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Terrestrial Energy: Molten Salt Reactor Designed to Be Commercial Success [VIDEO]

September 3, 2014 by Rod Adams
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There is a growing roster of innovative organizations populated by people who recognize that nuclear technology is still in its infancy. Terrestrial Energy is one of the most promising of those organizations because of its combination of problem solving technology, visionary leadership, and strong focus on meeting commercial needs.[read more]

Our Dysfunctional National Government Is Incapable of Building a Sustainable Economy

August 5, 2014 by Steven Cohen
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Trends in American politics lead away from democracy, moderate demands for change, and inhibit working with the private sector to bring about a sustainable economy. These include unlimited money in politics, gerrymandered congressional districts, and the media environment we now experience.[read more]

Why Colorado Business Cares About Water and Climate Change

September 7, 2013 by NRDC Switchboard

In Colorado, things have been different of late. Water, in the form of rain or snow, isn’t coming the same way it used to, and the bottom line is there has been less of it to go around and perhaps will be even less in the future if Colorado continues to grow as predicted.[read more]

Weathering the Storm: How Business Navigates Climate Change

July 30, 2013 by Meg Crawford

More than 800 major weather-related disasters last year led to over $130 billion in losses worldwide. Major global companies are beginning to assess and address the growing business risks associated with increased extreme weather and other impacts of climate change.[read more]

Sustainability: Past, Present, and Future

March 16, 2013 by Tom Schueneman

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A variety of factors are coalescing to make 2013 a pivotal year in the growth of sustainability. While implementation was once fraught with risk, it's now seen as a way to reduce risk and establish competitive positioning.[read more]

5 Things US Congressional Representatives Need to Hear About the Smart Grid

December 28, 2011 by Christine Hertzog

As the US Congressional representatives head home to their respective districts, some of which defy all logic in terms of that contortionist geography called gerrymandering, it’s a perfect opportunity to attend their town hall meetings to offer advice in support of Smart Grid initiatives.   Support a national energy policy...[read more]

NBER: Air Pollution Lowers Labor Productivity

May 3, 2011 by Joseph Romm

… We find robust evidence that ozone levels well below federal air quality standards have a significant impact on productivity:  a 10 ppb decrease in ozone concentrations increases worker productivity by 4.2 percent…. Importantly, this environmental productivity effect suggests that common characterizations of environmental...[read more]

A Year After the BP Oil Spill- a Slow Recovery, Continued Risk Management Challenges

April 26, 2011 by Dave Meyer

A year ago last week, and for months afterward, we were bombarded with horrible images of potentially catastrophic proportions.  The Gulf Coast was under siege from the Deepwater Horizon blowout and resultant spill.  Dead or dying waterfowl and sea life haunted our dreams.  Tourists scooped up tar balls from Gulf Shores,...[read more]