Category clean tech

The global water crisis: Frank Rijsberman, google.org [cross-post]

Admin note:  This is my first attempt at a cross-post.  This time it’s with my Silicon Valley-based friend Saket Vora (his blog here).  Saket is a multi-talented electrical engineer (currently in Stanford’s Master’s program) and entrepreneur.  Some of his recent projects include the new Nano’s at Apple, UV water purification startup WaterPLUS, various startup projects […]

key points from the World Bank’s 2007 Carbon Markets report

So, I know I’ve left the blog sleeping over the past 3 weeks. Oops! Life was *definitely happening — one weekend I became a certified Laughter Yoga Instructor, another weekend, I was fortunate to catch up with my wife (who is still finishing school on the east coast!), and also spent a lot of time […]

GreenBiz’s “state of green business 2008” is out

Was just talking to a friend about “how to track companies’ performance in being green?”, ie, using renewable sources of energy, accounting for the costs they incur to others (such as dumping pollutants into water, which citizens pay for directly in their own health care), using energy more efficiently, generating less waste, etc…  Was reminded […]

Latest Economist :: how business is driving clean energy and climate change is driving business

The latest Economist is all about business and climate change, and particularly exciting given the possible business and public policy outcomes from this week’s G8 summit. Here’s the article from the issue that kicks off the series of ~15 articles. Before the intro article, I’ve included 1-liner argument summaries for the first few articles in […]

The most energy-efficient states, and what drives California’s success? (1 of 2)

So i was listening to Science Friday’s 5/11 podcast about the US electricity grid (and what sounds like a cool book The Grid by physicist, writer and playwright Philip F. Schewe), and at one point they were talking about why California was one of the most energy-efficient states? On top of that, a caller mentioned […]

Fortune’s “10 green giants”

10 big companies and their efforts to conserve energy – see the article in Fortune.  The article discusses some great examples of large companies using alternative energy sources, being more energy-wise, using renewable starting materials, and improving fuel efficiency.  The point is – these are big co’s across many industries, including energy, who are leading […]