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.

Oil and gas, fossil fuels, renewables, clean energy, Saudi Arabia, OPEC, Middle East, Leon Kaye, electric vehicles

Report: The U.S. Has More Oil Than Saudi Arabia or Russia

According to a Norwegian energy consultancy, the U.S. edges out Russia by just over 3 percent and holds the mantle of having the…
SolarCity, solar, clean energy, Tesla, Elon Musk, energy storage, battery technology, Leon Kaye

Will Elon Musk’s Tesla-SolarCity Gamble Pay Off?

On paper, the Tesla-SolarCity deal is one that is easy for Wall Street analysts and business school students to pick apart. But in…
Buzzfeed, advertising, plagiarism, content, Leon Kaye

Buzzfeed Accused of Stealing Content Yet Again

In a recent op-ed, writer Akilah Hughes called for advertisers to stop sponsoring Buzzfeed’s YouTube channel over accusations that the site is a…
Wind power, clean energy, renewables, Google, Norway, Sweden, European Union, Leon Kaye

Google Buys 236 Megawatts of Wind Power for EU Data Centers

Google, which describes itself as the world’s largest buyer of clean energy, announced another investment in renewables last week. Two new Google-backed wind…
The Sierra Club says it is doing what it can to clean up politics.

Sierra Club’s Leader Trolling Trump, Top Republicans

The Sierra Club's Michael Brune is using social media to rip top Republicans over the challenges facing Donald Trump’s candidacy.
Islam, Ramadan, corporate social responsibility, Zakat, Leon Kaye, United Arab Emirates

As Ramadan Ends, a Reminder of What Islam Is Really About

For many Muslims, spread across the world from southeastern Europe to Indonesia, daily routines often center around work. The holy month of Ramadan…
Living in a high-rise often means restrictive internet access

The Free Market for Internet Access Stops at Apartments

Collusion between property management companies and the largest internet service providers in the U.S. often leaves citizens paying outrageous premiums for substandard internet…
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Cambodian Garment Workers Quickly Losing Their Rights

Cambodian workers do not necessarily reap the economic benefits of the country’s growing garment trade. Relations between workers, factory owners and the government…
Asia Pulp and Paper, supply chain, pollution, leon kaye, china

How APP’s Paper Mills Demonstrate Both Strength and Sustainability

APP recently opened two of its mills, which the company says are amongst the world’s largest and efficient within the industry, to journalists…
Asia Pulp and Paper, deforestation, social enterprise, managed forests, leon kaye, china

How APP Sees the Forest Through the Trees

If you want to see just how complicated a supply chain can be, the operations of Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) on Hainan…
Subaru, marketing, advertising, inclusion, diversity, LGBT, Leon Kaye

Cliché or Stereotype? It Turns Out Subaru Marketed to Lesbians After All

It turns out, exasperated sighs aside, a fair number of lesbians do own a Subaru, and the trend didn't come out of nowhere.
Advertising, gender roles, Unilever, Leon Kaye

Unilever Moves Away from Sexist Advertising

Unilever aims to revamp its advertising campaigns to eliminate gender stereotypes and resonate better with the public.
Asia Pulp and Paper, deforestation, social enterprise, managed forests, leon kaye, china

The Seedlings of Asia Pulp and Paper’s Zero-Deforestation Policy

A visit to some of APP’s facilities in China, where millions of tree seedlings are germinated each year, suggests that the $12 billion…
Asia Pulp and Paper, China, paper, Greenpeace, sustainability, Leon Kaye, rainforests, Leon Kaye, Indonesia, supply chain

Asia Pulp and Paper Says Its Words About Sustainability Are Backed by Action

The evidence suggests that Asia Pulp and Paper, which ranks among the world’s largest pulp and paper companies and one that is important…
Sierra Club, organization labor, sustainable development, smart cities, clean energy, Leon Kaye, democrats, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Leon Kaye, infrastructure, rail

Organized Labor and Environmentalists Unite, Demand Better Infrastructure

The United Steelworkers union and Sierra Club joined forces on an international trade and infrastructure plan they hope will become central to the…
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