A123 Systems’ announcement on its new battery technology came just two weeks after the company warned that it may not be able to stay in business unless it will be able to secure more financing. While funding remains an issue, the troubled battery maker at least now has something that might be the light at the end of the tunnel. But will it be enough to save it from becoming another Solyndra?
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Earlier this week, a Chinese-Swedish-Japanese investment group has agreed to buy bankrupt car maker for an undisclosed sum and announced it will aim to make electric vehicles. The group plans to keep manufacturing the Saabs in Sweden, while focusing initially its marketing efforts on China, which is projected to be the largest and most important EV market.
Intel, a world leader in computing innovation, has provided public reports on its environmental, health and safety performance since 1994 and produced an annual Corporate Responsibility Report since 2001. 2012 is no exception. This year’s report focuses on three main factors – environmental, governance and social – and records the company’s success in achieving goals … Continued
Last month, some members of Congress voted to squeeze biofuels out of contention for Department of Defense fuel contracts by setting the bar at relatively low fossil fuel prices. However, a new biofuel project partly funded by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research could lead to low cost biofuels that meet the new standard. The … Continued
Veterans to the craft beer scene, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. serves as an inspiration. Driven by the edict reduce, reuse, recycle, Sierra Nevada takes its commitment to the environment seriously. For instance, the brewery recovers and recycles 95% of all CO2 produced during fermentation and then reuses it.
Image from Good.is By Jeff Schwartz Everyday we’re surrounded by vampires, electricity vampires that is. While we may not think about it there are many products that are consuming vast amounts of energy that go completely unnoticed. The vampire products and vampire energy (the energy consumed by an appliance or electronic device while turned off … Continued
A new global report by Forest Trends’ Ecosystem Marketplace Initiative shows that the voluntary carbon market is booming. It also appears to be driving new innovation in the sustainable development initiatives.
DOE awards $7 million in funding for new high efficiency lighting technologies while conservative legislators keep old incandescent lights burning.
OAT has introduced a line of shoes that is fully biodegradable, will sprout flowers, and has current day styling that eschews the hippie cliches for a no compromise conscious consumer choice.
The Israeli company Alchemy Research offers a new method to power electric cars by using energy stored in aluminum grains. According to the company, cars powered with this type of energy can reach 2,400 km per tank.
A truly local brewery, Sun King does all of its business within 70 miles of the brewery, which includes sourcing and distribution. It may seem like a novel concept, but for Clay and his crew, this commitment is paying off — they have grown 2000 percent in the last three years to become the third-largest brewery in Indiana
By G. Nagesh Rao From my personal experience in the startup scene, I have noted that the three critical types of capital required for success are: Human, Financial, and Political. Thus, being able to minimize time spent hunting down these various important resources to help scale a company up, is crucial in today’s rapidly changing world. … Continued
Not only does this brewery make award winning beer, they boast an impressive ecological commitment. Located in rural Mendocino, CA, Anderson Valley seeks to lower their impact as much as possible. For example, citing the environmental and financial benefits, they work to reuse or recycle all of their waste and generate 40% of their brewery’s electricity using solar panels.
It is proxy season, which means all kinds of shareholder resolutions and protests are targeting some of America’s largest companies for a host of reasons. One company in the crosshairs is Walmart, the focus of organizations including the Texas Campaign for the Environment and Take It Back Walmart.