2018

Russian Uranium One Deal And Hillary Clinton In The News Again

Jim Conca

Senator Chuck Grassley (R- IA) wants to resurrect the sale of Uranium One to Russia that occurred under Hillary Clinton when she was Secretary of State, and thinks something fishy is going on with the FBI and one of their former contractors. But this deal never was much of a scandal

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The Future(s) of Fossil Fuels

Mr. Sustainability

Fossil fuels, a vision of the future or something our children will see in history books? Part I. What is up with the world? The energy markets, broadly taken to be fossil fuels and renewables, have seen significant changes over the past years.

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Whatever happened to Jimmy Carter's solar panels: The sequel

Treehugger - Technology

Instead of an exciting adventure, we got a road not taken. Technology

The Role Of Managed Retreat In Adapting To Sea Level Rise

Energy Innovation

Energy Innovation partners with the independent nonprofit Aspen Global Change Institute to provide climate and energy research updates. The research synopsis below comes from Katharine J.

Bringing Climate Change Solutions Home

Mosaic

The Earth’s climate is changing. 97 percent of climate scientists agree that global warming trends are clear and “extremely likely” due to human activities, most prominently the rising emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the burning of fossil fuels.

Review of Climate Policy Options

Low Carbon Prosperity

Evaluating regulations, subsidies, pricing mechanisms, and hybrid policies. Abstract: There is a growing recognition among businesses, policymakers, and the general public regarding the economic and societal risks of climate change.

The Scale of the Climate Catastrophe Will Depend on What Businesses Do Over the Next Decade

Andrew Winston

(Hi all. In the last couple of months the scientific and policy worlds have issued some dire reports. The IPCC released its assessment on whether, and how, the world could hold warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius (and the dire consequences of not doing so).

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4 ways to cultivate strong relationships with your solar leads

Sighten

In the previous post in our solar sales series, we discussed how to use the techniques of storytelling and social proof to improve your solar pitch.

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Green Startups: Make Your Business Grow

Green Tech Challenge

Lead Generation: Expand Your Network Effective lead generation and new prospects lies at the base of any long term successful business development. It is the process of attracting people to your product or service before converting them into customers.

These 6 Environmental Inventions 2018 Are Finally Here To Save Our Day!

Eco Friend

Environmental crises call for environmentally friendly inventions. Be it electronic gadgets, smart infrastructure/architecture, or delicious food – everything has welcomed green concepts and changes with open arms.

Do Small Amounts Of Radiation Matter?

Jim Conca

We need some radiation to function well since that's how we evolved. A set of genes that deal with radiation defends against radiation and it takes a lot to harm us. It’s why we never saw thousands of deaths predicted from Chernobyl and why nuclear workers have the same cancer rates as everyone els

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Is Data the new Oil?

Mr. Sustainability

This article is taken from two sources: the Economist and Forbes, For the original Economist article, click here. For the original Forbes article, click here.

Greek island Tilos on its way to becoming fully powered by renewable energy

Treehugger - Technology

The tiny island has previously relied exclusively on fossil fuels. Technology

Will Solar Panels Work During a Power Outage?

Sunrun

Power Outages are Increasing at an Alarming Rate Power outages and blackouts were unfortunately common last year, affecting millions of people1 in the path of severe storms and wildfires.

Big Picture Benefits of Energy Efficiency

Mosaic

Many people decide to make energy efficiency home improvements because they want to save on their energy bills — but the good reasons definitely don’t stop there. Energy efficiency also delivers major benefits for the environment, your community, and society at large. Cleaner Air.

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5 Simple Ways Small Businesses Can Help Protect the Planet

Living Green Technology

While many established corporations have taken the lead in going green, small businesses tend to focus more on growth—especially when they’re first starting out.

Explaining the Business Case for Sustainability Again … and Again … and Again

Andrew Winston

[I posted this last month for my sustainability column for MIT Sloan Management Review. I was honestly a bit nervous about it. Was it just kvetching, or productive (or both)? One colleague said to me "omg, you sound fed up." Most responses have been very positive, but I'm eager to hear your take.].

The prospects for I-1631 eliminating 20 million tons of carbon pollution annually by 2035

Low Carbon Prosperity

To download a copy of the full analysis, click here for a PDF version. SUMMARY. In this Low Carbon Prosperity Institute (LCPI) analysis, we explore scenarios of carbon reduction investment performance based on the revenue allocation described in Initiative 1631.

5 tips to get great customer reviews & referrals

Sighten

Everyone wants great reviews, testimonials, and referrals. But there’s a big difference between wanting these things and actually building them into your company’s process to ensure you get them. Referrals and positive reviews are tied to hugely positive outcomes for your business.

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5 Government Initiatives from Around the World That Are Helping Reduce the Impact of Climate Change

Green Tech Challenge

The effects of climate change are worsening as countries around the world experience more heat waves and unpredictable weather. The problem of global warming crosses geopolitical lines and boundaries, and thus must be addressed by humanity as a whole.

OIl Companies Admit Climate Change Is Real In Court Case

CleanTechies

A new court case has given oil companies the opportunity to admit, on the record in open court, that climate change is real. Learn the implications of this for climate, business, and investing. Sponsored Content Climate Change climate science oil companies oil industry spreadbetting

The Ten Most Polluted Cities On Earth

Jim Conca

The most polluted cities in the world highlight the fact that pollution kills more people than anything else. Cairo tops the list. Los Angeles is the only US city on the list and comes in tenth. But this pollution also involves noise and light pollution for their role in neurodegenerative diseases

Extremely disruptive, total transition to EV / autonomous vehicles in 13 years

Mr. Sustainability

This article is based on an article published by Tech Xplore. For the original article click here.

Resist disastrous planned obsolescence by making old iPhones sexy again

Treehugger - Technology

Fight Apple’s annual seduction dance by buying a perfectly restored iPhone from a company rallying against thoughtless consumerism and e-waste. Technology

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How Does Solar Power Work for Your Home?

Sunrun

How solar works is simpler than you think. Once you’ve made up your mind to get off the utility company’s rate-hike roller coaster, switching to solar power is really pretty simple. You say “Yes!” to choosing solar power, and we’ll do the rest from home solar installation to maintenance and more.

Italian scientist combines climate research with art

Climate-KIC

Climate scientists, ecologists and activists can sometimes dismiss climate art as inaccurate or even useless. Andreco who works both as a scientist and an artist feels different.

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Upcoming Living Green Technology Electronics Recycling Events in Seattle

Living Green Technology

Living Green Technology has some great Seattle electronics recycling events coming up this spring! We will be hosting these events in partnership with a variety of local organizations, ranging from local churches to hotels.

Inside UPS’s Electric Vehicle Strategy

Andrew Winston

(Continuing to catch up on re-posting some articles I wrote over the last few months. ICYMI, UPS announced a milestone in electric vehicles -- cost parity for a delivery truck.

Floods, Water Quality in Central Texas/NC/FL and Crowdfunding A Solution.

Varuna

In the last few months flood related water quality issues have ravaged Austin (more below), North Carolina , Florida , and many other states/countries outside the US.

Why options matter in solar sales: lessons from decision science

Sighten

This month on the Sighten blog, we’re kicking off a blog series exploring several key principles in the science of decision-making.

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Green Mortgages: Here’s What You Need to Know

Energy Refuge

A shelter is a basic human need. The need for housing continues to rise with the increase in population. The housing industry has undergone a huge transformation with advances in technology. This has enabled the provision of diverse services that improve the homeownership experience. Mortgage.

Somerville Climate Forward Celebration Recap

Greentown Labs

Greentown Labs recently had the privilege of hosting the Somerville Climate Forward Plan Release Celebration! It was a night to commemorate the City of Somerville’s release of the Climate Forward Action plan.

Blood Batteries - Cobalt And The Congo

Jim Conca

Cobalt is essential for our new technological world but, like blood diamonds, half of the Co supplies come from inhumane child labor practices, not the image sought after by people surfing the internet for free-range eggs on their iPhones. Vivienne Walt in Fortune outlines the issue

Building Enduring Businesses

Mr. Sustainability

Hi There. Let us start by assuming that you are most likely interested in this article because you are either: A. working in a company; B. started your own company; C. thinking about starting your own company; D. all of the above.

Fairphone 2 is the world's first ethical, modular smartphone

Treehugger - Technology

If only we could buy it in North America. Technology

3 Ways A Home Battery Helps You Stay In Control During Time Of Use Rates

Sunrun

Breaking Down Time of Use and Battery Storage Maybe you’ve heard of time-of-use (TOU) rates before, or maybe you’re just now hearing about them. Either way, TOU rates could be behind your ballooning energy bills in the future.

Kalama Methanol Plant – Review of Greenhouse Gas Impact Assessments

Low Carbon Prosperity

Click Following Link For Full Report. LCPI_KMMEF_GHG_Analysis_12-13_FullReport. Kalama Methanol Plant Offers Strong Prospects for Net Global Greenhouse Gas Reduction Benefits.