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A strategic vision to save the coal industry and save our, collective, future

July 1st, 2009 · Comments Off on A strategic vision to save the coal industry and save our, collective, future

Last evening, Devilstower spoke of his regrets that there had not been more attention to this post when first published last fall and that this had not pursued as a path to ‘win’ coal companies’ agreement on a path forward to tackle climate change. Thus, with Devilstower’s permission, a guest post discussion of an innovative […]

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Tags: business practice · carbon dioxide · coal · commerce · Energy

CtB vs CtO: Why greening taxis?

June 25th, 2008 · Comments Off on CtB vs CtO: Why greening taxis?

A brief discussion about the economic imperatives for greening the nation’s taxi fleets. But, first, acronym definition: CtB: Cost to Buy: acquisition price, how much to purchase something CtO: Cost to Own: total ownership costs, from purchase through operating to disposal Quite simply, moving our collective mindset from CtB to CtO is a societal imperative. […]

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Tags: analysis · automobiles · business practice · commerce · eco-friendly · Energy · energy efficiency · environmental · gasoline · green · hybrid

Chambering a round against future commerce

May 9th, 2008 · 6 Comments

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce continues its deceptive campaign tour to fight any meaningful efforts to deal with Global Warming. Last week, the USCOC joined up with Senator George Voinovich in Columbus, Ohio, for the session deceptively entitled “Comprehensive Approach to Energy and Climate Change“. From the speech by USCOC President Thomas J. Donohue, he […]

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Tags: 2008 presidential campaign · 2008 Presidential Election · analysis · astroturfing · carbon dioxide · climate change · climate delayers · commerce · Congress · emissions · Energy · environmental · financial policy · Global Warming · global warming deniers · government energy policy · lieberman-warner · politics · pollution

WashPost Business Section worth a look

November 26th, 2007 · Comments Off on WashPost Business Section worth a look

Monday’s Washington Post business section has an excellent set of articles examining local green businesses.   They provide a window on those pursuing green productivity for, it seems, ethical/moral issues first (and financial as corollary) as per Honest Tea and those who started entirely with financial reasons (with any environmental/ethical/moral issues secondary, a corollary) as per Marriott (article […]

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Tags: building green · business practice · commerce · conservation · eco-friendly · Energy · energy efficiency · environmental · government energy policy · green · journalism · LEED · research · Washington Post

Buying Green …

November 2nd, 2007 · Comments Off on Buying Green …

To go shopping, there is Walmart and, well, there are other options.  Here are a few of those other choices: TheFindGreen “The easiest way to help the environment is to shop organic brands, green stores and environmentally-friendly products. That’s why we built TheFindGreen.” GreenDealsDaily: “GreenDeals Daily helps consumers find bargains on environmentally friendly products and […]

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Tags: commerce · shopping