A confluence of powerful trends shaped up in Germany in 2014. Renewable energy production rose, greenhouse gas emissions and power prices fell while the economy expanded, according to Agora Energiewende’s 2014 annual report.
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Last week the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) released a new set of standards that will guide the organization’s certification practices through 2019. In recent years companies have shunned SFI while the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) continues to gain more traction in the industry. So, with these new directives, is SFI to be believed? Not so fast, says one NGO.
From manufacturing to universities, schools, communities and government facilities, renewable energy is expected to continue its rapid rise, despite the recent sharp drop in world oil prices.
Seeing promise in Stem’s distributed energy storage optimization platform, Constellation Technology Ventures and Total Energy Ventures have taken equity stakes in the startup.
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.
Environmental groups are waiting to see whether a 4,500-ton oil spill, which occurred last week when two ships collided in the Singapore Strait, will make landfall on Bintan Island. If so, Indonesia’s endangered turtle populations could suffer — and so could the island’s vibrant eco-tourism industry.
A group of Senators recently urged the U.S. Department of Energy to continue funding programs for the domestic distributed wind energy industry. What’s their argument, and why should we care?
We hated the car when they were getting 10 miles to the gallon. As cars became more efficient, we began to forgive them. We have slowly stopped hating the car, but maybe we shouldn’t.
When companies make claims about their environmentally friendly practices that aren’t backed by facts or that are downright false, their credibility takes a hit. But what can well-intentioned business owners do to make sure they avoid the pitfalls of greenwashing?
TriplePundit has partnered with Masdar again to bring you the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week blogging contest! This year’s blogging contest is all about creativity and forecasting the future. Describe the ideal city in 2030. Winner gets a trip to ADSW 2015!
As a combat veteran who served in Afghanistan, I believe that what happens to the country and to the world will depend on the United States realizing energy security.