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Bentley Motors to build the UK`s largest ever solar-powered car port

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The installation of 10,000 solar panels, which has a capacity of 2.7MW, will take approximately six months to complete. Once completed, the car port - which covers Bentley’s colleague car park - will take Bentley’s energy system to 30,815 solar panels. This includes the 20,815 panel roof top installation completed in 2013. Commenting on the installation, Peter Bosch, Bentley’s Member of the Board for Manufacturing, said: We continue to focus on new initiatives that reinforce our commitment to the environment, whether this is introduci... Read More »

A new partnership to drive renewable energy growth in the U.S.

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Through this program, Google will procure 78.8 megawatts (MW) of solar energy for our Douglas County, Georgia data center, as part of our effort to utilize renewable energy in every market where we operate. As we build and expand data centers and offices to meet growing demand for Google’s products, we constantly add renewable energy to our portfolio to match 100 percent of our energy use. This program, the first of its kind in Georgia, greenlights the construction of two solar energy projects with a total capacity of 177MW. When these new p... Read More »

Apple now globally powered by 100 percent renewable energy

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As part of its commitment to combat climate change and create a healthier environment, Apple today announced its global facilities are powered with 100 percent clean energy. This achievement includes retail stores, offices, data centers and co-located facilities in 43 countries — including the United States, the United Kingdom, China and India. The company also announced nine additional manufacturing partners have committed to power all of their Apple production with 100 percent clean energy, bringing the total number of supplier commitments to... Read More »

Meeting our match: Buying 100 percent renewable energy

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Google’s total purchase of energy from sources like wind and solar exceeded the amount of electricity used by our operations around the world, including offices and data centers. What do we mean by “matching” renewable energy? Over the course of 2017, across the globe, for every kilowatt hour of electricity we consumed, we purchased a kilowatt hour of renewable energy from a wind or solar farm that was built specifically for Google. This makes us the first public Cloud, and company of our size, to have achieved this feat. Today, we have c... Read More »

GAP INC. unveils new sustainable manufacturing goal to conserve 10 billion liters of water by the end of 2020

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Progress towards the goal is already underway: since 2014, Gap Inc.-led projects have saved more than 2.4 billion liters of water. “Water is critical to nearly all aspects of our business, and we recognize the responsibility and the opportunity we have to reduce the amount of water used to create our products. Leveraging the power of product innovation and improved manufacturing practices, we can help ensure that our customers not only look great in their favorite jeans and t-shirts, but also feel good about how their purchases are helping to ... Read More »

Samsung Recognized for Sustained Leadership in Environmental Protection Efforts

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Samsung Electronics America today announced that it received the 2018 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award for continued leadership and superior contributions to ENERGY STAR. This is the 7th Partner of the Year award presented to Samsung and the 5th time within Sustained Excellence. The award is presented by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Energy (DOE) to honor organizations that have made outstanding contributions to protect the environment through energy efficiency, including de... Read More »

Volkswagen offers diesel customers security

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The Volkswagen Group’s successful environmental incentive has already taken some 170,000 old diesel vehicles from the road since August 2017 and replaced them with efficient and clean current models. Approximately 120,000 of these customers have chosen a Volkswagen brand model. The Volkswagen brand continues its effort to rejuvenate the vehicle population by offering the diesel environmental incentive with the purchase of a new diesel vehicle beginning in April. Thomas Zahn, Head of Sales and Marketing Germany of the Volkswagen brand says, “... Read More »

McDonald’s Becomes the First Restaurant Company to Set Approved Science Based Target to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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Through these actions, McDonald’s expects to prevent 150 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions from being released into the atmosphere by 2030. This is the equivalent of taking 32 million passenger cars off the road for an entire year or planting 3.8 billion trees and growing them for 10 years. The target will enable McDonald’s to grow as a business without growing its emissions. “To create a better future for our planet, we must all get involved. McDonald’s is doing its part by setting this ambitious goal to reduce greenhouse gas ... Read More »

Scania commits to halve its CO2 emissions by 2025

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To deliver on the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement as well as on Scania’s commitment to a sustainable transport system, Scania’s continuously works to minimise greenhouse gas emissions from its products. This ambition also applies to reducing emission levels generated from its own operations and transport footprint. “We have the long-term vision of carbon neutral operations. To reach our vision, we are challenging ourselves to cut CO2 emissions by 50% in all of our operations globally by 2025,“ says Ruthger de Vries, Executive Vice Presi... Read More »

FedEx Reserves 20 Tesla Semi Electric Trucks

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“FedEx has a long history of innovation and incorporating sustainability efforts throughout its global network,” said FedEx Freight president and CEO Mike Ducker. “Our investment in these trucks is part of our commitment to improving road safety while also reducing our environmental impact.” Tesla says its new big rig will deliver a far better experience for truck drivers, while increasing safety and significantly reducing the cost of cargo transport.  Its advanced technologies, such as surround cameras and onboard sensors, help to aid objec... Read More »

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