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Massey Coal Executive Indicted for Fatal Mine Explosion

Massey Coal Executive Indicted for Fatal Mine Explosion

  CHARLESTON, West Virginia, November 15, 2014 (ENS) – Don Blankenship, former CEO of coal giant Massey Energy, was indicted Thursday on charges of conspiring to violate federal mine safety standards and impeding federal mine safety...

 

Global Market for Conservation Investing Hits $23 Billion

Global Market for Conservation Investing Hits $23 Billion

  ARLINGTON, Virginia, November 7, 2014 (ENS) – The first survey of conservation investing reveals a fast-growing market that totaled $23 billion in the five-year period from 2009-2013. Private investments accounted for almost $2...

 

Kazakhstan Plans Electromobility, Future Energy Expo 2017

Kazakhstan Plans Electromobility, Future Energy Expo 2017

ASTANA, Kazakhstan, October 27, 2014 (ENS) – The Kazakhstan government would like to explore collaborating with Japan to manufacture hybrid and electric vehicles, Prime Minister Karim Massimov said this week. Massimov proposed the cooperative...

 

187 Companies Make ‘The A List’ for Climate Performance

187 Companies Make ‘The A List’ for Climate Performance

  LONDON, UK, October 20, 2014 (ENS) – The new “A List” of leading climate performance businesses from around the world, released Friday by the Climate Disclosure Project, numbers 187 companies, including several that...

 

Nevada Site Selected for Tesla-Panasonic Battery Gigafactory

Nevada Site Selected for Tesla-Panasonic Battery Gigafactory

  CARSON CITY, Nevada, September 5, 2014 (ENS) – Elon Musk, chairman and CEO of electric automaker Tesla Motors, and Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval  announced Thursday that Nevada has been officially selected as the site for the...

 

China Must Lift Trade Restrictions on Rare Earth Elements

China Must Lift Trade Restrictions on Rare Earth Elements

  GENEVA, Switzerland, August 13, 2014 (ENS) – In a decision that affects automakers around the world, the Appellate Body of the World Trade Organisation, WTO, has ruled that China’s export duties and quotas on rare earth elements...

 

Tesla, Panasonic to Build ‘Gigafactory’ for Electric Car Batteries

Tesla, Panasonic to Build ‘Gigafactory’ for Electric Car Batteries

  PALO ALTO, California, August 4, 2014 (ENS) – Electric car batteries are about to get cheaper and more abundant. Panasonic Corporation and Tesla Motors signed an agreement Thursday detailing their cooperation to construct and operate...

 

Indore Becomes Demonstration City for Sustainable Mobility

Indore Becomes Demonstration City for Sustainable Mobility

  INDORE, India, July 28, 2014 (ENS) – City of Indore officials Friday agreed to work with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development to implement sustainable mobility solutions in the city with the latest technologies,...

 

Big Companies Sign Renewable Energy Buyers’ Principles

Big Companies Sign Renewable Energy Buyers’ Principles

  NEW YORK, New York, July 21, 2014 (ENS) – To increase their access to cost-competitive renewable energy, 12 large corporations have signed the Renewable Energy Buyers’ Principles to better communicate their purchasing needs and...

 

Pepsi, Coke Pledge to Respect Land, Fisheries, Forest Rights

Pepsi, Coke Pledge to Respect Land, Fisheries, Forest Rights

  ROME, Italy, April 25, 2014 (ENS) – The two largest beverage companies in the world have pledged to conduct their businesses in ways that promote secure ownership rights and equitable access to land, fisheries and forests as a means...

 

Trillions in Public Spending Will Shift to Greener Purchases

Trillions in Public Spending Will Shift to Greener Purchases

  NEW YORK, New York, April 1, 2014 (ENS) – A new global program was launched today that aims to harness the trillions of dollars that governments spend each year on procurement of everything – from computers to food to travel...

 

ExxonMobil Agrees to Report Carbon Stranded Asset Risk

ExxonMobil Agrees to Report Carbon Stranded Asset Risk

  NEW YORK, New York, March 24, 2014 (ENS) – In response to a shareholder resolution, ExxonMobil, the largest U.S. energy company, for the first time has agreed to publish a Carbon Asset Risk report on the company website. The report...

 

CureVac Wins EU’s €2 Million Vaccine Innovation Prize

CureVac Wins EU’s €2 Million Vaccine Innovation Prize

  BRUSSELS, Belgium, March 10, 2014 (ENS) – German biopharmaceutical company CureVac GmbH has won the European Union’s first innovation inducement prize for technology producing vaccines that are stable in both hot and freezing...

 

U.S. EPA Honors Corporations for Cutting Greenhouse Gases

U.S. EPA Honors Corporations for Cutting Greenhouse Gases

  SAN DIEGO, California, February 25, 2014 (ENS) – Corporations as different as aerospace giant Boeing, Caesars Entertainment with its hotels and casinos, the networking equipment company Cisco Systems, Fruit of the Loom underwear,...

 

Booming Globally, Bike-Sharing Spins Its Wheels in Montreal

Booming Globally, Bike-Sharing Spins Its Wheels in Montreal

  MONTREAL, Canada, February 14, 2014 (ENS) – “Today there are an estimated 639 bicycle-sharing schemes operating in 53 countries located in almost every region of the world, boasting a total of about 643,000 bicycles,”...

 

Europe and China Join Forces to Upgrade Urban Mobility

Europe and China Join Forces to Upgrade Urban Mobility

  BEIJING, China, November 25, 2013 (ENS) – The European Union and China are working together to improve urban mobility. Hundreds of European and Chinese city mayors as well as academics and business representatives with an interest...

 

Plug-in Versions of Popular Cars Attract U.S. Buyers

Plug-in Versions of Popular Cars Attract U.S. Buyers

  WASHINGTON, DC, October 25, 2013 (ENS) – In the United States, sales of both plug-in hybrids and battery electrics are way up over last year, with more than 59,000 electrified vehicles sold by the end of August – surpassing...

 

Swedish Pension Funds Divest Freeport McMoRan Holdings

Swedish Pension Funds Divest Freeport McMoRan Holdings

  By Jenny Denton MELBOURNE, Australia, October 18, 2013 (ENS) – Swedish pension fund authorities have followed the lead of counterparts in Norway and New Zealand in divesting all holdings in the American company Freeport McMoRan,...

 

Target Introduces Sustainability Criteria for Some Products

Target Introduces Sustainability Criteria for Some Products

  MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota, October 8, 2013 (ENS) – Target Corporation, the second-largest discount retailer in the United States, Monday debuted a new sustainability standard for the household cleaners, personal care and beauty, and...

 

McDonald’s to Replace Foam Beverage Cups with Paper

McDonald’s to Replace Foam Beverage Cups with Paper

  OAK BROOK, Illinois, September 26, 2013 (ENS) – McDonald’s Corporation, the world’s largest fast food franchise, will replace polystyrene foam hot beverage cups with paper-based cups at all its 14,000 U.S. restaurants. The...