Robert F. Kennedy Jr. at COMMIT!Forum 2012, Part 6
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Robert F. Kennedy Jr. sat down with Video4Good at the 2012 COMMIT!Forum in New York. In an extended interview, Kennedy discusses his career in the environmental movement and the impacts of business on the planet. He explores the roots of environmental problems, analyzes the current situation and offers solutions for creating a healthy, prosperous future for society and the natural world.
A survey of the 13-highest growth solar cities in California finds that at least three-fourths of the solar residential market has chosen solar service from third-party owned systems over private control and operation. The majority of the state’s small-scale photovoltaic installations are turnkey operations provided by private renewable energy companies. California leads the U.S. in solar installations, with 36 percent of the country’s total capacity of installed panels.
Oil and gas companies in California that make frequent corporate responsibility disclosures and high corporate political campaign contributions provide higher shareholder returns, according to a new study released by the UC Davis School of Management. The study complements previous reports showing that compliance with clean air legislation increased the productivity of refining companies in the state.
Like it or not, genetically engineered foods make up a significant portion of our nation’s food supply. Approximately ninety-three percent of all U.S. soy and canola and eighty-six percent of our corn are genetically modified. There are informed positions on both sides of the debate around genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, pertaining to the health and long-term safety of these food products. But many assert that as long as this debate still rages, consumers deserve to know whether they’re eating and serving foods that have been genetically modified.
With a second wave of fuel cell installations in California and Connecticut, AT&T facilities will produce 17.1 MW of cleaner power from Bloom Energy servers
(3BL Media) Dallas, TX and Sunnyvale, CA - October 2, 2012 – Reliable and affordable alternative power generation is crucial for a clean energy future. AT&T took a step toward that future with the announcement of a planned additional 9.6 MW of fuel cell power from clean energy provider Bloom Energy. The new installations will make AT&T Bloom Energy’s largest non-utility customer.
While most of us were taking it easy this Labor Day weekend, California’s photovoltaic panels were hard at work, generating record amounts of clean solar power needed to keep living rooms cool and drinks ice cold.
On both Saturday and Sunday, solar power in the state peaked at just over 1,000 megawatts (MW). That’s roughly the same capacity as two large natural gas-fired plants. (Of course, gas-fired plants can keep the lights on at night, when solar isn’t much use.)
The Colorado River’s $26 Billion Economy Recovers as River Once Again Reaches the Gulf of California
(3BL Media) Denver, CO - July 19, 2012 - This could be the headline of the near future if Americans heed the call today and take action to save the Colorado River.
In an effort to engage the arid southwestern United States in the importance of water conservation and river protection, The Redford Center, along with partners Save The Colorado, New Belgium Brewing, Patagonia, and Clif Bar announces a summer 7-city southwestern US screening tour of the documentary film WATERSHED: Exploring a New Water Ethic for the New West.