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A new report released by Vodafone and Accenture says that the use of mobile communications can reduce the annual energy bill for Europe by a €43 billion, equivalent to an annual reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by at least 113 Mt CO2e (metric ton carbon dioxide equivalents) by 2020. The figure equals about 2.4% of the CO2 emissions for the whole of the EU, or eliminating close to one-fifth of the UK's emissions. Obviously, there's a catch. Vodafone says that the only way to achieve those goals is for the industry and governments to collaborate. The report, titled Carbon Connections: quantifying mobile's role in tackling climate change, identified 13 opportunities that could enable carbon abatement across 25 EU countries. But for these opportunities to come to fruition, governments will have to play an important role - like evolving regulation to set an appropria... (more)

ProfNet Experts Available on Earth Day, Brain Injuries, Adult Film Industry, More

NEW YORK, March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Below are experts from the ProfNet network that are available to discuss timely issues in your coverage area. If you are interested in interviewing any of the experts, please contact them via the contact information at the end of the listing. To receive these updates by email, send a note to [email protected] with the industries you cover, and we'll add you to the appropriate edition.  If you are in need of additional experts, you can also submit a query to the hundreds of thousands of experts in our network. You can filter your request by institution type and geographic location to get the most targeted responses. The best part? It's free! Just fill out the query form to get started. If you have any questions or need assistance with any aspect of ProfNet, please drop us a note at [email protected] EXPERT ALERTS Choosi... (more)

ProfNet Experts Available on Earth Day, Malaysia Airlines, Copyright Act, More

NEW YORK, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Below are experts from the ProfNet network that are available to discuss timely issues in your coverage area. If you are interested in interviewing any of the experts, please contact them via the contact information at the end of the listing. To receive these updates by email, send a note to [email protected] with the industries you cover, and we'll add you to the appropriate edition.  If you are in need of additional experts, you can also submit a query to the hundreds of thousands of experts in our network. You can filter your request by institution type and geographic location to get the most targeted responses. The best part? It's free! Just fill out the query form to get started. If you have any questions or need assistance with any aspect of ProfNet, please drop us a note at [email protected] EXPERT ALERTS Smokey... (more)

CH2M HILL and the City and County of San Francisco Launch Solar Energy Web Mapping Portal

SAN FRANCISCO, June 20 /PRNewswire/ -- CH2M HILL Enterprise Management Solutions (EMS), together with the City and County of San Francisco's Department of the Environment, today launched the first solar mapping Web portal of its kind. Officially introduced today during a press conference at San Francisco City Hall, the portal estimates the solar energy potential for commercial and residential structures in San Francisco. Present at today's press conference included San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, CH2M HILL EMS Senior Vice President Mike Underwood and San Francisco Department of the Environment Director Jared Blumenfeld. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20060123/LAM077LOGO) The portal, available at http://www.sf.solarmap.org/, allows building owners to visualize the potential environmental benefits and monetary savings that would result from installing so... (more)

Sprint and LG Launch Third Device in 2012 with Eco-Friendly Features, LG Optimus Elite

Thinking of doing something easy and fun for the environment for Earth Day? Now is the perfect time to switch to a mobile phone with eco-friendly features, as Sprint (NYSE: S) and its data-centric, no-contract brand, Virgin Mobile USA, join LG Mobile in announcing the upcoming availability of LG Optimus Elite™ on the Sprint 3G Network. LG Optimus Elite from Sprint (Photo: Sprint) LG Optimus Elite will be available in Titan Silver and White1 on Earth Day – Sunday, April 22 – exclusively through www.sprint.com and 1-800-SPRINT1 for just $29.99 with a new two-year service agreement and $50 mail-in rebate via reward card2 (excludes taxes and surcharges). The device will become available in additional channels, including Sprint retail, on May 18. Timing and pricing for the device on Virgin Mobile USA will be announced shortly. LG Optimus Elite marks the third device launc... (more)

World Smart Energy Week 2014 Exhibitor Profiles

World Smart Energy Week 2014 takes place February 26 – 28, 2014 at the Tokyo Big Sight in Tokyo, Japan. Business Wire is the official newswire for the World Smart Energy Week 2014. Breaking news releases, exhibitor press kits are available at Tradeshownews.com, Business Wire's trade show, conference, and event news resource. Listed below are the World Smart Energy Week 2014 exhibitor profiles.   Company: A2battery.co.ltd Booth: W9-54 Web: http://www.a2battery.com/ A2battery is specialized in the production of Primary Lithium batteries and Rechargeable Lithium batteries. After many years’ effort, the company’s products are now exported worldwide and supported with a strong international sales network. Due to hard and productive work of our management and dedicated employees, A2battery has gained great reputation in the industry. A2battery integrates the latest techn... (more)

Panasonic Announces Strategies for Business Domain Companies and Marketing Sector Based on 'Business Policy for FY2013'

Panasonic Corporation (NYSE:PC)(TOKYO:6752)("Panasonic") announced business policy for fiscal FY2013 on May 11, 2012. Based on this business policy, the summary of strategies for nine domain companies and one marketing sector is following: 1. AVC Networks Company 1-1. FY2012 Results, FY2013 Targets (billion yen)     FY2012 Results FY2013 Targets Sales 1,330.0 1,376.2 Operating Profit   -72.5   55.2   1-2. FY2013 Business policy       Target to move back into the black and grow further in the next mid-term (1) Current business • Selection and concentration by focusing on profitability (2) New business • Integrate core technology and IT to build next generation business 1-3. Business strategy     (1)   Restructure TV business   • Transform business management focusing on from quantity to profitability • Reduce fixed cost and downsize business structure to fair size 1. T... (more)

Sunnybrook and Honeywell Complete Innovative Solar Installation

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 09/09/09 -- Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and Honeywell (NYSE: HON) today celebrated the completion of an innovative solar photovoltaic installation during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Bayview Campus in Toronto. The new installation, part of a $28-million facility renewal program that also includes a variety of energy-efficient upgrades, will help the hospital cut energy costs and reduce its environmental impact. More than 140 solar panels spanning two stories of a parking garage are expected to generate nearly 27,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity annually - enough energy to power 150 medical ventilators. The panels are mounted vertically on the wall of the structure, which is located at the main entrance of the campus; so they will serve as a visual reminder of the hospital's conservation efforts, as well as produce clea... (more)

LG Viper 4G LTE with Eco-Friendly Features from Sprint Launches for Less than $100

In an exclusive media event to tip off NBA Green Week presented by Sprint, Sprint’s CEO Dan Hesse (NYSE: S) today announced pricing and pre-order availability date for the highly anticipated LG Viper™ 4G LTE, the first 4G LTE device with eco-friendly features to be offered by Sprint. LG Viper 4G LTE from Sprint (Photo: Sprint) LG Viper will be available later this month in all Sprint sales channels, including www.sprint.com, 1-800-SPRINT1, Best Buy and RadioShack for $99.99 with a new two-year service agreement and $50 mail-in rebate via reward card1 (excludes taxes and surcharges). New and existing customers can pre-order LG Viper beginning Thursday, April 12 at www.sprint.com/viper. LG Viper takes advantage of Android 2.3 Gingerbread platform, a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, 1 GB of RAM, mobile hotspot capabilities and a 4GB card microSD™ slot that supports up to 32... (more)

Panasonic to Present Energy Solutions for Smart Lifestyles at Eco-Products 2011

Tokyo, Dec 14, 2011 - (JCN Newswire) - Panasonic Corporation today announced that it will showcase its energy solutions for lifestyles of today and tomorrow at Eco-Products 2011, one of the largest environmental fairs in Japan. The event will be held at the Tokyo International Exhibition Center (Tokyo Big Sight) from December 15 to 17, 2011. Putting the environment at the core of its all business activities, Panasonic is aiming to become the No. 1 Green Innovation Company in the Electronics Industry in time for the 100th anniversary of its foundation in 2018. This year, the Panasonic booth (#3-002) will present the Panasonic Group's comprehensive energy solutions and ideas, reflecting the combined strength of the group companies including Panasonic Electric Works and SANYO Electric, which became wholly-owned subsidiaries of Panasonic on April 1, 2011. Major Exhibits (... (more)

Polyurethanes (PU) - A Global Market Watch, 2011 - 2016

NEW YORK, Jan. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Polyurethanes (PU) - A Global Market Watch, 2011 - 2016 http://www.reportlinker.com/p01051661/Polyurethanes-PU---A-Global-Market-Watch-2011---2016.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=Resin_and_Rubber Global Polyurethanes (PU) market is projected to reach US$49.7 billion by 2016 (28 million tons), growing at a CAGR of 7.8% during, 2011-2016 Global Market Watch: Primarily supported by product types; Rigid & Flexible, Coatings and Adhesives the Polyurethanes (PU) market to witness a value of US$49.7 billion by 2016. Geographical analysis shows the highest Compounded Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 8.6% is foreseen from Asia-Pacific region during the analysis period 2011-2016. Europe is way behind with a CAGR of 8.1% followed by t... (more)