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How Do We Define "Corporate Sustainability?"

November 28th, 2012 | by Guest Author

What does corporate sustainability actually mean? A company gives lots of money to charity? Follows rules and regulations? Or something else? Roger Ballantine of Green Strategies, Inc., wrestles with these questions


The Great Transition, Part I: From Fossil Fuels to Renewable Energy

October 25th, 2012 | by Earth Policy Institute

The great energy transition from fossil fuels to renewable sources of energy is under way. As fossil fuel prices rise, as oil insecurity deepens, and as concerns about pollution and climate instability cast a shadow over the future of coal, a new world energy economy is emerging. The old energy economy, fueled by oil, coal, and natural gas, is being replaced with an economy powered by wind, solar, and geothermal energy.


Lunar Solar Power: Pipe Dream or Salvation in a Beam?

July 27th, 2012 | by Guest Author

Physicist David Criswell, director of the Institute for Space Systems Operations at the University of Houston, has spent the last four decades evangelizing for a novel energy solution: solar power from the moon.


Save Money and Resources with Natural Home Cooling

July 18th, 2012 | by Guest Author

Air conditioning is one of the most energy-intensive items we use around the home, particularly since we usually don't actually need it to get by. Using natural cooling techniques in your home rather than constantly running the central A/C is one of the easiest ways to go green and save green


The Real Costs of Bottled Water

June 29th, 2012 | by Guest Author

Bottled water is sold to us as a fresh, healthy, and pure product. Yet in reality, when you buy a bottle of water you're may just be buying back your local tap water at a mark-up of up to 1000 times the actual cost. Not only is bottled water no better for you than plain old tap water, but the environmental cost of the packaging used to beautify it is a serious issue


Hydropower Continues Steady Growth

June 14th, 2012 | by Earth Policy Institute

World hydroelectric power generation has risen steadily by an average 3 percent annually over the past four decades. In 2011, at 3,500 billion kilowatt-hours, hydroelectricity accounted for roughly 16 percent of global electricity generation, almost all produced by the world’s 45,000-plus large dams. Today hydropower is generated in over 160 countries



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