In the past, the “sustainability” movement has struggled with language. “Global warming.” “Climate change.” “Rising sea levels.” And perhaps the most problematic, “sustainability” itself. Will “resilience” be the newest, best-understood term?
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Last month, BNEF introduced the concept of New Energy ROI: Resilience, Optionality and Intelligence. The idea is not to replace the traditional ROI (return on investment), explains BNEF’s CEO Michael Liebreich, but to create a checklist to see whether your strategy can stand up to the realities of the world. “If your strategies are not new ROI, they probably won’t deliver old ROI,” he added.
Joe Madden, a pioneer in the North American Greenhouse Gas Markets, and Jeff Cohen, a 2008 Nobel Peace Prize honoree, created EOS Climate in 2009. Their mission is to tackle climate change by managing greenhouse gases with market-based approaches.
Barely one month after it launched its first advocacy campaign, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s new Fwd.us political action committee has already shed two key, high profile members over a controversy involving the Keystone XL pipeline. The two now-former members are none other than Elon Musk of Tesla Motors and David Sacks, founder of Yammer.
On May 8th, Tesla published its Q1 results, showing a profit for the first time ever in the company’s history. In a letter to shareholders, the company announced a profit of $11.2 million (on a GAAP basis) with record sales of $562 million, up 83% over the prior quarter.
After working for the biggest car brands in Italy, Israeli car designer Amir Zaid decided to shift his focus towards urban transportation and created the MUVe – a foldable scooter that may be the next Segway.
I attended the AWEA WINDPOWER 2013 Conference & Exhibition in Chicago earlier this week, the premiere gathering for wind industry leaders. This year, there was a lot of talk about how to make operations smarter. I found three products that caught my eye, by helping to make wind energy more reliable and efficient. Grok I had a … Continued
Carlos Ghosn, CEO of Renault-Nissan apparently lost his confidence in Better Place and said that in the future, Renault will build only electric vehicles with fixed batteries. Given Better Place’s shaky financial situation, it begs the question – is this the end of Better Place?
A year has passed since Marks & Spencer launched its Shwopping campaign in many of its UK stores. Leon Kaye chats with Adam Elman about its progress.
An architectural design company in Berlin, Germany has developed a new type of tile that helps reduce the nitrogen oxides found in air pollution, and is the new hope for combating pollution in Mexico City. With a little luck and a whole lot of success, its elegant coral symmetry may just become the latest rage in city design.
How does the big picture of cleantech investment look? Is it positive or grim? Luckily, we have Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) to provide us with some answers. Unfortunately, the news isn’t very good – the first quarter for 2013 was the weakest quarter for cleantech investment since 2009.
More than 25 startup companies competed last week for the Disrupt Cup at the TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2013 Startup Battlefield. Thirty companies were selected of the hundreds that applied to enter the competition and by the third day, seven had been short-listed for a run at the Disrupt Cup. The winner? Read on.
James Gowen is Verizon’s Chief Sustainability Officer. Nick Aster had a chance to meet him at Fortune Brainstorm Green last week and talk a little bit about his role at the company as well as some of the exciting things he’s working on.
For the first time in human history, atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide could rise above 400 parts per million throughout much of the Northern Hemisphere as soon as May 2013.
The latest CO2 measurement was taken at the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii and reported by the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, a research center at the University of San Diego that tracks increases in atmospheric CO2 levels.