Archive for May, 2008
How green is your technology provider? The answer is likely very green. A recent survey found that HP, Dell, and IBM are seen by IT managers, CIOs, CXOs, and business managers as being green. That should be no surprise, because smart technology companies have begun to realize that going green can lead to green of another sort as well --- [...]
Interfaith Funds Created to Support Long-Term Disaster Recovery National and local faith leaders gathered in New Orleans May 15th to launch the first national interfaith funds for long-term domestic disaster recovery. The funds, known as the Isaiah Funds, are sponsored by Catholic, Jewish, Mennonite, and Baptist institutions, and will focus [...]
Queen buys gigantic wind Duke buys more sun XCEL, City Build Smart Grid Canada's Carbon Tax: Suicide? Good Sense? A Dream? "Clean" Coal Not Ready - Swedish Study Sugar Cane Ethanol in Brazil: 'An Irreversible Trend'
Uptime Institute Symposium, May 2008. Revolutionizing Data Center Efficiency by McKinsey and Company.
Improving efficiency is the best near term means to solving the challenges posed by the increasing number of data centers. This report proposes a three part solution to double IT energy efficiency by 2012 and to arrest the growth of GHG emissions from data centers. Click here for the report.redacted movie
Energy firms routinely abusing carbon offset fund, US studies claim John Vidal, environment editor. The Guardian, Monday May 26 2008 Billions of pounds are being wasted in paying industries in developing countries to reduce climate change emissions, according to two analyses of the UN's carbon offsetting programme. (more...)
Number 140, May 2008 HOW TO MANUFACTURE A GLOBAL FOOD CRISIS: LESSONS FROM THE WORLD BANK, IMF, AND WTO Walden Bello HUNGER AND FOOD CRISES: A VIEW FROM THE GROUND Shalmali Guttal FOOD CRISIS EXPOSES FAILINGS OF INDIA'S ECONOMIC REFORMS Afsar Jafri PRICE HIKES HIT THE POOR, EVEN IN THAILAND Jacques-chai [...]
By Rosalinda Sanquiche Executive Director May 23, 2008 Ethical Markets Media LLC makes every endeavor to be sustainable. We use recycled paper, and we recycle our toner cartridges. We monitor the thermostat and ride our bikes to work. And, we make a concerted effort to promote and APPLY digital efficiency. We’re hosted on the most digitally [...]
2008-05-19 - International - CSR Energy Companies Fear Renewables Bubble One-half of the world’s energy leaders are concerned that a bubble may be developing in the renewable technology sector, according to a survey released today by KPMG International. In ..continue... (more...)
By Sam Hopkins | Friday, May 16th, 2008 Norway sure has its extremes. The days are getting longer and longer this time of year, evening out the gloomy darkness of the long Nordic winter. Read more...
The following contains the Initiative's latest news: Gapminder World - for your presentations Gapminder World lets you explore the changing world from your own computer. Moving graphics show how the development of all countries of the world by the indicators you choose. North Rhine-Westphalia Backs the Global Marshall Plan Initiative [...]