March 23rd, 2010
From Green Right Now Reports
Chevron Corp., based in San Ramon, Calif., announced today that it will host a demonstration and testing site for seven solar technologies — six thin-film and one crystalline-silicon photovoltaics — at the site of a former oil refinery in Bakersfield.
Chevron has announced Project Brightfield in Bakersfield.
The interesting repurposing of the refinery site is the brainchild of Chevron’s Technology Ventures division, which evaluates emerging technologies. “Testing competing technologies side by side means that we can better understand their potential application at other Chevron facilities,” said Des King, president of Chevron Technology Ventures.
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December 7th, 2009
By Barbara Kessler
While environmental activists raise banners and bullhorns demanding action on climate change, the movement to quell climate change has quieter advocates in all corners of society.
Some of these advocates have big names Americans will surely recognize: Addidas, Coca-Cola Company, L’Oreal, Procter & Gamble, Johnson and Johnson, Chevron Ltd., Alcoa Alumnio, Ericsson, Nike Inc., General Electric, Levi Strauss, KPMG International, Gap Inc., Fairmont Hotels and Resorts, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Starbucks and Yahoo! Inc..
These are not companies that one normally associates with strong environmentalism, and some have carbon footprints that scare the bejesus out of environmental groups. (Though a closer look would reveal that many also have significant green initiatives underway. Fairmont has built green hotels. General Electric is invested in green energy.)
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