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Obama & co: Make 2009 the Year of Energy Efficiency

Dec 9, 2008
To face the long-term problem of global warming we need to be rooted in short-term reality. And the reality of the year ahead is a global recessi...
Posted In: Barack Obama, climate change, energy efficiency, global warming, Oil, solar, wind

Big Three selling jets, but just inching toward efficiency

Dec 2, 2008
It looks like it's not just a buyer's market for automobiles, but for corporate jets....
Posted In: Chrysler, efficiency, Ford, GM

A requiem for ethanol?

Nov 22, 2008
Representatives attending the recent American Banker's Association's Agricultural Bankers Conference predict over 40 ethanol companies will fail by...
Posted In: ethanol

Greenwash alert: Minnesota jobs policy

Nov 11, 2008
Yesterday, Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty presented an extension of JOBZ (Job Opportunity Building Zones) to incorporate jobs related to renewable...
Posted In: green jobs, Minnesota, policy

Eco-labeled pesticides! Are your hands on fire yet?

Nov 5, 2008
As I write, millions of you are using EPA-registered pesticides, likely without knowing it, in a marketing-induced frenzy to rid the world of...
Posted In: Clorox, eco-labels, EPA

The greenwash lurking across the street

Nov 3, 2008
A couple days ago, I wandered into my bank - my secondary bank. I've been loyal to a local bank that has the most incredible community investment...
Posted In: Banks, local business, recycling

Bizarre ad: greenwash, or just a guy in a bear suit?

Oct 28, 2008
I'd skipped this article when skimming Slate today, but directed toward it, I watched the HSBC ad on YouTube with the same puzzlement that both the...
Posted In: HSBC, values

Both candidates tout "Clean Coal" -- but it doesn't exist!

Oct 27, 2008
Holy crap. Is the onslaught of "clean coal" internet ads driving anyone else nuts? You can't open a news website without being subjected to...
Posted In: 2030 Blueprint, clean coal

Does production cut make OPEC green?

Oct 24, 2008
When I heard the news this morning that OPEC will cut its production by 1.5 million barrels per day next month, I thought they made a good decision...
Posted In: green biz, oil prices, OPEC, sustainable energy

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Our hand-picked environmental professionals are on the hunt for greenwash as they examine eco-friendly claims by companies, governments and other groups. They ask tough questions about the mainstreaming of green, from the perspectives of people in the trenches who are focused on these issues 24/7