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VIDEO | Schneider Electric Uses Solar Power to Illuminate Primary Schools for 45K Students in Africa

Nov 17, 2017 1:45 PM ET - Today nearly 1.3 billion people — almost 1 of every 5 persons on the planet — lack access to modern energy. Almost all live in poverty in rural sub-Saharan Africa and developing Asia, unconnected to utility networks. Many companies offer stand-alone...

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CITGO Lemont Refinery Partners With the Village of Lemont on Recycling Day

Nov 17, 2017 10:30 AM ET - CITGO Lemont Refinery and the Village of Lemont and Lemont Environmental Advisory Commission partnered to host the semi-annual fall Recycling Day on Oct. 14. The event provided an opportunity for community residents to drop off unwanted recyclable...

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The Texas Renewable Energy Landscape: From Aspiration to Execution

Nov 17, 2017 9:10 AM ET - Georgetown, Texas, is perhaps best known for its antiques and retirees. So what led former Vice President Al Gore and hundreds of renewable energy leaders to converge on this small Central Texas town last month? In 2016, Georgetown became the nation...

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Sustainable Businesses Can Unlock More Than US$1 Trillion in Latin America and the Caribbean by 2030

Nov 17, 2017 8:35 AM ET - Business leaders and entrepreneurs can unlock new market opportunities worth more than US$1 trillion and generate up to 24 million jobs in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) by 2030 through sustainable business models, according to Better...

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At COP 23, Chief Executives and Leaders Agree: More Ambitious Targets Needed to Meet Paris Agreement Objectives

Nov 17, 2017 8:15 AM ET - Leaders from business, civil society, Government and the United Nations convened today in Bonn to discuss an accelerated pathway forward towards implementing the Paris Climate Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the COP 23/CMP...

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CITGO and Steve Spangler Recognize Public School Teachers Dedicated to STEM Education

Nov 16, 2017 4:00 PM ET - CITGO Petroleum Corporation recently announced the winners of this year’s fifth annual Fueling Education Sweepstakes. Through the CITGO Fueling Education program, 93 elementary and middle school teachers received awards that will help them to...

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Businesses Commend Virginia for Leadership in Cutting Carbon Emissions and Promoting Clean Energy

Nov 16, 2017 10:15 AM ET - Businesses across Virginia are commending Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s proposed rule that would cut carbon dioxide emissions from the Commonwealth’s electricity sector by 30 percent between 2020 and 2030. The McAuliffe Administration will present...

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The U.S. Is Tackling Global Warming, Even if Trump Isn’t

Nov 16, 2017 10:10 AM ET - "American leaders from state capitols, city halls and businesses across the country have shown up in force, and we have delivered a unified message to the world: American society remains committed to our pledge under the agreement."...

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Consumers Energy Program Installed New Water Heater at Kalamazoo Gospel Mission

Nov 16, 2017 9:30 AM ET - BY: Mike Krafcik KALAMAZOO, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) — Crews installed new hot water heaters at the Kalamazoo Gospel Mission thanks to Consumers Energy. The upgrades are part of a company-funded program to help non-profits save money on...

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Domtar Sustainability: Simple Idea. Big Savings

Nov 16, 2017 9:15 AM ET - How do you heat more with less? Reuse the heat you have. That is what our Rothschild, Wisconsin, mill did by installing a heat exchanger to warm incoming process water with outgoing process water. The idea is simple. Instead of being lost to the...

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JPMorgan Chase Announces $900,000 in Sustainable Infrastructure Investments and Branch Enhancements to Support Detroit’s Economic Recovery

Nov 16, 2017 8:00 AM ET - JPMorgan Chase & Co. today announced a $900,000 investment to support sustainable infrastructure projects in Detroit. In addition, the firm is retrofitting over 70 percent of Chase branches in the city with LED lights and new Building Management...

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'Tobacco at a Cancer Summit': Trump Coal Push Savaged at Climate Conference

Nov 15, 2017 1:15 PM ET - ​The Trump team was heckled and interrupted by a protest song at the UN’s climate change summit in Bonn on Monday after using its only official appearance to say fossil fuels were vital to reducing poverty around the world and to saving jobs in the...

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Whirlpool Corporation Announces Plans for Wind Turbines at Greenville Manufacturing Facility

Nov 15, 2017 11:40 AM ET - Whirlpool Corporation has announced plans to build three wind turbines to power its manufacturing facility in Greenville, Ohio, further building on the company's 46-year commitment to sustainable manufacturing...

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Cox Enterprises Announces Eight Zero Waste to Landfill Facilities

Nov 15, 2017 11:00 AM ET - In celebration of America Recycles Day, Cox Enterprises is proud to announce that eight of its locations achieved zero waste to landfill status in 2017. Cox Conserves, the company's national sustainability program, is celebrating its 10th...

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How Utilities United to Fight Scammers

Nov 15, 2017 11:00 AM ET - Editor’s note: Jared Lawrence is vice president of Customer Operations – Piedmont Natural Gas and Metering Services, and chair of the Utilities United Against Scams Executive Committee I don’t know his name for sure. Often he...

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Introducing Dallas Zoo Lights, a Bright New Holiday Celebration

Nov 15, 2017 10:20 AM ET - The Dallas Zoo will debut a new seasonal tradition starting this November, hosting its inaugural holiday celebration – Dallas Zoo Lights Presented by Reliant. This kicks off a three-year relationship with the electricity and home services provider...

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VIDEO: Andy Hoffman, Erb Institute | Business for Sustainability on Profit, Regs, and Rep: Why Companies Reduce Their Footprint

Nov 15, 2017 10:15 AM ET - Professor Andy Hoffman faculty at the University of Michigan's Erb Institute for Sustainability in Business, shares his research on "Profit, Regs, and Rep: Why Companies Reduce Their Footprint." This research is especially relevant...

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Domtar Named Finalist for Environmental Leadership Award

Nov 15, 2017 9:15 AM ET - Domtar, a leading provider of a wide variety of wood-fiber products, is proud to be named a finalist for the Pulp and Paper International (PPI) 2017 Environmental Leadership Award for its groundbreaking work to increase responsible forestry. The...

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Hurricanes Harvey and Irma: Impacts to U.S. Oil and Gas Sector

Nov 15, 2017 9:00 AM ET - On August 25, 2017, Hurricane Harvey (a Category 4 storm) made landfall on the southern Texas coast as one of the most damaging storms to hit one of the United States’ largest cities. What followed was catastrophic flooding that affected millions of...

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Ch. 2 WSB-TV and The Truth for Public Land Announce Stephen Causby as Atlanta’s 2017 Cox Conserves Hero

Nov 15, 2017 9:00 AM ET - Channel 2 WSB-TV and The Trust for Public Land today named Stephen Causby as Atlanta’s 2017 Cox Conserves Hero. Park Pride, Causby’s nonprofit beneficiary, will receive $10,000. Causby was among the three finalists who were nominated by the public...

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Immediate Solar Lighting for Refugees, Disaster Survivors

Nov 15, 2017 8:05 AM ET - The seemingly endless parade of natural and, in some cases, man-made disasters in 2017 has highlighted the need for public-private partnerships and innovation to ease the suffering of survivors even when permanent repairs to infrastructure may take...

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Sustainable Growth at Citi

Nov 14, 2017 5:00 PM ET - As part of our continued support of the Paris Agreement and our own efforts to protect the environment, we’re making notable progress on our commitment to finance $100 billion in clean energy, infrastructure and technology projects that are helping...

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Legg Mason Issues 2017 Corporate Social Responsibility Report

Nov 14, 2017 3:45 PM ET - 2017 Legg Mason, Inc. (NYSE: LM) announced today it has published its annual Corporate Social Responsibility Report, for fiscal year 2017. This report reflects the combined effort and contribution of professionals within the firm and across our...

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Michael R. Bloomberg Commits $50 Million to International Effort to Move Beyond Coal, Reinforcing Leadership on Global Climate Action

Nov 14, 2017 3:15 PM ET - Just after announcing a renewed commitment of $64 million to the Beyond Coal campaign in the United States and during this year’s UN Climate Conference COP 23 in Bonn, Germany, Michael R. Bloomberg, U.N. Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Cities...

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Environmental Responsibility at MGM National Harbor

Nov 14, 2017 3:10 PM ET - MGM National Harbor was designed and built with sustainability in the forefront, making it a premier eco-luxury destination. Although Maryland did not require that we meet this standard, MNH achieved LEED (Leadership in Energy and Design) Gold...

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