A new survey conducted by the UK-based Carbon Disclosure Project finds that for the first time a majority of the world’s largest public corporations are including steps to combat climate change as part of their business strategies.
In a survey of 396 of the world’s 500 largest (more…)
As global agricultural companies turn to Africa, a U.S. firm is planning a massive oil palm plantation in Cameroon that it says will benefit local villagers. But critics argue that the project would destroy some of the key remaining forests in the West African nation and threaten species-rich reserves. (more…)
Internet search giant Google says that it consumed about 2.26 billion kilowatt hours of electricity last year, equal to the energy used in 200,000 homes.
But while that represents an enormous amount of energy, Google says the services supported by its expanding data centers reduce energy use globally (more…)
Concrete is the most widely used building material for residential and commercial buildings. From its humble origins in Roman times, this mixture of Portland cement, aggregate, water, and chemical additives is now a $35 billion industry in the US alone, employing over two million workers. However, when it comes to (more…)
PG&E, Pacific Gas and Electric, provides electricity and natural gas to roughly 40 percent of all Californians. Because this equates to approximately one out of 20 Americans, PG&E recognizes the products that are produced and delivered to serve customers has an impact on the environment. Because of this, (more…)
Samsung Group is a multinational conglomerate corporation located in South Korea. By sales, Samsung Electronics is the largest technology company around the globe. The work of Samsung Group equals to approximately a fifth of the total exports in South Korea. In the last 70 years, Samsung has worked (more…)
Most American consumers think of energy use as one-way delivery. Flip a switch and you’ve got power. Shut it off and it’s gone. Until, of course, you need it again. Indeed, the power grid stands at the ready. Or does it?
We get power from the thousands of power plants (more…)
The Coca Cola Company is one of the largest worldwide beverage retailers, manufacturers, and marketers of various non-alcoholic beverages. Currently, the company sells more than 500 brands in more than 200 countries. The Coca Cola Company also has a long history of sustainability and helping with the (more…)
Across the federal government, and certainly in the Department of Defense, we know that after a decade of war we're entering a new era of smaller, tighter, leaner budgets.
One of the areas we can look to save is on energy – whether by conserving existing resources or (more…)