Tag Archive | U.S. Green Chamber of Commerce

Frack from Fiction: What is Fracking?

Hydraulic fracturing has entered our vocabulary as a hotly contested topic, dished up daily through our national media. Fracking is responsible for a huge economic boom through technology that significantly boosts the harvest of natural gas. Meanwhile, the process of hydraulic fracturing receives plenty of bad press for its potential to do lasting environmental damage.

China, Renewable Energy, and Their Case for Environmental Funding

China, Renewable Energy, and Their Case for Environmental Funding

population, industrial pollution, renewable energy
China’s carbon footprint grows daily with help from the U.S. and Europe.

At more than 1.3 billion inhabitants and counting, the People’s Republic of China represents almost 1/5th of Earth’s total population. China’s population and advanced industries continue to grow at an alarming rate, creating a unique set of environmental issues.

Earth’s Renewable Energy Investment Topped $257 Billion for 2011

Earth’s Renewable Energy Investment Topped $257 Billion for 2011

Yes, we still have our share of global-warming refuseniks who espouse the “Science of Truthiness” to champion their brand of apathy. But their influence finds refuge at the fringe of public discourse. They grow ever more irrelevant to an audience that regularly complains about unusually hot summers, record snowfalls, and other erratic weather patterns. Skeptics who previously resisted hard data, found no difficulty believing their own eyes when record setting snowfalls forced FEMA to declare a state of emergency for Washington D.C. and the Mid Atlantic in February of 2010.

Cap and Trade and The Triumph of Bipartisan Politics

Cap and Trade and The Triumph of Bipartisan Politics

Back in the 70’s, long before sustainability became synonymous with survival, people who sought to champion environmental causes endured a lot of stigma. Remember the old stereotypes regarding godless hippie Communist tree-huggers? Well, a lot of these folks graduated from college to become movers and shakers who began advocating the policies that now comprise Cap and Trade.

California Cap and Trade: Conservation, Controversy, and Big Money

California’s lawmakers approved Assembly Bill 1532 on May 29th, known as the Cap and Trade program. The bill imposes strict emission limits on companies and power plants that release huge volumes of carbon dioxide into our atmosphere. Regulatory mandates, along with economic incentives, form a kind of carrot-and-stick policy.

Which Way Will Gas Prices Flow in The Near Future?

Which Way Will Gas Prices Flow in The Near Future?

“We have the most oil in the United States we’ve had since the 1990s. Europe’s supplies are overwhelming. You’ve got OPEC producing the most oil they have in over 30 years.”

Protect Your Health and Home with Eco-Friendly Home Cleaning Products

Protect Your Health and Home with Eco-Friendly Home Cleaning Products

The New York Times reported in April of 2011 that ‘Green’ household products had lost significant market share from 2006 to 2011, as consumers returned to purchasing less expensive name brands for bathroom cleaners, bleach, detergents, and soap. In a tough economy, environmentally benign alternatives to toxic name brands continue to face tough competition.