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Boeing Co. and NASA believe they have discovered a way to improve airplanes’ fuel efficiency with a slight biomimicry twist: copy birds’ flight formations, such as those taken by Canada geese.
Cloud computing giant Salesforce announced another step made toward its goal of running 100 percent on clean power. The city is participating in a San Francisco city-wide renewables program.
A new EPA report says that since 1970, the combined emissions of six common air pollutants have fallen 73 percent since 1970. Meanwhile, the number of miles Americans have driven have almost tripled, and the economy has expanded to over three times its size from almost a half century ago.
A significant reduction in pollution is as simple as closing the door, says Generation 180. The group is asking retailers to keep their entrance doors closed, which is only logical during the hot summer months.
The DOE Better Buildings Program saved organizations almost $2 billion in energy costs last year. Even Energy Secretary Rick Perry boasted about the program's success.
The average American family saves an average of $500 a year on utility bills due to improved energy-efficiency standards for appliances, according to a report released this week.
The computer hardware giant HP plans to aggressively reduce its greenhouse gas emissions over the next decade. And that's not all.
UPS plans to invest $18 million in solar installations this year, increasing its onsite solar power generation capacity fivefold.
Of the over 26 gigawatts of new energy capacity added in the U.S. last year, the vast majority came from renewables, according to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
Last week Ikea purchased its second wind farm in Alberta, Canada. The move brings the furniture and households retailer closer to its ultimate goal of energy independence by 2020.
The cost of utility-scale solar power has plunged to the Obama administration's $1 a watt goal -- and three years early at that. Now, a 2011 initiative that was once seen as more aspirational than realistic has the possibility to transform the nation’s energy portfolio.
A new CDP report reveals that emission reductions led to a combined $12.4 billion in cost savings for its supply chain member companies last year.