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.

Renewables Dominated New U.S. Power Generation in 2016

Of the over 26 gigawatts of new energy capacity added in the U.S. last year, the vast majority came from renewables, according to…

Lyft Stands up to Trump and the Refugee Ban, While Uber Stumbles

Protests sparked at airports across the country over the weekend, as thousands showed up to oppose President Trump's controversial travel ban. In the…

Could Floating Cities Help Us Adapt to Climate Change?

Will the smart cities of the future float? One California nonprofit partnering with French Polynesia says such communities could soon be the reality.…

Apple to Launch a 200 Megawatt Solar Project in Nevada

Apple plans to partner with state utility NV Power to install an additional 200 megawatts of solar energy in northern Nevada.

Airbnb Promises Free Housing to Refugees and Citizens Affected by U.S. Travel Ban

As part of a growing national backlash, Airbnb promised free housing to refugees and citizens who have been detained within the U.S. or…

World Bank Accused of Undermining Its Own Climate Change Agenda

The World Bank says it wants to help developing countries mitigate climate change. But researchers from one NGO say the global financial lender…

Ikea Acquires Canadian Wind Farm On the Quest Toward Energy Independence

Last week Ikea purchased its second wind farm in Alberta, Canada. The move brings the furniture and households retailer closer to its ultimate…

DOE SunShot Initiative Reaches $1 Per Watt Goal Three Years Early

The cost of utility-scale solar power has plunged to the Obama administration's $1 a watt goal -- and three years early at that.…

Emissions Cuts Helped Business Leaders Save $12.4 Billion Last Year

A new CDP report reveals that emission reductions led to a combined $12.4 billion in cost savings for its supply chain member companies…

NGOs Urge Palm Oil Industry to Standardize and Improve Disclosures

“For too long, companies that produce and use palm oil have gotten away with paper commitments that they are repeatedly found violating," one…

Ideas for 21st Century Sustainable Development Are Found in Israel’s Kibbutzim

The industrialization of the kibbutzim has been one of the triggers behind Israel’s spectacular growth, but many old-timers have lamented the shift from…

Israel, the Detroit of E-Bikes & E-Scooters

Visit Tel Aviv and other cities across Israel, and e-bikes and e-scooters are almost as common as bicycles. And Israel's Startup Nation has…

How Low-Tech Solutions Turned an Israeli City Into a Smart Water Leader

It goes without saying that Israel is one of the most politicized nations on the planet, and the same goes for how the…

Water Woman: How Leadership Turned An Israeli City Into a Global Model for Water Efficiency

Rishon LeZion, five miles south of Tel Aviv, has become a global leader in water efficiency -- and much of this success is…

This Social Enterprise Fights Human Trafficking in Israel with Skills Training

Matthias and Tabea Oppliger founded Glowbalact in 2011. Its social enterprise in Israel, A.I.R., provides job training to former sex workers as a…