TAG: Environmental footprint

Report: Solar Energy’s Land Use Footprint

Report: Solar Energy's Land Use Footprint

A new report from the US Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) sheds some light on the land use requirements for solar energy plants, which should help improve the planning and development of solar plants in the US. While previous attempts to calculate what the land footprint is for solar electric arrays relied on estimates and calculations from modelling, this report is based on actual data from 72% of the solar power plants currently installed or now under construction in the United States. “Having real data from a majority of the solar plants in the United States will help… read more

Green Companies

Green companies

When choosing a cell service provider, a company’s commitment towards eco-friendliness usually isn’t a major deciding factor for potential customers. However, it’s important to note that some companies are making serious efforts to increase their green-ability. In the U.S., Sprint is rated the most eco-friendly telecom company, and is ranked the #3 Greenest Company in America. They were also 2012’s Top Wireless Provider, and received the 2nd-highest overall score on the Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index. The service provider was also listed as one of the Top 20 Most Responsible U.S. Companies out of a list of 4,100 competitors. Another notable service provider… read more

PUMA’s Sustainable Line

PUMA InCycle collection

Puma presents their newest concept of sustainable footwear, apparel and accessories for Spring/ Summer 2013. The product will be sold to help its consumers reduce waste and lessen their personal environmental footprints. PUMA will be launching a collection of shoes, apparel and accessories that are either biodegradable or recyclable. When consumers return the used goods to PUMA’s “Bring Me Back Program,” the work will be done for them. With the PUMA “InCycle” collection set to hit stores in Spring/ Summer 2013, PUMA will take the first step toward reducing the environmental footprint of its consumers’ disposal. By taking on the… read more

Corporations and Climate Change

Corporations and Climate Change

The environment appears to have found an ally from an unlikely source. Due to the inaction and delays in Congress pertaining to environmental policy, and the lack of attention paid to the environment in the current presidential campaign, corporations have taken action to combat climate change and aid the environment. The interesting part is the clear, identified and admitted ulterior motives corporations have for implementing responsible energy policies. It is a wise fiscal decision to commit to a large initial expenditure with the guarantee of not only a return, but also a profit, whether it is selling energy back to… read more