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Tesla has been thriving on much success lately – its stock price is up to $91 since exceeding analyst expectations in its first quarter of profit. It’s getting kudos all over the place for gaining traction on its electric car, including getting 99 out of 100 possible points from Consumer Reports for its Model S Sedan. But there’s one [...]
Morocco is embarking on the first of a series of mammoth solar plants that in total will raise renewable energy to 42% of its mix by 2020. The country plans to build five huge solar plants that all come online in 2020, as well as a string of wind farms along the coast. The first solar [...]
“Give me a little data and I’ll tell you a little. Give me a lot of data and I’ll save the world,” says Darrell Smith, who heads Facilities and Energy for Microsoft. To transform Microsoft’s buildings into a cohesive ”smart campus,” Smith was among those who realized some 30,000 sensors had been installed by various vendors over the years - it [...]
One industry that’s been making great strides on sustainability in recent years is the sports industry. We’ve been treated to an increasing number of stadiums that are net-zero energy, producing more energy from solar and wind than the stadium needs. Here’s the incredible Kaohsiung World Stadium in Taiwan, which opened in 2009. The largest stadium in the country [...]
Dubai has passed a law that makes green building practices mandatory in the construction industry, and certain products, including solar water heaters will be required for all buildings. The law goes into effect next year, and the Building Department has launched training programs to assist implementation, “Be Educated on Green Buildings.” Training is being offered to [...]
Patagonia, one of the most enduring stand-out leaders on corporate sustainability, is launching a venture capital fund to invest in future leaders. Starting with $20 million, Patagonia will invest in companies that share its environmental values with a focus on five areas: clothing, food, water, energy, and waste. Dubbed ”$20 Million & Change,” the fund will make investments [...]
For the fourth year, the Princeton Review has released a guidebook that profiles the greenest colleges in the US. “The Princeton Review’s Guide to 322 Green Colleges: 2013 Edition” is produced in collaboration with the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Schools included in the guide scored high on Princeton Review’s “green rating” system, which [...]
Thomson Reuters is launching a family of environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) indices, the first new indexes in our field for years. Back in the mid-2000s they were trendy, with about a dozen launching in the space of a few years. Thomson Reuters Corporate Responsibility Indices are being developed with S-Network Global Indexes, a specialist index design firm, “as an objective [...]
Verizon announced that it will invest $100 million in solar and fuel cells to supply power for 19 facilities in seven states. A variety of buildings, including corporate offices, call centers, data centers are involved in the project, intended to help Verizon meet its target of cutting carbon intensity – carbon emissions produced per terabyte of data flowing through its networks - 50% by [...]
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