Concrete is the most widely used building material for residential and commercial buildings. From its humble origins in Roman times, this mixture of Portland cement, aggregate, water, and chemical additives is now a $35 billion industry in the US alone, employing over two million workers. However, when it comes to (more…)
PG&E, Pacific Gas and Electric, provides electricity and natural gas to roughly 40 percent of all Californians. Because this equates to approximately one out of 20 Americans, PG&E recognizes the products that are produced and delivered to serve customers has an impact on the environment. Because of this, (more…)
Samsung Group is a multinational conglomerate corporation located in South Korea. By sales, Samsung Electronics is the largest technology company around the globe. The work of Samsung Group equals to approximately a fifth of the total exports in South Korea. In the last 70 years, Samsung has worked (more…)
Most American consumers think of energy use as one-way delivery. Flip a switch and you’ve got power. Shut it off and it’s gone. Until, of course, you need it again. Indeed, the power grid stands at the ready. Or does it?
We get power from the thousands of power plants (more…)
The Coca Cola Company is one of the largest worldwide beverage retailers, manufacturers, and marketers of various non-alcoholic beverages. Currently, the company sells more than 500 brands in more than 200 countries. The Coca Cola Company also has a long history of sustainability and helping with the (more…)
Across the federal government, and certainly in the Department of Defense, we know that after a decade of war we're entering a new era of smaller, tighter, leaner budgets.
One of the areas we can look to save is on energy – whether by conserving existing resources or (more…)
President Obama today will announce new fuel efficiency standards that will save American businesses that operate and own commercial vehicles approximately $50 billion in fuel costs over the life of the program. These work trucks, buses, and other medium- and heavy duty vehicles will be required to (more…)
Carbon dioxide emissions from the exploitation of Alberta’s tar sands will far outweigh emissions reductions in other sectors of Canada’s economy and will be a major contributor to the country missing its 2020 targets for cutting greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new report. (more…)
America is much better in technology than governance. That’s the sentence that leapt out at me and remained prominent throughout my reading of economist Robert Repetto’s book America’s Climate Problem: The Way Forward. I sought the book for review because, although its focus is on the US, what happens there will crucially affect the rest of us, (more…)
A dozen American cities from Los Angeles to New York face a slew of water-related problems due to climate change according to a new report released on July 26th by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). The report, entitled “Thirsty for Answers: Preparing for the Water-related Impacts of Climate Change in (more…)