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Battery market for plug-in vehicles to rise to $10 billion in 2020

| Energy Efficiency

The battery market for plug-in vehicles will rise to $10 billion in 2020, with electric vehicles (EV) emerging as the drivetrain of choice. Continue reading

Hypertherm’s 2015 CSR report shows progress toward 2020 goals

| Energy Efficiency

Hypertherm, a Hanover, N.H.-based manufacturer of plasma, laser, and waterjet cutting systems, has issued its annual Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report. Continue reading

Green Dot supplies Comcast with bioplastic Global Citizen wrist IDs

| Materials

Green Dot supplied Comcast with street identifier bracelets made of bioplastic so that the Comcast employees could represent their commitment to Global Citizen during Comcast Cares Day. Continue reading

AET provides solar racking system for 5-MW project in Puerto Rico

| Renewable Energy

Applied Energy Technologies (AET), Clinton Township, Mich., has announced the completion of a 5-MW solar installation project with Rosendin Construction Puerto Rico, LLC in Juncos, Puerto Rico. Continue reading

Dow Chemical releases 2015 sustainability report

| Water

The Dow Chemical Co., Midland, Mich., has released its 2015 Sustainability Report, which outlines the company’s 2025 sustainability goals—its third set of 10-year goals. Continue reading

Biodegradable, low-VOC cleaner, lubricant suitable for all metals

| Materials

Metalloid Corp. has introduced Metgreen, a biodegradable, low-VOC, in-process cleaner and lubricant for all metals. Continue reading

Cradle to Cradle Product Design Challenge winners announced

| Materials

The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, San Francisco, has announced the winners of the third Cradle to Cradle Product Design Challenge. Continue reading

PG&E to phase out nuclear power in Calif. by 2025

| Renewable Energy

PG&E has announced a joint proposal with labor and leading environmental organizations that would increase investment in energy efficiency, renewables, and storage beyond current state mandates while phasing out PG&E’s production of nuclear power in California by 2025. Continue reading