Toy giant Hasbro has enlisted its iconic My Little Pony brand to boost its green cred, and the company isn’t shy about connecting the dots between sustainability and bottom line benefits. Part of the plan involves shrinking the footprint of My Little Pony’s packaging, which will have a direct impact on the cost of shipping … Continued
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As part of its efforts to become the greenest brewer in the world, Heineken is taking a broader look at the ways to make beer packaging more sustainable. In what seems to become a common practice lately, Heineken doesn’t leave the challenge only to its R&D people, but invites everyone to give it a try on Ideas Brewery, an open-innovation platform, offering $10,000 to the best idea. Is the company’s American Idol style of crowdsourcing a better way to generate new ideas or just a marketing gimmick?
Los Angeles’ new feed-in tariff program can create 4500 jobs in LA and generate 150MW of new power. Now why aren’t other cities doing this?
March sales for the Volt were 2,289 vehicles, an increase of 123.8 percent over February – and stronger than the third best non plug-in gasoline-hybrid vehicle.
Algae–based biofuel is a new energy source that has been getting a lot of attention lately. Certain types of algae contain natural oils that can be readily distilled into a vegetable oil or a number of petroleum-like products that could serve as drop-in replacements for gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel. But because it’s a bio-fuel it is theoretically carbon neutral because the carbon emitted when it is burned had just recently been absorbed as food.
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
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.