Tag Archives: clean
In April, 2007, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi created acongressional committee to address three of the most pressing issues ofthe day: climate change, economic prosperity (in the form of jobs), andnational security. Today, the House Select Committee on EnergyIndependence and Global Warming, issued a final report. Afterthree-and-a-half years, 80 hearings and briefings with hundreds [...]
The annual Clean and Green Singapore campaign, organized by the National Environment Agency and launched by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, is aimed at inspiring Singaporeans to care for and protect theliving environment by adopting an Environmentally Friendly lifestyle. In its third year, the activities for 2011 focus on instilling a sense ofpride and ownership [...]
We published this week ICB’s annual Top 40 Power Players within the global chemical industry and Dow Chemical CEO and presidentAndrew Liveris was chosen as the top power player for 2010. This reminds me of my attendance at Dow’s annual investor day last monthwhere a lot of the business presentations I saw targets clean technology [...]
The expiration clock continues to tick on a federal grant that manyclean energy advocates credit with providing an incredibly helpful boost to the solar and wind energy economy in the United States. And with few options left, supporters of the federal program have taken their case to Capitol Hill in a final effort to convince [...]
I spend at least a few minutes every day taking actions to connectmyself with the world’s most visible proponents of renewable energy.Right now, I’m trying to contact Tom Steyer, by all odds, one of themost vigorous and effective supporters of environmentalism and cleanenergy. Here’s a good example. While I was emailing my database urging people [...]
Whether it is spending on wind turbines, high-speed rail, or solar panels it is estimated that China is investing roughly US$12 million every hour in clean energy. Home to the world’s largest population and an energy demand that hasdoubled in the past decade, China’s financing is motivated out ofimmediate necessity rather than a response to [...]
Yesterday, we blogged about the European Union’s plan to unveil a 1 trillion euroinvestment in developing the clean energy economy over the next 10 years in Europe. Today, one day later, the European Union again is showingits directive towards a more sustainable future by implementing strictcontrols on the industrial sector to preserve air, water, and [...]
The big loser in the 2010 Gubernatorial elections is America’s cleanenergy economy. Overall, the Republicans picked up 11 governorships from the Democrats: Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Michigan, New Mexico, Ohio,Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Wisconsin and Wyoming. The GOP alsogained back the Florida governorship. By comparison, the Dems onlypicked up California, Hawaii and Vermont. The race is stillofficially [...]
A number of U.S. companies are leading the charge in developingbetter batteries for use in conjunction with clean energy systems. One such is International Battery (IB), an Allentown, Pennsylvania-based company that in 2008 opened thefirst large format rechargeable lithium-ion cell and batterymanufacturing facility in the United States. The battery maker recentlyrevealed a new, 24-volt, 4.1 kilowatt-hour [...]
Tomorrow I will present a seminar to Applied Materials employees inSanta Clara California discussing a new ‘Green Chemical Analysis’technology. Chemical analysis is a part of our everyday lives,from identifying the components of consumer goods to monitoring material manufacturing processes. Classical chemical analysis of solidmaterials generally requires that a sample be dissolved in an acidsolution. The [...]
Here’s an interesting argument from our friends across the pond at the UK-focused Political Climate blog, making the case that despite rising deficit concerns andausterity measures in the UK and elsewhere, borrowing from the futuremay still actually be an appropriate way to pay for clean energyinnovation today: Against this background, it may sound madto argue [...]
There are a few weapons in my arsenel as an advocate for renewables, and one of them is a fairly comprehensive calendar of events. I use it primarily to schedule travel, trying, as I have all my adultlife, to maximize the value of each mile flown, by combining trips tosee clients, prospects, book interview subjects [...]
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