Yesterday, the City of Kansas and the County of Wyndotte sued the General Services Administration for moving the EPA Region 7 headquarters from an older LEED building in the Kansas City central business district to a former Applebee’s headquarters in Lenexa, Kansas. The complaint is available here. (more…)
One of the most important factors in moving the United States over from conventional to solar energy is making it financially enticing for the average user, as well as for producers. Currently, this enticement comes in the form of rebates, most notably sustainable renewable energy credits (SRECs) and feed-in tariffs (FiTs). (more…)
If you ever get the chance to meet Irish-born entrepreneur, Philip Brennan, he’ll be quick to tell you, “Depending on who you believe in my family, I’m a fourth or fifth generation entrepreneur. I’ve worked for big corporations for many years and was tired of trying to turn the aircraft carrier in another direction. It is (more…)
Greenwashing has come to mean making false or deceptive representations about environmentally friendly aspects of products, services or practices.
The vast majority of greenwashing legal actions target product or service providers touting their wares in such a way that misleads consumers about (more…)
The emerging practice of quantifying the financial value of sustainability has been getting a lot of attention- internationally and locally. Canadian firms are asking: is this activity worth the effort, are the valuation strategies sound and are they going to be adopted widely by companies? It’s still early days, but the (more…)
Earlier this month, Silver Spring Networks filed an S-1 for its long anticipated IPO. It was so long anticipated that many had about given up, but through a series of smart grid acquisitions, including Toshiba’s pending payout for Landis+Gyr, we had renewed speculation.
Expected pricing for the IPO was not announced, but (more…)
Ever since Oprah left the airwaves, I’ve had to lower my “guilty-pleasure” TV viewing standards by taping reality shows featuring everything from people who hoard animals, children or trash to real-life stories of tots in tiny wig-lets competing for tiaras.