Leon Kaye

Leon Kaye is the founder and editor of GreenGoPost.com. Based in California, he is a business writer and consultant. His work is also on The Guardian’s Sustainable Business site as has appeared on Inhabitat and Earth911. His focus is making the business case for sustainability and corporate social responsibility. Among the regions across the world in which he covers is Qatar, one of the Middle East countries in which he takes a keen interest because of its transformation into a post-oil economy. Other areas of interest include sustainable development in Brazil and Korea. Contact him at leon@greengopost.com.

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Zagster and Rock Ventures Launch Bike Sharing in Detroit

Yesterday Dan Gilbert's Rock Ventures launched a bike sharing program in tandem with Zagster in downtown Detroit.
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Tom’s of Maine Pushes Innovation with Potato Starch Packaging

Tom’s of Maine is now tinkering with potato starch for some its polylactic acid (PLA) packaging.
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Should GM Lose Sleep Over Tesla?

GM CEO Dan Akerson told Bloomberg last week the company is taking a look at Tesla Motors to gauge the Silicon Valley EV…
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How Sears Became the Worst Retailer, and Company, in America

Once upon a time, before Amazon.com, America shopped at Sears, but Eddie Lampert has turned it into probably the worst company in America.
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Alternative Currency Bitcoin Poised to Grow in Africa and Beyond

Bitcoin, the alternative digital currency that dates back to 2008, has caught on around the world, from Argentina to sub-Saharan Africa.
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Can the Spark Convince Drivers to Switch to Electric Vehicles?

GM is now ready to roll out the 2014 Spark EV, so Leon Kaye flew to Portland to test the electric car's 82…
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Can Republicans Take the Lead on Climate Change?

There are Republicans who believe in climate change: an op-ed written by a Hill staffer suggests the GOP can tackle it via free…
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Samsung Continues Global Renewable Energy Investment with Solar in Canada

Samsung Renewable Energy inked a partnership agreement with Canadian Solar Inc. to open a solar module and power voltage manufacturing plant in Ontario.
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Enterprise Continues Plunge into Carsharing with Zimride Acquisition

Enterprise Holdings, the car rental giant, acquired the online ride-sharing service Zimride from Lyft, Inc. on Friday, July 12.
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Panasonic Among Many Companies Ahead of Obama on Climate Change

Panasonic is among the global companies taking climate change more seriously, Obama's speech last week notwithstanding.
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No Beer, No Cheer: Small Brewers Push to Defend Clean Water Act

The NRDC so far has signed up almost two dozen craft beer breweries to ensure local water supplies across the country remain clean.
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GM Sustainability Report 2012: A Cautious and Futuristic View of the Auto Industry

This morning General Motors (GM) released its 2012 Sustainability Report, which covers electrification, waste and energy efficiency.
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Ontario Ramps Up Smart Grid Investment as Coal is Phased Out

With the launch of the Smart Grid Fund, Ontario is on course to rival technology hubs such as Silicon Valley and Korea.
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Donald Trump vs. Scotland, Legal Battle Over Wind Farm Blows Up

Donald Trump claims his investments in Scotland golf courses and resorts will be ruined if an offshore wind farm launches off the shores…
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An Almost “Eco” Architectural and Automotive Tour of Detroit

While TriplePundit was in Michigan last week, we had an opportunity to drive a 2014 Ford Escape around Detroit for individual architectural tours.