RPAG – Renewable Power at Scale = Scotland?

On November 4, 2010, in Blog, by Neal Dikeman

Comments by Alex Salmond, Scotland’s First Minister, were a highlight of my fascinating introduction to RPAG – Renewable Power at Scale, this week.  With 206 GW of offshore renewable energy potential (wind and marine), despite it’s small size, Scotland has 25% of Europe’s wind power potential and 25% of its tidal resource potential. Keep in […]

Financing Energy Innovation in the Midwest

On November 3, 2010, in Blog, by Richard T. Stuebi

by Richard T. Stuebi A few weeks ago, the Chicago Council on Global Affairs (CCGA) and NorTech collaborated to throw an event in Cleveland entitled “Financing the Midwest Energy Transition”.  I was asked to wrap up the session with some concluding remarks.  Normally, I don’t script out my talks, but for this occasion I did, and so […]

What Do an Old Farm, Recycled Plastic, and Cutting Boards Have in Common?

On November 3, 2010, in Green Executives Speak Out, Household, Office Supplies, by Greenhomey

  Stephen, it’s always amazed me what you can do with post consumer plastic.  Recycled, stylish clipboards and cutting boards?  But of course, why didn’t I think of that! Name: Stephen W Yemm Company: Yemm & Hart Ltd What’s your personal definition of greening? Doing as many things as possible to help our society be […]

Cleantech Meets Heavy Steel

On November 2, 2010, in Blog, by Neal Dikeman

I had a fascinating presentation today from John Robertson, managing director of BiFab, one of the first movers in offshore wind platform fabrications.  They just rolled off doing a 31 unit, 14 month project for Vattenfall’s 150 MW Ormonde project (which still counts as large in the offshore wind business), and built the original Beatrice […]

California TREC Decision Side-steps Energy Infrastructure of the Future

On November 1, 2010, in Blog, by David Niebauer

We agree with the Solar Alliance and others who urge the PUC and the CEC to coordinate their agency actions so as to accommodate TRECs for DG and to do it soon. Other states are way ahead of California in allowing RECs to stimulate the renewable energy markets.

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What’s So Threatening About a Plastic Straw?

On November 1, 2010, in Green Executives Speak Out, Household, by Greenhomey

David, replacing plastic straws with glass is definitely not the first thing I think of when going green.  It just goes to show how small green can go. Name: David Leonhardt, Owner/Founder Company:  GlassDharma What’s your personal definition of greening?  Anything that promotes and contributes to our environment in such a way that it improves […]

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California’s Cleantech War – Prop 23

On October 29, 2010, in Blog, by Neal Dikeman

According to pick your favorite cleantech and carbon media outlet, California is at war.  AB 32 is California’s carbon cap and trade law.   The law is most the way ready to implement, with the rulemaking in process now.  It’s aimed squarely at two goals, one, reduce California’s greenhouse gas emissions, and two, since such a […]

New Models For Clean Technology Incubation and Commercialization

On October 27, 2010, in Blog, by Neal Dikeman

By Sanford Selman We live in an age of intense global competition for more sustainable ways of providing food, water, energy and transportation to a growing population against a backdrop of diminishing and deteriorating natural resources. And thus, the race is on to create the next generation of technologies, business models and companies to provide […]

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What’s in YOUR Carpet? Asks James Stinnet, Our Own King of Natural Carpets

On October 27, 2010, in Green Executives Speak Out, Home Improvement, by Greenhomey

James, flooring has long been a critical and overlooked area of environmental impact, it is great to see Earth Weave innovating in sustainable, natural, non toxic carpets.  We’ve carried your Bio Floor for quite a while, and I safely say that a market shift from synthetic to sustainable carpeting is definitely needed in our home improvement and […]

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Lithium ETF Plays Growth of Electric Cars and Mobile Electronics

On October 26, 2010, in Blog, by John Addison

By John Addison (10/26/10) You may be reading this article thanks to the lithium battery in your notebook computer, smartphone, or other mobile device. Demand for lithium is forecasted to double in this decade thanks to a wide range of applications for this metal that is half the weight of water: materials, glass, pharmaceuticals, mobile […]

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It’s About China, Stupid

On October 25, 2010, in Blog, by Richard T. Stuebi

by Richard T. Stuebi In the energy sector, it’s becoming increasingly clear that the name of the game — whatever game you wanna talk about — is China. My favorite recent contribution to this strain of literature was a blog entry from late August written by the Center for Geoeconomic Studies at the Council on […]

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Anna Marie Stauss – Creator of the Toockie Organic Cleaning Cloth – “Greening is a lifestyle choice”

On October 25, 2010, in Cleaning, Green Executives Speak Out, by Greenhomey

I’m Anna Marie Stauss, founder and CEO of Sinko Corp.  I believe that greening is a lifestyle choice to do as little damage as possible to our world and humanity as a whole.  This sound big and possibly over whelming but as an individual one can create a ripple in the pond by making small […]

My First View of Solyndra Up Close

On October 22, 2010, in Blog, by Neal Dikeman

 Solyndra CIGS Panels on South Houston High I had a chance to see my first Solyndra solar panels in action today. Three organizations run by friends of mine, HARC, Ignite Solar, and American Electric Technologies, are partnered up to install a 145 kW uber photovoltaic test bed on two schools (Sam Rayburn and South […]

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Jane Capital Partners LLC Acquires Leading Green Ecommerce Company Greenhome.com

On October 21, 2010, in Blog, by Neal Dikeman

Jane Capital Partners LLC Acquires Leading Green Ecommerce Company Greenhome.com Greenhome.com’s ecostore is the market leader for online sales of green and environmental products The acquisition provides Green Home with capital to grow, and expand its green business efforts, including its offerings of compostables and green cleaning supplies Online sales of green products have grown […]

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Not Just Totes for Totes Sa(c)ke – How Green are You?

On October 21, 2010, in Green Executives Speak Out, Household, by Greenhomey

Nice to hear from you Marcelle.  Reusable shopping bags have become the rage.  My wife just leaves a stack of them in her car. Name:  Marcelle Bakula, Owner & Original Cold Callin’ Tote Sales Person Company: SteppingStones (manufacturer of the EcoSac Reusable Shopping Bag System) What’s your personal definition of greening? Awareness of human’s impacts […]

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Texas A&M Sustainability Day and The Aggie Green Fund

On October 20, 2010, in Blog, by Neal Dikeman

I had a chance to stop in at the Campus Sustainability Day at my alma mater, Texas A&M today.  It was great to see all the activity.  We definitely didn’t have such when I was in school. The turnout included various Texas A&M facilities and utilities departments, a number of student committees and organizations, and local […]

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California Cleantech Attacked by Prop 23

On October 19, 2010, in Blog, by John Addison

California is World’s Third Biggest Oil Consumer Over 95 percent of California transportation is fueled by petroleum. Electric light-rail, CNG buses and trucks, ethanol blended in gasoline make up the rest. No other state is more addicted to oil. By comparison, only two nations use more oil – China and the United States. California uses […]

Bernardo Herrero of Bioplanet – Replacing Plastic Packaging with Biodegrables One Meal at a Time

On October 19, 2010, in Green Executives Speak Out, by Greenhomey

Hey Bernardo, thanks for taking the time to talk to the Green Home Blog.  Bioplanet sounds like a fascinating story, and I know we have a lot of restaurants using your products.  I spent some time reading through your site this afternoon. Half the cleantech sector is focused on developing cellulosic biofuels to replace crude oil, and […]

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Our Green Executives Speak Out

On October 19, 2010, in Green Executives Speak Out, by Greenhomey

The Green Home Blog is very excited to begin profiling the owners and executives at a few of the companies making and supplying the green and ecofriendly products you’ve come to know and love from us.  Many of our friends and suppliers have been in the green business since way before it was cool, and […]

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Global Cleantech 100

On October 18, 2010, in Blog, by Richard T. Stuebi

by Richard T. Stuebi This past week in New York, at its annual East Coast investor forum, the Cleantech Group released its 2010 Global Cleantech 100, profiling the private cleantech companies that a set of panelists thinks has the most promise for large long-term impact. Some highlights from the list and the report: In the […]

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