green energy Articles

  • 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

  • “Green” innovations: fashion or necessity?

    Why alternative “green” energy is crucial today? Public awareness of the global energy challenge is at a very high level, at least in the U.S., where I live, even though we do not have an energy crisis of the type that we saw in the 1970’s. Energy prices, e.g. for gasoline and electricity, are reasonably stable, and there are no supply shortages like the ones that led to ...


  • Ghost in green building

    In midtown Manhattan, home of the nation’s priciest office space, the equivalent of 16 office towers, each 40 stories high, now stand empty. This statistic, from the Wall Street Journal, underscores the vast damage inflicted on commercial real estate by the economic downturn. Given the ailing market, this hardly seems the time to invest in expensive green upgrades. But a recent report suggests ...

  • 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

  • Developing green waterfronts

    Developing, extending, reconfiguring and managing marinas to today’s high standards can be a complex matter requiring a wide range of design, technical and environmental input. To ensure a successful planning application, a sound design, legal compliance and good environmental balance have become a pre-requisites. To assist our clients, WSP Group and RGA Waterfront have teamed up to offer bespoke ...

  • A Green Cloud is a Transparent Cloud

    Guest Blogger, Energy Efficiency Markets At Connectivity Week in Santa Clara, recently, I took part in a series of panel discussions on data center energy efficiency. The discussions covered a wide range of issues from the practicalities of infrastructure optimization to the possible role of data centers in demand response schemes. There was a particular focus on the importance, and also the ...

  • Will there ever be `green` foundries?

    Industrial ecologists approach a system by studying the materials flow into and out of it. To an ecologist, armed with the intention of attaining sustainability in manufacturing processes, inputs are tantamount to resource damage - necessary evils in other words, while the process of conversion of these input raw materials into the end-products amounts to ...


  • 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

  • Green Building Concept

    The Green Building concept is so popular nowadays that it has become a trend in developed countries. One does not need to be a rich city to be green. Berlin for example, having one of the lowest GDP in Europe was ranked as the city with the most green buildings, much higher than cities such as Paris. The process of going green includes the awareness that the process of constructing a building ...


  • A green cure for the blues

    By Stephen L. Cowell Guest Blogger*  May 27, 2010    Now that it has passed the House of Representatives with flying colors (246 to 161), we are this close to making Home Star a reality. This is the plan, supported on both sides of the aisle, which would give U.S. homeowners rebates for energy efficiency improvements and cut energy consumption. Most importantly, Home ...

  • Create a Green Office

    Creating an environmentally friendly workplace is an excellent investment, achieving significant operating cost reduction, building team spirit and creating a highly desirable employment environment. And we all know that when employee morale improves, turnover decreases and hiring and training costs decrease. Publicized effectively, environmental responsibility will also enhance marketplace image ...


    By BSC Sustainability Services

  • The guerrilla green marketing movement

    Guerrilla marketing has been around for over 20 years. It is a movement (not as much as a technique) that helps businesses with limited resources compete with big corporate names for customers’ attention. Green marketing, on the other hand, is a marketing style that allows you to get more value for your money while having a reduced impact on the environment. Preferred by small businesses for its ...


  • What is a green job anyway?

    If you haven’t heard the term green job uttered plenty of times of late from politicians, industry leaders, union leaders and environmentalists then you must have been living under a rock for the past year. No other term apart from global credit crunch seems to have had as much press but what is all the fuss about?In the US, President Obama has promised to spend $150 billion over the next decade ...


  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • Green building benefits

    There is growing worldwide concern by the public and government about climate change, and with the new Obama Administration and upcoming global summit later this year in Copenhagen, this concern may grow into a tidal wave. As in other environmental programs, business and “industry” will bear the brunt of future regulations. The good news is that such future regulations will likely contain some ...


  • 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 ...

  • The Greening of Carbon Fibre

    Carbon fiber is a material that has, and will continue to revolutionize the products we use every day by making them stronger, lighter and more durable.  Experts estimate that the specialty material is twice as stiff as steel and five times stronger, per unit of weight.   It is made from organic polymers which consist of long strings of molecules held together by carbon atoms.  The ...

  • 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

  • A green MBA, is it for me?

    Are you looking for answers to the following questions? What is a Green MBA? What can it do for my career? What schools are offering them? Can I get a green MBA online? Then read on… and find some answers to these questions. Starting by providing some definition of what a green MBA is this article will go on to illustrate why a green MBA can be important for many careers and what schools are ...


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