Environment

The Nature Conservancy Photo Contest Winner

Tulus Simatupang of British Columbia, Canada won the Grand Prize for the 2013 Digital Photo Contest sponsored by The Nature Conservancy. The photo that won is of a heron in flight with a red-winged blackbird. It was a top choice by judges and also received the most 1st place votes from supporters. Visit The Nature […]

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Understanding Fuel Cells Resources

How does a fuel cell work? See the list of resources below; energy tax incentives are also included. But first, I recently came across ClearEdge Power, a company that provides fuel cell-based energy systems (hot water, electricity) for both commercial and residential facilities. The concept is interesting. Here’s a brief excerpt from their website about […]


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Networked Solar Conference 2011

Organized by Greentech Media, the upcoming Networked Solar Conference will highlight the convergence of renewable energy and the smart grid. Industry experts from both fields will be on hand to answer questions such as: How is the Smart Grid evolving, and what values will it bring to utilities and consumers? How are innovations in solar […]



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Oil Obit: Creating Climate Wealth Summit 2010

Received an invite to the Summit 2010 “Creating Climate Wealth” from the event coordinators – thought I’d share: How can you use your business know-how to make a difference in the fight against climate change? Join representatives from GE, CODA Automotive, and many of today’s fastest growing climate wealth creators at the Creating Climate Wealth […]


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China Spelling Out Greenhouse Gas Goals

China claims it is serious about curbing greenhouse gas emissions and on Sunday moved to spell out greenhouse gas emission goals with a five year plan according to Reuters. Here’s an excerpt and link to the story: BEIJING (Reuters) – China said on Sunday it will spell out greenhouse gas emissions goals and monitoring rules […]


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Marketing: Green Now Mainstream

Given the opportunities and consumer awareness, many companies have long since jumped on the "Green Marketing" bandwagon. And, green marketing is now mainstream. Jacquelyn Ottman provides her views and trends based on years of experience. Her article, published on the Harvard Business blog, is a good read. Here’s an excerpt and link to the full […]


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Green Winners Paper By A.T. Kearney

While updating my alumni info on the A.T. Kearney website, I surfed around and found, “Green Winners” – a white paper explaining why firms are wise to continue their sustainability efforts. As companies cut costs to get through the current global economic slowdown, there is often a temptation to abandon recent forays into sustainability. Yet […]


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Want to Stop Receiving the Yellow Pages in Print

If you’re like me, you never even open the copy of the “printed” Yellow Pages you receive. Mine ends up in the recycling bin within days. Now, you can stop the waste and save a few trees in the process by opting-out of the Yellow Pages delivery. ParkHowell.com has a detailed post about the amount […]


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The Mother Nature Network Launches

Oil Obit | Energy News/January 30, 2009: PRWEB reports the launch of The Mother Nature Network, an environmental news and information website at mnn.com. The site is using an advertising supported model to provide green news and information. Advertising veteran Joel Babbit and Rolling Stones Keyboardist (Chuck Leavell) teamed up to provide environmental information for […]


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Shell Funds Energy Land Reclaimation Study

On of the key issues facing the environment today is venture capital and funding support from large corporations. Oil Obit Energy News is interested in following the money and we will report on developments in the sector. Recently, we learned that Shell is providing a $950,000 grant to enable Colorado State University (CSU) researchers to […]