Author: RP Siegel
Electric vehicle superstar Tesla just tendered an offer to buy America’s largest solar company, SolarCity. The move would make Tesla “the world’s only vertically-integrated energy company offering end-to-end clean energy products,” the company said.
President Barack Obama and Indian President Narendra Modi signed a pact last week, extending a commitment originally established in 2014, to join forces to combat climate change with a huge commitment to renewable energy.
Newsweek released its 2016 Green Company rankings last week, which assess the top 500 companies by market capitalization, both globally and in the U.S., for corporate sustainability and environmental impact.
Not long ago, we heard a great deal about the so-called “hydrogen economy.” But producing hydrogen fuels proved prohibitively expensive. But a company called HyperSolar claims to have developed a commercially-scalable method of producing hydrogen using only sunlight and water.
As oil prices plunge and fossil fuel giants shed workers, places like North Dakota are left with a case of economic whiplash that will take a long time to recover from.
Despite all of the attention garnered by the December COP21 climate talks in Paris, the follow-up meeting this week in Bonn, Germany — which is crucial to the implementation of the agreement — has managed to stay below the radar.
A recent event hosted by Shell gathered leaders from across the mobility sector — from academics to auto industry execs — for a conversation on the future of transportation.
“Recycling is good, but viewing waste as a valuable resource that can be plugged into your operations or products is even better,” John Bradburn, global waste reduction manager for GM, told TriplePundit.
The U.S. wastes over 60 percent of the energy we produce. A vast amount of this wasted energy is given off as heat that could be put to use. Recovering some of that heat as it is literally washed down the drain is the idea behind a system from Canadian firm International WasteWater.
The “official” social cost of carbon pollution was $37 per ton in 2015, according to the U.S. government. But a new study reveals that number should be much higher — a change that could help pave way for new mitigation projects.
Last week, the Securities and Exchange Commission ruled in favor of several important climate resolutions brought forth by ExxonMobil shareholders that the company tried to block.
Anyone who has followed the sustainability conversation for a while has undoubtedly heard about the promise of algae as a raw material. Now, Unilever is jumping on the bandwagon with a $200 million deal to source sustainable algae oils.