Honda Webinar: The Fuel Economy Challenge

Yesterday Honda Motor Company conducted a webinar entitled The Fuel Economy Challenge addressing the new CAFE standards and Honda’s overall approach to alternative fuel vehicles. Present at the webinar were John German, Manager, Environmental Policy Analysis America Honda Motor; Ben Knight, VP Honda R&D Americas; Edward Cohen, VP Government Relations American Honda Motor; and Dan Bonawitz, VP, … Continued

Goodwill and Dell Extend Reconnect Program to New York State

Computer recycling has never been convenient. While just about every major manufacturer offers an end-of-life take back program, finding and printing the right labels, weighing materials, and shipping the package off isn’t always easy. Even then, some manufacturers will only collect their brand materials meaning you have to do the same process all over again … Continued

Pitney Bowes Chairman Sticks Up for Junk Mail

Do Not Mail campaigns and their celebrity champions (Oprah and Leo are the latest converts) are becoming quite a nuisance for companies like Pitney Bowes that provide goods and services to the direct mail industry. In a recent NY Times interview, Pitney Bowes executive chairman, Michael J. Critelli, defended the direct mail industry arguing that … Continued

Recycle Your Water Bottles On Your Laptop

This is a guest post by John Simonetta, owner of Proforma Green, an eco-friendly promotional items consultancy. John’s blogs are designed to keep us up to date on the “greening” of his industry. From leather to leader is how Leed’s explains it on their website. How about from bottles to briefcases? That might be a … Continued

UPS Delivers a Message with HHV in Atlanta: Government and Corporate Partnerships are Key to Finding Solutions

“There are a lot of ways to move a vehicle down the street”. That’s what John Kargul, Director of Technology Transfer at the EPA’s Office of Transportation and Air Quality, told me in Atlanta earlier this week. We were discussing the various concepts in alternative fuel vehicles and propulsion systems that are little known yet still hold great promise in meeting our transportation … Continued

Sun Puts the Social in Social Responsibility

Anyone who knows me knows that I’ve long criticized corporate social responsibility (CSR) reporting. Despite the stakeholders’ seemingly insatiable thirst for information about the social and environmental impacts of companies, CSR reports read like infomercials, report outdated data, and no one is reading. This is a topic that I’ve learned perhaps too much about through … Continued

ClimatePULSE: A haunting perspective on the climate of change

This week of Halloween, I thought we’d settle on a creepy, nay terrifying, topic – the topic of how far we actually are from preventing runaway climate change. In a Time Magazine article I read this morning, it was noted that even some of the most well-educated and prestigious young minds in America don’t really … Continued

How do you know what’s green and what’s not?

In a recent interview on Green Talk Radio, I was asked, “How do you know who’s green and who’s not?” My answer was that it was a moving target, and that for the most part there isn’t one overarching yardstick for what is and isn’t green, or as green as they claim to be. Or … Continued

Panda Stands – For Eco Friendly Bamboo Banners

This is a guest post by John Simonetta, owner of Proforma Green, an eco-friendly promotional items consultancy. John’s blogs are designed to keep us up to date on the “greening” of his industry. OK, the name is a little cheesy but these signs are a great idea for businesses that need eco-friendly signage which still … Continued

Renewable Energy Sector will Create New Jobs

A recently released Greenpeace report stated that coal fuel would create extra costs from now until 2030 of around $15.9, but renewable sources will produce power without extra fuel costs and save $18.7 trillion. A May 2007 report by the University of California, Berkeley stated that the renewable energy sector “generates more jobs per megawatt … Continued

Around the Block in the First UPS Hydraulic Hybrid Vehicle

Hydraulic Hybrid is “Ready for Prime Time”  I had a short ride through the streets of Atlanta yesterday in the prototype UPS HHV delivery vehicle (package car). We haven’t heard much about HHV technology, but after yesterday’s press conference in Atlanta, that is likely to change. How does the HHV vehicle work? How can you move a truck around … Continued

Solar Fuels Nevada Economy

The American Southwest has some of the best solar resources in the world. Nevada, with abundant land and sunshine is becoming a hot bed for the solar industry. The result is green jobs and billions of investment dollars that are boosting this desert economy. Solar Panel Manufacturing The opening of Ausra’s solar thermal power factory … Continued

Energy Experts Sound Off on Economics and the Energy Industry

The National Journal has brought together a panel of experts from government, industry, and non-profits and asked them to post about their thoughts on the impact of the economic volatility on renewable energy development. Obviously, they don’t all agree, which is part of what makes this such a compelling read.