Samsung Electronics, the world’s largest electronics company, is the latest organization to join the board of Climate Savers Computing Initiative, a not-for-profit organization started by Google in 2007 to bring together industry, consumers, government and conservation organizations to increase the energy efficiency of computers.
The winners in the latest round of GE's Ecomagination Challenge were announced Thursday - a proper closing for the initiative's strong first year.
Applied Materials Inc. (Nasdaq: AMAT), the world's largest provider of equipment used to manufacture both solar photovoltaic panels and computer chips, has announced plans to purchase Gloucester, Mass.-based Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates, a leading maker of ion-implantation systems—which are used to build the transistors for solar panels, long-lasting, energy-efficient LED technology and mobile device chips—for $4.9 billion.
Environmentalists have found yet another ally in their battle to prevent the passage of California’s regressive Proposition 23, which would put a temporary end to the environmental protections passed by governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2006.
For a number of years, notes ecologist and UC Santa Barbara Professor Emeritus Daniel B.