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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

December 22, 2014 Solar farms set to cater for half of Malta’s 2020 renewable energy targets

Source: Malta Today

Solar energy farms are set to cater for half of Malta’s renewable energy targets for 2020, producing 190MWp over a scale of 2.7km2 of solar farms. The ambitious target would see solar farms producing around 5% of Malta’s 10%...

December 18, 2014 Why climate change is forcing some environmentalists to back nuclear power

Washington Post - But according to Edwin Lyman, a senior scientist with the îUnion of Concerned Scientistsî who works on nuclear issues, there are many problems with the environmental scientists' letter -- and...

December 15, 2014 How America Is Kicking Its Oil Habit

Source: Bloomberg

The U.S. is producing the most oil in 31 years, economic growth is picking up and crude prices are plunging. So why is Americans’ use of petroleum waning?

Research & Insights

November 21, 2014 Report: America could power itself 100 times over with solar energy

Source: Washington Post

It is widely known that among all the sources of alternative energy, the one with the greatest potential is solar. How could it be otherwise? Staggering amounts of solar radiation strike the Earth each day; the only trick is...

October 21, 2014 Natural Gas Detrimental to Low-Carbon Economy, Study Says

Source: Triple Pundit

Compared to dirty coal, natural gas looks like a clean fuel. As fracking becomes more widespread, natural gas is becoming more abundant. It is often touted as a bridge fuel, serving our energy needs until technology advances in...

September 30, 2014 Solar power could be world’s main energy source by 2050

Source: Fortune

By mid-century, the sun could be the largest source of energy and help reign in global warming by preventing the release of billions of tons of carbon dioxide emissions, according to a new report from the International Energy...

Commentary & Opinion

November 28, 2014 Good News on Energy

Source: NY Times

WHEN the world’s two largest polluters join in establishing new goals for reducing emissions of climate-disrupting gases, criticism and skepticism are predictable. And there was plenty following the recent agreement between the...

November 13, 2014 Changing climate creates huge risks and opportunities for the UK

Source: Click Green.org

Climate change will increasingly pose serious challenges to Britain and British interests, but addressing the issue will bring significant opportunities for the nation’s business, according to a panel of leading experts

October 23, 2014 The Future of Energy: How to Transition to a Renewable Economy

Source: GreenTech Media

We need to ride the waves already our way and do our best to start new waves...


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