EPEAT adds green ratings to mobile phones

July 15, 2013 by  
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Expect to see EPEAT-rated smartphones by mid-2014. As the Green Electronics Council and UL team up, ratings of tablets could come next.

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Why EPEAT approved the MacBook Pro despite recycling concerns

October 24, 2012 by  
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Here's an inside look at what took place behind the decision to approve the laptop — and the lessons we all learned about sustainability's clout.

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EPEAT Defends its Decision to Approve Apple’s Ultrathin MacBooks

October 19, 2012 by  
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Earlier this week the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) made a bit of an environmental stir when it approved five of Apple’s newest ultrathin laptops – even though Apple initially withdrew from the registry because their new models are more difficult to recycle. The move drew criticism from Greenpeace, who accused EPEAT of loosening its standards to give Apple a pass, however EPEAT is sticking to its guns – the green registry just released a statement backing up its admission of the new Apple products. Read the rest of EPEAT Defends its Decision to Approve Apple’s Ultrathin MacBooks Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: apple , Apple Computers , apple epeat , epeat , green computers , green electronics , green laptops , Greenpeace , laptops , mac , macbook , macbook pro , macbook retina , retina display

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EPEAT Defends its Decision to Approve Apple’s Ultrathin MacBooks

October 19, 2012 by  
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Earlier this week the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) made a bit of an environmental stir when it approved five of Apple’s newest ultrathin laptops – even though Apple initially withdrew from the registry because their new models are more difficult to recycle. The move drew criticism from Greenpeace, who accused EPEAT of loosening its standards to give Apple a pass, however EPEAT is sticking to its guns – the green registry just released a statement backing up its admission of the new Apple products. Read the rest of EPEAT Defends its Decision to Approve Apple’s Ultrathin MacBooks Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: apple , Apple Computers , apple epeat , epeat , green computers , green electronics , green laptops , Greenpeace , laptops , mac , macbook , macbook pro , macbook retina , retina display

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Saudi Arabia Plans to Go 100% Renewable in Coming Decades

October 19, 2012 by  
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Medina Mosque photo from Shutterstock The Guardian reports that a top spokesman for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has announced plans to transition the nation to 100 percent renewable energy in coming decades. Prince Turki Al Faisal Al Saud told the Global Economic Symposium in Brazil that the Kingdom is moving forward with large investments in renewables , nuclear power, and other alternatives to make the transition to low-carbon sources. Read the rest of Saudi Arabia Plans to Go 100% Renewable in Coming Decades Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “solar energy” , fiona harvey , global economic symposium , prince turki al faisal al saud , renewable energy , saudi arabia , solar , Solar Power

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Apple’s EPEAT reversal shows sustainability’s clout

July 13, 2012 by  
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Computer giant works with EPEAT to put all eligible products back on registry — and a few additional ones as well.

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Apple Pulls EPEAT Green Electronics Certification from its Products

July 9, 2012 by  
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Apple products are no longer green, at least according to the world’s leading green electronics certifier. The  Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) , a government-sponsored green electronics certification system, announced that Apple has withdrawn all 39 of its certified desktop computers, laptops and monitors from the list of green electronics, and the company will no longer be submitting its products for environmental rating. The irony is that Apple was one of the companies that helped create the standard in the first place. Read the rest of Apple Pulls EPEAT Green Electronics Certification from its Products Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: apple , Apple Computers , E-cycling , electronics recycling , epeat , green electronics , green electronics certification , green gadgets , imac , mac , macbook , Macbook Air , macbook pro , Macbook Pro with Retina Display

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Why cities are leading the way in green efforts

March 15, 2012 by  
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During the kickoff of the VERGE conference, leaders from the public and private sector discussed how cities are the place where otherwise-invisible technologies become visible, with great impacts.

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EPEAT expands with first ever CEO, new board members

March 15, 2012 by  
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The organization behind the world-spanning certification for environmentally and socially responsible computers has hired Robert Frisbee as its first CEO, and adds Mike Biddle of MBA Polymers, Amy Knight of Hasbro, Inc., and Carl Smith of Call2Recycle to its board.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Eco Benefits of Green Gadgets

March 6, 2012 by  
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Over the past five years, consumers who bought electronics designed to be easier to recycle, less toxic and more energy efficient contributed to major reductions in environmental impact, according to global green electronics registry EPEAT®. More…

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