Environmental concerns have hindered construction of utility-scale concentrating solar (aka solar thermal) power plants, but Chile’s environmental ministry has approved Abengoa’s 110-MW Cerro Dominador CSP project. Cerro Dominador will not only be the largest CSP facility in South America, but also the first to supply solar-generated electricity 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Category: New Economics
This category is about the relation between business economies and sustainability and CSR. Company economies have great impact on how much effort they put into their CSR strategy and incorporating green strategies can have an effect on company growth.
Did you miss (or participate in?) our recent conversation with McDonald’s Corporation? Here are the highlights from the #McDsustainability Twitter chat with VP of Sustainability Bob Langert, CSRwire, and our 227 chat participants.
The impact and sustainable investing market is a crowded place these days with big business, social entrepreneurs, private investors and governments all getting into the act. Yet investors are still finding deal-sourcing a challenge. At the same time, intermediaries and entrepreneurs are still struggling to develop deals and find partners. So, how can we bring the different parts of the sector together to speed up the pace of change and make more impact?
To many people, networking is a dirty, cringe-inducing word. But these same people will happily go to a party or chat to a stranger on a plane, so how do they suddenly develop a phobia of meeting new people when they find themselves in a professional situation?
As we all know nature holds much implicit knowledge in store for us. This blog explores how we might recognize some of them when looking at jazz (improvisation) and how both might inspire people to arrive at new ideas that will actually be implemented.
Winds offshore U.S. coasts hold tremendous potential as a clean, renewable and sustainable energy resource, one with social and environmental, as well as economic, benefits and advantages as compared to fossil fuels. Having established an institutional framework for development, the Obama administration is following through on its “National Offshore Wind Strategy.” On May 7, the Energy Dept. announced funding for three offshore wind demonstration projects off the coasts of New Jersey, Oregon and Virginia.
There is so much available on the Internet today to help small businesses and nonprofit organizations become successful. However, among these tools are a few that really stand out. Here are three viable options for any nonprofit.
This year, celebrating its 25th anniversary, Ceres released an assessment of the roadmap report with the uplifting title Gaining Ground. The bumper sticker: Corporations are doing better at integrating sustainability into their souls. But are we progressing fast enough?
Rapid deployment of renewable energy can decouple socioeconomic development from fossil-fuel dependence. It can also help preserve fundamental ecosystems and biodiversity and forge a sustainable development pathway for Latin America and Caribbean countries.
The California Climate Credit helps residents and businesses shrink their energy bills and invest in energy efficiency upgrades — and it’s a true win-win for all of us.
In case a trimmer waistline and a lighter footprint isn’t enough motivation for busy commuters, a growing number of companies are sweetening the deal with perks and incentives designed to get employees pedaling. Here are five of our favorites.
Showing what’s possible with a little ingenuity, Edenworks operates a closed-loop aquaculture system on the roof of a commercial ironworks in New York City.
Recent data indicate that a gap exists between corporations understanding the big-picture risks of climate change and their actions to address those risks to shore up their bottom line. How can companies address the climate adaptation gap?
It’s been three months since a drainage pipe at a Duke Energy coal ash pond burst, spewing toxic sludge into North Carolina’s scenic Dan River. Cleanups on some of the river are only getting started, and some experts worry it may be too late.