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Walmart Plans Increased Use of Renewable Solar Energy

Walmart said it will expand its renewable energy efforts through lighter, lower cost thin film solar technology, which will be used in numerous West Coast locations.The company plans to add solar generating systems to another 20 to 30 sites in California and Arizona, many of which will include this Read More...

U.K. Retailers Cut Waste to Landfills in Half, Reduce Emissions

Retailers in the U.K. participating in the Better Retailing Climate initiative now send less than a quarter of their waste to landfills, down from 48 percent five years ago, according to the groups 2010 progress report.These companies – including retailers such as Asda, Tesco, Morrison’s Read More...

P&G Eyes 100 Percent Sustainable Packaging, Zero CO2 Emissions

The Procter & Gamble Co. said it is accelerating its commitment to sustainability by unveiling a long-term environmental sustainability vision, including 100 percent sustainable packaging and zero CO2 emissions.As part of P&G's strategy to grow responsibly, the company said it will work towa Read More...

Walmart and H&M Pledge to Clean Up Textile Supply Chains

Walmart will work with its Chinese textile manufacturers to embrace better industry techniques, the retail giant announced at the Clinton Global Initiative.The National Resource Defense Council (NRDC) will help support and guide this process and recommend implementation of low-cost through practices Read More...

Kohl's and Whole Foods Named EPA Green Power Partners of the Year

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) named retailers Kohl’s and Whole Foods Market as winners of the agency’s 10th annual Green Power Leadership awards.The EPA honored 18 Green Power Partners in four categories: Green Power Partners, Green Power Purchasing, On-Site Generation, Read More...

Green Shoppers Misunderstand Label Claims

While 84 percent of consumers say they regularly buy green or sustainable food and drinks, many are unaware of what the claims actually mean, according to Mintel research.Meanwhile, consumer demand for sustainable food and drinks continues to grow, and companies are increasing the supply, with mor Read More...

Macy's Develops New Solar Construction

Macy’s began construction on a 3.5-megawatt high-efficiency solar power system on the roof of its online fulfillment center in Goodyear, Ariz.The system, slated for completion next March, will deliver the equivalent of 70 percent of the electricity demand of the 600,000-square-foot facility, a Read More...

Sainsbury's Aims for Grid Independence and Self-Powered Stores

Sainsbury's could soon be providing far more than just the weekly groceries, after the supermarket giant revealed it is working on plans to establish itself as a major provider of energy to both the grid and the local communities it serves.In addition to accelerating the roll out of low carbon and r Read More...

Retail Sustainability is Mission Critical

By Maureen AzzatoOn the lowest rung of the ladder there are those in the retail and consumer packaged goods industries who view sustainability as something they have to do to remain complaint with government regulations. Climb up the ladder a few rungs you find companies that believe sustainability Read More...

Are Energy Credits and Green Claims Smoke and Mirrors?

...fuels to make electricity. However, all of the more than 20 renewable-energy developers interviewed by Bloomberg claimed the system is not enabling them to add green energy to the power grid.RECs are not enabling green power developers to expand, according to Duncan Broatch of Broatch’s Summit Read More...

Delhaize and Loblaw: The Quest for Greener Retail Operations

By Maureen AzzatoLeadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) and other green initiatives undertaken in stores is not only good for the environment and reduces operational costs, it benefits store associates and customers, too.In fact, store associates are a focal point of Delhaize America a Read More...

IKEA Expands Solar Power to East Coast Stores

IKEA plans to install solar energy panels on two East Coast stores beginning this month, which will bet the largest store-top solar installations for IKEA in the U.S.The two stores, slated for completion this spring, are located in Paramus, N.J. and Stoughton, Mass., and will bring the total number Read More...

7-Eleven to Open 100 New Eco-Stores in Japan

By the end of February, 7-Eleven will open 100 eco-friendly stores in Japan, with 100 more coming before the end of the year.Additionally, 100 existing units will be converted to renewable solar power and feature electric-vehicle chargers, according to a New York Times report. The store retrofits wi Read More...

EPA Recognizes Top Green Power Purchasers

Intel Corp. and Kohl’s Department Stores topped the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) list of the top 50 partner organizations using the most renewable electricity.Intel Corp., the largest single purchaser of green power, increased its commitment by nearly doubling its annual green po Read More...

Sustainability Key to Efficient and Profitable Walmart Latin America Growth

Walmart is using the company’s expertise in sustainability as a means for managing costs and promoting profitable growth, Walmart Latin America CEO Eduardo Solórzano explained during a speech at the annual “Outlook of the Americas” luncheon of the Association of American Cha Read More...

Lower Wind and Solar Prices Expected to Accelerate Adoption

Price decreased for wind and solar energy are expected to yield speedier adoption over the next 10 years, although its fossil fuel rival, natural gas, is still cheaperThe recession combined with China’s aggressive wind and solar manufacturing has resulted in overcapacity, according to a Reuter Read More...

Staples Named 2011 EPA Energy Star Partner of the Year

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is honoring Staples Inc. for its leadership in energy efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions reduction with the 2011 Energy Star Partner of the Year in Energy Management.The company will receive the award at an April 12ceremony in Washington D.C. More than 1 Read More...

Ikea Powers Up Solar Energy in New York

The solar energy system at Ikea’s home furnishings store in Brooklyn, N.Y. is now commissioned, operational and certified by Con Edison and New York City.As one of the largest commercial rooftop installations in the five boroughs of New York City, the 200 kW array occupies 19,000-square feet, Read More...

Offshore Wind Power Capacity to Boom in the Next Six Years

As global investment in wind turbines continues to increase, more and more purchasers are looking to offshore wind farms to further expand wind power capacity.As global investment in wind turbines continues to increase -- -- and a greater percentage of the world’s electricity supply comes from Read More...

Loblaw Exceeds Energy Consumption and Carbon Emission Reduction Goals

Loblaw Companies Ltd. achieved several milestones in 2010, exceeding its energy consumption and carbon emissions goals, according to its company’s 2010 corporate social responsibility report.The Canadian grocer also improved fuel efficiency by 2.3 percent; reduced its private label (President& Read More...

Ikea Powers Up California's Largest Single-Roof Commercial Solar Energy System

Ikea flipped the switch on a newly constructed solar energy system at its southwestern U.S. distribution center in Tejon, Calif.The 370,000-square-foot solar array consists of a 1.8 MW system designed and installed by California-based REC Solar, and built with 7,980 panels. The system will produce 2 Read More...

Toys R Us to Install Largest Rooftop Solar Power System in North America

Toys R Us plans to add the largest rooftop solar power installation in North America to its distribution center in Flanders, N.J.Upon completion this summer, the 5.38 megawatt on-site solar mechanism will occupy 869,294 square feet of space and is estimated to generate 72 percent of the distribution Read More...

Ikea Powers Up Solar Power System in Second California Facility

Ikea plugged-in the solar energy system installed at its store in East Palo Alto, Calif., which features 38,000-square-foot array and 1,344 solar panels.The 302-kW system, will produce approximately 427,900 kWh of clean electricity annually – the equivalent of reducing 326 tons of carbon dioxi Read More...

Whole Foods and Kohl's Lead Renewable Energy Purchases

Whole Foods, Kohl's and Intel are among the world's leading corporate buyers of renewable energy, according to new survey released today by Bloomberg New Energy Finance, which was commissioned by Vestas Wind Systems A/S.Kohl’s ranks highest in terms of renewable procurement on a percentage bas Read More...

Lord & Taylor to Purchase Wind Energy for New York Stores

Lord & Taylor will purchase renewable wind energy for its Manhattan and Eastchester, New York stores from Green Mountain Energy Company, a retail provider of cleaner energy and carbon-offset solutions.The retailer has committed to purchasing wind energy from Green Mountain for 100 percent of the Read More...

Ikea U.S. President Cites Sustainability as Key Business Strategy

Sustainability is a core part of Ikea’s business strategy, Mike Ward, president of Ikea U.S. said speaking on a panel at the recent annual Climate Week in New York City.“We are committed to a long-term strategy in which all Ikea stores and buildings will be supplied with 100 percent rene Read More...

Walmart to Convert Most California Stores to Solar Power

Walmart plans to install solar panels on as many as 60 additional stores in California, expanding solar energy to more than 75 percent of its stores in the state.California is the first state in the nation where Walmart has devoted this level of commitment to renewable energy.“California prese Read More...

Kohl's, Staples Named EPA Green Power Partners of the Year

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) presented the 11th annual Green Power Leadership Awards to 19 EPA Green Power Partners, including retailers Kohl’s Department Stores and Staples.Both retailers were given the highest honor of Green Power Partner of the Year as were the Empire Stat Read More...

Green Mountain Aims to Brew Energy with Coffee Waste

Green Mountain Coffee has teamed with the University of North Dakota and bioenergy specialist Wynntryst LLC to convert waste from its coffee processing plant to energy.Specifically, the coffee company -- best known for its single-serve Keurig brewers and coffee pods -- is working with the Energy &am Read More...

More Than Half of Ikea's Energy Now Derived From Renewable Resources

Fifty-one percent of Ikea’s energy is now derived from renewable resources, up three points from 47 percent in the prior fiscal year, according to the company’s 2011 sustainability report.In the past fiscal year, Ikea installed solar panels on 40 buildings in seven country’s and 60 Read More...

Starbucks Reveals Sustainability Progress and Challenges

Seattle-based Starbucks’ 2011 Global Responsibility Report shows significant strides on goals the company outlined in 2008, as well as some areas where it has been particularly challenged.In a single year Starbucks more than tripled the availability of in-store recycling, now in more than 18 p Read More...

Stop & Shop Proposes Solar, Wind Turbines for Massachusetts Store

Stop & Shop proposes to feature at a new store in Wayland, Mass., electric vehicle charging stations, LED parking lot lights, solar panels and wind turbines, among other green initiatives, which could earn it Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) silver certification.Plans for the Read More...

Walmart on Track for Zero Waste by 2025

Walmart is on track to meet many of its ambitious sustainability goals, but missed some benchmarks in 2011, including failing to double its sales of energy-efficient consumer products and reducing phosphates in detergent by 70 percent.The retailer is on track, however, for its U.S. stores to cease h Read More...

Staples Explores the Next Generation of Sustainability

Looking to unearth new energy savings, sustainability ideas and related marketing opportunities, Staples hosted its 12th annual Strategic Energy Summit, which brought together executives and associates as well as customers and vendor partners.Bob ValairThe retailer presented its business, vision, br Read More...

Kroger Sustainability Report Reveals Substantive Gains

Kroger has achieved a great deal in a short period of time with energy consumption down, recycling and fleet efficiency up, and zero waste achieved by 19 of the company’s manufacturing plants.“We have a robust strategy in each of these key areas (environment social and economic),” Read More...

Ahold Takes Steps to Reduce Carbon Footprint

Carlisle, Pa.-based Ahold USA has been working diligently to reduce its carbon footprint, purchasing more than 149 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of green power annually.hold USA buys renewable energy certificates (RECs) from 3Degrees and also generates green power from its on-site renewable energy sy Read More...

Americans Want More Solar, Wind, Natural Gas Energy

Two in three Americans want the United States to put more emphasis on producing domestic energy using solar power, wind and natural gas, according to a Gallup Poll conducted in March.Seventy six percent said they want an increased focus on solar power, 712 percent on wind and 65 percent on natural g Read More...

Initial Sponsors of 2nd Annual GRD Innovation Summit Announced

Twelve leading industry suppliers serving the retail sustainability marketplace are sponsoring the 2nd annual Green Retail Decisions’ Innovation Summit in Chicago June 25-27.Sustainability Partners are Constellation Energy, an energy company that provides electricity, natural gas, and sustaina Read More...

Walmart to Increase Renewable Energy Use 600 Percent

Walmart has committed to increase the use of renewable energy by 600 percent and reduce the energy intensity of its buildings by 20 percent by 2020, compared to 2010 levels.Mike DukeWalmart President and CEO Mike Duke announced these and other sustainability initiatives this week at the company&rsqu Read More...

Kroger Unveils Clean Energy Production System Powered by Food Waste

The Kroger Co. has unveiled a clean energy production system that will convert food that cannot be sold or donated into clean energy to help power its Ralphs/Food 4 Less distribution center in Compton, Calif.The anaerobic conversion system will process more than 55,000 tons of organic food waste int Read More...

Patagonia Joins BICEP for Clean Energy Advocacy

Outdoor apparel company Patagonia has joined the Business for Innovative Climate & Energy Policy (BICEP) coalition to advocate for cutting edge clean energy policies.Patagonia was a founding signatory of BICEP’s Climate Declaration, a statement urging U.S. policymakers to capture the Amer Read More...

The Coca-Cola Foundation Gives $8.8 Million to Help Develop Sustainable Communities

The Coca-Cola Foundation awarded $8.8 million in grants to 66 community organizations worldwide during the second quarter of 2013 to protect the environment, enhancing personal wellbeing and building strong communities.Between April and June, $1.9 million was directed to physical activity and well-b Read More...

Ikea Plans Large Geothermal Project for Kansas City Store

Ikea plans to incorporate geothermal technology into the heating and cooling system of a brand new store under construction in Merriam, Kan.Related drilling and underground work should be complete by winter, with the system – the largest such project in Kansas or Missouri – ultimately op Read More...

Renewable Energy for Commercial Properties

By Brad OuderkirkEnergy is a funny thing. We all need it, but it’s one of the few products for which historically we’ve had no control over the source or cost. For decades we’ve turned on our lights, operated equipment, paid utility bills and accepted that as reality. In the past d Read More...

SC Johnson Cuts Manufacturing Waste and Boosts Renewable Energy Use

SC Johnson has reduced its global manufacturing waste by 62 percent and increased its use of renewable energy to 30 percent, according to the company’s newly released sustainability report.It has also reports it has develop innovative products that use fewer resources and require less packagin Read More...

Crosby's Unveils First Solar Powered C-Store in Western New York

Crosby’s and Reid Petroleum have plugged in the installation of a 200 panel, 52 kilowatt ground mounted solar array system at their convenience store located in Lockport, N.Y.This is the first convenience store in Western New York to use solar power, according to a company statement.“Thr Read More...

Ikea to Nearly Double Solar Array on Maryland DC Rooftop

Home furnishings retailer Ikea plans to nearly double the solar array completed in April atop its Perryville, Md., distribution center, the state’s largest solar energy system.Installation of the new panels will begin this month with completion expected after the New Year. The 467,618-square-f Read More...

SC Johnson on Track to Hit Global Renewable Energy Goals

SC Johnson celebrated the anniversary this week of one of its recent renewable energy investments – two wind turbines at the company’s largest manufacturing facility in Mt. Pleasant, Wis.The turbines have successfully cut nearly 6,000 metric tons of greenhouse gases in their first year o Read More...

Whole Foods Brooklyn Store Uses Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

The new Whole Foods Market now open in Brooklyn uses energy-efficient building design and construction, solar energy, and combined heat and power to reduce energy use, boost resiliency and promote environmental stewardship.The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has id Read More...

Walmart Reports New Sustainability Milestones

Walmart is ahead of schedule on its renewable energy conversion rate and energy reduction goals, executives reported during the retail giant’s annual Global Sustainability Milestone Meeting held this week.Through last year’s third quarter, Walmart cut energy consumption by 7.4 percent, m Read More...

REI Now Powered by Renewable Energy

With energy being one of REI’s largest impacts on the climate, the company has committed to having all of its electricity come from clean renewable sources.With 26 solar electric systems generating energy and a strong program to invest in energy efficiency, REI now buys certified renewable ene Read More...

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