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Supermarkets Could Be the Backbone of Smart Cities

Niels B. Christiansen | Posted 04.05.2016 | Green
Niels B. Christiansen

Twenty Danish supermarkets already send their surplus heat into the local district heating networks. The local supermarket close to the Danfoss' headquarters in the south of Denmark now saves more than 31,000 USD annually on gas for heating.

On the road to smarter building management

Adi Gaskell | Posted 03.30.2016 | Technology
Adi Gaskell

It's tempting to think that the property world isn't the most fertile when it comes to innovative uses of technology, yet the past few years have seen...

A Simple Method for Managing Technological Change in (the Utility) Industry.

Seyi Fabode | Posted 03.30.2016 | Business
Seyi Fabode

The electric utility industry is glacial in its adoption of technology. There is evidence of this in never-ending pilot projects with startups that le...

On the Happiness Road: Temporary Inconvenience, Permanent Improvement

Ginny Sassaman | Posted 03.29.2016 | Green
Ginny Sassaman

I'm in the midst of a personal "inconvenient" situation on the road to more-or-less permanent improvement -- an improvement which is also, not coincidentally, a tiny drop in the ocean of changes we need for a healthy planet.

Climate Change This Week: Frying February, Minimizing Methane, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 03.21.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. When Forests Go, So Do These and many other baby animals. Source fluffyfeet at pi...

Climate Change This Week: A Really Hot 2016 Start, a Really Cool Battery, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 03.15.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. When The Forest Goes, So Does This Beauty, a beautiful tropical forest hummingbir...

How a Voluntary Carbon Fee is Helping Microsoft and the Planet

Tamara "TJ" DiCaprio | Posted 03.11.2016 | Business

As a global technology company, we recognize the considerable amount of energy that our products and services require. That is why we committed to carbon neutrality and began our carbon fee program in 2012 and continue to take actions to address our environmental footprint.

Corporate Social Responsibility Matters: How One Company Is Changing the World

Ryan Rudominer | Posted 03.01.2016 | Business
Ryan Rudominer

These days, the public is demanding more than ever from brands they buy from--and increasingly it is rewarding companies whose services and products are both good for them and good for society.

Building Resilient Communities in East Africa: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 02.27.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel


Climate Change This Week: Arctic Goes Bonkers, Voting For Climate Action, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 02.23.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Bizarre Biodiversity - another reason to preserve forests, as this Brazilian Gorb...

Climate Change This Week: A Drying Southwest, Clean Cheap Power, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 02.17.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Tiny Forest Fairy Lanterns are rare and considered threatened in Tasmania, ...

Clean Power Plan: 50 Ways to Get More Clean, Local Energy

John Farrell | Posted 02.10.2016 | Green
John Farrell

The Clean Power Plan is a breath of fresh air from the federal government too often known for climate inaction, but it shouldn't reinforce an increasingly unnatural electric company monopoly over the electric system.

Climate Change This Week: Cool Landscapes, Hot Futures, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 02.10.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

The Bear Cub Club meets in the Tongass National Forest, which, with the Great Bear Rainforest is part of the Pacific temperate rainforest, the largest such ecosystem in existence.

Climate Change This Week: The New Coal, Hot Water, Clean Energy Justice, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 02.04.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. When we harm forests, we harm ourselves. Unique Giraffe Beetle, another bi...

5 Quick and Easy Ways to "Green" Your Home for the Winter

HomeAdvisor | Posted 02.03.2016 | HuffPost Home

For many homes, utility usage is the primary culprit when it comes to increased energy bills. While going completely green is tricky, there are several simple (and completely DIY-able) ways to lower your energy consumption.

Climate Change This Week: Solar Job Boom, US Blizzard Gloom, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.27.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Save and regrow tropical forests -- says an expert, as nations continue to curb carbon emissions.

The Theory That Can Change Everything

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 01.25.2016 | Science
Dr. Carmen Harra

Dmitry Dyudkin, a professor at Donetsk Technical University, has developed a theory that states that all processes that happen on our planet are directly correlated to the energy and activity of the sun.

2016: Now It's Time to Create Climate Impact

Niels B. Christiansen | Posted 01.21.2016 | Business
Niels B. Christiansen

Last year ended on a high note with an historic climate agreement in Paris. It was the best Christmas gift that the world -- and I -- could get.

Climate Change This Week: Future Major Power Disruption, Clean Energy Pays, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.19.2017 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Deforestation is one of the fastest ways that environments are changing dramatically, while climate change is creating vast fast changes on a global scale.

Climate Change This Week: Climate Chaos, an Energy Revolution, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.11.2017 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

One more reason to save forests: The David Bowie Hunter, a spider newly discovered in the Malaysian highlands in 2015. Forests house fascinating forms of life.

Jerry Brown and California Move To Halve Oil Use (As Foreshadowed in 2001)

William Bradley | Posted 01.11.2016 | Green
William Bradley

California showed up big at last month's UN climate summit in Paris, presenting a model for how one of the world's biggest economies can shift rapidly...

Climate Change This Week: Record Hot Christmas, Cozy Cohousing, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.05.2017 | Green
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US Cohousing: A Growing Model For Sustainable Communities are villages that engage in more resource-sharing, efficient use of space, and affordability, and ultimately smart clean renewable energy use.

What We Can Learn From the 'Dumbest Town in the U.S.'

Brian F. Keane | Posted 01.05.2017 | Green
Brian F. Keane

The North Carolina community of Woodland voted to put on hold three solar farms planned for the area after a few vocal citizens raised some far-fetched concerns about what solar would do to their town.

Climate Change This Week: Groundwater Feeds Sea Rise, Community Solar Rises, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 12.27.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Every day is Earth Day, folks. Making the U.S. a global clean energy leader will ensure a heck of a lot more jobs, and a clean, safe future.

It's Holiday Season - Time for Gifts of Light and Power

Richenda Van Leeuwen | Posted 12.23.2016 | Green
Richenda Van Leeuwen

For those of us who focus on bringing power to the quarter of the world who lack reliable electricity, 2015 has been a year of immense change and hope.