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Greening News, Greening of Corporation, Greenwashing – Accountability Central

Every company seems to be going green, looking at the flow of “green” news from Corporate America.  Looking to the European Union, it appears that the trend may be more pronounced among continental and UK-based corporations.  A growing number of investors are interested in the greening practices, programs and policies of corporations; for an increasing number of investors these factors may be significant in their investment (or divestment) decision-making.

There is dramatically rising interest in corporate sector greening as well among important stakeholders – employees (and prospective employees), suppliers, business partners, customers, lenders, regulators, and others.  One of the key questions raised by stakeholders is:  Is this [greening] initiative by the company substantive or is it just PR?  The answers matter!  In this section of Accountability Central the editors bring you news, research and insights, commentary and opinion, and identify key players and stakeholders to help you understand better the greening of corporations and the business sector.

News & Updates

April 27, 2015 Walmart Has Tesla Batteries Installed At 11 Locations In California — Tesla’s Commercial Ambitions Exposed?

Source: Clean Technica

With Tesla’s official unveiling of its new battery storage systems getting closer, the tension seems to be building some and speculation has been rampant, but some interesting details have certainly already come to light —...

April 24, 2015 The 3 Greenest Oil & Gas Companies in the World

explorationworld.com - These are the three greenest oil and gas companies in the world, as ranked by Newsweek in partnership with îCorporate Knightsî Capital. You can see the full pan-industry ranking here. 3. Repsol...

April 24, 2015 Greening America's cities

Source: South Coast Today

This year, in celebration of the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, Earth Day Network has launched the Green Cities program — encouraging investment in energy efficiency and renewable energy towards the goal of 100 percent renewable...

Research & Insights

April 16, 2015 Obama's EPA Rule Is Redrawing the U.S. Coal Map

Source: Bloomberg

America’s oldest coal plants are retiring like they’re Baby Boomers, and some of them are the same age. About 17 percent of U.S. coal-fired power generation will vanish in the next few years — some 7.5 percent this year alone,...

April 10, 2015 Why 2015 could be a record year for the greening of U.S. energy

Source: Washington Post

Nonetheless, 2015 is shaping up to be a pretty special year and a pretty significant 365-day shift in how we get our power, says a 2015 power market outlook released Thursday by Bloomberg New Energy Finance

March 20, 2015 Study finds being near greened vacant lots lowers heart rates

Source: Medical Express

Greening vacant lots may be associated with biologic reductions in stress, according to a new study from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Residents who walked near newly greened vacant lots had...

Commentary & Opinion

April 23, 2015 Obama should embrace nuclear energy

Source: CNN

)—If there was ever any doubt that the Obama administration's Clean Power Plan is an energy policy plan, not a carbon reduction plan, all you have to do is look at how they treat nuclear energy

April 21, 2015 Earth Day 2015: Freebies, deals and frugal green-living tips

Source: Times Union

Wednesday marks the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, and this is just a simple reminder that saving the planet and saving money aren’t necessarily mutually exclusive. You can adopt a greener lifestyle without spending a dime and...

April 20, 2015 5 Megatrends in Energy

Source: Motley Fool

Oil and gas prices might be down, but the energy sector isn't out, not by a long shot. Instead, the industry is just stuck in one of its occasional cyclical ruts, as demand has outpaced supply for the time being. Longer-term...


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