green energy Articles

  • Is Sharing Really Green?

    I’m a big fan of the sharing economy. On a recent trip to San Francisco, I stayed in a house I found on Airbnb and made my way around the city using uberX. I’ve written favorably about house sharing,  ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Greening the Financial Sector

    Introduction and Executive Summary This background paper for the international conference 'Greening the Financial Sector - A Conference for Banks and Insurance Companies' introduces a variety of themes that will be discussed during the conference. The aim is to give a common platform for all participants of the conference. The themes range from the general consideration of the role of financial ...

  • How green are principles texts? An investigation into how mainstream economics educates students pertaining to energy, the environment and green economics

    The purpose of this paper is to investigate how mainstream economics educates students pertaining to energy, the environment and green economics. The focus is on the principles of economics text which embodies the state of economic knowledge and in addition, serves as the foundation for more advanced economics courses. This paper surveys seventeen US principles of economics textbooks and finds ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Energy issue perception, responses and solutions from green economics: a discussion paper

    We currently rely on fossilised energy to power society. This comes at a cost, not only in financial terms, and not only to us as human beings, but also in non-financial and non-human terms. Among the concerns of green economists are the cost of energy as opposed to its price, high levels of direct and indirect consumption, the need for a redistribution of energy resources, and engendering a ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Report Predicts Explosion of Off-Grid, Zero-Emission Green Energy Desalination

    Innovations such as green power generation and increased desalination efficiency expected to reduce cost impediments ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • Monitoring energy reduction through applying green roofs to residential buildings in Dubai

    Green roofing in a building has many advantages including absorbing rainwater, providing thermal insulation, enhancing the ecology, creating a peaceful retreat for people and animals, improving air quality and helping to offset the air temperature and heat island effect. The aim of this paper is to monitor energy saving in the residential buildings of Dubai after applying green roofing ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Law on Green Growth & Energy Transition Introduces the Circular Economy and Planned Obsolence

    On 18 July 2015, Law 2015-992 on green growth and energy transition was published in France. The energy transition Law is a groundbreaking piece of legislation that introduces the concepts of circular economy and planned obsolescence for the first time at the European level. The Law on green growth and energy transition gives a fresh impulse to the French legal framework by codifying the recent ...

  • Footwear to Energy

    In developing countries within South East Asia, ever-depleting landfill space, fast-growing populations and an increasing need for more concrete to build, are just some of the factors that make for a compelling alternative fuel production argument. But to what extent is a lack of waste infrastructure holding such countries back? Is legislation the missing ingredient? Or do global brands need to ...

  • Six drivers for the development of Green IT

    What are the forces pushing companies to green IT? Andie Stephens, Senior Consultant, Business Advice looks at six drivers for greener computing Dirty Data Earlier this year Greenpeace released a report titled "How Dirty is Your Data?" which ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Encouraging green industry innovation

    Recently, in the New York Times Green Column, Bettina Wassener wrote about the “Plastic Disclosure Project,” which annually surveys industry on their overall plastic use and reports back on consumption trends. The goal of the project is to raise ...

  • Top tips for a green business

    International standards experts IMSM regularly visit businesses and organizations to help them achieve ISO14001, the environmental management system. While every business is different, here are some areas to consider when considering “going green”. Start with your purchasing department. By looking at your regular purchases, whether stationery and computer supplies, packaging, or parts, you can ...


    By IMSM Ltd

  • Green Buildings: Economics and Policies

    Introduction Green building has received increased attention over the past decade from both environmental economists and policymakers. While there is no single definition of “green buildings” or its related policy, researchers and organizations tend to emphasize resource efficiency in building and reducing the impacts of buildings on human health and the environment. ...


    By Oxford Journals

  • Green Village Delft – integration of an autarkic water supply in a local sustainable energy system

    For the Green Village at the campus of Delft University of Technology, an autarkic water circuit was developed. The aim was to avoid connections to the public water supply system, the sewerage, the electricity grid and cable systems. It should produce its own drinking water and electricity, and clean its organic waste streams in a sustainable way. Due to the strict Dutch drinking water ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Manufacturing Goes Lean and Green

    Manufacturers around the world are uncovering the environmental as well as financial benefits of lean approaches. When John Quarmley started Highwood USA, a synthetic woods manufacturer, in 2003, he wanted the company to be good to its employees, to its community and especially to the environment. Based in the small town of Tamaqua, Pa., Highwood uses ...


    By Ensia

  • Power Of Partnerships In Sports Greening

    Professional and collegiate sports teams, and their leagues, develop vital partnerships to green their venues, operations and supply chain, while engaging fans to adopt sustainable behaviors. An overarching theme of the 2016 Green Sports Alliance Summit, June 28-30 in Houston, Texas, is The Power of Partnerships. “Throughout the program speakers will share how unique partnerships are ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Mitigation of green house gases emission and energy consumption for transport sector: a fuzzy–AHP approach

    The green house gas emission has sharply increased in the past several decades from transport sector. The policy options in transportation sector primarily focus on the reduction of green house gas emission through the reduction of underlying activity (i.e., travel). Several transportation sector policies have been proposed in the literature. In order to examine relative importance of these ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Evolution of integrated solid waste management systems enhanced with municipal utilities and green energy production

    Much has changed over the past 40 years in the advancement of solid waste management. Early solid waste drivers focused on the top-down tiered approach promoted by EPA, which embraced a hierarchy of integrated waste management practices. These practices promote the following methods (in order of preference) to reduce, reuse, recycle and recover value from municipal wastes: Source reduction and ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Green infrastructure and territorial cohesion

    The point of departure for this analysis is to support the European process towards territorial cohesion and green infrastructure development, in particular the development of a strategy for green infrastructure. This report explores the concept of green infrastructure, with illustrative examples of green infrastructure initiatives on the ground and further analyses of the integration of green ...

  • Are Multinational Companies Green Enough?

    In the last few decades, the world has witnessed that 'going green' is not just a push coming from politicians and environmentalists. It is a change of attitude which does not only honour the commitment of environmental protection, but also saves a good deal of money, in most cases. This is why, many big multi-national giants have devised the company policies leading them towards sustainable and ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • The pros and cons of a green business

    If you haven't heard the saying, "there is an elephant in the room", it refers to a blatantly evident concern that people choose to ignore, while busying themselves with smaller, often less important issues. In this case, the room represents many global mindsets that have chosen not to acknowledge the green elephant that sits in our conscience, and the elephant represents the rapidly growing ...


    By green24

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