Every Monday I post a round-up of the most important and interesting green energy and environment articles I come across from major news outlets and industry blogs. This week I’ve included articles on climate change, economics and externalities, clean tech investing, corporate sustainability and the Olympics!
The Energy-Water Nexus: Will Drought Cause the Next Blackout?- New York Times
We are currently in the midst of the most widespread drought in 60 years. What the implications for energy?
The Recycling Reflex – New York Times
What if there were something that could create 1.5 million new jobs, reduce carbon emissions equal to taking 50 million cars off the road, cut dependence on foreign oil, increase exports, save water, improve air quality and reduce toxic waste? What if it were low-cost and readily implemented?
A Plan for A Greener Business – New York Times
The CEO of TerraCycle on how they do it at a green company. His advice: first, start with “eco-efficiencies”–those that save you money. Then do those that are alternatives to marketing: what has a higher ROI-another TV ad or an environmental proof point?
Why Sustainability is Crucial to Risk Management – Green Biz
Sustainability’s role in creating a financial system with stability for the long-term.
EDF fires starting pistol on smart metered Olympics – Green Biz
EDF puts real-time energy usage data online for the Olympic stadiums and other major London landmarks
London Olympics: Green Games a Goal for Organizers – Huffington Post Green
What the organizers did to make the London Olympics the greenest games yet
Racing to the Top: 10 Green Olympic Facts – Green Biz
Including, the Stadium is Recyclable!
Lessons From the Past Ten Years: Overreaction – Greentechmedia
A look back on the past decade of cleantech investment
GDP Cannot Capture the Economics of Climate Change – Huffington Post Green
A refresher on economics and externalities in the context of climate change