The new Air Force Energy Strategic Plan creates an adaptive framework for energy security with conservation, energy awareness, supply chain and resiliency that could easily apply to businesses.
Month: March 2013
Yesterday PepsiCo announced it already achieved its 2015 goal of providing safe water to 3 million people in developing countries in partnerships with NGOs.
If you’re interested in buying New York bonds, the state wants you to know that “climate change poses a long-term risk to the state’s finances.” Sounds reasonable, right? After all Hurricane Sandy wasn’t that long ago. Well, not so fast say rating agencies. A senior executive at Standard & Poor’s said he has “a hard time finding a direct relationship for climate change on New York State’s economy at this point.” Another senior executive at Moody’s explained that FEMA mitigates the risk by picking up the bill when big natural disaster events happen. In other words, investors in NY bonds shouldn’t worry too much about climate change.
A new report from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) claims ending the $1.9 trillion in global energy subsidies could reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 4.2 billion tons – a 13 percent reduction – and lead to major gains both for economic growth and the environment.
According to Pulitzer Prize winning economic journalist, David Cay Johnston, the prosperity, in terms of annual income, of the bottom 90% of the US population grew by only $59 after adjusting for inflation.
When I first heard about the egg substitute Beyond Eggs, I was skeptical. Without thinking too much about it, I tweeted “Are plant-based eggs and fake meat truly #sustainablefood?”, referring to an ongoing debate around whether whole foods are more sustainable than food that’s created in a lab. I quickly received a reply from Josh … Continued
By Jeff and Liz Helfrich By now, you’ve probably heard about crowdfunding and some of its more wild successes such as the Veronica Mars Movie (which has raised $4.1 million and counting), The Pebble ($10.2 million), or the OUYA Video Game Console ($8.5 million). It is clear from these and many others that certain types … Continued
EVELO founder, Boris Mordkovich, continues his quest to get the word out about electric bicycles, by kicking off the 30-day electric bike challenge beginning on May 1st. Applicants will have a chance to give up their car, receive an e-bike for a month, and in return write a blog about their experiences on the company’s web-site.
Bacardi Limited made major environmental achievements, including reducing water use by almost 50 percent, and reducing both energy use and greenhouse gas (GHG emissions) by almost 33 percent over the last six years.
The latest news involves a piece of land in British Columbia called the Sacred Headwaters. Shell had been planning to drill anywhere from 1,500 to 10,000 coal bed methane (i.e. fracking) wells there, until they ran into some very stiff resistance.
On March 4, right before the Geneva Motor Show, Volkswagen announced its decision to meet the proposed EU emissions target of an average of 95 grams of carbon per kilometer by 2020.
Despite abandoning the accelerator model, far from backing away from promising young businesses, Greenstart plans to make investments in 10 to 12 “clean-web” companies this year, making them one of the most active investment entities operating in this space. The firm sees massive growth potential in energy and resource markets going forward.