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Here is this Friday’s Green Numbers round-up:
HP Named No. 1 on Corporate Responsibility Magazine?s 100 Best Corporate Citizens List
HP today was ranked No. 1 on Corporate Responsibility Magazine?s (formerly known as CRO Magazine) 11th annual 100 Best Corporate Citizens List.
Climbing from fifth place in last year?s rankings, HP gained the No. 1 spot, as a result of its scores in seven criteria categories: environment, climate change, human rights, philanthropy, employee relations, financial and corporate governance.
Just 16 Ships Pollute More Than All Cars in the World – GreenITers
As ships get bigger, the pollution is getting worse. The most staggering statistic of all is that just 16 of the world?s largest ships can produce as much lung-clogging sulphur pollution as all the world?s cars.
Porsche Unveils Plug-in Hybrid That Gets 78 MPG | Greenopolis
At the 2010 Geneva Motor Show, Porsche unveiled a hybrid supercar that gets 78 MPG and does 0 to 60 in just 3.2 seconds. In fact, it’s faster than Porsche’s latest supercar, the Carrera GT. Meet the Porsche 918 Spyder plug-in hybrid concept and begin drooling!
21 workers die in fire at H&M factory
At least 21 workers died and 50 were hurt when a fire swept through a Bangladeshi factory making clothes for budget retailer H&M and other firms as they worked at night to fulfil orders.
The blaze at the Garib & Garib Newaj company ? which makes cardigans and jumpers for the Swedish fashion chain ? follows repeated concerns by a British charity about fire safety at factories making garments for Western shops.
ARPA-E Third Round: $100M for Grid Storage, Power Converters, Building Cooling
Energy Secretary Steven Chu ? the rockstar geek Nobel Prize winner ? announced at the first ARPA-E summit on Tuesday that the Department of Energy will hand out $100 million in a third round of grants to early stage greentech startups through the ARPA-E program. Specifically this round of grants will focus on energy efficiency technologies including grid storage, power converter technology, and building cooling technology
M&S Aims For Most Sustainable By 2015
Marks & Spencer is to step up its plans to go “green” by opting for more sustainable ingredients and agreeing a living wage for suppliers in its bid to become the world’s most sustainable retailer by 2015.
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– March 5, 2010