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News and analysis on energy conservation and management, including HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning), in retail stores.

Amazon certifies eco-friendly products; Climate Pledge gains momentum

Amazon is introducing a new initiative to help customers discover and shop for sustainable products.

Walmart sets big new goal: Zero emissions by 2040

Another major retailer aims to eliminate carbon emissions from its operations in the next 20 years.

Five sustainable technology companies are the initial recipients of distributions from a $2 billion venture investment program overseen by Amazon.

Walmart is entering a partnership to help remove carbon dioxide from its supply chain. 

Walmart’s 2020 Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) report describes progress in areas including emissions, waste reduction, and leadership diversity.

Silver Diner

Silver Diner has made a commitment to clean air as well as “clean” food in all its restaurants. The farm-to-table chain, which has 20 locations in Maryland, Virginia and New Jersey and is known for its emphasis on healthy eating and fresh, local ingredients, is billed as the first rest

The Home Depot has detailed progress on its 2019 corporate responsibility strategies while setting several new goals.

solar/wind installation

Amazon is engaging a new partner in its effort to reach global net zero carbon emissions. The e-tail giant is joining with We Mean Business, a nonprofit global coalition of 1,289 companies, to encourage private businesses to adopt more ambitious carbon emission reduction goals.

Shopping malls in most of New York State can reopen on Friday as long as they meet certain conditions, specifically enhanced air-conditioning filtration systems.

Amazon is putting its money where its mouth is when it comes to reducing carbon.

A regional supermarket chain is offering free charging for electric vehicles.

Best Buy is making its biggest commitment yet to renewable energy.

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Verizon, Infosys, and CPG manufacturer Reckitt Benckiser (RB) are all joining Amazon in pledging to be net zero carbon by 2040. The companies are signing the Climate Pledge, an initiative co-founded by Amazon in September 2019 that commits to meeting the Paris Agreement 2050 decarbonization goal

A new pilot program is designed to help grocery stores offset the upfront costs of natural refrigerant technologies.

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