clean energy

Long Island Solar Farm

Problems Holding the Solar Industry Back

The solar industry has made great strides in the past few years and is now enjoying explosive growth. However, for this growth to…
shell oil vintage sign_Karen Blaha

Is There a Shell Game Occurring on Renewable Energy?

Speaking this month at an OPEC’s 167th meeting in Vienna, Shell's Ben van Beurden said traditional energy sources should integrate and work together…
IKEA, wind power, solar, clean energy, renewables, sustainability, supply chain, Leon Kaye, climate change

Ikea Pledges $1.1 Billion for Climate Change Action

There are no missing screws about the Ikea's commitments to renewable energy, from wind power investments to solar panels atop its stores —…

Waste Heat (Not Sweaty Bodies) Powering U.S. Sports Stadiums

Sporting facilities are finding innovative approaches to harness deeper savings beyond traditional energy efficiency initiatives. The University of Colorado Buffaloes and the Minnesota…
Norway fossil fuel divestment

Norway’s Huge Coal Divestment: From Climate Hero to Greenwash and Back Again

Norway's huge coal divestment announcement attracted accolades, but a look behind the statistics shows a careful balance between progress and greenwash.

Apple Talks Corporate Social Responsibility

Get an inside glimpse of Apple's corporate responsibility effort from Jacky Haynes, senior director of supplier responsibility for the tech giant.
The Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Rio 2016 Olympics: Amidst Doubts, One Stadium Stands Ready

The 2016 Summer Olympics are now less than two years away, and the situation remains complicated in Rio. Demonstrations against corruption, poor public…
Hawaii renewable energy

Follow the Leader: Hawaii Aims for 100 Percent Renewable Energy

The Hawaii state legislature has just passed a bill freeing the state from fossil fuel dependency, putting it on course for 100 percent…
energy efficient lighting

Go For It: Energy Efficiency Is Still Dirt Cheap

A first-of-its kind study nails down the true cost of energy efficiency investment, and it paints a bright picture for energy efficient lighting.
Tesla battery

So, You Bought a Tesla Battery … Now What?

You can get the most bang for your buck by hooking up your new Tesla battery with solar power, but make sure you…
Method, LEED, clean energy, Chicago, south side soapbox, Leon Kaye, wind power, solar, urban farming, green roof, sustainability, Gotham Greens

Method Opens LEED Platinum Factory in Chicago

One year after announcing its plan, Method opened its South Side Soapbox factory last week in the Pullman Park district of Chicago. Cradle-to-Cradle…
Climate change, Church of England, clean energy, low carbon economy, divestment, fossil fuels, tar sands, coal, Leon Kaye

Church of England Announces Divestment from Coal and Tar Sands

The powerful Church of England is putting its pounds and pence where its mouth is: The body that administers the worldwide Anglican Communion…
Audi clean diesel

Audi Aims To Burnish Green Brand With Its Own Clean Diesel

By creating its own clean diesel and other liquid fuels, Audi demonstrates how manufacturers can leverage clean energy technology to attract customers.
Tesla Motors energy storage

Tesla is Taking Its Batteries Off the Road — and Putting Them in Business

High-end electric vehicle company Tesla Motors is plunging into the high stakes commercial and residential energy storage market in California.

Solar is Getting Weird

The California solar homeowners I work with are acting pretty “weird” compared to the rest of America. This summer when the rest of…