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How Tech Tools Can Help Communities Address the Health Impacts of Climate Change

Two weeks ago, President Obama announced an initiative to address the public health impacts of climate change. This challenge will involve not only the health sector, but other sectors as well. In the article below, Linda Rudolph, Director of the Public Health Institute’s Center for Climate Change and Health, explains how harnessing data can help […]

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Why Climate Action Is Becoming A Major Business Priority

Last week, yet another big corporation severed ties with the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), the conservative lobbying group known for drafting legislation that denies human-caused climate change. Other major companies, including Google and Yahoo, have pulled their ALEC memberships in recent months, but the latest to drop out was no less than the oil giant […]

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How Companies Are Helping Everyone to Profit From Solar

One of the most effective ways to get people on board with climate solutions is to emphasize the co-benefits – the ways solutions can improve life for multiple sectors of society. Google and SolarCity have just announced a partnership where all involved – the consumers, the companies themselves, and the planet – stand to gain. […]

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Clean Energy Solutions Are Gaining Momentum

The arguments in favor of renewable energy like wind and solar keep getting stronger. As this Bloomberg article recently noted, solar power is expected to be as affordable or more affordable than standard electricity in 36 states by 2016. That gives households and business all the more reason to invest in solar. Wind power is […]

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Google Climate Scientists Challenge Company’s Priorities

As the largest media company in the world, Google’s predilections regarding climate change come under understandable scrutiny. A 2012 study by researchers at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania found that Google search rankings and display  could impact political beliefs – including those on the believability of climate change.   Recently, Google has gotten […]

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Google’s Green Energy Wish List

Google has recently released a study exploring how people could simultaneously meet society’s goals of economic growth, security, and de-carbonization. The results targeted clean energy innovations that are: 1. fast wins (i.e. can be completed under 5 years); 2. big pay offs; and 3. enhanced when paired with policy.   Posted 6.28.2011 on New York […]

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Solar Leader BrightSource Energy Going Public

Solar energy is gaining a new economic benefit: the public has opportunity to invest in it for their personal prosperity.  According to this Earth & Industry article, BrightSource, the company leading "the biggest solar project," went public on Earth Day 2011 and intends to raise $250 million off the stock market.  Google has already put […]

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Even with Google plan, U.S. may not meet wind energy goal

Even with Google plan, U.S. may not meet wind energy goal

In this article, Paul Pierpoint discusses the power of business, communities, colleges, and people for progress in renewable wind energy.  Pierpoint cites Google's initiatives and ecoAmerica's SEED Center intiative as progress examples, and makes the case for others to follow suit. (more…)

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The Big 3: How Social Media, Video, and Mobile Are Transforming Green Marketing

The Big 3: How Social Media, Video, and Mobile Are Transforming Green Marketing

In this piece published on Triple Pundit by Paul Hannam of Bright Green Leadership, we learn how important social media, video and mobile are as media tools for effective green marketing. He sites various successful campaigns by Method, Patagonia and Google. Hannam also recognizes that video and mobile are the most popular and accessible forms […]

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Google Enters 20-Year, 114 Megawatt Deal With Iowa Wind Farm

Google Enters 20-Year, 114 Megawatt Deal With Iowa Wind Farm

Today, Google announced that it is investing in a 20 year wind-power deal with a windfarm in Ohio – as reported on by Katherine Montgomery of GoodCleanTech.com. The contract with Google will not only advance the company's goals of going carbon neutral but will also help the windfarm build more farms. (more…)

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