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Starbucks’ green scorecard: A few full cups, two half empty | GreenBiz

Starbucks’ latest self-assessment of the impact of its operations on the globe — measured in terms of energy, the environment, communities and agriculture — reflects healthy progress, moderated by a dash of frustration on some challenging fronts. Call it: A…

Can Lit Motors’ self-balancing electric motorcycle succeed where Segway couldn’t? | GreenBiz

What rolls on only two wheels, but can’t be toppled? No, it’s not a Segway. But it does look a little like a Tron-inspired light cycle. The answer is Lit Motors’ C-1 virtually uncrashable electric motorcycle. At GreenBiz’s VERGE DC…

Amory Lovins on ‘Reinventing Fire’ with convergence and innovation | GreenBiz

For energy visionary Amory Lovins, the antidote for America’s century-long addiction to fossil fuels is convergence on the grandest of scales. His recipe: We must cease engaging the nation’s energy challenges one by one, as we have long tried. Rather, companies,…

Why cities are leading the way in green efforts | GreenBiz

Convergence can sometimes be invisible. The technologies of data, communications, buildings and transportation are rapidly merging, steadily enhancing one another in subtle ways. Convergence can also be tangible. For instance, humanity is inexorably concentrating in cities, enabled by many of…

Despite naysayers, green energy keeps growing | GreenBiz

Clean-energy programs find themselves squarely in the cross hairs of the GOP this election season. After pillorying the White House over Solyndra’s collapse, the House has been griping about everything from military spending on renewables to Obama’s failure to lower…

Are green buildings safer? | GreenBiz

Everyone knows that green buildings use less energy to operate. And studies show they’re healthier for occupants, which makes for happier residents and more productive workers. But safer and more durable? Seems so. A study released this week suggests that greener…

Green Gamification Takes Root in the Big Apple | GreenBiz

In my green lexicon, “gamification” gets a special prize: it’s among the clunkiest words to enter the sustainability conversation, yet may just have some of the greatest potential to alter the behavior of consumers, employees and households. Businesses are fast…

Venture capital investment in cleantech shrank by 4.5% in 2011 | GreenBiz

In cleantech, as in most realms of emerging technology, venture capital acts as a sort of incubator for the youngest, most promising technologies. That’s why it’s a cause for concern when venture capital investment slows or shrinks.That’s just what happened…