Why Vote Mitt Romney? Not Because of Climate Change

There are probably a couple of reasons to vote for Mitt Romney. Yet, climate change shouldn’t be one of them. If anything, climate change should be a deal breaker for any American concerned about climate change. Here are four reasons why:

The Tres Hombres: This is what green shipping looks like.

Carrotmob’s Capitalist Activism Goes to Sea

One of the most interesting groups out there altering the fabric of reality is Carrotmob. The San Francisco-based organizing group started in 2008 with one email, two local indie bands, and a bunch of Facebook invites, inventing a new kind of campaign: the reverse boycott. Founder Brent Schulkin and his friend went to 23 different … Continued

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California’s Largest Utility Progresses on Renewable Mandate

California’s largest utility company, Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) released its 2011 Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Report. One of the highlights of the report is the progress the company has made toward meeting California’s requirement that 33 percent of the energy a utility company provides come from renewable sources.

A watershed moment?

With the recent success of the movement to restrict sales of “sugary” soft drinks in New York City, I have been thinking more and more about the “ban the bottle” movement of single use water bottles that I wrote about in an earlier blog While the two initiatives may appear to be “cut from the … Continued

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4 Reasons Why All Americans Should Worry About Wind Industry Layoffs

Last week the American wind industry got more turbulent after Siemens announced it will lay off 615 workers in its plants in Iowa, Kansas, and Florida. Siemens is not alone – similar cuts are happening throughout the American wind sector. These layoffs are bad news for the American economy. Here are four reasons why:


Atlantic Offshore Wind Turbines Can Power the Entire East Coast

Offshore winds off the US Atlantic coast could generate enough clean, renewable electrical power for at least one-third of the entire U.S., or the entire East Coast, from Maine to Florida, according to a Stanford University study.

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57 California Tribes Team Up to Develop Biofuels

The Council of Energy Resource Tribes (CERT), a group of 57 Native American tribes, recently announced its agreement with BioJet and Tartoosh Environmental to develop bioenergy and biofuels projects on tribal lands in California.


How Extended Producer Responsibility Can Boost Recycling Rates

Producers are facing pressure from the public sector and customers to take responsibility for recycling their products. Here’s why we have to continue working towards a comprehensive approach that meets the needs of a broad set of stakeholders.


More Coal Mining or Saving Tigers? India Wrestles with the Choice

Choices such as this have been faced since the dawn of the industrial era, but are now critical and politically sensitive as India and fast-growing emerging market nations search for an effective path of sustainable development. Further complicating the decision on the fate of Central India’s forests and endangered species is news of the “Coalgate” scandal.