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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Yes, EVs are Cleaner than Gasoline-Powered Cars

According to the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), a two-year study has provided the answer. The EV is the cleaner option, hands down.
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Interactive Map Shows Volkswagen Scandal’s Impact in California

As the Volkswagen emissions scandal continues to unfold, a new interactive map offers a visualization of the environmental effects in California resulting from…
Grain, Brazil, land grab, TIAA-CREF, Leon Kaye, transparency, corporate social responsibility

American Financial Services Giant Attacked for Role in Brazilian Land Grab

According to Grain, a small NGO that supports small farmers and social equality movements, the financial services giant TIAA-CREF has had a central…
In a first-of-its-kind endeavor, Eco Village was designed to prove that zero energy neighborhoods can be affordable, beautiful, durable and comfortable.

Breaking Down Barriers to Net Zero Homes

Many building product manufacturers have pushed the limits of energy efficiency in their products. Today, it’s possible to achieve not just a “greener…
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FDA Takes Bolder Action on Fresh Produce Inspection

The FDA, the federal government agency tasked with food inspection but in recent years has avoided much of it thanks to politics, is…
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Business to Government: Do Something About Climate Change

A survey completed by the UN Global Compact (UNGC) and Accenture sheds new light on the evolving attitudes on climate change held by…
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Vaccines Get a Booster from Real-Time Sensor and Texting Technology

Founded in 2009, Nexleaf Analytics is the brainchild of two UCLA alums who believe cell phone networks and sensors can be paired in…
The Quest plant will sequester

Shell Inaugurates $1B Carbon Capture Project in Alberta’s Oil Sands

Located about 18 miles northeast of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Shell's new carbon capture and storage (CCS) project will capture about a third of…
Volkswagen, emissions scandal, Germany, recall, diesel, Leon Kaye

As Recalls of Volkswagen Cars Begin, Costs Could Climb to $40B

More than 8 million Volkswagen cars will likely be subject to a mandatory recall in Europe, as the fallout from the emissions scandal…
There's a reason they don't want to be disturbed. 

Hyatt No Longer Offering On-Demand Pornography

Hyatt recently announced that it will no longer offer on-demand pornography at its 600-plus locations in over 50 countries.
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Long Full of Crap, D.C. Will Now Churn Some of It into Energy

Built at the cost of $470 million, a new waste-to-energy facility serving the Washington, D.C. metro area will provide a wastewater plant with…
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SunEdison Layoffs Pose Questions About Clean Energy’s Future

SunEdison had been riding high this year, with a market capitalization soaring to almost $10 billion just three months ago, but investors became…
Volkswagen, emissions scandal, class action, litigation, Leon Kaye, diesel, VW emissions scandal

VW Emissions Scandal Now Fueling Class-Action Lawsuits

A bevy of lawsuits are already underway over Volkswagen’s admission that the company installed software that allowed 500,000 of its diesel-powered automobiles skirt…
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IMF Managing Director Calls for Carbon Tax

The IMF has become the latest advocate for a new twist on financial reform as its managing director, Christine Lagarde, has added her…
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Climate Change Could Turn the Horn of Africa into a Drier, More Unstable Region

According to a report issued by Columbia University’s Earth Institute, Ethiopia, along with its neighbors on the Horn of Africa, Djibouti and Somalia,…