RP Siegel

RP Siegel, author and inventor, shines a powerful light on numerous environmental and technological topics. His publications include business and technical articles as well as books. His third, co-authored with Roger Saillant, is Vapor Trails, an adventure novel about sustainability. RP is a professional engineer - a prolific inventor with 52 patents and President of Rain Mountain LLC a an independent product development group. He is also active in his community of Rochester, NY. A regular contributor to Mechanical Engineering magazine, RP recently returned from Abu Dhabi where he traveled as the winner to the 2015 Sustainability Week blogging competition.. Follow @RPSiegel on Twitter. Contact: bobolink52@gmail.com

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New Investment Fund Finds Promising Startups in Sustainable Fish Farming

This week, a new investment fund focused exclusively on sustainable aquaculture announced its first two investments. Aqua-Spark, which launched in 2013 and has since raised $10 million, will award capital to an American feed company and a fish farm based in Mozambique.

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Abu Dhabi’s 2030 Vision

One thing I promised to look into, after having won the trip to Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2015 based on a vision of my city in 2030, was to get a sense of the vision for this place in the same time frame.

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Visions of 2030

How do sustainability thought leaders see the world in 2030? Not surprisingly, they tend to focus on their own corners of the world.

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Florida Tea Party Group Clamoring for More Rooftop Solar

A Tea Party group in Florida called Conservatives for Energy Freedom is asking for a measure that would “encourage and promote local small-scale solar-generated electricity production and to enhance the availability of solar power to customers.”

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Larry Summers Calls For a Carbon Tax Now

In a recent op-ed in the Washington Post, former Treasury Secretary Lawrence “Larry” Summers makes the point that, with gasoline taxes at levels not seen in years, this would be an excellent time to implement a carbon tax.

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Dutch Bankers Now Asked to Take an Oath of Ethics

The Dutch Banking Association will now require bankers to sign a Hippocratic Oath, similar to the one used by doctors where they promise to do no harm. The question is: Are they just words, or will they make a difference?

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Western New York: 2030

Western New York in 2030: People are realizing that intangibles, like the richness of one’s social network, meaningful employment and the depth of sharing, are far stronger drivers of happiness and well-being than material wealth.