Environment Forum

Could “putting the cow inside the plant” make a new biofuel?

October 14, 2010

SWITZERLAND/The Next Big Thing in biofuel might involve genetically engineered plants that digest themselves, making it cheaper to turn them into fuel. That’s one of the new ideas that Arun Majumdar finds fascinating. As the head of the U.S. Energy Department’s ARPA-E – the path-breaking agency that aims come up with efficient, green energy solutions — Majumdar said this concept is one of a few dozen that are in the development stage now.

CCS makes it into Oxford Dictionary of English

August 19, 2010

ccsIt’s not been a great year for greens, politicians and companies looking for progress on the fight against climate change. First came the disappointment at the Copenhagen meeting in December, then Senator Lindsey Graham pulled out of the Senate bill, then the Senate climate bill mutated into an oil spill bill —  and even that couldn’t get passed before the congressional August recess.

Utilities may win big from energy bill

August 5, 2010

The sun rises over electric power lines in Encinitas, California in this file photo from September 4, 2007.   REUTERS/Mike Blake

–Andrew Leckey is President of the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Communication at Arizona State University in Phoenix. Any views expressed here are his own.-

Time to get un-addicted to oil

By Reuters Staff
May 7, 2010

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– Rona Fried, Ph.D., is CEO of SustainableBusiness.com, a news and networking site for green businesses: including a green jobs service and a green investing newsletter.  Any views expressed here are her own. —

World waits on Washington’s climate bill

By Laura Zizzo
April 30, 2010

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Laura Zizzo is a partner at Zizzo Allan Climate Law LLP. Any views expressed here are her own. –

from Global News Journal:

Biofuels’ green credentials called into question

April 22, 2010

Biofuels were once seen as the perfect way to make transport carbon-free, but a series of EU studies are throwing increasing doubt on the green credentials of the alternative fuel.

from The Great Debate UK:

Impact of the volcano disruption on the airlines

By Joris Melkert
April 19, 2010

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- Joris Melkert, MSc BBA, is assistant professor in aerospace engineering at the Delft University of Technology. The opinions expressed are his own.-

from The Great Debate UK:

Why the Icelandic volcano could herald even more disruption

By Andrew Hooper
April 19, 2010

Andy_Hooper- Dr Andrew Hooper is an Assistant Professor at Delft University of Technology and is an expert on monitoring deformation of Icelandic volcanoes. The opinions expressed are his own. -

from The Great Debate UK:

Managing catastrophic risks and climate change

By Graciela Chichilnisky
March 18, 2010

Graciela Chichilnisky-Graciela Chichilnisky is the Architect of the Carbon Market of the Kyoto Protocol and the author of 'Saving Kyoto', New Holland Publishers, UK, 2009.  Chichilnisky is a Professor of Mathematics and Economics at Columbia University in New York, Director of Columbia Consortium for Risk Management and Managing Director of Global Thermostat Inc. The opinions expressed are her own.-

Can the U.S. compete with China in the green economy?

March 11, 2010

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Fred Krupp is president of the Environmental Defense Fund. The views expressed are his own.