Environment Forum

from Mario Di Simine:

Coke says green strategy will win business

December 14, 2009

Having an integrated clean technology strategy will be a big part of winning  business in the 21st century, a Coca-Cola executive told Reuters.com on Monday, and its investments in refrigeration will likely have the biggest impact on that strategy long-term.

from The Great Debate:

Climate skeptic: We are winning the science battle

December 14, 2009

- Dr. Fred Singer is the President of The Science & Environmental Policy Project and Professor Emeritus of environmental science at the University of Virginia. The views expressed are his own -

But will they get the message?

December 12, 2009

They came from as far away as Taiwan, Hawaii, South America and South Africa and they ranged from toothless toddlers to gray-haired grannies as they all shivered together in Copenhagen on Saturday. They spoke in countless different languages but the 30,000 activists marching  all had the same message: Act now on climate change.

What about China?

December 12, 2009

(Updates with comments from Raymond Pierrehumbert, Knut Alfsen and Kim Carstensen)

Sleeping next to activists in Copenhagen

December 12, 2009

There’s no concierge, no bellboy nor even a check-in counter. There’s no lobby, nor mini-bar and not even any heating. But despite the lack of amenities there was still something special about sleeping alongside 2,000 other climate change activists in an empty warehouse in an industrial section of northwest Copenhagen last night. 

from Mario Di Simine:

Video: Protests under way in Copenhagen

December 12, 2009

Demonstrators came out in force early Saturday morning as the sun broke through the clouds that have blanketed Copenhagen during the first week of COP15.  A huge march, with about 60,000 protesters expected, is planned for later in the day but smaller rallies are already under way as groups make their way to the main event -- the march to the Bella Center, host of the COP15 global climate conference.

California looks to catch a wave, of energy

December 12, 2009

surferBesides surfing, tourism and the ocean views, California may get another benefit from its famed coast: energy.

Packed train beats cheap plane to Copenhagen

December 11, 2009

Imagine standing packed inside a commuter train with a thousand other people, some in dire need of a shower, some apparently having eaten garlic for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Imagine your fingertips clinging to a metal overhead rack as you struggle to stay upright on turns and bumps in the track. And then imagine doing that for hours on end.

Solar power mounts in Canada

December 11, 2009

canadaflag Solar power is heating up in the northern reaches of  Canada, a country not exactly known for its sunny rays and warm weather.

The silent revolution in energy efficiency

December 11, 2009

– John Kemp is a Reuters columnist. The views expressed are his own —

John Kemp

Current debates about cutting energy consumption and carbon emissions often carry a strong undercurrent of asceticism.