An Open Letter to the Chicago Transit Authority

The CTA is in need of improvements to reduce crowding, renovate dilapidated stations, make stations handicapped assessable, and eliminate slow zones. Funding these improvements through cutting service and increasing fares is unsustainable.


Bike Friendly Baseball Stadiums: The Definitive List

Since 2004, the San Francisco Giants have offered free, secured valet parking for folks arriving via bicycle to see games (staffed by volunteers from the SF bike coalition). It’s a marvelous way to get to the stadium, far faster & cheaper than pretty much any other way, and a lot more sustainable to boot.

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Metabolix Applies Biotech to Plant-Based Economy Development

Metabolix markets two biopolymer resins: Mirel™ which is certified biodegradable and just recently announced Mvera™, a film grade product which is certified compostable. Both share the physical properties of petroleum-based resins and can be processed on existing equipment with similar productivity and post-processing techniques. These resins are made using a patented fermentation process and plant-derived sugar. Like nearly all bioplastics and organic matter, Mirel and Mvera will not biodegrade in conventional landfills due to the oxygen-deprived environment.

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How to Keep Biofuels Sustainable

RP Siegel asks Jesper Hedal Kløverpris, who is Sustainability Manager for Novozymes, how we can ensure that biofuels are being produced in a sustainable manner.


The Investor Perspective: ESG Disclosure and the SEC

Sustainable and responsible investors have had some success in obtaining rules and guidance on greater disclosure from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), but much more is needed. ESG disclosure protects investors and helps advance a fair, orderly, and efficient market.

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Mississippi Coal Plant Delayed, Over Budget

A report from the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis reveals that Mississippi Power’s Kemper County coal plant is in far worse shape than the company is saying.


Refrigerant Revolution: The Policy Backdrop

In this week’s installment, we cover how governments and businesses around the world have approached the problem through regulatory and other policy measures, and what is on the horizon.

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Walmart Attempts to Halt Black Friday Strikes

In response to numerous strikes at stores and warehouses around the country recently, and in anticipation of more on Black Friday, Walmart asks the National Labor Relations Board to halt the strikes. But it might be too late.