Why is there so much investment and M&A activity in an industry plagued by bankruptcy? The answer is that solar energy is now on a growth path that will make it the energy story of the 21st century. How could bankruptcy lead to such fantastic growth? I say it all started with Solyndra.
Fifty days into the new Congress, McConnell has established himself as a champion of polluting industries. McConnell devoted much of this session to supporting the Keystone XL pipeline for dirty tar sands oil and trying to block the EPA from reducing climate change emissions.
Strategy, marketing and innovation teams have one job: To grow the top line (revenues) and bottom line (profit) of the business. CSR teams, on the other hand, are usually in the business of reducing negative impacts, which can often reduce profit too.
It's too early to say we've hit a tipping point, but when big players from big tech to big oil all start to move, it certainly feels like perhaps the times are a changin'.
It is time to change the conversation. It should be about a race to the future -- a 21st-century, global Marshall Plan that builds the capacity of nations to achieve sustainable prosperity. Before going into this idea further, let's unpack the invalid logic chain that has been implicit in climate negotiations so far.
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So India can have its Swach Shakti moment, its gigawatts of solar and wind, its high performance urban development, its inclusive, low-carbon growth. But there are two major threats.
We need an informed dialogue about how local solar power (large-scale and rooftop) can impact low-income communities and communities of color in the U.S. We need to talk about "all the good things, and the bad things, that may be."
Energy represents a critical challenge for our country (and the world). Moves to make the US more independent from the Middle East OPEC oil oligopoly was critical. With new technologies in fossil fuel production, we have made tremendous progress.
Acting immediately on climate change is nothing but in our best interest, both in its practicality and its symbolic value worldwide. Besides already being an economic and technological leader worldwide, we could easily lead the charge against global warming.
Sometimes the sky doesn't fall. It lifts. Acting on climate change is reaping incredible benefits for California. Ultimately, none of the AB 32 dooms-day scenarios came true. Now, more than ever, we should not buy into conservatives' Chicken Little politics on environmental policy. They were wrong in the past and they are wrong now.
Over the past few months an international team of humanitarians have been organizing a project which would bring solar power to Gaza. Gaza engineer, N...
But could it be that the current environment - with gasoline at less than $2 a gallon in much of the U.S. - is actually a good time to double down on policies to move away from fossil fuels to more renewables and efficiency?
Not enough is known to predict why the high pressure system occasionally allows an atmospheric river to sneak in and water California, though reports Andres Thompson at Climate Central. The latest river is far from significantly easing California drought.
To cut down on the energy bill and to help the environment, many homeowners are investing in energy-efficient features. While these renovations may cost a little extra in the short-term, they will certainly make a dent in your monthly bills, and may even increase the value of your home.
The environmental blogs lit up a few months ago with the news that a bike path capable of generating solar energy opened in the Netherlands. Solar bike paths? Solar roads? Sounds great; let's do it! The only thing getting in the way is some very daunting math.