The U.S. Navy is ramping up its efforts to harvest energy from the ocean with a new research project slated for its Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii wave power testing facility. The new project promises to open up a raft of new opportunities for companies that are developing ocean power technologies, because it is driven by private … Continued
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H&M, the global fast fashion leader, has ramped up its corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts in recent years, improving performance on labor and the environment.
An open letter to CleanPowerSF requesting the adoption of a “Green Rental Network” and on-bill financing strategy to remedy the split incentive problem in residency energy efficiency upgrades.
The solar industry hit another rough patch last week as two major solar companies, Solar Trust of America and Q-Cells, filed for bankruptcy.
The people who still support coal, basically have one argument: that it’s a necessary evil, being the only source of energy within reach that is sufficiently abundant to keep up with our enormous and ever-growing appetite for energy. We have so much coal, they reason, and we need lots of energy, so how could we not take advantage of this resource? They could be right, as much as those of us who care about the environment hate to admit it.
Israeli company SDE utilizes the motion of sea waves to produce low cost electricity. It was lately ranked by international scientists as the world’s number one developer of Sea Wave Energy Technologies. The system takes advantage of the wave’s speed, height, depth, rise and fall – and the flow beneath the approaching wave to produce energy.
Energy efficiency projects are often sidelined in favor of investments in manufacturing equipment or other capital investments that will allow a company to expand. This is not only frustrating for the energy manager but also detrimental to the long-term competitiveness and shareholder value. It is vital to separate energy efficiency projects from capital budgets for several reasons. Doing so will allow the company to thrive as it effectively manages its energy costs and risk.
Last fall, I wrote a review of the Nest Learning Thermostat that attracted a lot of attention. It turns out they just came out with Nest 2.0, so I thought I would take a look. The new software update includes:Enhanced Energy History, a more in-depth look at your usage, Airwave, a specific energy-saving application for the cooling season, additional remote features via web, iPhone and Android, and updated internal menus.
We all have old, well loved garments that never get worn anymore. Project Repat now offers an option to reinvigorate them via custom bags, ties, and more, made based on what you send in. It’s made domestically via a worker owned shop that pays fair wages, focusing on organic and local sourcing.
Unilever has a vision of a better future for our world and its business and it needs your help to make it happen. The company unveiled a new Open Innovation website to gather and assess ideas from external resources, inviting “anyone who has a fresh, serious approach to new thinking” to pitch in. What do you get in return? The opportunity to make a difference to millions of people’s lives and a financial reward if Unilever decides to pursue your idea. Can crowdsourcing really work for Unilever?
Solar PV is perhaps what most people think of when they think of renewables (though we actually use more biomass). Solar PV can be used anywhere the sun shines as long as there is space available. Enough sunlight falls on the Earth in one hour, to meet the world’s energy demand for a year, if it could be collected.