Environment Forum

from Hallie Seegal:

A local obstruction in the fracking pipeline

December 11, 2012

 

There are high hopes that the natural gas extraction technique known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, will boost the economy and bring the United States closer to energy independence, but if the energy industry expects to break new ground and fulfill a growing demand anytime soon, they need to make friends with the people who reside near the drilling rigs.

Idea dearth at big money sustainability summit

By Tom Rand
November 2, 2011

Tom Rand, P.Eng., Ph.D., is Cleantech Lead Advisor at MaRS Disovery District and author of Kick the Fossil Fuel Habit. Any views expressed are his own.

A clear and fair incentive to pollute less

By Connie Hedegaard
October 31, 2011


Connie Hedegaard is EU Commissioner for Climate Action. Any opinions expressed are her own.

Finalists named for “Nobel of Sustainability”

October 28, 2011

 

 

If the Nobel society had an award for sustainability, it would resemble the Katerva awards, a new international prize for the most promising ideas and efforts to advance the planet toward sustainability.

D.C. dawdles, California leads on climate

By Becky Kelley
October 26, 2011

Becky Kelley directs the Climate and Clean Energy Agenda at the Washington Environmental Council. 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.)