Archive for July, 2008
Scientists mimic essence of plants' energy storage system Anne Trafton, News Office July 31, 2008 In a revolutionary leap that could transform solar power from a marginal, boutique alternative into a mainstream energy source, MIT researchers have overcome a major barrier to large-scale solar power: storing energy for use when [...]
2008 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Awards EPA’s ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award singles out companies with world-class energy management programs and bestows this honor at a recognition ceremony in Washington, DC every year. Organizations that win this award have achieved significant energy savings through strong energy management [...]
London’s The Independent on Sunday, 13 July 2008 has an article on the forthcoming 2008 State of the Future:
We've seen the future ... and we may not be doomed UN report finds life is getting better for people worldwide – but that governments are failing to grasp the opportunities offered at 'a unique time'. Geoffrey Lean and Jonathan Owen report (more…)
New nukes not ready for prime time: Nuclear Regulatory Commission deals devastating blow to nuclear power industry
by Harvey Wasserman CounterPunch July 25, 2008 A devastating blow to the much-hyped revival of atomic power has been delivered by an unlikely source -- the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The NRC says the "standardized" designs on which the entire premise of returning nuclear power to center stage is based have massive holes in them, and may [...]
GREENBUZZ: MBA Programs for Future Green Biz Leaders, the Long Road to Green Certifications, and More…
Taking Care of Business By Joel Makower Is your company a green business It's a simple question with no simple answer. Despite the rise of interest in environmentally responsible enterprise, we don't know how to define what that means. That's a problem for companies both big and small. (more…)
This report (PDF) takes a look at the main issues and players involved in greenwashing, giving an overview of the many types of greenwashing, how it's committed and how to avoid it.
A study released by the Environmental Law Institute, a nonpartisan research and policy organization, shows that the federal government has provided substantially larger subsidies to fossil fuels than to renewables.
By Hazel Henderson, posted July 23, 2008, by special permission from Other News © 2008 Other News, Hazel Henderson We all know the story of the tulip mania, a favorite but short-lived asset of Europeans in the 1700s. Gold has always been a favorite safe haven in spite of its volatility and recent efforts of central banks to devalue the [...]
For full disclosure : one of the principals of Ethical Markets Media ,LLC is also an investor in Stirling Energy Systems , mentioned in this report. Earth Policy Institute. Plan B Update. July 22, 2008 http://www.earth-policy.org/Updates/2008/Update73.htm Jonathan G. Dorn After emerging in 2006 from 15 years of hibernation, the solar [...]
The Institute for Sustainable Communication challenges political campaigns to disclose carbon footprints
Posted July 22, 2008 TNS Media Intelligence/Campaign Analysis Group says McCain and Obama campaigns are already spending between $250,000 to $300,000 per day on advertising. Campaign sites fail to indicate how this spending is offset with carbon credits or handled in an environmentally responsible way. Read more...