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  • Kraft foods maps its total environmental footprint

    Kraft Foods today shared results of a pioneering survey that measured its impact on climate change, land and water use.  The multi-year footprinting project - in partnership with Quantis Inc. (www.quantis-intl.com) and reviewed and analyzed by World Wildlife Fund and notable academics at the University of Minnesota's Institute on the Environment - goes far beyond ...

  • Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable Presents Carbon Footprint Research

    In an effort to accelerate understanding of beverage sector impacts on climate change and identify reduction priorities for greenhouse gas emissions, the Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) has published its research on carbon footprints for five beverage categories – beer, bottled water, carbonated soft drink, spirits and wine. The research is presented in a series of reports ...

  • Sizing up our foods nitrogen footprint

    When measuring our food's environmental impact, carbon isn't the only important element to consider. Calculating a food's 'carbon footprint' can tell us how much climate-altering greenhouse gas we emit when growing and transporting it, but estimating the meal's associated nitrogen pollution accounts for the excess nutrients that create oxygen-depleted dead zones in our oceans. Now two ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Expanding Its Texas Footprint, GE Unit Joins JP Morgan to Jointly Invest $225 Million in NextEra Energy Resources’ 662.5-MW Wind Farm

    Expanding its renewable energy portfolio in Texas, GE unit (NYSE: GE) GE Energy Financial Services has joined JP Morgan to jointly invest $225 million in a partnership that owns the 662.5-megawatt Capricorn Ridge wind farm in West Texas. A subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources, LLC remains the majority owner and operator of the project. Additional financial ...


    By General Electric

  • Abu Dhabi new city a blueprint for no carbon footprint

    Abu Dhabi is a tiny nation with huge reserves of oil and, as a result, a lot of wealth. But this Persian Gulf emirate is taking the long view, and planning right now for a future beyond oil. The most dramatic piece of Abu Dhabi's futuristic planning is its creation of a whole new city from scratch, centered on an institute of technology modeled after, and created in collaboration with, MIT. The ...

  • Clean Footprint Executive Meets with EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy

    Recently, the Founder of Clean Footprint, John Porter, met with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy. The Administrator traveled to Dr. Phillips High School in Orlando to discuss energy initiatives prior to the Clean Energy Plan announced yesterday. During her visit she participated in a classroom experiment to test air pollution, met with students ...


    By Clean Footprint

  • Kellogg’s Requiring Farmers to Publish Carbon Footprint and Emissions Goals

    Cereal giant Kellogg’s will soon put pressure on its supply chain, including farmers, to reduce their emissions. Suppliers will be required to publish carbon footprint and emissions reduction goals as part of a new environmental drive. The company, which controls huge household name brands from Cornflakes to Pringles, unveiled its sustainability report featuring new goals for 2020 to expand ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • Biofuel carbon footprint not as big as feared, Michigan State University research says

    Publications ranging from the journal Science to Time magazine have blasted biofuels for significantly contributing to greenhouse gas emissions, calling into question the environmental benefits of making fuel from plant material. But a new analysis by Michigan State University scientists says these dire predictions are based on a set of assumptions that may not be correct. 'Greenhouse gas release ...


    By Michigan State University

  • Food labels to show `carbon footprint` under UK plans

    Hilary Benn, Britain's Environment Secretary, said in future people will have to eat less 'carbon intensive' foods like red meat or excessively packaged products to make sure Britain meets targets to cut greenhouse gases. To help consumers do this, new 'green' food labels will show how much carbon was produced in the manufacture and transportation of food. Tesco, PepsiCo and other leading brands ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • NRDC President: “Stamp out our carbon footprint - in our lifetime”

    - In an assertive bid to put the brakes on the fossil fuel pollution driving global climate change, NRDC President Frances Beinecke has called for the United States to stamp out its carbon footprint -- to become carbon-neutral -- in our lifetime. A veteran of four decades on the front lines of environmental advocacy, Beinecke issues the call to action and lays out a visionary plan to achieve the ...

  • U.S. launches first offshore wind farm

    Twenty-five years behind its European counterparts, the U.S. has finally entered the offshore wind energy market after its first offshore wind farm began operations late last month. Using large steel platforms and offshore installation techniques borrowed from the oil and gas industry, the five-turbine, 30-megawatt Block Island Wind Farm off the coast of Rhode Island will generate enough ...

  • Newsbyte: Danone and SAP Team Up to Analyze and Measure Carbon Footprint Across 35,000 Products

     In 2008,Danone set an ambitious goal of a 30 percent global carbon footprint reduction by 2012 across the entire supply chain, including plants and factories, packaging and end-of-cycle disposal, transportation and storage. To meet this challenge, Danone and ...


    By SAP SE

  • EnSave, Inc. and Ecology and Environment, Inc. Launch Farm Energy Management Service

    EnSave, Inc. (EnSave) and Ecology and Environment, Inc. (E & E) (NASDAQ: EEI) are partnering to launch a new service for farmers: the Landscape Agricultural Energy Management Plan (Landscape AgEMP). The Landscape AgEMP is an audit of energy uses on farm landscapes such as tillage, harvesting, and waste management. The audits quantify current farm energy use and provide specific, ...

  • California farm selects Emerson to help manage innovative microgrid power project

    Stone Edge Farm has selected Emerson (NYSE: EMR) automation technologies to provide efficient and reliable operation of its new microgrid, a self-sufficient energy production and distribution facility relying on diverse sources of electricity including solar power, wind power, hydrogen power and advanced storage battery technology. Home to a farm, spa and vineyard in Sonoma, Calif., Stone Edge ...

  • Northern Ireland’s First Large-Scale Solar Farm Connected

    Lightsource Renewable Energy, Europe’s leading solar energy company, has developed and connected Northern Ireland’s first ever large-scale solar farm. This pioneering renewable energy project is also the first ground based solar power station to be completed on the island of Ireland. The 4.83 Megawatts peak (MWp) solar farm, at Crookedstone Road, in Antrim, Northern Ireland, ...

  • California Farm Selects Emerson to Help Manage Innovative Microgrid Power Project

    Stone Edge Farm has selected Emerson (NYSE: EMR) automation technologies to provide efficient and reliable operation of its new microgrid, a self-sufficient energy production and distribution facility relying on diverse sources of electricity including solar power, wind power, hydrogen power and advanced storage battery technology. Home to a farm, spa and vineyard in Sonoma, Calif., Stone Edge ...


    By Emerson Electric Co.

  • Measuring the environmental impacts of nations

    A study released on January 22 suggests the environmental damage caused by rich nations on poor nations exceeds $1.8 trillion, while the impact of poor nations on their richer counterparts is less than one third of that amount. The study is the first-ever global accounting of the dollar costs of countries' ecological footprints. The study, led by former ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • 100% environmentally friendly wastewater cleanup

    New Environmentally Friendly Enzyme Based Solution for Wastewater Remediation The effluent generated by livestock at agricultural operations all over both North and South America has a significant environmental footprint that flows far downstream from its source. One Hog farm in particular has been using a breakthrough technology referred to as UltraZyme to enhance the biological activity ...


    By Cypher Environmental Ltd.

  • Greensburg, Kansas` third anniversary of devastating tornado begins with green dedication of the Greensburg wind farm

    On Friday, April 30, 2010 residents of Greensburg, Kansas will witness a milestone in the town's recovery and its effort to become 'the greenest town in America.' Greensburg Mayor Bob Dixon will accept a plaque on the steps of the newly rebuilt City Hall, officially recognizing the environmental benefits from the Greensburg Wind Farm and recognizing the thousands of business and individual ...

  • Columbia, Md. Now 100 Percent Renewable With Latest Solar Farm From SunEdison

    SunEdison, Inc. (SUNE), the largest global renewable energy development company, in partnership with BITHENERGY, a leading solar developer, today announced that Columbia, Md. is now offsetting 100 percent of its energy use from renewable sources. Columbia now sources 75 percent of its energy from wind renewable energy credits, and 25 percent from a newly ...


    By SunEdison

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