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  • Will 2011 Bring the Great CFL Light Bulb Backlash?

    Happy 2011. While the slate is clear of a catastrophic Gulf of Mexico oil spill and Fortune firms either have or are about to report sparkling sustainability performance spikes (mainly due to flat or diminished revenue growth), hope springs eternal for an interesting year of (hopefully) inspired economic activity. However, a less than promising trend […] More

  • Republicans Ridicule Capitol Greening Plan — But Keep It Anyway

    Our GOP fiscal deficit saviors have decided that a Democratic effort to reduce the carbon footprint of the US Capitol (and save money on utilities) will be on the chopping block come January. The Washington Post is reporting that a facilities greening led by outgoing Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is unlikely to receive the public […] More

  • Thinking Smaller in Cancún — It’s Not Only About CO2 Reduction

    When President Obama gave his now famous midterm election concession speech (yup, the “shellacking” address), he conceded that cap and trade was just “one way to skin the cat” with respect to failed  US climate change policy. As world leaders begin the two-week UN COP16 climate change conference today in Cancún, the media is awash […] More

  • Cape Cod Bay Wind Farm Moves Forward

    Its been quite a long and drawn out fight, but Massachusetts has approved a deal between Cape Farm and National Grid to enter into a 15-year contract to purchase the energy provided by the turbines. This is especially interesting for two reasons, one because this battle has been going on for quite some time, with […] More

  • Can $15 Trillion in Assets Galvanize UN Climate Talks in Cancun?

    Bloomberg News is reporting that a coalition of international investors led by Deutsche Banke AG and the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CALPERS) are calling for global policy action at the upcoming United Nations Climate Change Conference in Cancun, November 29-December 10. The statement, which is being curated by Ceres, warns that continued weak US […] More

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