Wednesday, July 27th, 2011
One of the most under-discussed and under-valued aspects of green building law is regulatory enforcement. Most of the discussion among experts, myself included, tends to analyze new laws and new incentives as they develop. Frequently, these new legislative and regulatory initiatives pay little attention (more…)
Monday, July 25th, 2011
The remote Alaska Native village of Kivalina has been in danger for a number of years from the effects of climate change.
“Sea ice no longer adequately forms on the village’s coastline, leaving the tiny island—perched on a thin strip of land between a sea and a lagoon—vulnerable to storms and erosion, and requiring relocation.” (more…)
Sunday, July 24th, 2011
Sulfur dioxide being spewed into the stratosphere by coal-fired power plants and volcanic eruptions has blunted the impact of global warming over the past decade, offsetting roughly one third of the increased heat caused by greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new study. (more…)
Monday, July 18th, 2011
Cisco Systems is a multinational corporation based in the United States. Cisco Systems designs, manufactures, and sells consumer electronics and voice, communications, and networking services and technologies. The headquarters of Cisco Systems is in San Jose, California. Cisco Systems is often cited (more…)
Tuesday, July 12th, 2011
The Dow Chemical Company is a multinational corporation that has its headquarters in the United States. Since 2007, it has been the second largest manufacturer of chemicals around the world by revenue, and since 2009 Dow Chemical has been listed as the third largest chemical company by market capitalization (more…)
Tuesday, July 5th, 2011
Two weeks ago, a Gulfstream G-450 loaded with journalists and executives from Honeywell’s energy division, UOP, departed from Morristown, N.J. and touched down at Le Bourget Airport after an “utterly unremarkable” flight.
The purpose of the flight, which retraced Charles (more…)
Tuesday, July 5th, 2011
Transportation is one of the major sources of greenhouse gas emissions, therefore switching from fossil to alternative fuel sources is an imperative. Many cities across the U.S. are getting ready for electric vehicles as part of the drive towards cleaner transport. Meanwhile some companies are (more…)
Friday, July 1st, 2011
Warming temperatures could significantly impact some of America’s premium wine growing regions within three decades, including counties in California that produce some of the nation’s most expensive wines, according to a new Stanford University study.
In Northern California, researchers predict, the (more…)
Thursday, June 30th, 2011
Breakthroughs in green energy technology, coupled with supportive government policies, could add $155 billion to the U.S. economy annually and create more than 1.1 million jobs by 2030, according to an analysis by Google.org, the internet search giant’s philanthropic arm. (more…)
Wednesday, June 29th, 2011
The Obama administration is considering a new fuel economy standard that would require cars and light trucks to achieve an average of 56.2 miles per gallon by 2025, an ambitious target that would reduce greenhouse gas emissions but drive up the cost of automobiles. (more…)