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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New energy technology may provide alternative to the flaring of methane gas

A California company claims it has developed an oxidizer that could convert methane gas into electricity in the oil field. According to the Houston Chronicle, Ener-Core, the small company behind the energy technology, says that its device can convert low-quality methane gas (which would typically be flared) into electricity so, instead of energy companies burning money, they could make a profit from the excess gas. The growth of flaring has been a major downside to the energy boom. The burning off of extra methane, a process known as flaring, has…

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California cap-and-trade program set for second auction

California Cap-and-Trade Alternative Energy

Cap-and-trade continues to prove success in California In early 2012, California introduced an ambitious cap-and-trade initiative that aimed to significantly reduce the greenhouse emissions that the state produces. The initiative was an offshoot of a similar measure that was shaping up from the U.S. government at the time. While the federal measure collapsed, the California cap-and-trade program continued taking form. The California Air Resources Board, which oversees the program, recently held the first carbon credit auction for the program, which set a high standards due to its success and proved…

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