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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
The Age - Bloomberg îNew Energy Financeî said on Tuesday that the cut to the target would lead to $6 billion in lost investment for the renewables sector by 2020. But the industry, which has already seen investment...
The global transition to clean, renewable energy and away from nuclear and fossil fuels is well under way with remarkable developments happening every day. The Great Transition by Lester Brown, Janet Larsen, Matt Roney and Emily...
May 12, 2015 California Has Aggressive Solar GoalsSource: Voice of San Diego
California’s got lots of solar-powered ambition. State leaders have set some of the nation’s most aggressive renewable energy goals to push back against climate change.
Research & Insights
April 16, 2015 Obama's EPA Rule Is Redrawing the U.S. Coal MapSource: 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,...
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
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
He built a 220-pound battery to hang on the garage wall and convinced a huge number of people that owning one is a lifestyle choice—like having a compost bin in the garden and reusable diapers on the baby. His battery is...
April 23, 2015 Obama should embrace nuclear energySource: 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 tipsSource: 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...
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