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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.
Solar Company Offers to Buy a Piece of GM
November 20, 2008 07:39 AM - , Triple Pundit
You know times have changed when a German solar energy company is offering to throw General Motors a bone and shell out $1.26 billion for one of its subsidiaries.
Energy at a Tipping Point Part 1: A Conversation with Worldwatch's Chris Flavin
November 18, 2008 08:46 AM - , Triple Pundit
Last week I attended a discussion entitled After the Election: Where is Cleantech Headed Now? hosted by TiE(The Indus Entrepreneurs) at their Silicon Valley headquarters. The event was moderated by Andrew Chung ofLightspeed Venture Partners with presentations by Chris Flavin of Worldwatch Institute and Dr. Dick Swanson, founder of SunPower.
New Generation of BPA Free Bottles Aims at Spas and Gyms
November 17, 2008 07:45 AM - , Triple Pundit
This is a guest post by John Simonetta, owner of an eco-friendly promotional items consultancy. Johnâ€™s blogs are designed to keep us up to date on the â€œgreeningâ€ of his industry. I mentioned before in this blog that the gym and spa industry is one of the main buyers of sport bottles. It makes sense, sign-up for a membership, get a water bottle and t-shirt.
Recycled Glass Countertops Take Home CleanTech Award
November 13, 2008 09:06 AM - , Triple Pundit
As GreenBiz reported on Tuesday, the 2008 CleanTech Open concluded earlier this week, showcasing some of the most exciting new innovations in the world of sustainability. Among the winners walking away with a prize package worth $100,000 in cash and business resources was BottleStone, a Los Altos Hills company that makes ceramic stone countertops out of recycled glass.
Obama Energy Plan and 5 Business Opportunities It Supports
November 11, 2008 08:59 AM - , Triple Pundit
In his inauguration speech, President-Elect Obama said we need an economy that addresses the "new energy to harness and new jobs to be created." But what are some of the opportunities to watch for? Check out his plan below, and then lets discuss some of the areas that should see increased opportunity.
Follow the Green Brick Road to Recovery?
November 4, 2008 09:37 AM - , Triple Pundit
Back on September 9, John Podesta'sCenter for American Progress released a study called Green Recovery <>, which promised two million new jobs from a $100 billion investment over two years. That day was also my birthday, so my attention was elsewhere. But nearly two months later in the wake of the financial meltdown, taking a second look at the report seems worthwhile, since now more than ever, a road to recovery for the United States and the world could very well be paved with green bricks.
Credit Crisis May Halt Pickins' Largest Wind Farm in the World
November 3, 2008 11:07 AM - , Triple Pundit
The credit crunch is not just hurting the banks and the real estate market. Even the billionaire and wind energy enthusiast, T. Boone Pickens is having trouble financing his high profile 4000 MW wind farm. The price tag on this Texas wind farm is a hefty $10 and $12 billion.
How do you know what's green and what's not?
October 31, 2008 10:39 AM - , Triple Pundit
In a recent interview on Green Talk Radio, I was asked, "How do you know who's green and who's not?" My answer was that it was a moving target, and that for the most part there isn't one overarching yardstick for what is and isn't green, or as green as they claim to be. Or even what being green means.
Recycle Your Water Bottles On Your Laptop
October 30, 2008 12:19 PM - , Triple Pundit
This is a guest post by John Simonetta, owner ofProforma Green, an eco-friendly promotional items consultancy. Johnâ€™s blogs are designed to keep us up to date on the â€œgreeningâ€ of his industry. From leather to leader is how Leedâ€™s explains it on their website. How about from bottles to briefcases? That might be a better description for Leed's line of 100% recycled promotional items made from water bottles and other recycled everyday items.
Solar Fuels Nevada Economy
October 28, 2008 11:14 AM - , Triple Pundit
The American Southwest has some of the best solar resources in the world. Nevada, with abundant land and sunshine is becoming a hot bed for the solar industry. The result is green jobs and billions of investment dollars that are boosting this desert economy.