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As the Light Bulb Burns: The Continuing Drama of Fluorescent Passion and Incandescent Rage

When the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) of 2007 became law in December of that year, few people probably imagined the drama and hysteria it would spawn. The bill did a lot of things. It raised auto fuel economy standards. It established national standards for generating electricity from renewable energy sources, and it set new standards for energy-efficient appliances and energy use...

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Top Brands Take Sustainable Steps to Boost Customer Retention

In today's fiercely competitive business environment, every customer interaction and transaction is an important one. This holds particularly true within the consumer goods space where online shopping tools, social media and mobile applications empower, inform and influence consumers' buying decisions. So how do today's top branded manufacturers react when sustainability enters the mix? Let's...

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Deriving Innovation from Nature: Is the Leaf the Next Energy Muse?

At the 241st National Meeting of the American Chemical Society in Anaheim, CA, a research team from MIT introduced a technology that has widespread use in developing countries as well as in the U.S. The first "artificial leaf" mimics the process of photosynthesis to create energy and is the size of a poker card. A practical artificial leaf has been one of the Holy Grails of science for decades,"...

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Manufacturing Sector Continues Strong Growth

U.S. manufacturing continued to expand at a solid pace through March, and although the rate of growth moderated slightly, healthy demand is still driving strong monthly performance. Business activity in the United States manufacturing sector posted strong growth in March, continuing the trend of steady, robust expansion seen through late 2010 and early 2011. While growth tapered off slightly last...

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Product Spotlight: Hit the Ground Running with CSR QuickStart™

CSR QuickStart™, developed by Gaia Metrics, promises to reduce the cost and complexity of producing Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability Reports by automating the data collection and analysis process. The program is designed to search across company sources to extract the key words and numbers that are used to populate a Corporate Sustainability Report. In the process it also...

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Weekly Industry Crib Sheet: Workplace Violence Down Since 1993

Plus: Factory Orders Edge Down, Unemployment Rate Falls and Consumers Buy More Cars. Factory Orders Decrease in February Following three consecutive monthly increases, new orders for United States manufactured goods fell by 0.1 percent in February, largely due to declining demand for transportation equipment, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce last week. The total value for new orders...

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Adidas Releases 2010 Sustainability Report

The Adidas Group, maker of sports apparel and equipment, has released their 2010 Sustainability Report in which they describe their social and environmental performance and outline their goals for the future. The report also looks at the suppliers and supply chain for improvements in reducing environmental and social impact.  Sustainability has been a priority for the Adidas group since 2000...

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Tablets in the Enterprise: 2011 and Beyond

Businesses will purchase more than 25 percent of all tablet computers in 2011, a figure that is likely to increase in 2012 and beyond, according to recent analyses. Approximately 17 million tablet computers were sold in 2010, according to Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) estimates. In its semi-annual industry forecast, the CEA forecasts tablet computer sales will double in 2011 to around 30...

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Sustainability Spotlight: ABB Named Cleantech's 'Corporation of the Year'

Recognizing their focus on efficiency, renewables, and the smart grid, ABB, a leading power and automation technology group, was awarded the title of "Cleantech Corporation of the Year" at the Cleantech Forum in San Francisco, which was held March 14-16. The award is presented annually to a global corporation that has made significant progress in accelerating its presence in the cleantech sector...

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It's Still Award Season! Know Any Energy Leaders?

If you do, the Energy Efficiency Forum is looking for them.  Nominations for the 2011 Energy Leadership Awards are being accepted until May 12.  The award ceremony will be held during the 22nd Annual Energy Efficiency Forum taking place on June 15-16 at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. The Energy Leadership Awards were established in 1991 to recognize public officials who have...

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