Walmart Aims to Wipe Out Supply Chain Emissions with Project Gigaton

Walmart Aims to Wipe Out Supply Chain Emissions with Project Gigaton

Walmart formally launched its Project Gigaton on April 19 – an initiative under which the discount retailer will provide an emissions reduction toolkit to a broad network of suppliers, focusing on areas such as manufacturing, materials, and use of products, with the goal of reducing carbon by 1 gigaton (1 billion tons) by 2030.

Microsoft Seals Deal with Puget Sound Energy to Buy Carbon-Neutral Power at Wholesale Prices

Microsoft Seals Deal with Puget Sound Energy to Buy Carbon-Neutral Power at Wholesale Prices

Puget Sound Energy that will enable the software giant to buy its own power directly from the open market at wholesale prices. The accord is subject to the approval of the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission in the coming weeks, the Puget Sound Business Journal reported on April 13.

Albuquerque Commits $25M to Install Solar Rooftops on City Buildings

Albuquerque Commits $25M to Install Solar Rooftops on City Buildings

Albuquerque City Councilors Pat Davis (D-District 6) and Isaac Benton (Nonpartisan–District 2) announced on April 14 that the city –the largest in New Mexico, with a population of over 500,000 – has begun the process of deploying over $25 million worth of solar projects on the rooftops of municipal buildings.

Boeing Launches VC Division, Invests in Electric Airplane Developer

Boeing Launches VC Division, Invests in Electric Airplane Developer

Chicago-based aerospace company Boeing has formed a small venture-capital division called HorizonX to “turn new ideas and businesses into reality” – among them, a pioneering enterprise to develop a small hybrid-electric aircraft that would be suitable for regional consumer travel, “out to a thousand miles,” and that could be built “by the 2020s.”

Three More Apple Suppliers Take the ‘100% Renewables’ Pledge

Three More Apple Suppliers Take the ‘100% Renewables’ Pledge

Three more Apple suppliers have committed to using 100 percent renewable energy to manufacture components for the Cupertino, California-based technology titan, an executive of the company told Bloomberg Technology on April 13.

Bell Labs Is Reinvented as an Energy Efficient Complex

Bell Labs Is Reinvented as an Energy Efficient Complex

It is doubtful that even a visionary such as Alexander Graham Bell could have imagined the ways in which his 19th century Bell Labs building has been changed today. Purchased by Somerset Development in 2013, the 2 million-square-foot complex in Holmdel, New Jersey – one of the largest buildings in the state – now is not only a technology hub, but also is environmentally friendly, according to an April 7 report by the Asbury Park Press.

Amazon Weighs $600M Deal for 23% Stake in Plug Power

Amazon Weighs $600M Deal for 23% Stake in Plug Power

Amazon, already a huge player in the solar industry, has agreed to a contract with Latham, New York-based fuel cell manufacturer Plug Power that could total $600 million and give the online retail giant a substantial stake – up to 55.3 million common shares – in the company, the Albany Times Union report on April 5.

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