The Koch brothers have turned loose their network of advocacy groups, think tanks and Capitol Hill friends to kill a key federal tax break for the wind industry, despite the fact that the oil and gas industry has been getting four times more in tax breaks and subsidies annually since 1918.
Corporate ethics is booming. Every major company has its own Corporate Social Responsibility program. CSR consulting is big business, and more and more companies are following suit. But is social responsibility also economically sustainable?
Upwards of 1.3 billion people across the globe currently lack access to affordable and reliable electricity. Something we take for granted is missing from their lives, with dramatic consequences for human health, education, and economic well-being.
I'm pleased to be co-hosting an awards ceremony this week celebrating global 'momentum for change' at the United Nations climate talks in Warsaw. So far, the news out of Warsaw doesn't seem to warrant a celebration.
If we are to succeed in seeing a less polluted, yet still prosperous, future, governments and societies alike must focus policy on promoting the fuels which strike the right balance between cost, scalability, efficiency, and environmental impact.
We since tried solar, nuclear, electric and water energy sources. Why is it that none of these take for good? We are still breathing through pollution smog and choking the planet under cloaks of bad air. So what is wrong with the wind?
In the continuing struggle to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions that are slowly roasting our planet, one of the few bright spots over the years has been the explosive growth of the wind power industry.
The organization has raised more than $67,000, using the funds to create a solar-powered barn and wind turbine directly in the pipeline's proposed path. The barn will host discussions and presentations about renewable energy options.