Environment Forum

Will California’s carbon market spur cleantech growth?

By Felicity Carus
October 21, 2011

(This article by Felicity Carus first appeared on Clean Energy Connection and has been edited for length. Any opinions expressed are her own.)

Back to the Future goes electric

October 18, 2011

The DeLorean Motor Co. announced it will launch an all-electric version of its Back to the Future gull-winged car in 2013, but aficionados are debating whether or not it will fly.

Newsweek’s green giants

October 17, 2011

Newsweek today released its third annual Green Rankings, a leading benchmark for rating the largest publicly owned companies in the United States and around the world. Again this year they divided the rankings into two surveys, the top U.S. companies and the top global companies, this year increasing the number of global companies to 500 from 100. By far it’s tech companies leading the packs, from IBM (who scored #1 and #2 on U.S. and the Global lists respectively) to Hewlett-Packard, BT Group and Infosys among others.

Is Michelle Obama strumming along with Gibson Guitar?

October 13, 2011

It’s not often that a U.S. first lady’s gift makes news — years after the fact — but Michelle Obama’s 2009 present to Carla Bruni-Sarkozy has sparked some comment among free trade boosters and guitar pickers. The gift in question: a Gibson Hummingbird guitar.

from The Great Debate UK:

Pakistan floods show Asia’s vulnerability to climate change

October 11, 2011

By Lord Julian Hunt and Professor J. Srinivasan. The opinions expressed are their own.

Steve Jurvetson on clean tech innovation that will change the world

By Felicity Carus
October 4, 2011

(This article by Felicity Carus first appeared on Clean Energy Connection and has been edited for length. Any opinions expressed are her own.)

Some good news for a thirsty world

September 28, 2011

Amid the worry about water and food scarcity, some hints of good news: a five-year, 30-nation analysis suggests there might be enough water – and therefore enough food — for Earth’s hungriest and thirstiest as the┬áhuman population heads toward the 9 billion mark sometime around mid-century.

Vehicle-to-grid: Genius or waste of energy?

September 27, 2011

 

A professor at the University of Delaware has patented a vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology for parked electric vehicles to return power to the grid and teamed up with NRG Energy to commercialize it.

A parka with windows, a big box in the sky

September 26, 2011

Could you find domestic happiness living in an angular white parka with windows? A big box set on top of an apartment building? A turtle-shaped shell? A modular Y filled with triangles?

Who hates Al Gore?

September 14, 2011

Whenever Al Gore raises the bull’s-eye of global warming, darts start to fly — aimed at him.