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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

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. John’s blogs are designed to keep us up to date on the “greening” of his industry. From leather to leader is how Leed’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.

Green Energy And IT? A Match Made In Heaven!
October 27, 2008 10:51 AM - , Triple Pundit

Electronics giants have various options to produce devices that are less damaging for the environment. Among the easier options is to design products that are less energy consuming. But the companies are increasingly devoting their talent and know how to the creation of proprietary power generating systems for their own manufacturing plants to run on wind or solar energy.

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. There´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.

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