We knew that the 'fossil' sponsors would get around to to changing the team name and roster, since the climate change, "denialist" fronts have lost operational cover. Plus, they needed a macro-economics argument that had traction in a recession
We’ve already seen the profits of Ryanair and British Airways squeezed by higher oil prices, not to mention, in the words of Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary, ‘eco-loonies’ avoiding unnecessary air travel.
We've heard rumors of 40% cuts in the cost of solar and claims of the imminent arrival of $1-a-watt solar technology, but the fact remains that going solar remains a significant investment (in fact, the Photovoltaics Economics Calculator can help you
Over half of the world's populations now live and work in cities. This trend will continue during the 21st century, creating "supercities" out of places like New York, Los Angeles, London, Moscow, Beijing, Mumbai, Mexico City and more. These
"Why are there 50 varieties of toothpaste on grocery store aisles?" Thinkers from business, design and innovation, including method's co-founder Eric Ryan, got together for a debate at Conscious Capitalism: Resolving the Conflict Between Consumerism
Any reader who has been paying attention will know that we are big fans of the Transition Town movement that is sweeping across the UK, and is beginning to make its mark abroad too. We were delighted to see that training courses are now being provided
145 million pounds of ground beef was recalled after the Humane Society of the United States released this undercover video, showing "downer" cows being moved to slaughter with forklifts and other nasty things that will put you off your dinner.
The Transition Towns movement, a coalition of community-led response initiatives to peak oil and climate change, has been spreading rapidly. Starting in Ireland, and spreading to the UK, Transition Towns can now be found as far afield as Australia. But
Big Money seems to be getting the message: after Al Gore told an audience worth $20 trillion in capital that its polluting investments should be considered "subprime", US institutional investors pledged last Thursday to invest $10 billion over the next
In part two of our interview with Yvon Chouinard, the maverick businessman talks about politics and the irony of living simply in a consumer society. He also rebuffs his brand's "Pata-Gucci" reputation and explains why he's started pouring cheap
The founder of Patagonia started out when he was little more than a teenager, selling his home-forged climbing hardware to "dirtbagger" mountaineers like himself. Although all he really wanted to do was travel and climb, he had a knack for
When we reported that British Airways was seeing its profits squeezed by the twin threat of rising oil prices and increased competition from rail, commenter Ecobore suspected it had more to do with the budget airlines than it did any shift to greener
The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) hired Navigant Consulting to do a study about the impacts that a non-renewal of renewable energy tax credits by the U.S. Congress would have. Here's what
Sustainability requires cooperation. You have to discard the idea of Adam Smith economics, which says that it's better for society if everyone is working in their own self-interest, and move towards the economics of John Nash, which says we can find a
We apologize in advance if folks are getting tired of reading about Piedmont Biofuels, but these folks just keep on pushing the sustainable biofuels agenda in such a way that it's hard not to take note. Admittedly last week's post on their biofuels
Anyone reading yesterday's post on the latest challenges to attempts to support the UK renewable energy market would be forgiven for feeling pessimistic. Nevertheless, there is still an increasing amount of attention being paid to renewable energies