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In Focus: Recent Green Technology Advances

Attempting to make the world an improved and pollution-free place to live is not a straightforward task, and there are no settled principles. This is one of the tests we confront when making, executing and depending on different sources of energy; since no single source of energy is 100% ‘clean’. Nonetheless, year-after-year we continue to make […] Read more


Will Technology Get Us Environmental Science Answers?

Everyone is towards being the leader on everything. Talk about globalization, every country wants to take the lead and become the leading country. Because of this, workforce and industrialization are set on fire with no reasons to hold back, and with no slight regret if there are other concerns being detoured. And by that concern, […] Read more


Solar and The Cloud: Like Kim and Kanye

The large solar installers and financiers get a lot of attention. They get a lot of media airtime, utilize comparatively large marketing budgets to acquire their customers, and can support diverse operational roles in the overhead of their company. And yet the top five national solar installers only comprise 36% of the market share (according […] Read more


Sustainable Investing Institute Launched by Morgan Stanley

Morgan Stanley has decided to get into sustainable investments in a big way, announcing the Morgan Stanley Institute for Sustainable Investing. The goal is to advance market-based solutions to economic, social and environmental challenges by bringing sustainable investments to significant scale. “Our clients are increasingly turning their attention to what it takes to secure the lasting and safe supplies of […] Read more


Solar and the U.S Shutdown

On Oct. 1, 2013 the U.S. government shut down over Congress’s inability to pass a funding bill. The shut down is primarily being blamed on the Republican-controlled House, which has tried to eliminate funding for Obamacare—or at least delay it for a year. Thus far, they’ve tried to de-fund or eliminate the program through various […] Read more


New York’s Cleantech Big Tuna’s

It’s Energy Week in New York. If we’ve done our jobs correctly, this list of the top ten cleantech leaders in New York today should inspire both enthusiastic agreement and infuriated disagreement. The exciting thing about the sector today is that its prizes are up for grabs: riches, power and influence are easy to identify […] Read more


Climate Change and Biodiversity

Boy, I sure wrote a lot over at Bart Verheggen’s place. Here’s some more. I think that recent efforts to mitigate the potential impacts of climate change are important, but more because potential global warming can serve as a ‘last straw’ for certain portions of a beleaguered environment if it happens too fast. However, 99% […] Read more


In Focus: Dupont’s Solar Quality Standards

Solar installations were removed from twenty-four San Diego Unified School District campuses after corrosion was discovered that threatened the possibility of electrical issues that could lead to fires. The 4.3-megawatt installation was built in 2005-06 by Solar Integrated Technologies (SIT). SIT was acquired by Energy Conversion Devices (ECD) (PINK:ENERQ) in 2009. ECD’s Uni-Solar manufactured the […] Read more


Earth Hour Needs to Get BIGGER

At 8:30 pm on Saturday, March 31st (when Earth Hour officially began), I was in Whole Foods in Toronto. Whole Foods, the natural, organic, and overall environmentally-conscious grocery store, is of all places where you expect to find people who know what Earth Hour is. But when the building dimmed their lights, my girlfriend and […] Read more


Earth Hour 2012

March 31st is Earth Hour, the day when between 8:30 and 9:30 pm people all over the world switch off the lights to make a symbolic gesture representing the need to be frugal with electricity and, we hasten to add, to switch to alternative energy. Symbolic actions are great, but they should lead to real […] Read more


Climate Change: Close to Tipping Point

Scientists keep beating the drum, hoping the world will wake up to the fact that climate change is a real, non-partisan, non-advanced vs development country issue. At the Planet Under Pressure Conference, taking place in London, 2800 scientists warn the earth is dangerously close to an irreversible tipping point. Dubbing the phenomenal recent explosion in […] Read more


Top 10 Green Shopping Tips

With so much happening to the environment, it’s in your best interest to minimise your own negative impact on the planet. When it comes to the way you shop, there are many ways you can take to help the environment and minimise your carbon footprint. 1. Buy Local Products Whenever it’s possible, buy products from […] Read more


The Correlation between Climate Extremes and Climate Change

The answer to the oft-asked question of whether an event is caused by climate change is that it is the wrong question. All weather events are affected by climate change because the environment in which they occur is warmer and moister than it used to be…. The air is on average warmer and moister than […] Read more


Bill McKibben on Connect the Dots

Across the planet now we see ever more flooding, ever more drought, ever more storms. People are dying, communities are being wrecked — the impacts we’re already witnessing from climate change are unlike anything we have seen before. But because the globe is so big, it’s hard for most people to see that it’s all […] Read more