Outdated mental models thwart sustainability -- details at 6

Sep 22, 2009
Last week, Andrew Revkin noted the recently released MIT Sloan Management Review/Boston Consulting Group report on the pace and substance of...
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The economics of global climate change

Jun 9, 2009
The sustainability and global climate change debate is shifting from science to political economy. I'm probably late to this paper, but I just read...
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Time to play alternative energy?

May 6, 2009
Oil prices are heading back up. From today's Wall Street Journal:...
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Corporate taxes for energy taxes

May 6, 2009
The Administration says it plans on cracking down on offshore tax shelters and avoidance. The target of the initiative is U.S.-based multinational...
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The 1918 influenza epidemic

Apr 30, 2009
I find these numbers stunning. They're from a paper by Elizabeth Brainerd of Williams College and Mark Singer of California State University....
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Information technology and carbon footprint

Apr 24, 2009
This chart from the consulting firm McKinsey & Co. is intriguing. The firm notes that computers, data storage, and communications devices are...
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Tire rolling resistance standards and your fuel efficiency

Aug 19, 2008
From Cindy Skrzycki's business column at
Posted In: fuel efficiency, sustainability, tires

Wine expert: boxed wine better for the environment

Aug 18, 2008
From an op-ed piece by Tyler Cowen in The New York Times....
Posted In: carbon footprint, milk, sustainability, wine

Heat pump business is hot, naturally

Aug 13, 2008
Increasing energy costs have made geothermal heat pumps an attractive solution to heating buildings. The New York Times reports business is booming...
Posted In: energy, heat pumps, sustainability