Tag: energy

Sports sustainability gurus share their all-star plays | GreenBiz

Back in 2008, when the US Tennis Association launched an ambitious effort to lower the environmental impact of its mammoth US Open event, it turned out to be nearly impossible to find a vendor to supply enough recycled paper napkins,…

How to jump-start the vehicle-based smart grid | GreenBiz

The triple tragedy that struck Japan in March 2011 is already remaking global energy markets. In the wake of earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster, public outrage over the meltdown delayed or derailed nuclear energy’s promised renaissance in many markets. Yet…

Cheap natural gas drives manufacturers, energy companies to shift gears | GreenBiz

Last week, Joe Nocera reminded me of how disconnected and angry the debate over fracking — the process of injecting fluids into deep, dense rock formations to fracture them and release natural gas — has grown. At The New York Times Energy for Tomorrow…

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…

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…