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26 May 2009

Google Partners with Eight Utilities in Smart Meter Projects to Track Energy Use Online

Author: GreenerBuildings

Eight utilities in the U.S., Canada and India are teaming up with Google in smart meter projects that will enable customers to monitor their energy use online and better manage their power consumption, the Internet giant announced. [The companies are...

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1 February 2009

[PDF] Rebuilding Corporate Leadership: How Directors Can Link Long-Term Performance with Public Goals

Author: Research & Policy Committee of Committee for Economic Development [USA]

Directors...should widen the purview of their deliberations to give weight to societal issues... The board should insist that management report regularly...on...social performance... Directors should recognize the value of corporate communication with...

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18 April 2008

Green Stakeholders: Pesky Activists or Productive Allies?

Author: Judith Samuelson, Aspen Institute, in Harvard Business Review

Executives who still think of environmental stakeholders as pesky activists that can easily be ignored are in for a rude awakening. Today, it's big investors -- pension funds, state controllers, institutional investors, and even their investment...

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4 February 2008

Wall Street Shows Skepticism Over Coal - Banks Push Utilities To Plan for Impact Of Emissions Caps [USA]

Author: Jeffrey Ball with Rebecca Smith, Wall Street Journal

Three of Wall Street's biggest investment banks are set to announce today that they are imposing new environmental standards that will make it harder for companies to get financing to build coal-fired power plants in the U.S. Citigroup Inc., J.P....

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12 November 2007

Expanding the Mined [USA] [subscription required]

Author: Matthew Dalton, Wall Street Journal

U.S. coal miners sit at the crossroads of worker safety and the environment -- two major public-policy issues that pose threats to the industry as a whole, but offer opportunities for individual companies that can adapt. Increasing scrutiny of the...

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26 July 2007

50 Dirtiest U.S. Power Plants Named [USA]

Author: Environment News Service

Nevada Power's [part of Sierra Pacific Resources] Reid Gardner coal-fired power plant has a higher emission rate of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide than any other power plant in the United States, according to a new ranking issued today by the...

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26 July 2007

USA: Report ranks most polluting power plants

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26 July 2007

[PDF] full report: "Dirty Kilowatts: America’s Most Polluting Power Plants"

Author: Environment Integrity Project (USA)

This report ranks America’s dirtiest power plants, based on company-reported data.

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25 July 2007

Coal's Doubters Block New Wave Of Power Plants [USA]

Author: Rebecca Smith, Wall Street Journal

From coast to coast, plans for a new generation of coal-fired power plants are falling by the wayside as states conclude that conventional coal plants are too dirty to build and the cost of cleaner plants is too high... Coal plants have come under...

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24 July 2007

USA: Human Rights Campaign reports major increase in workplace protections for gay, transgender employees

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