The debate over the success, failure, and continuation of the Kyoto Protocol has begun. Yet, despite some of the uncertainty and lack of participation by several major nations, climate change issues are clearly taking a higher priority in the boardroom and executive suite of many major corporations around (more…)
Delaware’s industrial sector is the largest consumer of electricity in the state due to a number of energy-intensive industries such as chemical plants, a major petroleum refinery and a number of large manufacturers. As well, its entire transportation sector is petroleum fuel dependent. It was estimated (more…)
Climate protection is good business. Entrepreneurs and companies who engage in it are prospering. That’s the message of L. Hunter Lovins and Boyd Cohen in their recently published book Climate Capitalism: Capitalism in the Age of Climate Change. They energetically urge entrepreneurs and businesses to take advantage of the opportunities opened by the need to combat (more…)
Maine is the largest producer of renewable energy throughout New England and has been increasingly committed to the development of bioenergy, offshore wind energy, as well as ocean wind energy resources for the national market. As such, Maine has become a national leader for the development of offshore renewable energy, bringing hundreds of (more…)
Turning things off doesn’t always turn things off.
Sure, most people nowadays try their best to be responsible – turning lights off when we leave a room, doing the same with the televisions. However, if you think that your appliances shut completely “off,” when the switch is turned off, you’d be wrong. (more…)
Energy Star is an international standard for energy efficient consumer products originated in the United States of America. It was first created as a United States government program during the early 1990s, but Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Taiwan and the European Union have also adopted the program. Devices carrying the Energy Star logo, such (more…)
A lot of attention has been paid to creating a greener building stock by incorporating green building practices into building codes. The development of the International Green Construction Code is just one example.
However, there are two primary components to every regulation–policy and process. Both components (more…)