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Kroger Uses Food Waste to Power California Distribution Center

The Kroger Co. came up with an inventive solution to prevent food that is not fit to be sold or donated from ending up in a landfill. The retailer installed an anaerobic conversion system at its distribution center (DC) in Compton, California.

E-Bikes Continue to Expand in the U.S.

Unlike many manufacturers that just sell one e-bike amongst a range of human-only powered bicycles, A2B under Hero Eco instead focus just on e-bikes, while providing a range of different models for riders with different needs.

O’Hare Goats are Just the Tip of the Sustainability Iceberg

Chicago’s O’Hare Airport is welcoming a herd of goats this summer to landscape the airport grounds. This unusual move has garnered a lot of attention, which has, in turn, highlighted their many other sustainability efforts.

Will ‘Resilience’ Replace Sustainability?

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?

The Promise of the New Energy ROI (Resilience, Optionality, Intelligence)

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.

SBIO 2013 Semi-Finalist Interview: EOS Climate

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.

Facebook CEO Plays With Fire, Gets Burned

Barely one month after it launched its first advocacy campaign, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s new 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.

Where’s Our Sense of Urgency on Solar?

The reach of solar will spread, the scale will increase, and the impact on people’s lives will be massive. But the crucial question is, when?

Windpower 2013: Three Emerging Technologies Making Wind Power More Reliable

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

Renault’s Public ‘No Confidence’ Vote is a Blow to Better Place

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?

New Architectural Design Battles Air Pollution in Mega-Cities

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.

Bloomberg New Energy Finance Explains Why Cleantech Investment is Down

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.