Why ‘cap and trade’ is still the main way to price emissions

July 26, 2017 by  
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California has extended its system to price carbon, an initiative that has inspired significant emissions cuts, after building bipartisan support. So far, the idea has sprung up in 50 jurisdictions around the world.

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Microsoft on the value of power purchase agreements

July 19, 2017 by  
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The energy market has changed dramatically since Microsoft signed its first power purchase agreement (PPA) in 2012, according to Brian Janous, the tech company’s director of energy strategy. Back then, the idea of signing a 20-year PPA was novel, but now there is a massive uptick in companies participating in energy agreements. However, the risks of market fluctuation and falling prices are all material to designing electricity markets in the future. “More companies are signing a shorter PPA,” said Janous. “These things are not a free lunch.” 

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U.S. Recycles Waste to Reach Moon and Back 10 Times

March 30, 2017 by  
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People make a lot of excuses when it comes to not recycling, and one of those is the idea that one person’s contributions don’t really matter. But consider that the average American’s recycling of 1.51 pounds a day adds up to 551…

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6 Foods To DIY Instead Of Buy

October 17, 2016 by  
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Back in the old days, people made nearly every food they consumed from scratch. The grocery stores were very different back then, before snack bars, TV dinners and pancake mixes lined the aisles. If you are inspired by the idea of rolling up your…

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Why business no longer fears carbon pricing

January 4, 2016 by  
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Once rarely mentioned in polite company, the idea of putting a price on carbon is now a rallying cry among businesses.

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Futuristic Cloud City skyscraper brings the idea of living among the clouds to reality

November 5, 2015 by  
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Sustainable aquaculture surfaces as a target for food investors

September 9, 2015 by  
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Fishing in the desert may sound crazy, but that’s the idea behind one of several innovations happening in sustainable aquaculture.

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Capture The Light With A DIY Outdoor Mason Jar Chandelier

August 18, 2015 by  
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Let’s face it: the Mason jar is enjoying a true revival since the days of holding Grandma’s sweet tea. Nowadays, mason jars are being used everywhere — even in some cool (and upcycled) decor!  We just love the idea of using mason jars for drinking…

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One Mom’s Advice on Cloth Diapers

October 2, 2013 by  
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Like the idea of cloth diapers but can’t get over the ick factor? They’re cost-effective, gentle on Mother Nature and pretty darn cute — and they’re not nearly as difficult (or gross!) to use as you might think.

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MicroGreen Offers Recyclable Alternative to Disposable Cups

October 2, 2013 by  
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MicroGreen’s InCycle cups are made from recycled plastic bottles and can be recycled repeatedly.

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