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 that shows climate change from a human perspective. 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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Corporate Support Pours in For EPA Clean Power Plan

This week, the advocacy group Ceres hosted a conference call in which they, acting as a spokesman for a wide array of companies across numerous industries, presented a letter of support for the EPA rule signed by 223 companies.

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Which City Ranks as Most Connected?

A recent survey by communication technology provider Ericsson evaluates 40 leading cities around the world for their level of information and communication technology (ICT) maturity.

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Komaza Plants Sustainable Microforestry in Kenya

Tevis Howard traveled to Kenya and he became determined to do something about extreme poverty there. After coming up with numerous business plans, Howard settled on the idea of planting trees and founded Komaza, a Swahili word that means “to encourage growth.”

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TransCanada’s Keystone Backup Plan

According to documents leaked to Greenpeace, the Canadian company TransCanada has a backup plan in case Keystone fails to get approval.

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Carbon Offsets: Start with the Footprint

As part of our ongoing series on carbon offsets, it’s time to peel back another layer and look at how entities determine exactly what their carbon footprint is, so that they know how much they want to offset.

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Food Cowboy Lassoes Food Waste

Food Cowboy uses mobile technology “to safely route surplus food from wholesalers and restaurants to food banks and soup kitchens instead of to landfills.”

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Arizona to Roll Back Efficiency Standards

Last week the bipartisan Arizona Corporation Commission quietly passed a resolution to essentially repeal efficiency standards set in 2010.

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Latest IPCC Report Comes with Grim Warnings

Last week, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its fourth and final report on climate change. Said U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, “Science has spoken. There is no ambiguity in their message. Leaders must act. Time is not on our side.”