News of the Week
Groups urge White House, Congress to pass energy efficiency law
Five pressure groups have written joint letters to the president and leaders on Capitol Hill demanding the federal government pass energy efficiency legislation currently working its way through Congress.
Kroger to power distribution center with spoiled food
Kroger has come up with a solution that will put a dent in the food waste generated by the supermarket chain — it will turn it into biogas energy that powers a distribution center.
GRI releases latest guidelines
The Global Reporting Initiative released the latest version of its sustainability reporting guidelines, G4, and says they will place more emphasis on materiality.
A fifteen minute chat with Governor Patrick On Massachusetts energy policy
Governor Deval Patrick highlights the Commonwealth’s growth strategy around clean energy and clean tech, which has focused on three pillars: education, innovation, and infrastructure.
Large majority of Americans believe global warming should be a priority
According to a new survey by the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication, roughly 70 percent of Americans say global warming should be a priority for President Obama and Congress and 61 percent support requiring fossil fuel companies to pay a carbon tax that would be used to help reduce the national debt.
5 super-cool energy projects being backed by the U.S. government
When President Barack Obama announced the launch of ARPA-E (Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy) in 2009 with bipartisan support, a high-risk research grant program run out of the Department of Energy was born. The program is modeled after the lauded DARPA, the Department of Defense agency that claims responsibility for the invention of the Internet.