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.
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.
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.”
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, 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.
Facebook this week broke ground on its ninth data center worldwide – a 146-acre campus in Papillion, Nebraska, south of Omaha – and says it will be one of the most advanced and energy efficient in the world, according to the Omaha World Herald. The … Read more…
General Motors recently announced its plan to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 2025. At the recent 2017 SAE High Efficiency IC Engine Symposium in Detroit, executives from both GM and Ford discussed the importance of using technology developments for engine efficiency and long-term carbon dioxide … Read more…