Video: What BELC companies are saying about climate and energy
The Business Environmental Leadership Council (BELC) is the largest U.S.-based group of companies focused exclusively on advancing climate and energy solutions. The 33 members together represent over $2 trillion in revenue and 3 million employees, and span a diverse range of sectors including electric power, chemicals, manufacturing, high technology, financial services, metals and mining, oil and gas, and transportation. Since the Council's inception in 1998, BELC member companies have consistently demonstrated their commitment to taking action on climate and energy issues.
Watch the videos below to hear more about what BELC member companies are doing to address our nation's climate and energy problems.
Sustainability in HP’s operations John Hinshaw, Executive VP, Technology and Operations, highlights how technology and initiatives can help HP and its customers succeed while taking care of the environment.
Perspective by Eileen Claussen Eileen Claussen, President of C2ES, describes how technologies such as HP’s Managed Print Services make business sense while also benefiting the planet.
HP Labs Net-Zero Energy Data Center Cullen Bash, Interim Director, Sustainable Ecosystems Research Group, HP Labs, demonstrates that it's a reality to power data centers with renewable energy or micro grids.
Empire State Building Saves Millions with Energy Efficiency One year after an innovative building retrofit project, the Empire State Building is ahead of plan and has exceeded its year one energy-efficiency guarantee by five percent, saving $2.4 million and establishing a commercial real estate model for reducing costs, maximizing return on investment, increasing real estate value, and protecting the environment.
More Energy, Less CO2 Demand for energy is growing incredibly fast. Meeting it while limiting CO2 emissions is a global challenge. But the world can make choices now to help achieve this. One approach is to use more natural gas, the cleanest-burning fossil fuel, instead of coal. Another vital step is developing carbon capture and storage technology, which captures CO2 emissions emitted by power plants and industry and stores them safely underground. Out on the road, more efficient cars and low-carbon biofuels offer the most practical way to reduce vehicle emissions. Shell is working on all of these areas and using its expertise to help meet customer needs into the future.
Understanding Carbon Capture and Storage Howard Herzog a senior research engineer from MIT explains what carbon capture and storage (CCS) is and why it has such a vital role in addressing energy and climate change.
Shell’s Quest Carbon Capture and Storage Project Shell's proposed Carbon Capture and Storage Project, called Quest, will capture more than one million tonnes of CO2 per year from the Scotford Upgrader in Alberta, Canada and store it deep underground, beneath several layers of impermeable rock layers. The Quest Project will be the first CCS Project to be implemented at an oil sands upgrading operation.
Quest CCS Project: Reducing CO2 emissions from Shell's Athabasca Oil Sands Project Carbon Capture and Storage technology, or CCS, has been identified as one of the most promising technologies to make a significant contribution to worldwide efforts to mitigate climate change by reducing emissions from large industrial facilities. Beginning in 2015, Shell's Carbon Capture and Storage Project, called Quest, will capture more than one million tonnes of CO2 per year from the Scotford Upgrader in Alberta, Canada and store it deep underground, beneath several layers of impermeable rock layers. The Quest Project will be the first CCS Project in the world to be implemented at an oil sands upgrading operation. View this short animation to find out how the Quest Project will use existing technologies used in the oil and gas industry for decades to: capture, transport and inject CO2 safely and permanently more than two km underground.
Forests are the Sustainable Solution Watch Weyerhaeuser Solutions President, Ray Risco, speak about world population growth, demand on natural resources and how sound forestry practices are key to a sustainable future.