Energy Self-Reliant States Weekly: Relative Energy Efficiency of Residential Building Energy Codes

Is your state lagging on its energy code for buildings?  This new graphic illustrates the relative energy efficiency of standard building energy codes and shows which states are lagging (and what that lag costs consumers on their energy bills). And in honor of the American Labor Day holiday this past weekend, an …

ILSR’s Energy Self-Reliant States: Minneapolis City Council Unanimously Votes for a Better Energy Future

Grassroots pressure makes a difference, as Minneapolis’ city council unanimously adopts a framework for advancing local energy goals thanks to work of the Minneapolis Energy Options campaign (ILSR a leading partner).  For more on the local energy effort, check outmy published commentary on the city of Minneapolis’ flirtation with a municipal electric utility at the …

Friday Video: EARTH: THE OPERATORS’ MANUAL

EARTH: THE OPERATORS’ MANUAL (Program 1: premiered 2011, re-run 2012) We have manuals for the things we value, like our cars and computers. So why not a manual for the most complex operating system of all—the Earth? Is the planet due for an oil change? Why are fossil fuels unsustainable? …

SBBusiness Newsletter Jan. 15 – “Impact Investing to Grow 12%” and other news

  January 14, 2013   News & Tools for Forward-Thinking Brands FORWARD TO A FRIEND >   Home       News & Views       Research       Events       Digital Learning       Solutions         Report: Impact Investing To Grow 12% in 2013  Investors seeking environmental and social performance alongside financial returns intend to increase their commitments in the market, …

Canada Under Pressure to Regulate Heavy Metals in Cosmetics

Canada Under Pressure to Regulate Heavy Metals in Cosmetics By Jonathan Bardelline A Canadian group says more can be done to lower the amount of lead, arsenic and other heavy metals found in common cosmetics….Read More EPA Postpones Industrial Boiler Regulations Indefinitely By Tilde Herrera The new standards would have …

UPS Boosts Mileage 40% with Prototype Plastic Delivery Vans

UPS Boosts Mileage 40% with Prototype Plastic Delivery Vans By Adam Aston UPS engineers have lowered fuel consumption of deliver vans by about 40 percent with a prototype vehicle made from rugged, lightweight ABS plastic. …Read More Solar Plane Completes First International Flight By Leslie Guevarra The prototype plane Solar …