HP today was ranked No. 1 on Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s (formerly known as CRO Magazine) 11th annual 100 Best Corporate Citizens List.
Climbing from fifth place in last year’s rankings, HP gained the No. 1 spot, as a result of its scores in seven criteria categories: environment, climate change, human rights, philanthropy, employee relations, financial and corporate governance.
As ships get bigger, the pollution is getting worse. The most staggering statistic of all is that just 16 of the world’s largest ships can produce as much lung-clogging sulphur pollution as all the world’s cars.
At the 2010 Geneva Motor Show, Porsche unveiled a hybrid supercar that gets 78 MPG and does 0 to 60 in just 3.2 seconds. In fact, it’s faster than Porsche’s latest supercar, the Carrera GT. Meet the Porsche 918 Spyder plug-in hybrid concept and begin drooling!
At least 21 workers died and 50 were hurt when a fire swept through a Bangladeshi factory making clothes for budget retailer H&M and other firms as they worked at night to fulfil orders.
The blaze at the Garib & Garib Newaj company – which makes cardigans and jumpers for the Swedish fashion chain – follows repeated concerns by a British charity about fire safety at factories making garments for Western shops.
Energy Secretary Steven Chu — the rockstar geek Nobel Prize winner — announced at the first ARPA-E summit on Tuesday that the Department of Energy will hand out $100 million in a third round of grants to early stage greentech startups through the ARPA-E program. Specifically this round of grants will focus on energy efficiency technologies including grid storage, power converter technology, and building cooling technology
Marks & Spencer is to step up its plans to go “green” by opting for more sustainable ingredients and agreeing a living wage for suppliers in its bid to become the world’s most sustainable retailer by 2015.
“Brazil has held its first energy sale directed exclusively at wind power. More than 1,800MW of wind energy was contracted $82.8 per MWh. The proceeds of the auction will allow for the construction of 71 generation projects across five states in the northeast and south of the country.”
The US and Australian governments and the EU have committed more than $4bn in support for 13 carbon capture and sequestration demonstration projects. The projects being supported include power plants of about 300MW.
The Australian-funded Global Carbon Capture and Storage Institute formed a partnership with international non government organisation The Climate Group to accelerate the construction of plants in five countries within Europe, China, India, Australia and the US.
A study out of the University of Colorado at Boulder shows that a substantial piece of the northern Alaska coastline is eroding at an astonishing rate of 45 feet a year thanks to three major threats – less ice, more waves, and warmer water.
A consortium of solar industry trade groups released a report indicating that solar photovoltaics could provide up to 12 percent of Europe’s electricity and the combination of PV, concentrated solar power and solar thermal could deliver 15 percent of electricity in the U.S. by 2020.
“In western Pennsylvania, a data center is using the benefits of a very cool location. It’s Iron Mountain’s man-made caverns in an old limestone mine, and in room 48, an experiment in data center efficiency design and the use of geothermal environmental conditions for extra efficiency is taking place. In other words, researchers are trying to find out if putting data centers deep underground will be an ideal place for them. “
“As part of their GreenHeart effort to release mobile phones that lean on the eco-friendly side, Sony Ericsson has released two options – the Elm and the Hazel – both of which seem to have green features that set them above other similar devices on the market, including using recycled materials and eliminating toxic materials. The new phones do more than just ditching the paper manuals.”