Posts Tagged ‘California’
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A national manufacturing report by the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) indicates that production and employment are growing in the sector, but separate reports show that California struggles to keep pace with the country as high manufacturing costs and company closures are taking a toll on the state. Read more


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With its 100th  California retail store now being powered by rooftop solar panels, Wal-Mart moves closer to its goal of powering all of its stores with 100 percent renewable energy. In recent years the nation’s largest retailer has been echoing its “Save money. Live better.” marketing slogan in the way it operates, emerging as a corporate sustainability leader, with plans to make its supply chain greener and investments in solar power and other green solutions that also boost its bottom line. Read more


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Like a lot of start-ups, electric vehicles hold much promise but have had lots of fits and stops-and-starts (much like some of the old gas-guzzling jalopies we all used to drive, come to think of it.) Read more


1/13

With the turning of the calendar page, California has taken on the task of regulating building methods and materials in the name of sustainability. As of January 1, 2011, the 2010 California Green Building Standards Code has been updated with mandates for new residential and nonresidential buildings that include retail, office, public schools and hospitals. Known as the CALGreen Code, it requires builders and design professionals to incorporate features within the design of buildings and site preparation to meet the new requirements. Read more


9/28

The Environmental Defense Fund has launched Green Jobs California, a comprehensive resource for job seekers and guidance counselors that want to join or learn more about the state’s emerging green economy and includes thousands of business, institutions, and organizations throughout the state. Read more


9/14

California, the original battleground for referendum-driven legislation, has again found two sides squaring off against each another. This time, it’s about Assembly Bill 32, also called California’s Global Warming Solutions Act, that was signed into law in 2008 by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. AB 32 outlines requirements to address climate change, raise standards for clean air and create incentives for the creation of jobs in green industries. (Important to note: all requirements apply only to California and businesses operating in the state.) Read more


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