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Cleanweb Hackathon in New York Proves to be a Milestone Event

February 8, 2012 / No Comments

In New York City, there took place a Cleanweb Hackathon on January 25th. The event saw over a 100 environment-conscious app developers taking part. It was a competition conducted to show how IT can help people and businesses minimize their energy use and carbon impact. A hackathon, to be more precise, is an event where programmers meet to do collaborative computer ...

Chevy Volt Targets Techies More Than the Green Enthusiasts

November 7, 2011 / No Comments

Ever wondered whether the Chevy Volt is techie stuff or greenie stuff? Well, Cristi Landy, the Volt's product marketing director, has made it very clear now that Volt's targets buyers are techies and not greenies. She admitted that they had talked about this matter lot many times in the past "...now we concluded that it would be the techies, which we ...

Tornado-hit Compass Minerals Rock Salt Mine Back on Track

October 5, 2011 / No Comments

As you already know, the tornado that lashed Canada on August 21st had thrown a spanner in the works at Sifto Canada Corp’s Goderich, Ontario, rock salt mine. The bad times are finally on the wane and the company, a subsidiary of Compass Minerals, has resumed rock salt production and vessel shipping to highway deicing and chemical customers from the ...

Empire State Building Turns Green!

March 11, 2011 / No Comments

The Empire State Building in New York is by far the city’s most famous landmark, and now with a little funding of $100 million the building is almost self-sustainable as far as energy needs are concerned. In January, reports had suggested that the building will be able to make for itself all the energy needed through wind. Now the building ...

South Korea Launches New Eco Credits Policy Plan

January 14, 2011 / No Comments

South Korea, with an objective to implement and promote sustainable development and green movement in the country, has announced a new policy plan. The Ministry of Environment’s new initiative is based on an Eco-credits program that enables the citizens to earn cash by switching on to green lifestyle.

2011 Chevy Volt is the Green Car of the Year

November 19, 2010 / 3 Comments

EV enthusiasts and environmentally conscious consumers will be delighted to hear that the vote is finally in on the Green Car of the Year. And the winner is …………… the 2011 Chevy Volt! The title was accorded to the EV at the Los Angeles Auto Show to prove that despite being in a market that has numerous innovative vehicles and ...

Regenerative Braking to Make Container Cranes More Energy Efficient

November 11, 2010 / 1 Comment

An innovative idea promises to make large cranes more energy efficient. The enormous cranes that are used to load and unload containers to and from cargo ships are usually powered by electricity from the power grid or have diesel generators animating them.

Siemens Expects Euro 40 billion in Green Revenue by 2014

November 10, 2010 / No Comments

By year 2014, Europe’s largest conglomerate, Siemens A.G. anticipates that its green technology activities would have generated revenues close to 40 billion euros ($55.83 billion). The company has declared that its 2010 fiscal year saw revenue generation from it environmental portfolio touching 28 billion euros, a figure that already outstrips the target that the company had set for 2011, which ...

GlaxoSmithKline to Build World’s Largest Solar Array

November 9, 2010 / 4 Comments

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), one of the biggest pharmaceutical companies in the world, has plans to incorporate eco-friendly energy to meet their power needs. The company is focusing on building a solar rooftop array at their distribution center in York, a city in the State of Pennsylvania, and construction is expected to be complete by December 2010.

The Case of the Eco-friendly Credit Card

November 4, 2010 / No Comments

A few years ago, several banks went all out to ensure that they offered credit cards that were eco-friendly. Banks that hopped on the eco-friendly credit card wave include popular ones like Wells Fargo and Bank of America.