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Europe’s Electric Car Sales Up 21 Percent This Year

Europe’s Electric Car Sales Up 21 Percent This Year

  STOCKHOLM, Sweden, August 24, 2016 (ENS) – A total of 91,300 electric vehicles were sold in Europe in the first six months of 2016 – a 21 percent year on year increase, according to new data released by EV Volumes.com, the electric...

 

NGOs: World Bank’s New ‘Safeguards’ Weaken Protections

NGOs: World Bank’s New ‘Safeguards’ Weaken Protections

  WASHINGTON, DC, July 28, 2016 (ENS) – After a four-year review of its environmental and social safeguards, the World Bank has released an updated set of safeguards in the newly drafted document “Environmental and Social Framework.”...

 

‘Defeat Device’ Settlement Costs VW Billions

‘Defeat Device’ Settlement Costs VW Billions

  WASHINGTON, DC, June 30, 2016 (ENS) – In two related settlements, one with the United States and the State of California, and one with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, German automaker Volkswagen AG and related companies have...

 

Maersk Slammed for Sidestepping EU Ship Recycling Law

Maersk Slammed for Sidestepping EU Ship Recycling Law

  BRUSSELS, Belgium, June 11, 2016 (ENS) – Indian and international environmental groups are taking Danish container ship giant Maersk to task for its statement that the company is considering flagging its end-of-life vessels out of Danish...

 

Coal Slide Pushes Peabody Energy Into Bankruptcy

Coal Slide Pushes Peabody Energy Into Bankruptcy

  ST. LOUIS, Missouri, April 13, 2016 (ENS) – The world’s largest private sector coal company, Peabody Energy, today filed for bankruptcy protection, citing “unprecedented” factors affecting the global coal industry. “Industry...

 

Rockefeller Family Fund to Divest ExxonMobil Holdings

Rockefeller Family Fund to Divest ExxonMobil Holdings

  NEW YORK, New York, March 30, 2106 (ENS) – The Rockefeller Family Fund expressed today its intent to divest from its investments in fossil fuels. At the same time, the Fund blamed the largest U.S. petroleum company, ExxonMobil,...

 

Trans-Pacific Partnership Signed, Critics Cry ‘Toxic’

Trans-Pacific Partnership Signed, Critics Cry ‘Toxic’

  WASHINGTON, DC, February 5, 2016 (ENS) – The Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement was signed Thursday in Auckland, New Zealand by officials from 12 nations from around the Pacific Rim that together account for nearly 40 percent...

 

World Economic Forum Addresses Global Problems

World Economic Forum Addresses Global Problems

  DAVOS-KLOSTERS, Switzerland, January 21, 2016 (ENS) – Climate change, food waste, sustainable business development, the future of Europe – the World Economic Forum is exploring a wide range of issues at its 2016 annual meeting...

 

MasterCard, C40 Cities Help Megacities Manage Mobility

MasterCard, C40 Cities Help Megacities Manage Mobility

  PARIS, France, December 4, 2015 (ENS) – A first-of-a-kind network that empowers megacities to integrate public transportation best practices has been created in a new partnership between MasterCard and the C40 Cities Climate Leadership...

 

More American Businesses Act on Climate Pledge

More American Businesses Act on Climate Pledge

  WASHINGTON, DC, October 21, 2015 (ENS) – Alcoa, American Express, Apple, AT&T, Bank of America, Berkshire Hathaway Energy, Best Buy, Bloomberg, Cargill, Calpine, Coca-Cola, Dell, Facebook, GE, General Mills, Goldman Sachs, Google… The...

 

Ten Carbon Majors Support Global Climate Deal

Ten Carbon Majors Support Global Climate Deal

  LONDON, UK, September 7, 2015 (ENS) – Ten of the world’s largest fossil fuel producers support an international deal at this year’s UN climate conference, COP21, in Paris that will limit climate warming to 2 degrees...

 

Dozens of Companies Support California’s Climate Change Bills

Dozens of Companies Support California’s Climate Change Bills

  SACRAMENTO, California, August 30, 2015 (ENS) – With just a few days left in the state legislative session, more than 24 California companies have announced their support for two major climate bills that would set new ambitious...

 

White House Opens Business Act on Climate Pledge

White House Opens Business Act on Climate Pledge

  WASHINGTON, DC, July 28, 2015 (ENS) – Thirteen of America’s largest companies Monday pledged to invest a total of more than $140 billion to slash their greenhouse gas emissions, increase their use of renewable energy and shrink...

 

Oil and Gas Giants Call for Carbon Pricing

Oil and Gas Giants Call for Carbon Pricing

  PARIS, France, July 28, 2015 (ENS) – Seeking clarity and stability, six large oil and gas companies based in Europe are calling on all world governments and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, UNFCCC, to introduce...

 

20 Companies Open Online Market for Material Reuse

20 Companies Open Online Market for Material Reuse

  SAN FRANCISCO, California, July 12, 2015 (ENS) – The newly formed National Materials Marketplace brings together more than 20 major companies with operations in the United States to avoid waste by making use of undervalued materials. Led...

 

Corporations Demand Higher Palm Oil Standards

Corporations Demand Higher Palm Oil Standards

BOSTON, Massachusetts, June 23, 2015 (ENS) – Institutional investors representing over $5 trillion in assets have joined some of the world’s most recognizable consumer brands, such as PepsiCo and Procter & Gamble, to demand higher...

 

World Environment Day: UN Asks Us Each for One Change

World Environment Day: UN Asks Us Each for One Change

  NEW YORK, New York, June 5, 2015 (ENS) – Many of the Earth’s ecosystems are approaching “critical tipping points,” the United Nations warned today, World Environment Day. The world body accompanied the warning with...

 

Tesla Debuts Rechargeable Solar-Powered Battery

Tesla Debuts Rechargeable Solar-Powered Battery

  HAWTHORNE, California, May 1, 2015 (ENS) – Tesla Motors, maker of luxury electric cars, is expanding to become the first manufacturer and distributor of rechargeable lithium-ion batteries that store solar power for use in homes...

 

Angry Birds Come to Life to Save Real Pacific Birds

Angry Birds Come to Life to Save Real Pacific Birds

  ESPOO, Finland, April 30, 2015 (ENS) – The company behind the wildly popular computer game Angry Birds, Rovio Entertainment, is joining with the nonprofit BirdLife International in a unique campaign to protect real-life birds in...

 

Earth Day Inspires Actions Across the USA

Earth Day Inspires Actions Across the USA

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 22, 2105 (ENS) – On its 45th anniversary, Earth Day 2015 has gone mainstream. Across the United States people from all walks of life engaged in enthusiastic actions to protect the planet and voiced dire warnings...

 
 
 
 

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