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 The Balkans, Brazil and Korea. Contact him at leon@greengopost.com.

Corporate Interests Clash Over Paris Climate Agreement

While dozens of trade groups want U.S. President Donald Trump to keep his promise and withdraw from the Paris agreement, many leading American…

Europeans Warm To the Idea of a Universal Basic Income

Much of the European Union is cheering the election of Emmanuel Macron as president of France. But problems like automation and unemployment aren't…

Uber’s Self-Driving Car Research Crosses the Border into Canada

Uber was quick to announce a new autonomous vehicles research center in Toronto; but the move north of the U.S. border may be…

South Carolina’s Capital Inches Closer to 100 Percent Renewables

Columbia, South Carolina, is the latest U.S. city to promise a future running on 100 percent renewables. The shift is largely symbolic for…

De Beers Says Carbon-Neutral Mines Possible by 2022

Diamond giant De Beers says it is developing a technology with the potential to make some of its mines carbon neutral in as…

Oil Companies Are Downplaying Spills in the Gulf of Mexico, Coast Guard Data Reveals

Satellite data reveals that energy companies spilled nearly 1 million gallons of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico last year -- substantially…

Bloomberg Pledges $3 Million for Coal Country Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg says the U.S. must move fast to avert climate change risks, but also acknowledges that too…

Can Apple’s $1 Billion Pledge Help Revitalize American Manufacturing?

Apple plans to launch a $1 billion fund to boost American manufacturing. But can the investment counter how automation will affect employment within…

Tesla’s Mounting Challenges Include SEC Inquiry and EV Rivals

Tesla is facing more challenges -- including a disappointing quarterly financials report, another SEC investigation, and new startup competitors in the electric car…

Far from a Burden, Refugees Are a Net Positive Economically

Despite the perception that refugees create an economic burden, the overwhelming data suggests that they are actually a net positive for the communities…

In India, Bangalore’s Water Crisis is an Omen for the Rest of the World

Bangalore, the Silicon Valley of India, has witnessed stratospheric growth due to its booming IT sector. But it could all fall apart if…

Atlanta Pledges 100 Percent Renewable Power by 2035

Atlanta is the first city in the American South to pursue 100 percent renewable energy with an ambitious 2035 target.

Investigation Raises Questions About USDA Organic Milk Certification

A Washington Post investigation alleges that some consumers are paying too much for organic milk that does not meet the standards required for…

West Virginia’s Largest Utility Sees Renewables — Not Coal — in its Future

West Virginia's largest utility, Appalachian Power, indicated that solar and wind power technologies will be a larger part of the Mountain State's electricity…

Whole Foods In Wall Street’s Crosshairs After Declining Sales

After six consecutive quarters of declining sales, Whole Foods is in trouble. The company says it will open a chain selling lower-priced groceries,…