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.

How This Solar Startup Became a Multinational Social Enterprise

The pay-as-you-go solar company M-Kopa has electrified homes in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. It now boasts 300,000 customers, equating to 1 in 20…

Encouraging Middle Eastern Youth to Embrace More Sustainable Careers

A program launched this week during Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week aims to engage Middle Eastern youth and inspire them to consider alternatives to…

Can Geoengineering Help Solve the Middle East’s Water Woes?

One geoengineering idea that has caught on in the United Arab Emirates is cloud seeding or, as it's called here, rain enhancement science.…

This NGO is Illuminating the World with Solar

After winning a Zayed Future Energy Prize award last year, Liter of Light has moved beyond simple water-bottle solar lights and launched new…

Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week Keeps Momentum From COP21 Surging

33,000 people are expected to attend the annual Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, and the opening ceremony got off to a rousing start with…

Abu Dhabi Funds More Clean Energy Projects in Developing Countries

The Abu Dhabi Fund for Development is financing clean energy projects in Antigua and Barbuda, Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, and Senegal, which together…

Doubling Renewable Energy Output Worldwide Could Add $1.3 Trillion to Global GDP by 2030

An IRENA study claims that if renewables can reach 36 percent of the world’s energy portfolio by 2030, that increase could add up…

Campbell’s Comes Out in Support of Federal GMO Labeling

Campbell Soup Co. announced that it will now support federal legislation that establishes a standard for GMO labeling. Perhaps even more importantly, Campbell’s…

Florida Launches Campaign to Fight Human Trafficking

As of Jan. 1, signs that intend to raise awareness of human trafficking are now required to be displayed at many public places…

California Declares State of Emergency Over LA Methane Leak

California Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency over the methane gas leak in Porter Ranch, about 30 miles northwest of downtown…

Bouqs Wants You to Send Flowers from Farm to Table

Bouqs, based in Venice, California, promises to send flowers directly from farms in South America. The easy pricing and farm-to-table business model could…

GM-Lyft Agreement a Big Step Toward the Future of Mobility

This week’s agreement between GM and Lyft is an important milestone as we witness the definition of car ownership rapidly evolve.

Nestlé U.S. Going Cage Free by 2020

Last week Nestlé announced that it will switch to 100 percent cage-free eggs within the U.S. by 2020.

Google and Ford to Partner on Driverless Cars

Google and Ford are close to creating a joint venture to develop and manufacture cars that will use Google’s driverless technology, according to…

Was COP21 The Final Nail in Coal’s Coffin?

Coal is slowly on its way out—not as fast as some advocates would like, but the evidence suggests this trend is indeed occurring…