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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...

 

India Cancels Coca-Cola Bottling Plant On Water Fears

India Cancels Coca-Cola Bottling Plant On Water Fears

NEW DELHI, India, April 21, 2015 (ENS) – Bowing to public pressure, the state government of Tamil Nadu in southern India has cancelled plans for a new Coca-Cola bottling plant in the town of Perundurai in the Erode District. In a letter...

 

Six Environmentalists Each Win $175,000 Goldman Prize

Six Environmentalists Each Win $175,000 Goldman Prize

  SAN FRANCISCO, California, April 20, 2015 (ENS) – The activists honored with the 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize at a ceremony Monday evening have protected the planet by shutting down a lead smelter, blocking dam construction,...

 

Earth Day Celebration Packs the National Mall

Earth Day Celebration Packs the National Mall

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 20, 2015 (ENS) – The Global Poverty Project and Earth Day Network hosted Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day on the National Mall on Saturday. Heads of state, members of Congress, dignitaries, and celebrities from...

 

Business Councils Help Houston Build for Energy Efficiency

Business Councils Help Houston Build for Energy Efficiency

  HOUSTON, Texas, March 4, 2015 (ENS) – An action plan designed to improve the market competitiveness of Houston’s buildings and attract energy efficiency investments was released today by the World Business Council for Sustainable...

 

Anadarko Pays Record $5.15 Billion Environmental Settlement

Anadarko Pays Record $5.15 Billion Environmental Settlement

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 23, 2015 (ENS) – Anadarko Petroleum Corp. today paid a record $5.15 billion settlement to the U.S. government and others – the largest environmental enforcement recovery payment ever obtained in a lawsuit...

 

Retail Investors Snap Up World Bank Green Growth Bonds

Retail Investors Snap Up World Bank Green Growth Bonds

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 14, 2015 (ENS) – The first equity index-linked World Bank Green Bond available to retail investors just closed, and it was a big hit, raising more than US$91 million to support environmental solutions, the...

 

U.S. Congress Blocks World Bank Move to Slash Safeguards

U.S. Congress Blocks World Bank Move to Slash Safeguards

WASHINGTON, DC, January 8, 2015 (ENS) – Environmental and social justice groups in the United States and around the world are applauding a provision of the 2015 Omnibus Appropriations Act, passed by the U.S. Congress just before the Christmas...

 

Green Investors Flunk Fracking Industry on Impact Management

Green Investors Flunk Fracking Industry on Impact Management

  BOSTON, Massachusetts, December 11, 2014 (ENS) – ExxonMobil, Chevron, and WPX Energy are ranked among the worst fracking companies in a new report by a coalition of green investment firms that scores major oil and gas firms on their...

 

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...

 
 
 
 

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