Lancaster (California) Is “Solar Power Capital Of The Universe”

Lancaster, California, produces more solar power per capita than any other city in the state. Devastated by the recession of 2009, when unemployment rose to 17%, the city has made its commitment to solar the basis of its economic rebirth. Today it is home to the BYD truck and bus factory, which just finished an …

EP100: H&M Dresses for Energy-Saving Success

Fashion retail giant and US-based LED lighting manufacturer Cree have become the latest two high profile firms to pledge to double their energy productivity under the EP100 initiative. The EP100 scheme, which is led by The Climate Group, is a sister campaign to the RE100 initiative that sees firms commit to sourcing 100 per cent …

Etsy Sets Global Zero Waste Goal

Online handmade items marketplace Etsy has announced plans to secure ‘zero waste’ status across its global operations, following news it has achieved Living Building Challenge sustainability certification for its new headquarters in New York City. The tech company claims its new Brooklyn HQ is now the largest building in the world with rigorous LBC ‘Petal’ …

Ford Extends Green Supply Chain Program to 1,100 Sites

Ford has revealed it is now working with more than 40 companies across 40 countries to reduce the environmental impact of its supply chain. The auto giant yesterday provided an update on its voluntary Partnership for A Cleaner Environment (PACE), which was launched two years ago with a view to working with key suppliers to …

More than 70 Per Cent of Councils Lack ‘Solar Strategy’

Hundreds of local councils across the country have no official strategy for solar deployment and do not plan to add any new solar power to their portfolio in the next five years, a series of Freedom of Information (FOI) requests has revealed. Data obtained from 332 local authorities by LG Electronics reveals 71 per cent …

Futuristic Power Plant Complex Generates Clean Power through Wind, Solar and Geothermal Energy

A newly designed futuristic power plant complex, EXOSPHERE, pioneers a unique paradigm for sustainable buildings in the Dominican Republic. Four wind turbines connect a pair of net-zero towers in the “largest building-integrated wind energy system in the Americas,” according to architect Richard Moreta Castillo of Richard’s Architecture + Design (RA+D). But this isn’t your typical …

Climate Week NYC Kicks-off Today with the Climate Group’s Opening Ceremony

The eighth edition of Climate Week NYC was officially launched yesterday at the The Climate Group’s Opening Ceremony and a series of high-profile events, once again bringing essential debate on global climate challenges to New York City. Hosted at The TimesCenter from 9:30am to 12:45pm ET, the Opening Ceremony featured the voices of American and global …