No More Offshore Drilling: Clean Energy Needs to be Our Goal

Before we expand oil drilling any further, we need to ask ourselves, where do we want to be in 2030? Do we want…

Tom’s of Maine Takes a Step Towards Quantifying Goodness

Tom’s of Maine just unveiled a new reporting initiative that they are calling their Goodness Report. Tom's, which states that “sustainable practices are…
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Guatemala’s Quetsol Campaigns to Change the Way Solar is Distributed

A small Guatemalan renewable energy company wants to change the way solar is sold to low-income rural families, saying that the popular and…
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What is the ISO 50001 Energy Management Standard?

The need for deriving financial value from under-utilized resources, for cost savings in energy consumption, and the necessity of fulfilling each organizations bottom…
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Ambre Energy’s PNW Coal Export Plans Face Financial Problems

Australia’s Ambre Energy has big plans to open two coal train export terminals in Washington and Oregon, but a number of financial woes…

CSR Needs a Universal System to Measure Environmental Impact

Here we outline the three biggest challenges facing the industry as they try to measure and manage resource consumption— concluding we need one…
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Solutions at the Confluence of Energy and Water

Water is energy-intensive, and energy is water-intensive. This resource yin and yang is at the heart of both challenges and solutions. Planning for…
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Energy And Water Nexus

This energy-water crisis relates to nearly all of the present and future environmental problems confronting our planet – from climate change to fossil…

Engage: The Water-Energy Nexus Blogging Contest

As a lead-up to Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, January 13-17, Masdar is sponsoring a blogging contest called “Engage: The Water-Energy Nexus.” The winner…
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Manufacturing Research: Academics for Industry

Manufacturing research is an academic pursuit buffeted by industrial, physical and financial forces in universities.
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Energy Efficiency’s Next Great Leap: Predicting the Weather

A new energy usage system, developed by Stem Energy, uses atmospheric and environmental data to make a second-by-second decision about whether a building…
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Virgin Atlantic’s Fuel Saving Software Cuts 92,000 Tons Carbon

Virgin Atlantic's new software program allows the company to accurately monitor and review its fuel use. It will save the company an estimated…

Coal in Decline? Blame Obama, not Reality

Murray Energy's Blaming Obama for the Decline of Coal is like a Saddle-maker Blaming Theodore Roosevelt for the Decline of Horse Transport

Arab-Israeli Team Develops Innovative Clean Energy Solution

Four Arab-Israeli engineers are currently working on a solution that could revolutionize the way poor industrialized countries produce and consume energy. The company…
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Water and Energy: A Texas Nexus

In drought-stricken Texas where electricity is badly needed, plans for some power plants have been stalled because of a lack of fresh water…