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Wal-Mart among corporate supporters of Missouri bill to allow power purchase agreements

Seven large corporate energy buyers including Procter & Gamble, General Motors and Wal-Mart are hoping the third time is the charm for a Missouri bill that aims to allow such entities to enter into power purchase agreements from parties other than their utility. Midwest Energy New Read More...

Corporate execs back smart manufacturing institute

A newly launched public-private partnership, with participation from corporations such as Corning Inc. and General Mills Inc., is hoping to accelerate the adoption of smart manufacturing. The Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute, or CESMII, was announced by the Smart Manuf Read More...

Leftover Yoplait whey helps power General Mills plant

General Mills Inc. has implemented an innovative process that uses leftover Yoplait Greek whey to fuel 10% of the electrical needs at a Tennessee production plant. In a May 6 blog post for the Corporate Eco Forum, General Mills Chief Sustainability Officer Jerry Lynch explained that t Read More...

General Mills signs VPPA for 100 MW of Texas wind

General Mills Inc. has signed a 15-year virtual power purchase agreement for 100 MW of capacity from a wind project under construction in Texas. The consumer foods company said June 8 that its investment in the 150 MW Cactus Flats wind project marks another step toward meeting its greenhouse ga Read More...

General Mills reports 11% decline in GHG emissions

General Mills announced an 11% decrease in their GHG emissions footprint in 2017 compared to 2010. The decline came across the company’s value chain in the areas of agriculture, packaging, producing, shipping, converting, selling, and consuming.In their 2018 Global Responsibility Report, relea Read More...

General Mills lowers GHG emissions

General Mills' greenhouse gas emissions footprint decreased 13% in 2018 compared to 2010, across its value chain in the areas of agriculture, packaging, producing, shipping, converting, selling and consuming. The company's GHG emissions fell 4% in 2018 versus 2017, while net sales increased by 1%.Th Read More...

General Mills heads for goals with VPPA

General Mills has taken a big step toward its climate goal by signing a 15-year VPPA for a wind project in central Texas. The new wind project will produce renewable energy credits for General Mills that, together with the company’s previous wind power agreement, are calculated to equal% 100 p Read More...

General Mills hits efficiency targets ahead of schedule

General Mills has exceeded its 10-year goal to improve energy efficiency at its 26 largest U.S.-based plants by 20% four years ahead of plan.The Department of Energy announced May 17 that the global food manufacturer saw a total efficiency improvement of 20.4% since 2012.In 2018, General Mills imple Read More...

Alphabet, Citigroup, Walmart make CDP corporate climate leader A List

Alphabet, Citigroup, Microsoft and Walmart were included in the list of 179 companies on CDP’s ‘A List’ for corporate transparency and action on climate change, created from the scoring of over 8,000 companies worldwide.Other North American companies that made the list were Best Bu Read More...

General Mills targets 100% with biogas, wind

General Mills has joined RE100 and established a goal to source 100% renewable electricity by 2030, the company announced April 23.To achieve this goal, the global food manufacturer plans to invest in two large-scale wind farms that will produce RECs and anaerobic digestion to capture and use methan Read More...

300+ U.S. businesses lobby Congress for climate issues

More than 330 businesses, including Adobe, Capital One, CommonSpirit Health, DSM North America, Dow, Eileen Fisher, General Mills, Mars, Inc., Microsoft, NIKE, Salesforce and VISA, have teamed up on a bipartisan coalition that is urging federal lawmakers to incorporate more resilient and sustainable Read More...

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