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The U.S. solar industry has experienced emotional ups and downs in the last two years that would exhaust even stronger industries. Here are five reasons why the U.S. solar industry shouldn’t feel upset about BrightSource’s canceled IPO:
Last week, a team of two cyclists, Boris Mordkovich and Anna Mostovetsky, began a two and a half month, 4,000 mile ride across America on a pair of electric-assisted bicycles, to promote an awareness of electric bikes as an alternative form of transport, and to prove that their machines are a reliable and efficient way to get around.
Should companies wait for the big cost savings pay off of LED or should they jump right in to savings by retrofitting with less expensive, but still energy efficient technology now?
Can an energy company like Shell lead on environmental issues, community building and climate change? Read Shell’s 2011 sustainability report and decide for yourself.
On Friday, Mexico’s House of Representatives passed a new piece of climate change legislation, making it only the second country in the world behind the UK and its Climate Change Act to do so, once it is approved by Mexico’s Senate. The law calls for reducing carbon emissions by 50 percent by 2050.
Toy giant Hasbro has enlisted its iconic My Little Pony brand to boost its green cred, and the company isn’t shy about connecting the dots between sustainability and bottom line benefits. Part of the plan involves shrinking the footprint of My Little Pony’s packaging, which will have a direct impact on the cost of shipping … Continued
As part of its efforts to become the greenest brewer in the world, Heineken is taking a broader look at the ways to make beer packaging more sustainable. In what seems to become a common practice lately, Heineken doesn’t leave the challenge only to its R&D people, but invites everyone to give it a try on Ideas Brewery, an open-innovation platform, offering $10,000 to the best idea. Is the company’s American Idol style of crowdsourcing a better way to generate new ideas or just a marketing gimmick?
Los Angeles’ new feed-in tariff program can create 4500 jobs in LA and generate 150MW of new power. Now why aren’t other cities doing this?
March sales for the Volt were 2,289 vehicles, an increase of 123.8 percent over February – and stronger than the third best non plug-in gasoline-hybrid vehicle.
Algae–based biofuel is a new energy source that has been getting a lot of attention lately. Certain types of algae contain natural oils that can be readily distilled into a vegetable oil or a number of petroleum-like products that could serve as drop-in replacements for gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel. But because it’s a bio-fuel it is theoretically carbon neutral because the carbon emitted when it is burned had just recently been absorbed as food.