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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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What If China's Greenhouse Gas Emissions Are 25% Made By The Export Sector?
July 10, 2008 08:33 AM - , Triple Pundit

So the next climate deal is another watered down soapy substance now that China and India pulled the plug at the G8 meeting held in Japan. The stalemate that’s visible was exactly what was feared by everybody; diametrically opposed parties over the emissions by the world’s largest energy consuming countries. Time for a change in approach? Perhaps it's time for a change in accounting methods. Take China for instance. At least 23% of this country’s carbon emissions are from goods that are exported to industrialized countries. So is it fair that the country is held responsible for all of its emissions in the new climate deal?

What's the difference between Carbon Offsets and Renewable Energy Credits, Anyway?
July 9, 2008 09:54 AM - , Triple Pundit

One difference between Renewable Energy Credits and Carbon Offsets is the way they are measured.

Global Leaders Need to Forge Consensus and Act Now, Climate Change Experts
July 8, 2008 10:06 AM - , Triple Pundit

Government leaders need to act quickly and establish clear, consistent, inclusive and long-term climate change policies, according to a global survey of key climate change decision makers and scientists conducted by GlobeScan.

Retooling a Developed Economy’s Energy Base: Germany at the Head of the Class
July 7, 2008 09:09 AM - , Triple Pundit

Energy consumption in Germany dropped 5.6% - the equivalent of 18.5 tons of oil - in 2007 as its economy grew 2.5%, according to BP’s latest statistical review of world energy, illustrating that economic growth is possible while clean technology is put in place and alternative, renewable energy resources are developed.

The Backroom Biofuel Processors Are Meeting Online On A Professional Exchange
July 4, 2008 10:05 AM - , Triple Pundit

Biodiesel processors are in strong demand now that the price of petrol is going through the roof. (Small) businesses are increasingly beginning to produce their own biofuels and in an effort to breath more life into the new market, the U.S. Biofuels Exchange Inc. (USBE) has launched a biofuels platform. The new platform matches biofuel producers of all sizes with buyers.

McCain and Obama's Plans to Combat Climate Change
July 2, 2008 09:28 AM - , Triple Pundit

Regardless of who is elected next November, both candidates agree that climate change is a fact and not a theory. John McCain and Barack Obama however vary widely in their response to this issue, leaving the American people with a choice of approaches when choosing the next president. McCain’s primary tools include implementing a cap and trade system for emissions and utilizing greater amounts of nuclear power and “clean”Ě coal.

New Apple iPhone 3G to arrive in Green Packaging
July 1, 2008 10:59 AM - , Triple Pundit

It's faster, it's cheaper, it's just as beautiful, and now it's greener--at least its packaging is. Apple, the same company that got bruised in its fistfight with Greenpeace last year, literally just announced that its new iPhone 3G, in all of the glory of its already unprecedented demand, will arrive next Friday outfitted in green packaging.

Pushing the PV Envelope: Organic Solar Cells Moving into Production
July 1, 2008 10:03 AM - , Triple Pundit

Organic photovoltaic cells, including dye-sensitized cells (DSCs) - may be the ultimate when it comes to offering off-grid, micro-power generation. Initial small-scale technology and market tests — solar chargers for mobile phones in Africa, for example - are under way as researchers continue to try to find ways to boost solar energy conversion efficiencies — which now surpass 5% for small organic PV cells and up to 11% for DSCs - minimize production costs and develop markets for both small- and large-scale applications.

The Greening of the Hotel Industry
June 30, 2008 08:18 AM - , Triple Pundit

Going ”ėgreen’ is more than a mere fad in the hotel industry. The San Francisco based Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants began implementing environmental initiatives in 1985. Twenty years later Kimpton created EarthCare, which has over 40 eco-friendly practices, including energy and water conservation. In 2006 Kimpton earned the National GeoTourism Award given by National Geographic Traveler and the Travel Industry Association of America. The state of California acknowledged Kimpton’s efforts.

Scientists Are Developing Alloy Based Fridges Running On 50% Less Energy
June 25, 2008 09:50 AM - , Triple Pundit

European researchers say they have begun to develop fridges that are powered by a 100% alloy which will reduce their energy usage by 50%. In the last 15 years, fridge technology developers have had to consider what option would be the lesser of two evils. Environmentalists alerted them to the harmful side effects of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), the refrigerant chemical, but alternative refrigerants require a lot more energy.

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