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Regional Economics in the United States

What does each region of the US have to offer to the GDP? In this helpful infographic, the major industries are explained and you can see how each region stacks up with the rest of the country. The industries are broken down broadly into eight categories: Finance Professional Health Care Manufacturing Agriculture Retail Mining Information […]

September 12th

Investing in Home Solar? Read This First

Across the United States, investing in solar energy generation is on a roll. Cumulative PV and concentrating solar power (CSP) operating capacity has exceeded 15.9 gigawatts (GW), enough to power more than 3.2 million homes. On the International highway to a clean energy future, global warming mitigation milestones are being reached more regulary these days. A […]

December 2nd

The Reality of Wealth Inequality in the US is Staggering

Depending on our own income level, our perception of how wealth is distributed across the US population can be mighty skewed, as this video points out: US Wealth Inequality In One Chilling Video (Must See) (via Planetsave) This video demonstrates a few crazy things. One: US wealth inequality is even much greater than most Americans […]

April 3rd

US Companies Represent in 2011 World’s Most Ethical Companies Ranking

Showing that it can pay to be ethical, Ethisphere Magazine graphed its  “WME Index,” or all publicly traded 2011 World’s Most Ethical Company honorees, against the S&P 500 since the initial World’s Most Ethical Companies recognition from 2007.  Even in a recession, ethical companies outperformed the S&P 500; however considerably greater returns (in excess of 30%) […]

April 18th

Eco Cocoa: Sweet or Loco?

Last Thursday evening, February 10, as a sweet precursor to the Valentine’s Day ahead, the Global Cocoa Project, courtesy of its parent initiative, the Global Giving Circle, as well as from Calgary Brown producing the event for Hub Bay Area (in SoMa within the San Francisco Chronicle building), brought to our watering mouths a taste of what kind […]

February 19th

American Lithium-Ion Battery Maker Purchases Korean Competitor

Ener1 announced on October 16th that it has acquired South Korea’s third largest lithium-ion battery cell producer, Enertech International. Ener1 is an American company that manufactures compact, high performance lithium-ion batteries designed to power hybrid and electric vehicles. Ener1 CEO Charles Gassenheimer: Enertech is one of the largest lithium-ion battery producers in Korea, behind only LG […]

October 17th