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  • First Solar Measures and Reports Its Carbon Footprint

    First Solar, Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR) today announced that the company participated in and received a score on its inaugural response to the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), an organization that gathers and reports greenhouse gas emissions for corporations around the world. First Solar is the first company solely focused on solar development to have its response ...


    By First Solar, Inc.

  • SunPower Initiates Corporate Carbon Footprint Reporting

    Carbon Emissions per Watt Produced Declines 10 Percent 2008 to 2009 SAN JOSE, Calif. - SunPower Corp. (Nasdaq: SPWRA, SPWRB) today announced that it has submitted its first response to the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), an organization that works with shareholders and businesses to disclose the greenhouse gas emissions of major corporations. SunPower's CDP response is ...


    By SunPower Corporation

  • Tracking your carbon footprint

    An innovation called Carbon Hero may help reduce global warming by making people more aware of their carbon footprint. Regional prize winner in the 2007 European Satellite Navigation Competition, sponsored by ESA’s Technology Transfer Programme, the device uses satellite navigation technology to track journeys. Concerned about global warming, many people are now looking for ways to reduce ...


    By European Space Agency (ESA)

  • Measuring the carbon footprint of your hotel

    The International Tourism Partnership (ITP) and the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), in collaboration with 23 leading global hospitality companies, have launched a methodology to calculate and communicate the carbon footprint of hotel stays and meetings in a consistent and transparent way. The group saw an opportunity to improve how the hotel industry communicates its impacts. ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Launch of Umberto for Carbon Footprint v1.0

    We are proud to present the new version 1.0 of our software Umberto for Carbon Footprint. Umberto for Carbon Footprint is especially designed for calculating, modeling and analysing carbon footprints for products and companies. This carbon management tool provides an intuitive user interface and a great functionality. Umberto for ...


    By ifu Hamburg GmbH

  • Footprint Expert 4.0 software now includes new carbon footprinting standards

    Launch of Carbon Trust Footprint Expert 4.0 enables carbon footprints of products and services to be calculated against PAS2050:2011 and the WRI/WBCSD GHG Product Standard The Carbon Trust has launched a new release of Footprint Expert - version 4.0. Previous versions enabled companies to calculate and report the footprint of their products and services according to the first ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Richest BC households have biggest carbon footprint

    The richest 20% of BC income earners are responsible for almost double the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of those in the lowest income group, according to a new Climate Justice Project brief from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. The findings of By Our Own Emissions: The Distribution of GHGs in BC show an increasing carbon footprint in proportion to income and suggest that global ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • ISO/TS 14067 – carbon footprint of products

    More consistency in the quantification and communication of carbon footprints of products is the aim of the recently released ISO/TS 14067. Land use change, soil carbon, carbon storage in products and other carbon related requirements are not specified in the existing ISO standard 14044. The specification has been released in May 2013. Especially the requirements for communication are going ...


    By thinkstep

  • NEW CARBON FOOTPRINT MEASURES – ACT NOW

    Start preparing now for a new carbon emissions trading scheme, which will hit up to 5,000 UK organisations – starting next year, advises green power business Ener-g Combined Power. Although the government’s proposed Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) will be implemented in stages from 2010 to 2013, it will affect businesses much sooner because charges are likely to be based on consumption ...


    By ENER-G

  • Secret to fast money - Reduce your carbon footprint

    New research shows that British Columbia businesses that reduce their carbon footprint not only lower their annual operating costs but also typically pay off the investment required within a few years. The new white paper from the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) entitled "Are small-to-mid sized businesses the catalyst to a low carbon economy in BC?" was produced by the ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • GM Focuses on Logistics to Reduce Carbon Footprint

    General Motors is joining the voluntary U.S. Environmental Protection Agency SmartWay Partnership, which will drive benchmarking of fuel consumption and reduction of emissions by its freight shippers and carriers with the goal of further shrinking the company’s carbon footprint. “Our environmental impact extends from our supply chain to ...


    By General Motors Corp

  • Glass packaging has lowest carbon footprint

    A study has found that the lifecycle of a glass container produces the lowest emissions compared to aluminium or plastic packaging. Carried out by glass recycler O-I, the report is the packaging industry’s ‘first’ complete carbon footprint assessment of the lifecycle of a glass container from the extraction of raw materials to its reuse or recycling. Glass had the lowest carbon footprint across ...

  • Biofilters cut old landfill carbon footprint

    Researchers in the US are testing biofilter systems as a viable alternative to releasing methane from passive landfill vents into the atmosphere. The technology could reduce the overall impact of old landfills on global warming. Details are reported in the current issue of the International Journal of Environmental Engineering. Organic matter rotting in smaller, old landfill sites generates a ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • `My carbon footprint is smaller than yours ...`

    There is much debate about the measurements used to determine a firm"s ecological impacts. Some organizations focus on the measurement of their carbon footprint and how to offset it.For example, a manager who needs to fly three employees from Canada to New Zealand for a business trip could minimize their environmental impact by buying carbon offsetting. By simply visiting a carbon offset website ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Trinity Mirror cuts carbon footprint to be first to retain carbon trust standard

    Trinity Mirror has set the standard for others to follow by becoming the first company in the UK to achieve recertification with the Carbon Trust Standard  – the UK’s premier certification for companies that are reducing their carbon emissions. Since 2005 Trinity Mirror has consistently reduced carbon emissions across its ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Carbon Trust launches new service to verify company carbon footprints

    Footprint Verification service gives assurance for annual reporting and disclosure to stakeholders Today, the Carbon Trust launches Footprint Verification, a new service that will provide companies and organisations with independent verification of their corporate carbon footprints. The service has been launched to help companies and organisations manage the increasing ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Carbon Energy Solutions Selects eSight to Help Reduce Clients’ Carbon Footprint

    Through eSight Energy’s distributor, Yorkland Controls, one of Canada’s premiere energy services companies Carbon Energy Solutions Ltd, has selected to add eSight energy management software to their product offerings. Using eSight to manage energy consumption data for clients, Carbon Energy Solutions will help customers reduce overall energy, operational costs, and pinpoint areas ...


    By eSight Energy

  • How to measure a carbon footprint: carbon trust launches new guide

    Carbon Footprinting: The next step to reducing your emissions clearly explains how to manage and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by understanding what emissions are caused by a business’s activities or products. The Carbon Trust’s carbon footprinting guide outlines the key steps that a business can take to: Calculate its organisational carbon footprint – ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Cement develops an appetite for C02

    Three new studies illuminate the sheer complexity of the aspect of climate science known as the carbon cycle − how carbon dioxide gets into the atmosphere and out again. Sometimes, human agency is at work, but nature takes care of it anyway – as one of the studies reveals in the case of cement, the world’s most widely-used building material. Zhu Liu, postdoctoral scholar at ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Coca-Cola Enterprises’ sustainability report reveals lowest ever water usage ratio and 15% reduction in operational carbon footprint

    Coca-Cola Enterprises (NYSE/Euronext Paris: CCE), which manufactures, bottles and markets Coca-Cola products in Western Europe, today published its 2012/2013 Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (CRS) report, demonstrating significant achievements in carbon reduction, water usage and packaging recycling. The company also introduced a new digital reporting model to engage a wider range of ...


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