We came into the negotiations thinking that countries might agree to implement national strategies for green job creation, especially for young people. But all we have is ‘encouragement’ of the private sector to contribute to job creation, and ‘Encouraging’ is not, well, that encouraging.
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Sustainable fashion has largely been an oxymoron, due to the fleeting nature of fashion. Until now. Refinity has developed a fabric ink that is removable, enabling the design of an outfit to be updated numerous times.
Making products beautiful increases consumer attraction and lengthens the lifespan of the product after the consumer develops a connection to it. Making a product green increases the scope to make it beautiful, and therefore more sustainable.
UPS announced the results of a year long experiment to test five composite trucks and gauge whether they could meet the demands of the company’s operating and delivery needs.
There is good news for the solar industry this week. It comes at a good time, after several bankruptcies this Spring, expiration of certain US tax credits and a reduction in Germany’s feed-in tariff program. The unexpectedly good news comes from Japan. Industry Minister Yukio Edano announced a new price structure for electricity that pays a premium for solar generated power that is roughly triple the price of conventional electricity. This is essentially a feed-in tariff (FIT) similarly to the one that drove Germany to become the world’s solar leader with roughly 25 gigawatts (GW) or half the world’s total solar capacity.
TopTen USA evaluates a bevy of consumer electronics and household appliances currently on the market. Its Top 10 list of most efficient televisions may surprise you.
Aruba’s government, led by Prime Minister Mike Eman, announced this afternoon at the Rio+20 Conference that the country is partnering with the Carbon War Room (CWR) to transition to an energy portfolio of 100 percent renewables.
Ford released its most recent sustainability report late last week, explaining its achievements in energy efficiency, supply chain performance, waste diversion and water conservation.
Eight years ago, wanting to help keep a power plant out of their neighborhood, Brooklyn Brewery made the commitment to operate using 100% wind-power. This generated not only a lot of electricity but made a bold statement to their community. They serve as the first company in NYC to be fully wind-powered.
The mobile electron is a 21st century mega-trend. What do I mean by “mobile electron?” It is a technology revolution enabled by a synergy of digital electronics, an emerging smarter grid, the explosion in consumer/business access to mobile communications and the increasingly intellegent mobile app that is delivering a cleaner, more efficient and mobile human … Continued
DOE’s SunShot Grand Challenge Summit launches $10 million Afforadable Rooftop Solar Challenge, and $8 million for startups to reduce solar installation costs.
Worldwide investment in renewable energy hit a record high last year in spite of the financial crisis. Solar energy also overtook wind power for the first time.