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November 7, 2011 The Dark Side of the ‘Green’ City

Source: NY Times

THE struggle to slow global warming will be won or lost in cities, which emit 80 percent of the world’s greenhouse gases. So “greening” the city is all the rage now. But if policy makers end up focusing only on those who can...

October 28, 2011 Greening of St. Louis

Source: St. Louis Business Journal

If there’s one lesson to be learned from this week’s issue of the newspaper it’s that the days of Styrofoam cups are numbered. Virtually all the companies named Heroes of the Planet ditched the cups in favor of more...

October 13, 2011 Why the CIO should be your sustainability champion

Source: Industry Voice

Meanwhile, an increasing number of organisations are publishing company rankings based on their sustainability measurements, including the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, the CRD Analytics Global 1000 Sustainable ... > 1862

September 8, 2011 Save Habitats by Giving Land to Solar Power: Robert Glennon

Source: Bloomberg

One might think this would be a good time to be in the solar power business in the U.S. After all, federal and state subsidies are reducing the costs of installing solar energy systems, and renewable portfolio standards in 29...

September 8, 2011 Why "Green Jobs" Don't Belong in Obama's Jobs Program

Source: Forbes

Unfortunately, we may hear about “green jobs” in President Obama’s upcoming speech to Congress. The thesis is that by leading new markets in energy technologies, the U.S. can create good jobs. It sounds too good to be true, and...

September 8, 2011 Solar Company Failure Shows Less Federal Aid Works Better: View

Source: Bloomberg

The worst and best of U.S. government policy on solar energy has been on display lately. In a cringe-worthy failure, California solar-panel maker Solyndra filed for bankruptcy this week, just two years after winning $535 million...

September 7, 2011 How Dell's New Mushroom Packaging And Other Initiatives Are Greening PCs

Source: Fast Company.com

Dell is well known for being a manufacturer of computers, but it's less known for its achievements and commitment to operate in a socially-responsible way. But it should wear its green crown proudly: not only has Michael Dell...

August 23, 2011 Goldberg: America's 'green' quagmire

Source: LA Times

It was a massive flatbed truck, flanked by smaller vehicles brandishing "oversized load" banners, carrying a huge white thing. I think the first one I saw was in Ohio. But I know that by the time I passed Grand Island, Neb., I'd...

August 12, 2011 The Future Of Green Tech, Part I

Source: Richard Barr, Featured Commentator

If you’re a regular reader of my commentary you know that our energy issues and the closely-linked climate change threat are of great interest to me. So when I heard of a live webinar featuring two of the industry’s leaders I...[more]

August 1, 2011 What's Next for Clean Energy

Source: Huffington Post

This past weekend, I attended the Aspen Institute's Clean Energy Roundtable, an annual gathering of business, political and policy leaders working in clean energy. Inspired by the many insights and ideas presented, here are my...

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