Business Growth in an Era of Water Scarcity

webinar by Trucost and Ecolab,  17 February 2015, Arizona State University At our current pace of production, businesses will need 40 percent more water to feed, clothe and house two billion more middle class consumers in the next two decades. This conversation explores perspectives on strategies for making the business …

NEW REPORT: Mobile Is Pulling Customers Away From Branches And Online Banking

New Report Alert   THE MOBILE AND ONLINE BANKING REPORT: Mobile Is Pulling Customers Away From Branches And Online Banking To Read The Full Report, Sign Up For A Free Trial Today » John Heggestuen | [email protected] The relationship between consumers and their banks is in a period of dramatic upheaval …

Energy Self-Reliant States: Why Aren’t Rural Electric Cooperatives Champions of Local Clean Power?

I spoke yesterday at the Illinois Renewable Energy Fair in Oregon, IL, and the presentation will be posted shortly on ILSR.org. Being out in rural Illinois made me wonder, Why Aren’t Rural Electric Cooperatives Champions of Local Clean Power?  A few thoughts shared on the blog… Keep your energy local! …

Energy Self-Reliant States: On the air talking solar ownership!

On the air talking solar ownership! Community solar gardens are now set to grow in Minnesota, but the PUC decision shows a few weeds that were planted in the original rules for solar adopted in 2013. And I’m on the air talking solar ownership with Arnie Arnesen on WNHN. If …

Legislators, Corporations Gather For Secret Meeting Against Clean Energy And You’re Not Invited

AP/John Hanna Legislators, Corporations Gather For Secret Meeting Against Clean Energy And You’re Not Invited by Ari Phillips Posted on July 28, 2014 After maintaining a low profile for decades, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) received widespread exposure in recent years for backing Florida’s controversial Stand Your Ground law, …

From Visby to Bisbee

Newsletter – July, 2014 From Visby to Bisbee Website improvements, slide shows, and videos My upcoming events Ecuador leading the way toward a “Commons Economy” Kalikalos Summer School/Vacation. Bitcoin—the currency and the technology J. W. Smith and the Institute for Cooperative Capitalism Worldwide More lessons in global economics, finance, and …

Clean power was on the rise in the U.S., even before President Obama’s carbon rules aimed to accelerate the trend

Latest Headlines   Tall Neighbor Coming to Arizona Desert Community : AltEnergyStocks.com Posted: 17 Jun 2014 12:25 PM PDT Tall Neighbor Coming to Arizona Desert Community : AltEnergyStocks.com Tall Neighbor Coming to Arizona Desert Community Posted: 16 Jun 2014 07:21 AM PDT by Debra Fiakas CFA The citizens of a …

Kickstarter Begins Accepting Projects from the Netherlands

Wednesday, April 9 Top Stories Visit Our Site Follow Like RSS Kickstarter Opens Up to Creatives in the Netherlands — Kickstarter announced on Monday that it’s opening up to creatives from the netherlands. It’s a big step forward for the platform, which had previously only been available to those in several English-speaking countries. OTHER HIGHLIGHTS …

Earth Policy Institute: Can the World Feed China?

Can the World Feed China?  Lester R. Brown www.earth-policy.org/plan_b_updates/2014/update121 Earth Policy Release Plan B Update February 25, 2014 Overnight, china had a grain surplus and was exporting 10 million tons. What caused this dramatic shift? It wasn’t until 20 years ago, after I wrote an article entitled “Who Will Feed …