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Features by Dennis Markatos

Obama & co: Make 2009 the Year of Energy Efficiency

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

Does production cut make OPEC green?

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

Economic downturn to bring change, not collapse to green sector

The economy is in bad shape, and green businesses will definitely feel it in the months ahead. But firms that deliver great products at competitive...
Posted In: economic downturn, efficiency, green biz, solar, wind

Even a financial crisis has a green lining

Wow, Lehman Brothers and Merrill Lynch just fell in the blink of an eye. And other institutions may yet fall in the months ahead....
Posted In: green energy, Lehman Brothers, Merrill Lynch, Oil, solar, wind

Taking the temperature on Olympics greenwash

This Olympics has been a special one. The accomplishments of Michael Phelps, Usain Bolt, Yang Wei & co. show us all what the human body can do...
Posted In: advertising, green values, Olympics, Yao Ming

Will Congress block the Michael Phelps of American energy?

All federal leaders these days like to give lip service to a secure and sustainable energy future for our country. But unless they renew a version...
Posted In: Congress, Michael Phelps of energy, production tax credit, wind power

An oil man who gets the energy big picture

Texas billionaire T. Boone Pickens is helping to spur the renewable energy revolution our country and the world need....
Posted In: Oil, Pickens, wind

Roadside greenwash reminders from coal country

Riding through Pennsylvania on my way home from a lovely family wedding a few days ago, I had a glimpse into why greenwash detectors like our blog...
Posted In: coal, standards, watchdogs

It's not just salmon: take a fresh look at our fishing & eating habits

I was saddened to see today's news that West Coast salmon fishing had to be abruptly halted due to a 93% freefall in the number of spawning fish...
Posted In: energy, fishing, oceans, salmon, sustainability

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