Tag: energy efficiency

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…

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…