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.

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GE Boosts Wind Power Portfolio with Oklahoma Investment

This week GE announced that it bought a 51 percent stake in a $375 million wind farm north of Oklahoma City.
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Technology for Good: GE’s Progress on Cancer Research and Treatment

For almost half a century GE has been on the front lines of cancer research, combining technology and a culture innovation to fight…
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Wendy’s Denies Using Pink Slime, Ever

On Friday Wendy's ran advertisements in eight major American newspapers that state pink slime was never used in its products.
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McDonald’s Replaces PlayPlaces With Urban Gardens, Composting Sites

Starting this week, over 20 of McDonald's outdoor PlayPlaces will be replaced with urban gardens and composting facilities.
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Starbucks, Stonyfield Paying Their Own Recycling Tabs

Starbucks and Stonyfield are among the growing number of companies in the United States that are fronting more of the costs of their…
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Technology for Good: GE’s Evolution from Financier to Green Tech Start-up Investor

In 1905 GE established its financial services business with the launch of a small utility finance company. Now as we face an uncertain…
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Technology For Good: GE Curing and Innovation From X-rays to Women’s Health

Since the 1970s, GE innovation has improved curing and the quality of health care, from cancer to strokes. Now GE leads with its…
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Technology for Good: A Half Century of GE Solar

GE’s interest in solar energy began during the space age and over 50 years later, has an impact on everything from transportation to…
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McDonald’s Considers Replacing Foam Cups With Paper

Yesterday McDonald’s announced that the fast food giant would test the use of paper coffee cups instead of foam in 2000 of its…
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McDonald’s Serving Local Chicken at London Olympics After All

McDonald’s has decided it will serve chicken sourced within the United Kingdom after all during this summer’s Olympics in London.
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Technology for Good: GE’s Journey For Better and More Efficient Light

Second in our GE Technology for Good Series, Leon Kaye explores the company's long journey from incandescent light bulbs to LED technologies that…
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Gecko Feet Inspire a New Adhesive

The latest innovation inspired by biomimicry, Geckskin, is an adhesive inspired by the power of gecko feet.
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Massachusetts Town Struggles With Coca-Cola’s Waste

A Cola-Cola plant in Northampton, MA, churns out wastewater at a rate that is becoming to expensive for the city's wastewater treatment facility…
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Introduction to Technology for Good: A Historical Perspective From GE

This is the first in a series of Technology for Good: A Historical Perspective From GE. We start with the toaster, which for…
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Can Privatization Save Detroit’s Transit System?

Andy Didorosi bought three busses a few months ago and hopes to launch The Detroit Bus Company next month. Can privatization save Detroit's…