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 The Balkans, Brazil and Korea. Contact him at leon@greengopost.com.

Investors Representing $600 Billion Urge Solutions for Latin America’s Deforestation

A group of high-stakes investors is asking some of the world’s largest food companies to ramp up efforts to curb deforestation in South…

Amazon Ramps Up Investment in Rooftop Solar

Amazon expects to generate 41 megawatts of clean energy from solar arrays on its warehouse roofs by the end of this year alone.

This Self-Driving Truck Startup Has a Place For Human Drivers

A California startup claims it has a long-term solution to the trucking industry's ongoing labor shortage woes: self-driving trucks that haul freight across…

Burger King Accused of Causing Deforestation Across Latin America

Burger King’s global supply chain, especially soy producers, can be linked to deforestation across Bolivia and Brazil, says the NGO Mighty Earth.

Shell, Like ExxonMobil, Knew About Climate Change Risks All Along

It turns out ExxonMobil was not the only energy company researching the effects of climate change decades ago. Shell produced a video on…

Berlin’s Transport Secretary is Determined to Phase Out the Automobile

Berlin’s transportation secretary is determined to make the city even more bicycle-friendly, saying: “Whoever drives a car in Berlin has too much time."

Apparel Giant VF Corp. Launches Anti-Deforestation Policy

VF Corp., the $12 billion apparel company that includes brands such as Timberland, The North Face and Vans, plans to root out deforestation…

Google and Uber Are In An Epic Legal Fight Over Self-Driving Car Technology

Waymo, which develops self-driving cars for Google's parent company, accused Uber of patent infringement, unfair competition and stealing trade secrets. Does the case…

The Feds Won’t Ditch Private Prisons After All

In 2016 the Barack Obama administration instructed the federal Bureau of Prisons to phase out contracts with private prison companies. But incoming Attorney…

Elon Musk Slams Criticism of Tesla Working Conditions, Promises Fun and Frozen Yogurt

Last week, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk hit back hard at allegations of unsafe working conditions at the company’s assembly plant in Fremont,…

Tesla Charges Ahead with Plans for More Gigafactories

Tesla's cryptic plans to build three new 'gigafactories' turned heads, while confounding analysts who cannot believe the company continues to grow while losing…

As Uber Reels, Lyft Makes a Big Push in the Midwest and Northeast

Yesterday Lyft announced an expansion in over 50 U.S. cities – adding to the 40 new communities it brought on last month. And…

New York Reaps 800 Percent Solar Growth in Five Years

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the state's support of solar power resulted in an 800 percent rise in the solar sector since…

Watch Out, Uber and Lyft: Google’s Waze Takes On Ride-Sharing

Google’s traffic navigation app Waze plans to expand and take on ride-sharing giants Uber and Lyft. But don't expect drivers to use it…

This One-For-One Peanut Butter Fights Famine in South Sudan

The social enterprise Good Spread aims to help address the humanitarian catastrophe in South Sudan with its one-for-one business model.