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Shell and BP Halt Opposition to Renewable Fuel Standard

Shell and BP Halt Opposition to Renewable Fuel Standard | The Power Plant: Energizing Better Business | Scoop.it
The renewable fuel standard (RFS) requires a minimum percentage of ethanol in every gallon. BP & Shell now say they “generally support” the legislation.
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Impact Investor and Advocate for Sustainable Agriculture, Philippe van den Bossche, Promotes Organic Farming Workshops

Impact Investor and Advocate for Sustainable Agriculture, Philippe van den Bossche, Promotes Organic Farming Workshops | The Power Plant: Energizing Better Business | Scoop.it
According to a July 17 article published by Times Daily entitled, “Growers Learn To Go Organic,” a small Alabama farm held a vegetable production field day, sponsored by the Alabama Cooperative Extension Service, to attract new people...
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Low-Cost Fracking Water Treatment Method in Development · Environmental Management & Energy News · Environmental Leader

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Reckitt Benckiser's Sustainability Reporting: Walking The Talk & Talking The Walk

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Reckitt Benckiser or RB is a company that not only walks the talk on sustainability but also talks the walk.
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Cuts to renewable energy programs show House misaligned with Americans - The Hill's Congress Blog

Cuts to renewable energy programs show House misaligned with Americans - The Hill's Congress Blog | The Power Plant: Energizing Better Business | Scoop.it
If you ask any American from any state (red or blue): “What do you see as the energy source of the future? they will answer “green.
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GM promises higher-mileage vehicles, emissions cuts

GM promises higher-mileage vehicles, emissions cuts | The Power Plant: Energizing Better Business | Scoop.it
DETROIT — General Motors pledged Thursday to double its number of models that get at least 40 miles per gallon on the highway by 2017 and said it would cut the emissions its U.S. vehicles produce 15% by 2016.
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BASF, Cargill And Novozymes Achieve Milestone In Bio-Based Acrylic Acid ... - Chemical Online.com (press release)

BASF, Cargill And Novozymes Achieve Milestone In Bio-Based Acrylic Acid ...
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AATCC News Story

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BAST fibers' potential reaches far beyond woven textiles.  This article from the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists singles out kenaf's supervior carbon conversion and high usable fiber yield -- sustainability benefits for a variety of woven and nonwoven applications.

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Reckitt Benckiser seeks sustainability through 'betterbusiness' - Packaging World

Reckitt Benckiser seeks sustainability through 'betterbusiness' - Packaging World | The Power Plant: Energizing Better Business | Scoop.it
Packaging World Reckitt Benckiser seeks sustainability through 'betterbusiness' Packaging World And that's why, in addition to our big 2020 carbon and water goals, we also set a 2020 goal for one-third of our net revenue to be from products that...
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Save Energy in Your Warehouse to Meet Green Initiatives

Save Energy in Your Warehouse to Meet Green Initiatives | The Power Plant: Energizing Better Business | Scoop.it
Jim Huston, Manager of System Engineering, W&H Systems highlights a number of easily achieved adaptations which will make warehouses and distributions more eco-friendly (Who said investing in #energy efficiency is just good for the environment?
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LIke finding money on your warehouse floor.

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Safety 2013: Understanding the Business Value of Safety and Sustainability - EHS Today

Safety 2013: Understanding the Business Value of Safety and Sustainability EHS Today Striving for balance among economic progress, social responsibility and environmental protection, usually referred to as the 'triple bottom line' approach, can...
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5 Reasons to Build a Business that Changes the World - Huffington Post

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5 Reasons to Build a Business that Changes the World
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What's more, this technological growth is expanding beyond the traditional tech space to manufacturing and life sciences.
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Nonwovens for Roofing & Construction In Demand

Nonwovens for Roofing & Construction In Demand | The Power Plant: Energizing Better Business | Scoop.it
As construction activity heats up in the U.S., opportunities abound for nonwovens producers that sell into these markets.
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Green Car Congress: Honda investing additional $215 million in ...

Honda is investing approximately $180 million at the Honda of America Mfg., Inc. Anna Engine Plant to expand capabilities in aluminum die casting and engine parts production related to the new Honda Earth Dreams ...
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Northrop Grumman Meets GHG Goal Two Years Early · Environmental Management & Energy News · Environmental Leader

Northrop Grumman Meets GHG Goal Two Years Early · Environmental Management & Energy News · Environmental Leader | The Power Plant: Energizing Better Business | Scoop.it
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The Inevitable Convergence: Corporations, Carbon, and Consumers · Environmental Management & Energy News · Environmental Leader

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New progress toward a thriving biobased economy

New progress toward a thriving biobased economy | The Power Plant: Energizing Better Business | Scoop.it
Across the United States, the potential to use homegrown crops in new ways holds tremendous promise to revitalize the rural economy. Innovators across the country – from small businesses to
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Green Manufacturer Moves From China to New York - SustainableBusiness.com

Green Manufacturer Moves From China to New York
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Green Manufacturer Moves From China to New York. SustainableBusiness.com News.
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Another sign of the U.S. manufacturing rennaissance. Welcome, Tre!lis Earth Products!

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Corporate Disclosure of Non-financial Metrics on the Rise, but Still Has a Ways to Go · Environmental Management & Energy News · Environmental Leader

Corporate Disclosure of Non-financial Metrics on the Rise, but Still Has a Ways to Go · Environmental Management & Energy News · Environmental Leader | The Power Plant: Energizing Better Business | Scoop.it
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New LEED standards incorporate cradle-to-cradle sustainable products program

New LEED standards incorporate cradle-to-cradle sustainable products program | The Power Plant: Energizing Better Business | Scoop.it
The U.S.Green Building Council's LEED Version 4 Rating System includes the Cradle to Cradle Certified (CM) Program, solidifying the organization's commitment to material health, a movement advanced for 25 years by American architect William McDon ...
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New material holds big energy hope - Phys.Org

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The material has practical applications in renewable energy storage, electric cars and defence and space technologies.
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Forget 3D Printing With Plastic, Check Out These Renewable Materials

Forget 3D Printing With Plastic, Check Out These Renewable Materials | The Power Plant: Energizing Better Business | Scoop.it
A Berkeley-based 3D printing operation is using natural materials such as clay, wood, and salt.
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Beautiful.

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A Green Contagion: What Could Make Investing in Nature Catch On?

A Green Contagion: What Could Make Investing in Nature Catch On? | The Power Plant: Energizing Better Business | Scoop.it
New information and data is never enough to make ideas contagious, says new research. We need to add behavioral economics, social psychology and a healthy dash of emotion, too.
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"...private actions could reduce stormwater runoff as the green infrastructure that could be implemented on available public lands."

Or, we could do both.

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What Small-Government Fans Should Learn From Walmart - GovExec.com

What Small-Government Fans Should Learn From Walmart
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And "waste," by definition, is a cost -- or as Dow Chemical's highly profitable in-house effort puts it, "Waste Reduction Always Pays".
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Fracking Should Up Recycled Water Use, Ceres Says · Environmental Management & Energy News · Environmental Leader

Fracking Should Up Recycled Water Use, Ceres Says · Environmental Management & Energy News · Environmental Leader | The Power Plant: Energizing Better Business | Scoop.it
Hydraulic fracturing operations should scale up their use of recycled water and non-freshwater resources, and practice better ...
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