Apple to focus on renewable energy to fight climate change

Climate Change - Apple

Report highlights Apple’s continued efforts to become environmentally friendly Apple has released its 2017 Environmental Responsibility Report, showcasing the moves that the company has made to become more sustainable. The report has established an ambitious goal for the company: To end the use of costly materials in the development of new products. Lisa Jackson, Apple’s vice president of environment, policy, and social initiatives notes that the company intends to put an end to its mining operations. Apple will also focus more heavily on renewable energy in order to reduce its…

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Shell to increase renewable energy investments to $1 billion a year

Renewable Energy - Shell Gas Pump

Shell is beginning to move away from oil as public faith in fossil-fuels vanishes Royal Dutch Shell has plans to increase its renewable energy spending to $1 billion annually. Ben van Beurden, CEO of Shell, notes that the faith in the oil industry is disappearing. This is putting greater pressure on the company to move away from its traditional focus on oil and begin showing more support for clean power. Notably, Shell has also expressed support for countries to impose rules to place prices on carbon emissions. According to Shell,…

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What you should know about Green Broadband

green broadband

Broadband is what is referred to as fast internet. You can choose to receive it through superfast optic cables or your telephone line. Fiber optic runs over cables in the ground and ADSL runs over copper telephone wires. Despite there being many broadband providers dominating the market today, most of them score poorly on ethics, the reason you should opt for a green choice. Green broadband is eco-friendly and allows you to benefit from fast internet service while you also cater to the environment. If you feel that going green…

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Tesla and Panasonic to develop more solar energy products next year

Solar Energy Partnership

Tesla forms a new deal with Panasonic Tesla Motors has announced that it will be working more closely with Panasonic in the solar energy space. Together, the companies will begin work on manufacturing photovoltaic cells and modules. Plans to do so were first outlined two months ago, when the companies signed a non-binding letter of intent. Per the letter of intent, the companies aim to use their new photovoltaic cells to provide power for Tesla’s energy storage solutions, the Powerwall and Powerpack. New facility to be built in Buffalo, New…

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Google aims to be powered by renewable energy in 2017

Google to focus solely on renewable energy by the end of 2017 Google has announced that all of its energy will come from renewable sources by the end of 2017. Last year, the massive technology company consumed as much electricity as the city of San Francisco. Now, Google aims to derive all of its electrical power from solar panels and wind turbines. The company’s ambitions are not restricted to the United States, of course, as all of its data centers throughout the world will eventually be powered by renewable energy.…

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Target wins top ranking for corporate solar energy capacity

SEIA report shows that Target is number one with installed solar energy capacity among corporations Major retailer Target has been ranked as number one in corporate solar energy capacity for this year, according to a new report from the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). This is the first time Target has managed to acquire this position since the SEIA began surveying solar capacity within the corporate sector six years ago. Target has managed to beat out other massive retailers and companies, such as Wal-Mart, and now boasts of the largest…

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Exapro offers equipment needed to build renewable energy systems

Renewable energy is becoming more important, especially as concerns regarding the environment and the growing costs of traditional forms of power grow. Many are familiar with the fact that energy system, such as solar panels, produce electricity, but they are not aware of what is needed to actually develop these energy systems. Beyond the research that goes into making these energy systems more than a promising concept, manufacturing ensures that these systems become a reality. As such, a wide range of machinery is needed. Exapro specializes is the selling and…

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Google aims to bring more green energy to Asia

The internet giant has announced its plans to provide seed funding to a non-profit that promotes renewable energy. Google has already made a long-term commitment to power 100% of its operations with green energy sourced from renewables. To date, the company has purchased over 2 gigawatts (GW) of clean power, which has made it the world’s current largest non-utility purchaser of renewables. Now, according to the company’s official Asia Pacific blog, Google is aiming to boost its green power efforts in Asia by providing seed funding to the Center for…

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Air Products to leave waste-to-energy business

An inability to resolve operation and design issues has lead to the company shutting down its W2E business. Air Products & Chemicals Inc. has announced that it will be closing down its struggling waste-to-energy (W2E) operation after it failed to efficiently resolve operational and design challenges, reported The Wall Street Journal. The initial promise was for the company’s planned renewable energy plants to power over 100,000 UK homes. In addition to powering thousands of homes in England, the two energy from waste plants that had been planned by Air Products…

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SunPower’s solar panels break world record

SunPower claims to have the most efficient panels in the world. The American solar energy company announced that it can produce highly efficient solar panels that can convert 22.8 percent of the sun’s light into electricity and can generate 70 percent more energy in the same space, compared to less efficient panels, over the first 25 years. According to SunPower, that is a new world record, reported Fortune. Panels with greater efficiency use less material. The more efficiency solar panels have, the fewer materials are required to make them. The…

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New partnership could benefit global waste to energy efforts

New process could enable anaerobic digestion facilities anywhere in the world to capture biogas and use it to produce renewable energy. BioHiTech America, a subsidiary of green technology company, BioHiTech Global Inc. (which provides an innovative data-driving solution for the disposal of food waste), has partnered with Natural Systems Utilities to test a waste to energy process that will enable BioHiTech’s food waste disposal system to digest, tank and deliver the effluent from its system to anaerobic digestion facilities around the globe, reported Biomass Magazine. BioHiTech’s energy from waste system…

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First ever in-office paper recycling technology unveiled by Epson

Epson’s PaperLab is more efficient than traditional paper recycling processes. Epson, the well-known printer company, has created an in-office paper recycling technology, a machine called the PaperLab, which takes waste paper and transforms it into crisp white printer paper. According to Epson, its paper reprocessing system is more efficient than sending waste paper to a traditional off-site recycling plant. The machine can recycle paper within three minutes. Within three minutes of adding waste paper to the PaperLab, the machine produces new sheets of perfectly white paper. It can create about…

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Amazon goes greener with more wind power

The e-commerce giant has unveiled new renewable energy plans. Amazon Web Services (AWS) intends to power more of its cloud data centers with wind power and recently announced in a press release that it has contracted with EDP Renewables to build and operate a 100 MW (megawatt) wind farm in Ohio. The new wind farm is expected to generate an estimated 320,000 MWh (megawatt hours) of energy, annually. Called the Amazon Wind Farm US Central, the wind turbines will be located in Paulding County, Ohio. Starting in May 2017, each…

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New recycling technology can keep more glass out of landfills

Self-adhesive technology allows clear separation of labels from glass. Avery Dennison has introduced a glass recycling technology that enables the clean separation of self-adhesive labels from glass materials. Their new technology will not only ensure that glass products will still maintain shelf appeal but, more importantly, it will allow more glass items to be recycled, which means less glass will be sent to landfills. More glass that consumers recycle end up in landfills than they might realize. According to information on the Avery Dennison Glass Recycling webpage, “For single-use bottles,…

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General Mills aims to dramatically reduce its greenhouse gas emissions

The Minnesota-based company has set an ambitious goal to lower its GHG emissions by 2025. General Mills, the American multinational manufacturer and marketer of branded consumer foods, such as General Mills cereals, Yoplait yogurt, and Betty Crocker baked products, etc., recently announced its plan to decrease its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 28% by 2025, within its own operations, its network of suppliers, and beyond. The food company also intends to invest over $100 million in clean energy and energy efficiency. General Mills will spend more than $100 million on…

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Orb Energy wants to expand solar energy throughout India

Orb Energy has plans to expand its business in India Orb Energy, a leading solar energy company, is looking to expand its business in India, where the demand for reliable access to clean power is growing quickly. According to Damian Miller, founder and CEO of Orb Energy, the company’s goal is to make affordable solar energy as accessible as possible. In order to accomplish this, the company designs and manufactures its own photovoltaic products. Orb Energy has also set up its own branch network in order to deliver these products…

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