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.

RSPO Touts Progress on Sustainable Palm Oil, But Critics Aren’t Buying It

In its most recent impact report, the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) claims the industry has made “tremendous progress” on improving ethics…

Deutsche Bank Says It Will Stop Funding New Coal Projects

As of this week, Deutsche Bank will no longer offer new financing for coal mining or coal-fired power plant projects. The move comes…

Report: EVs and Solar Will Displace Oil and Coal By 2020

The double-whammy of falling of electric vehicle costs, plus rapidly falling solar power prices, could slow the world’s demand for both oil and…

Plans to Sell 3.4 Million Acres of Federal Lands Spur Protests

A bill submitted last week by Rep. Jason Chaffetz of Utah is angering hunters, anglers and local communities. The proposed law would allow…

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…