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Google now does a Big Solar entry

July 6, 2011 by

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In line with it’s targets of carbon neutrality and energy self-sufficiency, Google has already made investments in wind energy. It recently announced its biggest investment in RE by creating a $280 million fund to develop 9000 solar installations in collaboration with SolarCity, a US based solar company. RE professionals in US now hope for non-bank […]

Google to buy 100 MW of wind power

April 21, 2011 by

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Google is committing to buy clean power, working towards its long term goal of carbon neutrality. It recently announced that it has made its second deal via its subsidiary Google Energy to buy 100 MW of power from a wind farm under construction in Oklahoma. Like the earlier deal, this wind farm too is being […]

First carbon-neutral and net-zero energy building coming up in New York

April 21, 2011 by

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The nonprofit group Solar One will soon commision Solar 2, a sustainable energy education center. Solar 2 wil be the first building in New York to provide all its energy needs onsite. Solar 2 targets to change the the way energy and water consumption and production. The list of planned features includes a 96-kilowatt (KW) […]

Emissions-neutral office building – A first of its kind in India

March 4, 2011 by

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Bayer has recently unveiled its first emissions-neutral office building in Asia. This is a part of their systematically established group- wide sustainability program. The building in Greater Noida, near New Delhi will house Bayer MaterialScience’s office. The building will draw 100 percent of its electricity requirement from a PV plant. The building at the same […]

Bringing sustainability in Indian Auto ancillary sector

January 27, 2011 by

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Consumers, investors and employees are showing increasing concern towards the environment management. Companies are more interested in understanding real business opportunities and risks associate with the climate change. Many companies around the world are adopting sustainable business practices to minimize their impact on natural resource consumption.  Sustainable business practices lead to reducing negative impacts on […]

Product Carbon Labelling standards in USA

November 19, 2010 by

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There are a number of standards in the US 1. Carbon Fund – “Certified Carbonfree’ label California’s carbon labelling legislative initiative didn’t pan out so efforts in the US are in the private domain. Here, the Washington-based Carbon Fund, an independent  non-profit carbon offset provider, developed the ‘Certified CarbonFree’ label along with Edinburgh Center for […]

EPA expands the GHG reporting rules to oil and gas

November 19, 2010 by

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Last week, the U.S. EPA finalized rules that expand the EPA’s Mandatory GHG Reporting Rule applicable to the petroleum and natural gas industry. The rule for GHG was originally created in October 2009 and was applicable to about 10,000 facilities across 31 categories – mainly energy intensive sectors such as iron and steel, glass, cement, […]