The race is on to find alternatives to HFCs that have low GWPs and don’t deplete the ozone layer. Chemical companies have zoomed in on three alternative refrigerants: ammonia, propane and, ironically enough, carbon dioxide (CO2).
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According to a 2010 U.S. Census Bureau survey, 43 percent more Americans commute by bicycle than did in 2000 – and 70 percent more people living in large cities use bikes for commuting purposes than in 2000. Yet the city of Los Angeles is still way behind in statistics. Does that mean So Cal’s largest metropolitan area is doomed as a cycling capital? Hardly. It’s just getting started.
The Navigating the American Carbon World Conference, a three-day event (April 16-18th, 2013) in San Francisco, was jam-packed with workshops, meetings, offset credit offer info sessions, keynotes, plenaries, breakouts, and an exhibition hall featuring consulting services.
Masdar, the clean energy company and eponymous “green city” based on the outskirts of Abu Dhabi, launched a $32 million solar plant in Mauritania.
USDA and FAA partner with Boeing and Airlines for America to extend the Farm to Fly aviation biofuel program with the goal of achieving a one billion gallon-per-year domestic aviation biofuel industry.
The past few years have been amazing for solar in the U.S. New capacity added in 2012 grew by 76% over the previous year. NREL recently estimated that the US has the potential to meet 20% of its total electric demand with solar. Yet, solar still only provides 1% of the total U.S. power demand. So why, if the potential is 20%, are we only at 1%?
The following is a guest post by our friends at Bard College’s MBA in Sustainability Program (a 3p sponsor) – for the business leaders of the future who recognize the importance of all business moving towards true sustainability—economic, environmental, and social. By Brady McCartney Since its founding, the U.S. has seen its population steadily move … Continued
On Monday, Ford Motor Co. and General Motors (GM) inked an agreement that links both companies to develop next generation transmissions for cars and trucks.
Last week, H&M hosted a panel at Vogue Headquarters in Times Square on the efforts within the fashion industry to become more sustainable. Can a fast fashion company be sustainable? How it can promote sustainability among consumers that don’t care too much about it in the first place?
This week, Royal Dutch Shell released its 2012 Sustainability Report, which focuses on the environment and social issues around the world.
If emotional durability can be designed into a microwave oven, who knows how our consumer culture might change as our concepts of how we relate to the products we use every day evolves?
The brainchild of Israeli automotive designer Amir Zaid, the Muv-e scooter takes up where most collapsible electric scooters leave off. Its three large wheels, sturdy body and sustainable power system makes the concept an attractive option for city commuting.