In 2005, famous Danish energy company DONG Energy was one of the most coal-intensive utilities in Europe. In fact, only 15 % of the company’s heat and power were coming from renewable sources. But by 2015, the figures had changed drastically from 15% to 55%. As a result of this huge achievement, the company now ranks 11 on the […]

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TATA Steel’s Sukinda Chromite Mine (SCM) in Odisha’s Jajpur district bagged 5 awards including Par Excellence award as the best mine amongst participants of the state from Indian Bureau of Mines (IBM). The mine secured first rank in overall performance and systematic and scientific development of mine, second in dump management and third position in afforestation. 79 operating mines […]

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An eco-friendly initiative undertaken by the Explore Lake Simcoe Sustainable Tourism project encourages tourists and visitors to support green practices. One of them is saying no to plastic straws. According Explore Lake Simcoe spokeswoman Aileen MacMillan, an average restaurant uses 36,400 straws per year. She says, “While plastic drinking straws are only used for a short time, […]

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Mobility giant Tesla revealed its plan to power its Gigafactory in Nevada entirely with a 70-megawatt rooftop solar farm. This solar farm is a proof of the company’s commitment towards 100% sustainability and will be about 7 times larger than the largest solar rooftop system currently installed. A majority of the electricity needed to power the […]

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Consumer packaged goods giant Procter & Gamble (P&G) has an eco-friendly goal for 2020- it plans on investing in recycling and beneficial reuse to ensure zero manufacturing waste from its global network of more than 100 production sites. It highlighted projects in Lima, Peru and Ohio in the US where it has converted liquid waste from its […]

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In a move to make corporate reporting less confusing, the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) are working together to clarify how companies can use both the GRI Standards and the International <IR> Framework in their integrated reporting. GRI late last year launched the GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards, which facilitate […]

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The bioplastic bags from a Bali-based social enterprise Avani may solve the plastic problem that plagues the world today. Made from cassava root, these bags dissolve in hot water, breaking down into carbon dioxide and water without any toxic residue. Avani claims that their bags are biodegradable, compostable, recyclable, and when dissolved, even safe enough to drink! […]

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Considering US President elect Donald Trump’s indifferent attitude towards global warming, more than 600 businesses and investors signed and released a letter urging him to reconsider gutting existing climate policies. Companies like Campbell Soup, Johnson & Johnson and the New York State Retirement Fund signed the letter that requested Trump to continue policies that combat global warming, such […]

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The world’s first solar road has opened in the Normandy village of France. Now the entire world is waiting to see if the solar road will live up to the hype surrounding the clean energy experiment. This road, which will be driven over by around 2,000 cars per day, can produce 280 megawatt hours (MWh) of power […]

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