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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.
European Scientists: 'Let's Set Up A Global Solar Energy Grid'
October 25, 2008 09:10 AM - , Triple Pundit
The Europeans are serious about nanotechnology to wean countries off using fossil fuels in the next century. ThereĀ“s considerable interest in setting up a solar grid that is global because the sun consistently shines on some part of the planet.
How to get 400+ MPG Shipping Freight
October 24, 2008 09:14 AM - , Triple Pundit
When you think of freight trains, what comes to mind? Loud. Graffiti covered. Blocking your way for 10+ minutes at the intersection as it lumbers by. But what if I were to tell you it was one of the greenest methods of shipping, and at least when it comes to CSX, it's getting greener by the day?
Gas Prices + CO2 + Economy = The Perfect Storm
October 22, 2008 10:03 AM - , Triple Pundit
We don’t yet know who will win the White House on November 4th. But what we do know is that the next administration will need to deal with a triplet of crises in the economy, environment, and energy. We’re watching the upward tick of the cost of a gallon of gas, the downward spiral of our economy, and the steady march towards 390 parts per million of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere. Any one of these issues could make for a disaster. But as the three fronts converge, what we have is the perfect storm.
The New Solar Bottleneck: Labor Shortage
October 21, 2008 09:43 AM - , Triple Pundit
The Solar Power International 2008 exhibit hall has a tradition of showcasing new product launches and the latest in solar technology, and this year was no exception.
Top 10 Green Jobs with Salaries Over 100k
October 20, 2008 09:26 AM - , Triple Pundit
In this time of economic uncertainty, it’s reassuring to hear that we’re in the right field!Forbes has the hook on the increase in environmental jobs with salaries over $100,000.
A Lesson In Changing Light Bulbs
October 19, 2008 09:47 AM - , Triple Pundit
In recent days the news poured in from all corners of the earth; many, many countries are going to force their citizens to change their light bulbs. No joke - 27 countries in Europe, Australia, Canada, Cuba and the Philippines are all eliminating incandescent light bulbs as early as 2010 and replacing them by fluorescent bulbs. And the US 2008 energy bill phases out filament light bulbs for traditional use starting 2012 with an official ban effective in 2014.
What If Clients Expect a Card? Can You Do It Green? - Recycled Holiday Cards
October 17, 2008 07:41 AM - , Triple Pundit
This is a guest post by John Simonetta, owner ofProforma Green, an eco-friendly promotional items consultancy. John’s blogs are designed to keep us up to date on the “greening” of his industry. It is October and in the promotional products industry that means it is time to start talking about holiday cards.
Cost of Deforestation is Vastly Greater than that of the Current Financial Crisis
October 11, 2008 09:12 AM - , Triple Pundit
While your 401K smolders in ruins, take a gander at this BBC article and it might give you some perspective. Unfortunately, it's not immediately an optimistic perspective: We are actually losing more money through deforestation than through the current financial meltdown. The reasoning behind this is clear when we start calculating the often overlooked value ofNatural Capital - resources provided by our environment including minerals, water, air, sunlight, heat, plants, animals, and other organic matter.
One Megawatt Solar Power System Unveiled at Gap Inc.'s West Coast Distribution Center
October 9, 2008 09:45 AM - , Triple Pundit
MMA Renewable Ventures and SunPower Corporation joined representatives from Gap, Inc. on Tuesday to unveil a one megawatt solar power system at the Gap’s West Coast Distribution Center in Fresno. The five-acre installation is one of the largest in northern California. Designed bySunPower, the system features SunPower Tracker technology that tracks the sun’s movements throughout the day. The system increases energy capture by up to 25% over fixed-tilt systems, while decreasing land use requirements.
Is There a Green Upside to the Economic Meltdown?
October 7, 2008 09:14 AM - , Triple Pundit
The economic meltdown could be good news for the area of clean energy investing, according to Steven Fraser, a senior lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania and author of the recently published "Wall Street: America's Dream Palace." Fraser believes that backlash to the recent economic crisis will result in a new era of enlightened regulation and investment akin to Roosevelt's New Deal, which helped America climb out of the Great Depression. Fraser offered these opinions in a recent interview on WHYY's Fresh Air program.