and cogeneration and in improving their energy efficiency to meet their 11 percent reduction target. Signing up for the Climate Savers Program back...

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E.M.P., M.I.E. agreement promotes sustainable shipping technologies

Japan-based eco-friendly and hybrid marine solutions company Eco Marine Power has entered into a commercial agency agreement with the Maritime International Enterprise Company of Greece to promote sustainable shipping technologies. Through the commercial agency agreement, M.I.E. and E.M.P will work together to build relationships with Greek ship owners and shipping lines to assist with the development of further sustainable...

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UPS continues plans to bring down fuel use, emissions of operations

Logistics giant UPS has released their annual sustainability report for 2012. The company announced that they have achieved a reduction in the absolute amount of global greenhouse gas emissions from their operations by 2.1 percent compared to 2011. Other environmental achievements included ground and air fuel savings, increased investments in alternative fuel vehicles, and retooled routes that shaved...

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Major investors call for transparency and GHG reduction within the industry

Major investment firms are calling for transparency in the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions that are associated with their industry’s investments and portfolios. The call to action, which was made in an investor briefing by the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative, was made in order to reduce policy, regulatory, and financial risks associated with GHG emissions when it comes to investments and the...

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India launches initiative to measure and report GHG emissions

World Resources Institute India, The Energy and Resources Institute, and the Confederation of Indian Industry have formally launched a voluntary initiative that will standardize measurement and management of greenhouse gas emissions in India. The voluntary initiative called the India Greenhouse Gas Program was made to promote profitable, sustainable, and competitive business. Specifically, the main objective of the program is to...

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