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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

Are Aluminum Bottles Greener than Glass?
July 18, 2009 11:33 AM - , Triple Pundit

Aluminum as a substitute for glass bottles has been inching its way into the consumer experience in the last few years, most notably in the US in the form of beer bottles from Anheuser-Busch and Iron City Beer, a popular regional brand founded in Pittsburgh. Coca-cola has also announced plans to roll out aluminum bottles in this country, though only in limited venues.

AIG Closed Climate Change Program Last Month
July 16, 2009 10:25 AM - Triple Pundit, Triple Pundit

Last month American Insurance Group (AIG) closed its climate change program, which included keeping an inventory of greenhouse gas emissions.

G8 Urges Economic Stability Measures, Fails to Pass Climate Bill
July 9, 2009 06:45 AM - , Triple Pundit

Today in L’Aquila, Italy, the Group of 8 (G8) Summit failed to pass unanimously a climate bill which would have mandated halving of global CO2 emissions by 2050 as part of the Group’s larger economic-stabilization plan. The Group — consisting of the United States, Japan, Germany, France, Great Britain, Italy, Canada, and Russia — believed passage of the bill would likely have broken the deadlock over sharing of the burden of cutting greenhouse gasses. The bill’s passage also would have laid the groundwork for an expected future U.N. climate pact in Copenhagen in December.

Greening the Fast Food Industry
July 8, 2009 10:27 AM - Triple Pundit, Triple Pundit

The world is becoming a greener place. I see hybrids on the road more than any other car. Fortune 500 companies are totally rethinking their corporate operations in an attempt to be more sustainable. The movement is spreading! It’s exciting, undeniably. But with the increased awareness come manipulative marketing crusades, questionable motives and high-profile smear campaigns.

Energy Efficiency: Can You Save Money Without Spending Money?
July 2, 2009 10:40 AM - Triple Pundit, Triple Pundit

In today’s economy, energy efficiency is a top priority for both public and private institutions. It promises to reduce energy expenditures, lower GHG emissions, and — of course! — to save a pile of money. So, does this mean that we can finally save money from energy efficiency — without having to spend more cash first?

Thoughts on the Waxman-Markey Climate Bill
June 28, 2009 10:37 AM - Rod Adams, Atomic Insights, Triple Pundit

The Waxman-Markey climate bill (HR 2454), passed in the U.S. House of Representatives today, is hailed by many as the most important piece of climate change legislation ever. Yet it's still receiving a surprising amount of opposition from environmentalists, mostly for it's plentiful polluter permits, weak renewable electricity goals, and low carbon emission reduction targets .

Combined Heat and Power for the Home Now a Reality
June 26, 2009 10:28 AM - , Triple Pundit

Imagine taking an already efficient gas furnace and generating a home's electricity directly from it, while it heats? That's the reality that Marathon Engine has in store for the North American market today.

Chinese Companies Creating Better Green Products
June 24, 2009 10:10 AM - , Triple Pundit

Ten companies received Business Week’s (BW) Greener China Business Awards. Although still the world’s biggest user of coal powered energy, China is emerging as an "incubator for clean technology," as BW puts it.

Bloomberg vs. Newsom: The Debate Over Green Building
June 11, 2009 10:17 AM - , Triple Pundit

Mayor Bloomberg, of New York City, has some ambitious goals when it comes to reducing his city’s carbon footprint. These goals are trying to be matched by San Francisco’s mayor Gavin Newsom.

A World First — Tankers on Shore Power when at Dock
June 5, 2009 12:10 PM - , Triple Pundit

A major source of air pollution in port areas comes from the giant vessels that tie up at their docks to load and unload cargo. That’s because the powerful diesel engines have to run continuously to keep the ships’ equipment and support systems operating. That also means continuous spewing of GHG and diesel particulate emissions into the local air. A solution to this massive emissions problem has long existed but is not widely implemented because it involves expensive modifications both on-ship and to offshore facilities. It’s called shore power, which allows ships to shut down their diesel engines at berth and literally plug into the landside electricity grid, thus improving air quality.

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