Green Buzz: Taking Care of Business

Taking Care of Business By Joel Makower Chairman & Executive Editor On April 28, we’ll be holding another in our series of VERGE Salons — high-energy, day-long events focused on unlocking the business opportunities at the convergence of technology and sustainability. The focus of VERGE Salon London is Supply-Chain Transparency and …

RIA News: PRI Purchases RI Academy

STAY CONNECTED       RIA Newsletter September 2014 RIA News   PRI Purchases RI Academy We are pleased to announce that the UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) has purchased the RI Academy. This acquisition will strengthen the RI Academy’s content, expand its scope, and raise the RI Academy’s …

The California Shale Bubble Just Burst

The California Shale Bubble Just Burst The great hype surrounding the advent of a shale gas bonanza in California may turn out to be just that: hype. The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) – the statistical arm of the Department of Energy – has downgraded its estimate of the total …

Ceres Newsletter: Fracking on the Rise in Water Stressed Regions

Ceres Newsletter – February 2014 Press and Media Press Release: New Hydraulic Fracturing Report Finds Texas and Colorado Face Biggest Water Sourcing Risks News Story: Report: Water Availability a Risk for Oil, Gas Drillers (Texas Tribune) Blog: Energy efficiency, cities, and the Clean Trillion(Environmental Finance) Press Release: Inadequate Action by Securities & Exchange Commission on …

India’s dangerous ‘food bubble’

  India’s dangerous ‘food bubble’  Lester R. Brown http://www.earth-policy.org/plan_b_updates/2013/update119 Earth Policy Release Plan B Update December 4, 2013 india is now the world’s third-largest grain producer after china and the united states. The adoption of higher-yielding crop varieties and the spread of irrigation have led to this remarkable tripling of …

Howard Buffett is promoting a brown revolution to improve soil productivity and help feed the world’s billions

Carpe Diem Howard Buffett is promoting a brown revolution to improve soil productivity and help feed the world’s billions By Ellie Winninghoff When it comes to feeding the world’s hungry people, the game-changer is no-till conservation agriculture. “Soil is any farmer’s most valuable working capital,” says Warren Buffett’s son Howard …

The Way Out: Employee Engagement 2.0 – Webinar

Dear Friends, There is constant balance in my life between supporting my kids as they grow and being part of the growth of Natural Capitalism. My four year old, Calvin, is now asking questions that are hard to answer and someday soon he’ll quiz me about what I do at …

The Next Green Revolution (This Time Without Fossil Fuels) By Jonathan Latham

The Next Green Revolution (This Time Without Fossil Fuels) By Jonathan Latham Oxfam Great Britain A Cambodian farmer transports his rice harvest by oxcart in Tra Lach village. In Brief: A method of growing crops called the System of Rice Intensification (SRI) produces yields that can be four or five times …

FAULTY OR INCOMPLETE ANALYSIS SKEWS NUMBERS AND CONCLUSIONS

FAULTY OR INCOMPLETE ANALYSIS SKEWS NUMBERS AND CONCLUSIONS   By Scott Sklar, for REW   Analyst Matthew Strep’s analysis of an NREL Renewables study appeared here and in The Washington Post on April 5th . His commentary on the potential for renewable energy to meet climate change reductions was limited to …

Cleantech News from CleanTechnica: Wind Energy Hits Over 30% Of Denmark’s Electricity Consumption At End Of 2012

Cleantech News from CleanTechnica Wind Energy Hits Over 30% Of Denmark’s Electricity Consumption At End Of 2012 Official: US Wind Power Accounted For 42% Of New Power Capacity In 2012, Beat Natural Gas Big Gas & Big Solar Are Big Friends, + More From Sustainable Energy In America 2013 Factbook …