We all know that to minimize the impact of global climate change we need to drastically reduce our combustion of fossil fuels. We can do that in a number ways including: increasing our use of renewables for electric power generation, moving to some other way of powering our automobiles, and embracing the use of systems thinking as we design our infrastructure moving forward. What I like about today’s story is that it combines all three of these.
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There’s no rest for Apple after Foxconn fell out of the news cycle. Only two weeks later Apple is again at the focus of new allegations – this time from Greenpeace over its reliance on “dirty energy” to power its data centers.
At this week’s Fortune Brainstorm Green conference, I had a chance to talk briefly with Jeff Miller, Founder & CEO of Wheelz.com – a peer to peer car sharing startup based primarily on college campuses. A classic access economy company, Wheelz took their primary funding from Zipcar and pride themselves on the ease of automobile … Continued
At this week’s Fortune Brainstorm Green conference, I also had a few minutes to talk with Enterprise Holdings’ Head of Sustainability, Lee Broughton. Lee and I talked specifically about the Electrification Coalition, a membership organization whose goal is promoting policies and actions that facilitate the deployment of electric vehicles on a mass scale. Given that … Continued
Europe’s wind energy industry contributed an additional 33%– 32 billion euros (~$41.6 billion) to EU GDP between 2007 and 2010, growing at double the rate of the EU economy as a whole in 2010, the European Wind Energy announced on the opening day of EWEA 2012 in Copenhagen. The EWEA’s forecasting greater gains ahead, if the EU continues its renewable energy and carbon emissions reduction drives.
CSRHub launches fracking as a new special issue. This allows users to filter for companies within the CSRHub data set that participate in fracking. CSRHub has now added fracking (some call it fracing) to our growing list of special issues.
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.