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September 8, 2011 Solar Company Failure Shows Less Federal Aid Works Better: ViewSource: 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 PCsSource: 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' quagmireSource: 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 ISource: 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...
August 1, 2011 What's Next for Clean EnergySource: 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...
July 26, 2011 Putting principles into practiceSource: Environmental Finance
The Equator Principles are at a turning point. Eight years after the voluntary guidelines were introduced by banks wanting to set minimum environmental and social standards to project finance deals, the principles are undergoing...
July 26, 2011 Where the carbon tax is working nicelySource: Melbourne Weekly
Heard the one about the carbon tax working perfectly nicely, enjoying popular approval, reducing emissions, not killing capitalism? No, it's not a joke, or a fantasy – it's British Columbia.
It all began, modestly enough, with the relatively simple task of implementing an energy-savings plan across Reckson Associates’ portfolio of 32 buildings in Westchester and Fairfield counties.
July 26, 2011 Why do airlines fight rules to help the environment?Source: Reuters
Reuters) - The way some of the big U.S. airlines tell it, they're responsible stewards of the environment working hard to shrink their footprints. American Airlines, in an article in its in-flight magazine American Way, says the...
Climate change advocates haven't had much to celebrate recently, but New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's announcement last week that he was giving $50 million to the Sierra Club's Beyond Coal campaign marked a real win. The...
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