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E.ON commissions large scale wind and solar projects in the US


Grandview I is a 211-megawatt wind farm located 26 miles east of Amarillo and harvests the extraordinary wind resource in this area. The wind farm uses 118 wind turbines and will generate enough electricity to power 64,000 homes, avoiding 482,000 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions per year, the equivalent of the annual emissions from 100,000 US passenger vehicles. E.ON has developed 2.7 gigawatt of wind projects in the United States since 2005. Grandview Wind Farm is formed as a joint venture between EON and GE Energy Financial Services. ... Read More »

Amsterdam outlines new sustainability measures


The construction market will be challenged to build greener properties. Air quality in the city will be improved through continued efforts to encourage the use of electric transport, by stimulating smart distribution processes and extending low emission zones to include more types of vehicles. During the current council term, work will be conducted at 111 schools to make them greener and healthier places to work. These measures are outlined in the Sustainability Agenda (Agenda Duurzaamheid), agreed upon by the College earlier this week. Amst... Read More »

USD 7 million investment project unveiled for new dust filters at ArcelorMittal’s Zenica steel plant


Commenting, Mr Biju Nair, Chief Executive Officer at ArcelorMittal Zenica, said: “Today marks another important step towards our goal of building a long-term, sustainable future for steelmaking in this historical industrial city. Reducing our environmental footprint is an essential part of this journey. We are once again demonstrating our commitment to continued investment in the latest and best technology that will make a real difference to our city.” When fully operational, the BOF secondary de-dusting system will meet all relevant B&H... Read More »

DSM opens solar field at plant in Belvidere, New Jersey


In an event for local dignitaries, employees and business executives to switch on the solar field, DSM North American President Hugh Welsh highlighted the benefits of the solar field on the Belvidere plant’s energy consumption, the positive impact on the local community’s electric grid, DSM’s energy leadership in New Jersey and the impact the renewable energy source will have in reducing carbon emissions, furthering DSM’s commitment to sustainability and climate change goals. The solar panels were glazed with DSM’s proprietary KhepriCoat® an... Read More »

German SMEs offer great potential for energy efficiency services


The European Union (EU) Energy Efficiency Directive stipulates that EU Member States must make energy savings of 1.5 percent on average each year up to 2020. In Germany, energy companies are obliged to inform and advise end customers about energy savings. In this context, the GfK EEDL Monitor reveals how SMEs in Germany perceive energy efficiency services and estimate the market potential of these specific energy related services. The recent study has shown that energy efficiency is of fundamental importance to SMEs: 4 in 10 businesses with ... Read More »

Anglian Water: Businesses join forces to fight the festive fat


Each year, thousands of sewer blockages are caused by people pouring cooking fat, oil and grease (FOG), down their kitchen sinks. These blockages can lead to flooding inside homes and businesses and are expensive to clear - money that could be saved on customers’ bills. The Keep It Clear programme is now working with the two retailers to give fat traps and fat funnels to people buying their turkey or roast from Waitrose, or ordering online from Sainsbury’s this Christmas, contributing to more than 200,000 across the UK. The traps and funnels... Read More »

European Commission awards Daimler for environmental friendly technology


The European Environment Award was established in 1987 and is sponsored by the European Commission. It has since been awarded biennially in five categories. Winners in the past were mainly of the so-called ‘green technologies’ (recycling, renewable energy (including biofuels), etc.). The 16 finalists were selected from 152 submissions, originating from 22 European Member States and candidate countries. Prerequisite for participation is winning the relevant national environmental award. This year’s entries are a number of fields, including healt... Read More »

E.ON launches Enerji Almanya


E.ON has launched Enerji Almanya, a new retail brand under which it will market power to Turkish families and businesses in Germany. The Essen-based E.ON subsidiary will offer customers bilingual service and a usage-forecasting tool that will help them keep their energy costs under control. Enerji Almanya’s initial portfolio consists of two products, one of which has a three-year price guarantee. Christian Drepper, Managing Director of Enerji Almanya, said: “Our products and services are designed to make life easier for Turkish families and ... Read More »

Eurotunnel Le Shuttle named “Most Environmentally Friendly Carrier” by German Magazine, BusPlaner


During the ceremony, held at the Munich Museum of Public Transport, MVG, the magazine, BusPlaner, a reference in the coach and tourist trade in Germany, recognised Eurotunnel Le Shuttle, which was participating for the first time in the “Carriers” category, as “Most Environmentally Friendly Carrier”, on the basis of ecological, economic and social responsibility criteria. The award, decided by a jury of transport and travel specialists is recognition for Eurotunnel Le Shuttle’s commitment to provide the fastest and most environmentally friendly... Read More »

Total commits to three major international initiatives to combat climate change


Total supports the United Nations Global Compact’s call for companies to factor an internal carbon price into their investment decisions. Since 2008, Total has factored a long-term carbon price of €25 per ton into its investment decisions and backed the gradual introduction of policies that incorporate climate considerations into markets without distorting competition. Total has pledged to join the World Bank's planned Zero Routine Flaring by 2030 Initiative. A member of the World Bank’s Global Gas Flaring Reduction Partnership since ... Read More »

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