Posts tagged with the keyword: ‘green economy’

Small Businesses Going Green: Trendy and Effective

Small Businesses Going Green: Trendy and Effective

“Going green” may be trendy for companies, but it’s ultimately a smart business move. Taking steps to reduce the company emissions and carbon, cut waste and conserve resources is good for the bottom line and for investor and community relations. Whether you’re a big business or a small enterprise, there are ways to green your appearance

Wind Energy Jobs: Wind Slows down While Solar Heats up

Wind Energy Jobs: Wind Slows down While Solar Heats up

A recent report from CleanEdison Inc. shows that more than 36,000 people will be certified in the U.S. solar energy industry in 2020 as job growth in this green energy field is slated to surpass that in the wind energy sector. The reason? Solar energy panel prices are falling drastically (dropping by almost 30 percent during the past year), along with hopes that the wind energy production tax credit will be renewed in December—thus threatening the job prospects of thousands.

Energy Security Trust Counterproductive Says Advanced Biofuels USA, Preferring a True Carbon Tax and Apollo Program Scale Efforts

Energy Security Trust Counterproductive Says Advanced Biofuels USA, Preferring a True Carbon Tax and Apollo Program Scale Efforts

Advanced Biofuels USA, an internationally respected nonprofit educational organization dedicated to promoting the understanding, development and use of advanced biofuels as an energy security, economic development, military flexibility and climate change/pollution control solution finds the Obama Administration’s proposal for an Energy Security Trust counterproductive, insufficient and inconsistent with previous Administration statements regarding the urgency of [...]

Green Jobs: Alternative fuels gain favor and could gas up 600,000 jobs

Green Jobs: Alternative fuels gain favor and could gas up 600,000 jobs

The average fuel economy of the U.S. new-car fleet is increasing, and carbon dioxide emissions show incremental reductions. A U.S. Environmental Protection Agency report projects average “real world” CO2 emissions dropping to 391 grams per mile in 2011 and mileage creeping up to 22.8 miles per gallon for new cars. That compares with 394 grams [...]

Green Business: Solyndra’s Lessons: Challenges of the Global Energy Market

Green Business: Solyndra’s Lessons: Challenges of the Global Energy Market

In September 2011, Solyndra, a US-based solar panel manufacturer, declared bankruptcy.  The Solyndra case illustrates the complexity of developing renewable energies.  Many globalization factors influence the production and distribution of  renewable energy, such as economics, politics, science and technology policy, and commodity markets, to name a few. The demand for energy continues to rise as [...]

The circular economy – ‘closed loop’ or ‘cradle to cradle’

The circular economy – ‘closed loop’ or ‘cradle to cradle’

The term ‘circular economy’ covers a number of different ideas and beliefs, from ‘the closed loop’, ‘cradle to cradle’ or ‘design to disassemble’. Which ever definition is used, there are a number of ‘core principles’ in design that underpin the theory. The circular economy is loosely defined as one which balances economic development with environmental and resources [...]

BP Fails to Meet E10 Bio-fuel Quota: Passes the Fail On to Customers

BP Fails to Meet E10 Bio-fuel Quota: Passes the Fail On to Customers

The presence of ethanol/biofuel additives to pump gas percentage of bioethanol in fuelhas been a hotly debated topic in recent months – particularly so for the petroleum giant BP, which is facing down fines in excess of $500 million for having failed to meet its EU sale quota for E10 gasoline. E10, of course, is [...]


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