Living on Earth: Greening the Tea Party

There’s increasing environmental awareness among some Tea Party members who see conservation as a conservative value. The Texas Observer’s Carl Lindemann reports that some southern Tea Party members label themselves “green conservatives,” advocating that clean energy can work within the … Continue reading

Habitats for humanity: Why our cities need to be ecosystems, too | Grist

The whole better-greener-more-awesome-cities movement has a problem: We haven’t found a good name for it. Sustainable cities! The term brings to mind such mundanity as energy audits and transit routes. Resilient cities! The notion requires us to consider, first, what … Continue reading

One Man Holds A Patent That Could Change The World

This may be some of the most important information we ever share here. What you are about to read holds tremendous potential to radically change the entire world in many positive ways. In 2006 a patent was granted to a … Continue reading

The business case for improving human lives: David Kiu | News | Eco-Business | Asia Pacific

Helping deliver on sustainable social development outcomes that drive human progress should be the topmost priority for businesses, says David Kiu, vice president of sustainable business and communications, Unilever. In the pursuit of profit, companies often lose sight of environmental or … Continue reading

Bridges to New Solar Business Models

Creating a sustainable long-term distributed photovoltaic (DPV) market will require aligning the interests of utilities, solar companies, technology providers, and customers. Aligning those interests does not mean discarding the business models that have served the solar market until now. Rather, … Continue reading

Picarro Gas Leak Detection Technology

Would anyone be interested in supporting a crowd-funding project to bring this technology to San Antonio and SouthTexas Region? Picarro is a leading provider of solutions to measure greenhouse gas (GHG) concentrations, trace gases and stable isotopes across many scientific … Continue reading

The huge challenges and opportunities of the Circular Economy – Fortune

If we carry on using the Earth’s resources at the current rate of increase, we’ll need three planets by 2050. But rethinking the way we organize global production and consumption, and the new technologies and business models required, present one … Continue reading

Shell climate advisor David Hone talks with CCL about carbon pricing – Citizens’ Climate Lobby

For a while now, we’ve been hearing that big oil companies have assigned an internal price on carbon in anticipation of societal response to global warming. Some companies, like Shell, have come out publicly for carbon pricing, which might seem … Continue reading

A Mini Farm That Produces Food From Plastic-Eating Mushrooms

According to one recent study, there’s at least 5 trillion pieces of plastic in the ocean. That’s more than 250 tons. So what to do with mountains of plastic waste with nowhere to go? Katharina Unger thinks we should eat … Continue reading

Leaked: The Oil Lobby’s Conspiracy to Kill off California’s Climate Law – Businessweek

You remember Fillmore. He’s the resident hippie of Radiator Springs in the Pixar blockbuster Cars. Much to the chagrin of his neighbor, Sarge the Army Jeep, Fillmore greets each new day with Jimi Hendrix’s Woodstock rendition of A Star Spangled … Continue reading

Solar has won. Even if coal were free to burn, power stations couldn’t compete | Giles Parkinson | Comment is free | The Guardian

Last week, for the first time in memory, the wholesale price of electricity in Queensland fell into negative territory – in the middle of the day. For several days the price, normally around $40-$50 a megawatt hour, hovered in and … Continue reading

US Named Global Leader in Wind Production as Industry Fights for Tax Credit Extension

Massachusetts, USA — While China boasts the most installed wind capacity, the U.S. can now push that statement aside and claim the throne for what arguably matters most — wind energy production. According to a new report from the American … Continue reading

Reinventing Fire: Electricity – YouTube

Reinventing Fire: Electricity – YouTube. … Continue reading

VVWRA to unveil biogas facility – News – HesperiaStar.com – Hesperia, CA

VICTORVILLE — Renewable-energy enthusiasts from all reaches of the nation will visit Victor Valley Wastewater Reclamation Authority’s main treatment plant later this week to witness the first carbon-neutral facility of its kind in North America. Teaming with Anaergia Inc. of … Continue reading

Transparency About Fracking Chemicals Remains Elusive | WSKG

By Katie Colaneri Listen to this 5 minute 28 second report Transparency about tracking chemicals remains elusive. This is a story about a place where Big Drilling meets Big Data in website called “FracFocus.” The site is run by an … Continue reading

Austin’s Solar Tariff Newly Incorporates RMI’s Energy Price Hedge Recommendation

Renewables scored a major victory recently in the natural gas heartland that is Texas. In a resolution adopted by the Austin City Council on August 28, the city declared solar energy its default generation resource, in part noting “that solar … Continue reading

Solar Continues Trumping Fossil Fuel Pricing, With More Innovations To Come

Solar Continues Trumping Fossil Fuel Pricing, With More Innovations To Come Solar power has come a long way in a short period of time. Just five years ago, the bulk of the energy community viewed it as being unreliable, expensive … Continue reading

AACOG hears proposal for moderating water concerns in Eagle Ford Shale

SAN ANTONIO – The Alamo Area Council of Governments is mulling over a proposal from the Texas A&M Water Conservation and Technology Center for the center to become a neutral agent in addressing water concerns in the Eagle Ford shale … Continue reading

Here’s why oil is poised for disruption | GreenBiz.com

Talk about risky business. Over the last decade, oil went from being a necessary ingredient of global growth to being its primary constraint. New modeling is now blaming oil’s inability to keep up with demand as a primary driver for … Continue reading

Fracking flowback could indirectly pollute groundwater | Cornell Chronicle

The chemical makeup of wastewater generated by “hydrofracking” could cause the release of tiny particles in soils that often strongly bind heavy metals and pollutants, exacerbating the environmental risks during accidental spills, Cornell researchers have found. Previous research has shown … Continue reading