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Green Winners Paper By A.T. Kearney

While updating my alumni info on the A.T. Kearney website, I surfed around and found, “Green Winners” – a white paper explaining why firms are wise to continue their sustainability efforts. As companies cut costs to get through the current global economic slowdown, there is often a temptation to abandon recent forays into sustainability. Yet […]


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BMW Aggressively Evaluates Alternative Energy – Spartanburg

Since February, BMW has been evaluating wind speeds at their Spartanburg, SC, manufacturing plant to determine the feasibility of using wind power at the site. Gold Ring Power, LLC, is working with the automobile manufacturer to determine the viability of adding wind to the list of alternative energy sources used to power the facility. Currently, […]



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Want to Stop Receiving the Yellow Pages in Print

If you’re like me, you never even open the copy of the “printed” Yellow Pages you receive. Mine ends up in the recycling bin within days. Now, you can stop the waste and save a few trees in the process by opting-out of the Yellow Pages delivery. ParkHowell.com has a detailed post about the amount […]


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The Mother Nature Network Launches

Oil Obit | Energy News/January 30, 2009: PRWEB reports the launch of The Mother Nature Network, an environmental news and information website at mnn.com. The site is using an advertising supported model to provide green news and information. Advertising veteran Joel Babbit and Rolling Stones Keyboardist (Chuck Leavell) teamed up to provide environmental information for […]


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First Lithium-Ion Battery in Mass-Produced Passenger Car

Available in the Mercedes-Benz S 400 BlueHYBRID (Summer 2009) Oil Obit News/Daimler PR/Stuttgart/January 15, 2009: The ADAC (German Automobile Association) has awarded its “Gelber Engel 2009” (Yellow Angel) to Daimler AG and its systems partner Continental in the Innovation & Environment category. The Stuttgart carmaker was selected for the award by Europe’s largest automobile club […]


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Carbon Trading a Godsend or Giant Shell Game

Technorati Tags: carbon trading,global warming,cap-and-trade,carbon market According to the World Bank, global trades in the carbon market during 2007 were valued at more than $64 billion, more than double the 2006 figures. Is cap-and-trade good for the environment? Will it help us combat global warming? For those interested, Jennifer Barone recently published an article that […]


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60 Minutes Ponders Pickens Plan on Sunday

CBS is taking a close look at the Pickens Energy Plan this Sunday; Charlie Rose profiles Pickens on 60 Minutes, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m. ET/PT. Is it politics or truly an attempt to help us better understand how to end our dependence on foreign oil once and for all?  Although I consider 60-minutes a […]


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Titan Wind Project to be World’s Largest, Joint Venture

Wind energy is a clean, renewable and cost competitive practical solution to help eliminate our dependence on foreign and domestic oil. And, today Clipper Windpower and BP Wind Energy announced a joint venture agreement for the “Titan Wind Project.” Clipper Windpower is in the business of providing advanced technologies and services for large-scale expansion of […]


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Has LED Lighting Finally Arrived?

Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) have been around for a while but their manufacturing cost prohibited their practical use for consumer lighting applications. Since LEDs use about 85% less energy and last 30 times longer than conventional light bulbs, many companies have been interested in the technology. Phillips Lighting among them. According to the Wall Street Journal, […]


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The Power of Solar

It is no longer uncommon for those using solar energy systems to sell excess electricity generated back to the power companies. It is, however, uncommon to see a local news story about a hardware store owner doing so. The hardware store owner is located in an ideal area; St. Augustine, Florida. Will we see green […]


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Shell Funds Energy Land Reclaimation Study

On of the key issues facing the environment today is venture capital and funding support from large corporations. Oil Obit Energy News is interested in following the money and we will report on developments in the sector. Recently, we learned that Shell is providing a $950,000 grant to enable Colorado State University (CSU) researchers to […]