This Sunday, Masdar, along with its partners Total and Abengoa, launched the world's largest concentrated solar power (CSP) project. Called Shams 1, the power plant covers an area of 2.5 km² -- about 285 soccer fields -- and powers about 20,000 homes. Located in the Western Region of Abu Dhabi, Shams 1 is a major achievement for clean energy in the Middle East.
Corporate sustainability is a term much used but inconsistently understood. To some, it conjures notions of corporate philanthropy, charitable giving or public relations. To others, it is a mandate whereby companies carefully operate within legal requirements and prevailing social norms. Increasingly, however, it is being seen as a new core business model that sustains a company’s success over time and is the hallmark of its overall business health.
As originally posted by Earth & Industry:
by Eswar Mani
Over the course of September 9th and 10th, the members of the Zayed Future Energy Prize Review Committee were faced with the daunting task of shortlisting the top 50 candidates for the 2013 Zayed Future Energy Prize out of a record 579 entries.
I see examples every day of ways fleets can reduce operating costs, while simultaneously reducing carcinogenic emissions, as well as overall petroleum consumption. One of the biggest opportunities to do this is by addressing idle reduction. The US uses more than 1 billion gallons of diesel in trucks that are by definition “not moving.”