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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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Nick Aster

Solución original de un Chino, propietario de un Tesla, al "miedo a quedarse tirado"
July 22, 2014 10:04 AM - Bill DiBenedetto, Triple Pundit, Triple Pundit

El empresario chino Yi Zong decidió instalar estaciones de carga él mismo después de que compró su Tesla a principios de este año. Se dio cuenta de que la carga de su vehículo sería un problema en China porque, bueno, hay pocas estaciones en ese país. Zong colocó las instalaciones con su propio dinero en 16 ciudades entre Pekín y su casa en Guangzhou: un camino de 3,573 millas.

Chinese Tesla owner's unique solution to range anxiety
July 21, 2014 08:17 AM - Bill DiBenedetto, Triple Pundit

Chinese businessman Yi Zong decided to install charging stations himself after he purchased his Tesla earlier this year. He realized that charging his vehicle would be a problem in China because, well, there are few stations in that country. Zong installed recharging facilities on his own dime, or yuan as the case may be, in 16 cities between Beijing and his home in Guangzhou — a 3,573-mile corridor. Zong, one of the first Chinese owners of the Model S, calls his project the country’s "first electric-charging road," according to a report at Caixin Online, a Beijing-based media group.

Obama allocates funds to help communities build climate adaptation
July 21, 2014 08:09 AM - Alexis Petru, Triple Pundit

More extreme droughts, floods and wildfires — these are just some of the impacts of climate change that won't just occur in the distant future to our great-great grandchildren, but are happening now. To address the changing climate's current effects on communities in the U.S., President Barack Obama announced a plan to strengthen national infrastructure and help cities, states and tribal communities better prepare for and recover from natural disasters.

Cómo hacer que su casa sea ahorradora de energía
July 3, 2014 05:02 PM - Jessica Oaks, Triple Pundit, Triple Pundit

Usted puede no darse cuenta de ello, pero en este preciso instante, está gastando innecesariamente electricidad en su casa. No se sienta tan mal, de hecho, la mayoría de la gente está utilizando más electricidad de la que necesita. La casa está llena de aparatos electrónicos, y darle seguimiento a todos ellos puede ser una verdadera molestia. La mayoría de nosotros tendemos a no pensar en ello. Después de todo, ¿qué daño posiblemente se puede hacer por dejar las luces encendidas en una habitación o colocando el termostato un par de grados más frío? Bueno, más de lo que probablemente piensa.

How to Make Your Home Smart and Energy Efficient
July 2, 2014 07:43 AM - Jessica Oaks, Triple Pundit

You may not realize it, but at this very moment, you’re probably wasting electricity. Don’t feel too bad though; the fact of the matter is, most people are using more electricity than they need. The home is filled with electronic devices, and keeping track of them all can be a real hassle. Most of us tend not to think about it. After all, what damage can possibly be done by leaving the lights on in a room or setting the thermostat a couple of degrees cooler? Well, more than you probably think. When it comes to electrical usage, one should think of the age-old economic theory, the Tragedy of the Commons. The principle is simple: Individuals acting rationally and in their own self-interest can actually act against the best interests of the group, by wasting a common resource needed by the collective whole. You may not believe that you’re using an exorbitant amount of electricity, but over time, this usage adds up. And this usage burdens the electrical grid and increases your spending. Thankfully, by being conscious of this fact, you can make changes that benefit your wallet, and the community as well.

El Cambio Climático no es por actividad humana? Demuéstrelo por $ 10,000
June 26, 2014 11:21 AM - Jan Lee, Triple Pundit,, Triple Pundit

Pesimistas: Están de buenas. Si usted está convencido de que el cambio climático no es originado por el hombre, un físico en Texas quiere saber de usted. Traiga su tiza virtual, pula sus matemáticas, afine sus argumentos y demuestre su punto de vista. Su tiempo no será malgastado: Si usted puede probar de manera irrefutable su hipótesis, él le paga $ 10.000 dólares.

Solar Power Meets Half of Germany's Energy Demand
June 26, 2014 10:00 AM - Andrew Burger, Triple Pundit

A core facet of Chancellor Merkel's historic "Energiewende" clean energy transition, Germany has led the world in driving adoption of solar energy technology and systems. Although it is now pulling back hard on incentives, the market momentum created by its precedent-setting solar energy feed-in tariff (FiT) persists.

Climate Change Isn't Man-Made? Prove It For $10,000
June 25, 2014 10:08 AM - Jan Lee, Triple Pundit

Naysayers, you’re on. If you’re convinced that climate change isn’t man-made, a physicist in Texas wants to hear from you. Bring your virtual chalk, polish up your math, hone your argument and prove your point. Your time won’t be misspent: If you can irrefutably prove your hypothesis, he’ll pay you $10,000.

For healthy oceans, end illegal fishing: WWF
June 24, 2014 08:34 AM - 3P Contributor, Triple Pundit

Last week, Secretary of State John Kerry brought together some of the world's leading thinkers to chart a path for securing the future of our planet’s oceans and the communities and economies they support. Leaders from more than 80 countries delved into the most pressing issues facing our oceans, including marine pollution, climate change and unsustainable fisheries.

President Obama addresses seafood fraud and illegal fishing
June 17, 2014 09:44 PM - Jen Boynton, Triple Pundit

This morning, President Barack Obama announced an initiative to tackle seafood fraud and illegal fishing in the United States. His announcement coincides with the Global "Our Ocean" conference convened by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. In President Obama's announcement, he referenced the negative financial repercussions of overfishing as one of the key reasons for the initiative.

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