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December 27, 2011 Ceres President Mindy Lubber Statement on EPA’s Mercury and Air Toxics Rule

Source: Ceres

In response to the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) announcement of its final Mercury and Air Toxics Rule for Power Plants, the following statement was issued by Mindy S. Lubber, president of Ceres and director of the...[more]

December 21, 2011 The problem with green rankings

Source: Guardian.co.uk

News Corporation – a multinational media conglomerate that includes BSKYB, Dow Jones, Fox News, 20th Century Fox and Star, among other units – announced earlier this year that it has become climate neutral, meaning that its...

December 5, 2011 The Eiffel Tower is not for greening

Source: The Guardian

There are numerous problems with a disturbingly detailed proposal to turn the Eiffel Tower into the world's tallest eco-tourism attraction. Placing 600,000 hanging plants around the famous structure at a cost of £65m would be...

November 23, 2011 The Future Of Green Tech, Part II

Source: Richard Barr – Featured Commentator

In August I posted The Future Of Green Tech, Part I, and since I know you all have been sitting on the edge of your seats since then waiting for Part II, I decided my wonderful extended summer vacation just had to end at some...[more]

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...

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