If ever there was a champion of efficiency, the military would be it. Energy efficiency is no exception to this generalization. As The Solar Foundation (TSF) and Operation Free tell us in a recent Veterans in Solar report, the U.S. military has scaled up its use of distributed renewable energy techn
Hazel Henderson, president of Ethical Markets Media (U.S. and Brazil), who created their Green Transition Scoreboard, is author of many books and co-developed the Principles of Ethical Biomimicry Finance. She points to a greater need to tap saline agriculture for food and energy.
The Austin, Texas, City Council approved a wind power contract Feb. 27 that enables Austin Energy to achieve its goal of delivering 35 percent of all of its electricity from renewable sources four years ahead of its goal, the utility said in a news release.
The conference, which was co-sponsored by WLE/IWMI and the Asia Development Bank, was held in order to provide a platform for relevant parties to discuss female leadership in the water sector. Some important goals of the meeting were: to come up with possible institutional solutions to the barriers which cause under-representation of females in leadership positions in water management; to explore ways to create opportunities and space for women at various scales in both private and pubic institutions; and to generate concrete suggestions as to what can be done, both operationally and personally, to encourage women to pursue careers in water leadership.
This essay argues that, in the face of the deep pathologies of neoliberal capitalism, the commons paradigm can help us imagine and implement a transition to new decentralized systems of provisioning and democratic governance.
The degradation of soils from unsustainable agriculture and other development has released billions of tons of carbon into the atmosphere. But new research shows how effective land restoration could play a major role in sequestering CO2 and slowing climate change.