green economy

Ohio Pressed Pause on Economic Growth When It Froze Its Clean Energy Standards

March 22, 2015 by EDF Energy Exchange

Ohio Clean Energy Economics

In May of 2014, the Ohio Legislature froze the state’s energy efficiency and renewable energy standards as a result of political pressure from Ohio’s largest power company, FirstEnergy, and other groups. We’re only now learning just how bad the damage is.[read more]

How Governmental Sustainability Policy Can Speed the Transition to a Cleaner Economy

January 23, 2015 by Steven Cohen

Sustainability management is simply the latest step in the evolution of the field of organizational management. Twenty-first century managers must pay attention to the use and cost of natural resources, the cost of waste production and disposal, and the environmental impact of organizational outputs and waste.[read more]

Educating the First Generation of Sustainability Managers

December 19, 2014 by Steven Cohen

Today, as our growing economy stresses the ecosystems that make human life and wealth possible, CEOs must manage the physical dimensions of sustainability. What used to be a small, negligible part of management has become a core function of management.[read more]

From Waste to Jobs: Growing California's Economy through Recycling [INFOGRAPHIC]

March 14, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard

California and Recycling

Recycling is one of the most common of all environmental activities, and it’s also a great way to save natural resources. Recycling keeps useful materials out of landfills and incinerators, and using recovered materials to make new products and packages saves resources such as trees and metal ores.[read more]

What Does an 'Energy Transition' Look Like?

September 26, 2013 by Daniel Kammen

Energy Transitions

Every person who works on energy futures – myself included – tends to spends a great deal of time envisioning and then evaluating the various scientific, technical, policy, and behavioral factors needed to initiate and sustain these shifts.[read more]

United States Can't Afford to Cede Green Energy Industry to Competitors

July 17, 2013 by Billy Parish

America used to be the leader in clean energy, but has been surpassed by China and others. It can't afford to lose the green energy economy and needs standards that mandate percentages of green energy by key deadlines.[read more]

Climate Change Bond issues Showing Strong Growth

June 16, 2013 by Tyler Hamilton

Energy Efficient Trains

Sean Kidney has just released the “2013 review of Bonds and Climate Change” report in collaboration with HSBC Climate Change Centre of Excellence. In a nutshell, the report highlights some encouraging trends:[read more]

California’s Green Economy Doubled Performance of Total Economy During Downturn

February 9, 2012 by Joseph Romm

When times get tough, companies often fall back on an old familiar phrase: “we just need to do more with less.” That usually applies to human resources. But it’s equally important with natural resources. As it turns out, “green” companies in California that do more with fewer natural resources fared much better than companies in other sectors during the worst of America’s economic troubles — more than doubling the performance of the broader economy.[read more]

Brookings: Drive Energy Innovation to Grow the Clean Economy

July 19, 2011 by Teryn Norris

Over the past few years, “green jobs” and the “clean economy” have become the growth mantra for a wide variety of energy, climate, and economic policy advocates. Much of this excitement has been productive and justified, but some of it has been misinformed. Few reports have shed more light on this debate than the new study by the...[read more]

"What Keeps You Up at Night?"

November 6, 2009 by Scott Edward Anderson

Lou Rappaport of Blank Rome asked me a disturbing question the other day at the MAC Alliance Conference in Philadelphia. On the face of it, Lou's question was a simple one: "What keeps you up at night?" We were interrupted before I could answer, but Lou's question lingered with me. In fact, it kept me up the past couple of nights....[read more]

Review: Strategies for the Green Economy by Joel Makower

February 3, 2009 by Scott Edward Anderson

Joe Makower is truly a green guru.Two decades ago he wrote The Green Consumer (which we published when I worked at Viking Penguin), and over the past 20 years he's become one of the leading advisers and sustainability strategists to Fortune 500 companies. He knows how to navigate green waters and has ridden enough of waves to show you...[read more]

I'm more reasonable than the cap & trade fear-mongers

March 28, 2008 by John Whitehead

From Terra Rossa (where conservatives consider a new energy future): One of the most common concerns raised by opponents of cap & trade is it will cost a lot of Americans their jobs. Given folks’ anxiety about the state of our economy today those concerns, whether true or not, have an impact. I’m not an expert on the economy,...[read more]