This is the second post in a two-part series examining how Michigan cities are adopting sustainable energy efficiency platforms to recover from the economic downturn. In this installment, Dr. Haris Alibašić of the City of Grand Rapids’ Office of Energy and Sustainability looks at efficiency strategies in Holland, Ann Arbor and beyond.
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New research has added fuel to the debate about energy use and climate change. It’s more urgent than ever for impact and sustainable investors to put their capital where it will make a difference. In this article, we chart the new landscape of energy investing and provide insights into where to look for the best, most impactful places to place your capital.
In a two-part series, Haris Alibašić, director of the City of Grand Rapids’ Office of Energy and Sustainability, provides case studies of sustainable energy platforms utilized by Michigan local governments. In the first post, he focuses on his home city of Grand Rapids.
Cities today are in danger of choking in smog. They may only make up 2 percent of the world’s surface area, but they account for up to 70 percent of global carbon dioxide emissions, and rising urban populations make matters worse. Are smart cities the solution?
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Over 78 percent of cars on the road are single-occupancy vehicles, according to RideScout, a mobile app that aims to change that statistic and make transportation more efficient. Hailed as the “Kayak of ground transportation,” RideScout aggregates numerous ground transportation options – from public transit and taxis to bike-shares, carpools and walking. TriplePundit spoke with CEO and co-founder Joseph Kopser to learn more about the company, how his time in the Army influences his work and his thoughts on making sustainability profitable.
Analysis by the nonprofit research group Sun Day Campaign finds that renewable energy sources in the U.S. could reach or exceed 16 percent by 2018, years before EIA predictions.
As I stood on the lawn outside of the George R. Brown Convention Center in downtown Houston, I knew I was about to see something special.
If the world continues down its current carbon-spewing course, global temperatures will hit a staggering 4.8 degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels by the end of the century, with potentially disastrous consequences for humanity, ecosystems, and sustainable development, according to a new report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
Proving it’s possible to power U.S. industry and commerce with renewable energy, high-tech industry giants rank among the EPA top 10 in U.S. green power usage. Intel, Microsoft, Google and Apple, as well as retailers, government departments and U.S. colleges and universities, are all making growing use of clean, renewable energy resources and technology.
This week Georgetown University announced the launch of the Georgetown University Energy Prize, a $5 million competition that challenges communities to come together, develop and implement a plan to dramatically reduce energy consumption. Fifty communities in 25 states have already signed letters indicating that they intend to compete.
Any currency has value — but only if a large community uses and accepts it as payment. For SolarCoin, the new digital currency designed to promote solar electricity production, this need to scale-up is the primary barrier to gaining value as a form of money.
Norm Hajjar recently set out to set a new record with a 12,000 road trip in a Tesla Model S, to get off the beaten track once again and see what it would be like to see America “through the windshield of an EV.” I caught up with this road warrior to see how his journey is going.
The results of the first comprehensive survey of Illinois’ clean energy sector found that the sector employs 96,875 people throughout the state.