The U.S. can meet its energy and water needs by pursuing a “renewables-and-efficiency” path, according to a new report from the “Energy and Water in a Warming World Initiative” (EW3). It would conserve freshwater resources and mitigate climate change, making the U.S. energy sector and society more resilient to climate and environmental change, but it will require concerted action today by stakeholders throughout society.
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.
Bitcoin, the alternative digital currency that dates back to 2008, has caught on around the world, from Argentina to sub-Saharan Africa.
At the 2013 Go Further with Ford trends conference, speakers from Pixar, Ford, and Story came together to present a cohesive, compelling session about how story plays a big part in design, marketing and even the physical act of buying.
Building long-term costs into the price of goods, with less regard for short-term quarterly earnings would burn wide swaths in “business as usual.” Goods would become expensive, and companies would avoid environmental damage in order to bring consumer costs down. Afterward, regeneration will allow the seedlings of a new, sustainable, and abundant economy to emerge.
One small community in southeastern Illinois seems to have its priorities squarely on track. For the town of Fairfield, the danger of fracking, or “hydraulic fracturing” to the nearby water source is not potential pollution, toxicity or other ecological issues, but – nudity. It’s amended its bylaws to make sure that thing stay orderly and clean in the historic town, while it prepares for Illinois fracking boom.
Samsung Renewable Energy inked a partnership agreement with Canadian Solar Inc. to open a solar module and power voltage manufacturing plant in Ontario.
Three long-term wind power purchase agreements signed by Xcel’s Southwestern Public Service are expected to result in fuel cost savings of $590 million.
ReGenesis, a community-based environmental justice organization in Spartanburg, South Carolina has partnered with industry and government to implement solutions to environmental inequalities in the community to great success.
The combination of pump pain and pollution economics are driving consumers toward a disruptive shift into electric cars, renewable energy, urban lifestyles, energy efficiency and healthier behaviors that enhance their economic and physical well-being. It is an economic revolution with green results.