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Walmart Greening Through Buyers

The Walmart Club of DC Green Business Forum met May 23 with Walmart’s Director of Sustainability for Stakeholder Engagement Katherine Neebe.  She explained that the background of Walmart’s 2005 commitment to going green:  1) to be supplied with 100% renewable … Continue reading

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Commercial Scale Renewable Power Storage – in Hydrogen

This brief report is the most recent indication that commercial scale enterprises are looking at Hydrogen generation and storage as a means to capture the excess power produced by renewable sources.  The project could prove key in demonstrating the potential … Continue reading

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Solar Panelled Roads – A Solution to Several Problems

Here’s a fascinating report about a way of deploying solar technology on roads in a way that would a) collect solar energy from the surface, enabling distributed power generation nearby, b) generate enough power to illuminate roads, including lane dividers, … Continue reading

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Pension Funds Key to Renewable Energy Finance

This fascinating piece explains how pension funds can hedge their investments in utilities against the potential and/or pending disruption of a growing share of distributed, renewable power generation on utilities’ revenues within current tax laws, while also supplying more financial … Continue reading

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Tri-Generation: the ultimate in renewable energy?

Taking recycling and renewable energy to the next level, this article outlines the process and the potential gain from “Tri-Generation”:  the production of hydrogen, heat and electricity from sewage, a process which also reduces the residue to fertilizer.  Denmark has … Continue reading

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Wharton Club Green Biz Forum: Off-grid Power Solutions for the Developing World

The Wharton Club of DC Green Business Forum met with Aneri Patel, Senior Associate, United Nations Foundation in Washington on April 21, 2014.  She described the joint effort by the United Nations and the World Bank to bring electricity to … Continue reading

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Utilities Need to Face the Future

In this interesting article, the head of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory refers to the surprising fact that the electric utility industry has spent a remarkably low amount, just 0.3% of its revenues over the past decades in research.  The … Continue reading

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US Army Winning on Sustainability Mission

Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Energy and Sustainability Richard Kidd outlined  at the March 21 Wharton Club Green Business Forum the fundamental shift in thinking — as described in its mission statement and related orders to reduce resource … Continue reading

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New Energy Infrastructure: Germans Lead

It makes sense that Germany, which has one of the most aggressive pro-renewable energy policy programs in the world, would also be the first market in which the traditional energy infrastructure would have to adapt and show the way to … Continue reading

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Energy Transition Point is Here

The energy marketplace is complex with factors including technological advances, economic factors, infrastructure issues, financial elements and consumer preferences.  Many of the technologies now achieving greater impact and reach in the market have been decades in development.  In short, it … Continue reading

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