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TriplePundit is a tripod of resources surrounding the Environment, Society and Business. You can't have a successful economy without a healthy environment and a healthy society, and vice versa. That concept is called the triple bottom line, which is where the triple part of the name comes from. It's a new and broader way of looking at business and the world.

The model of the site is to be a digest. Triple Pundit is not offering heaps of editorial commentary, just talking about things they've found valuable and interesting.

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DOE Sets New Commercial Refrigeration Energy Efficiency Standards
March 7, 2014 08:01 AM - Andrew Burger, Triple Pundit

Following through on President Barack Obama's Climate Action Plan, the Department of Energy (DOE) on Feb. 28 issued new energy efficiency standards for commercial refrigeration equipment. Over the ensuing 30 years, it's projected that the new standards will reduce carbon pollution by 142 million tons — the equivalent of that produced by generating electricity for 14.3 million U.S. homes — while also saving businesses as much as $11.7 billion on energy bills.

2013 Marks Record Year for Solar Power in US
March 6, 2014 08:07 AM - Andrew Burger, Triple Pundit

A new report shows that 2013 was another banner, record-setting year for solar energy in the U.S., with 4,751 megawatts (MW) of new photovoltaic (PV) capacity installed—a year-over-year increase of 41 percent—with another 410 MW of concentrating solar power (CSP) coming online. A record 2,106 MW of solar power capacity was installed in the fourth quarter alone, amounting to 44 percent of the annual total. That bests the old quarterly record by 60 percent.

Obama da un paso adelante para aumentar los estándares de eficiencia de combustible para vehículos de servicio pesado
February 19, 2014 01:01 PM - Gina-Marie Cheeseman, Triple Pundit, Triple Pundit

El presidente Obama da un paso adelante para aumentar los estándares de eficiencia de los combustibles en vehículos de servicio pesado

Obama Moves Ahead to Increase Fuel Efficiency Standards for Heavy-Duty Vehicles
February 19, 2014 08:18 AM - Gina-Marie Cheeseman, Triple Pundit

President Barack Obama is moving ahead to increase fuel efficiency standards. While speaking at a Safeway distribution center in Maryland this week, President Obama cited the advantages of the fuel efficiency standards he put in place for both cars and light-duty vehicles, as well as heavy-duty vehicles.

Chocolate alert!
February 14, 2014 09:23 AM - Amy Carniol, Triple Pundit

It's Valentine's Day, and in supermarkets, drug stores and specialty shops across the country, shelves are lined with chocolates of every shape, size and variety. As you browse through endless heart-shaped boxes, consider this: The chocolate industry is in jeopardy, and if things don't change, there could be a worldwide cocoa deficit by the year 2020.

Six Caribbean Islands Sign On to Replace Diesel with Renewables
February 14, 2014 08:05 AM - Andrew Burger, Triple Pundit

Brought together on Sir Richard Branson’s Caribbean island retreat by the Carbon War Room and Rocky Mountain Institute, to work out a framework to effect a transition away from fossil fuels, six Caribbean island nations have agreed to replace diesel-fueled power with a mix of clean, sustainable renewable power generation, energy storage systems, and greater energy efficiency.

Sequía en California puede ocasionar altos precios de los alimentos para todos los estadounidenses
February 12, 2014 09:45 PM - Gina-Marie Cheeseman, Triple Pundit, Triple Pundit

La sequía en California puede aumentar el costo de los alimentos para todos los Estadounidenses

California Drought May Cause Higher Food Prices For All Americans
February 12, 2014 09:55 AM - Gina-Marie Cheeseman, Triple Pundit

Living in rural Fresno County these days means reading about the drought in the local newspaper every day, seeing reports about it on the local news and praying for rain. The Fresno area is smack dab in the middle of California’s fertile San Joaquin Valley. It is considered to be the "agriculture center of the world." Valley farmers supply many of the nation’s fruit and vegetables. The Valley is also home to cotton, dairy and cattle ranches.

Un invierno extremadamente frío Tensa los Sistemas de Energía; Que brille la Energía Eólica
February 10, 2014 02:03 PM - Sarah Lozanova, Triple Pundit, Triple Pundit

Un invierno especialmente frío pone en tensión los sistemas de generación de energía, pero la energía eólica se desempeña bastante bien.

Extreme Winter Weather Puts Strain on Power Systems, Lets Wind Energy Shine
February 10, 2014 08:20 AM - Sarah Lozanova, Triple Pundit

The North American cold wave has wreaked havoc on energy systems this winter, plagued by natural gas shortages, rising peak power demand and power plants going offline due to extreme weather conditions. The displaced polar vortex, with its frigid temperatures and strong winds, has caused energy use to soar—creating supply shortages and rising energy costs.

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