Business & Politics

World’s Largest Shipping Companies Set Sustainability Goals

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The largest companies in the global shipping industry have announced a formal agreement detailing steps they will take to reduce emissions, increase use of renewable energy, and design ships that can be reused or recycled. …Read th…

A Quick Look at the Sheffield Wind Farm (40 MW) in Northern Vermont

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This video (see below) gives an overview of the construction of Sheffield Wind, a 40MW wind farm in Northern Vermont, and of how it affected some of the locals. Keep in mind, the video was produced by the company that built the …

Occupy Wall Street Should Take on Oil Companies, Not Just Banks

From the trap of high gas prices to energy costs triggering recession, the interconnections between our energy hungry society and its economic woes just keep cropping up recently. Elisa Wood over at Renewable Energy World has an interesting post on w…

Why "Green Fatigue" May Be an Opportunity to Do Better

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I gave a talk at LA Green Festival on Saturday. It was an update on a guest post by my colleague Jerry Stifelman entitled Greenhushing Doesn’t Help Anyone: Why Green Businesses Must Speak Up, arguing that it is as important for gre…

Why Energy Scarsity Makes Economic "Recovery" Impossible (Video)

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There is plenty of evidence that high energy prices were the real cause of our ongoing economic crisis. While subprime mortgages and other financial questionable shenanigans have become the primary scapegoat, it’s e…

Why Energy Scarcity Makes Economic "Recovery" Impossible (Video)

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There is plenty of evidence that high energy prices were the real cause of our ongoing economic crisis. While subprime mortgages and other financial questionable shenanigans have become the primary scapegoat, it’s e…

Police Confiscate Generators, Occupy Wall Street Switches to Bike Power (Video)

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Photo via Wikimedia and David Shankbone….Read the full story on TreeHugger

Long Before Apple’s Macintosh, There Was McIntosh’s Apple

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With the untimely passing of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs earlier this month, the internet has been abuzz with tributes and retrospectives on the rise of what is now the world’s most popular tech company. But long before the words ‘Apple’ …

Devastating Earthquake in Eastern Turkey Fails to Shake Ankara’s Nuclear Plans

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Devastating news from eastern Turkey has riveted the country this week — more than 500 killed and thousands left homeless by a 7.2-magnitude earthquake in Van province. Controversies over aid distribution a…

Facebook Unveils Massive ‘Green’ Datacenter Near Arctic Circle

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The small Swedish town of Lulea was just put in the international spotlight by social networking giant Facebook. They have announced the construction of a ginormous datacenter that will handle all internet traffic from Europe, the…