Business & Economics

Global climate change will have massive economic impact. Learn how changes in the environment will affect the bottom line for businesses and cost - or save - you money in your pocketbook.

Planet Forward
Michael Mendez and the team at Sapphire Energy propose turning algae into Green Crude. They already have a large plant in southern New Mexico and hope to bring a product to market, at competitive prices to traditional crude oil. within two years...
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Danny Kennedy, CEO of Sungevity, is reducing the cost of going solar, by ‘leasing the sun.’ By changing the financial equation for potential solar panel owners, Danny hopes to increase installation of panels from sea to shining sea.
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Al Dahlberg is building coalitions to create infrastructure for electric vehicles. Hoping to solve the chicken-and-egg problem of EV’s (which comes first, the car or the ability to charge it?), Dahlberg is encouraging local governments and... Read More
Facing some of the most intractable foreign policy situations of his term, President Barack Obama is looking inward. In a major speech on March 30th, Obama outlined his plan to reduce oil imports by a third over the next decade and a half while... Read More
Pew Environment Group
In its latest report, "Global Clean Power: A $2.3 Trillion Opportunity," the Pew Environment Group describes profound economic gains over the next decade for countries and regions in the G-20 that enact clean energy policies. The report highlights... Read More
Planet Forward
Can researchers find an easy button that will get Americans to save energy? Some experts say we waste 40% of our energy in our homes. Could this be the gigantic energy reserve, hidden right under our doorsteps, that we need? WATCH!
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At the ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit, Secretary Steven Chu tells us the innovations he think will change our energy future. Which one do you think will be the game changer? Share your comment.
Adam Monroe, President of Novozymes of North America, caught up with Planet Forward at the Washington Auto Show to talk about their plan for developing a way to use agricultural waste for fuel. And how efficient is it? Well watch and find out.
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It's a chicken and egg problem: no place to charge, no reason to buy electric cars; no electric cars, no reason to build places to Planet Forward member shares an innovation that could change that.
The recent Shell Oil energy outlook is widely shared by energy economists. The gains we will make in green energy production are way short of meeting increasing global energy demand. Fossil fuel use will grow and carbon capture and sequestration in... Read More