On March 5, 2009, in Blog, by Neal Dikeman

By Guest Columnist Sonia Medina, US Country Manager, Ecosecurities At 24, a recent graduate from Oxford, I thought the idea of joining a tiny consultancy firm doing carbon reduction projects was something very cool. At the time, I did not mind that I had to cycle 5 miles across town to work at a country […]

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Thinking Globally, Acting Locally

On February 9, 2009, in Blog, by Richard T. Stuebi

by Richard T. Stuebi “Think Globally, Act Locally” has long been one of the most widely-used slogans in the sustainability movement. But in a highly-interlinked global economy, it’s not always so easy to do. Here in Cleveland, a number of major institutions — including the City of Cleveland, the Cleveland Clinic, the Cleveland Museum of […]

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Carbon Offsetting Trends Survey 2008

On September 25, 2008, in Blog, by Frank Ling

EcoSecurities and ClimateBiz have just released their survey on carbon offsetting. For those who are members on our sister site CleanTech.Org, we are proud to have supported this project. Thank you to those of you who participated in this survey. The Executive Summary is as follows: The voluntary carbon markets continue to welcome new participants […]

Carbon Offsets Work – Will the Mainstream Media Ever Get It?

On May 19, 2008, in Blog, by Neal Dikeman

The carbon markets are an area of keen interest for me personally and professionally, so it is always frustrating that the mainstream media largely refuses to learn the details. In general, layman and media who don’t understand the details of the carbon markets attack carbon offsets in two areas, first, questioning whether the credits are […]

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Green Ratings

On April 14, 2008, in Blog, by John Addison

Food prices have rocketed 83% in the past three years. The World Bank just released the figures. If you are trying to raise a family in much of the world, you are already painfully aware of the crisis. There are a number of causes that are likely to be linked to a climate crisis caused […]

Bringing Seapower to the Fight Against Global Warming

On January 20, 2008, in Blog, by Neal Dikeman

The cleantech sector has developed as a major player in the fight against climate change. One of my friends, Dan Whaley, has founded a company called Climos to attack global warming in a new way, sinking massive amounts of carbon into the ocean depths using ocean iron fertilization. The approach has seen significant scientific study, […]

"Buy Wind Power, It’s a Breeze"

On August 1, 2007, in Blog, by Heather Rae

by Heather Rae (8/1/07) The Natural Resource Council of Maine (NRCM) sponsored a tour of the Mars Hill wind farm this past Saturday. I went along to represent Maine Interfaith Power & Light (MeIPL) and to talk about Wind Watts, the renewable energy certificates (RECs) generated by the 28 turbine, 42MW project. MeIPL is the […]

Australian voluntary carbon market Opened

On July 30, 2007, in Blog, by Nick Bruse

by Nick BruseAustralia’s first carbon trading exchange opened last week and its now one week on. The initial prices for carbon was set at A$8.50 (US$7.50) per metric ton under the voluntary scheme. Current price isA$8.55 per metric ton. I’ve pieced together my research on the ACX from a variety of stories run after its […]

Blogroll Review: Credits, Charging, Coffee

On July 27, 2007, in Blog, by Frank Ling

by Frank Ling Don’t Leave Home Without It Many of us use credit cards to collect mileage point and other non-monetary credits. Now, we can use it to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. GE is introducing the Earth Rewards Credit Card, which will invest 1% of customer purchases into carbon off-setting. Joel Makower says developing the […]

Big, Green Power is Flowing – But Where Are the Power Lines?

On July 19, 2007, in Blog, by Neal Dikeman

I had the opportunity recently to speak with Stuart Hemphill, the Director of Renewable and Alternative Power for Southern California Edison (SCE), the power company for Los Angeles and Southern California, on SCE’s activities and views of renewable and green power. SoCal Edison is a subsidiary of Edison International (NYSE:EIX). Stuart has a direct team […]

Blogroll Review: Grease, Weddings, & Ethanol

On May 12, 2007, in Blog, by Frank Ling

Grease PowerLooks like folks collecting used vegetable oil for their biodiesel vehicles will be getting competition from….big oil! On the Energy Blog, oil wastes and sludge can be recycled into electricity: “Chevron Energy Solutions, a Chevron (NYSE: CVX) subsidiary, today announced that it has begun engineering and construction of a system at the City of […]

Gambling on Global Warming

On April 13, 2007, in Blog, by Neal Dikeman

Gambling on global warming? It sounds like a really bad made-for-the-internet soap opera. But apparently at one online betting site, you actually can. So move over carbon trading and Sir Nicholas Stern – Vegas is weighing in on the true likelihood of damages from climate change. I figured that rated a column on a lazy […]

Goring Gore

On March 26, 2007, in Blog, by Richard T. Stuebi

by Richard T. Stuebi In the past few weeks, not even March Madness has matched the competitive intensity with which climate skeptics have piled on Al Gore for his personal energy consumption patterns. In the unlikely event that you’ve missed this story, the Tennessee Center for Policy Research (TCPR) reviewed Gore’s electricity bills from his […]