What next for renewables in cities? – the expert view

As renewable energy projects are rolled out in cities around the world, we spoke to companies and organisations working in the sector to find out what’s happening and what to expect. Here’s what they said. ‘It’s cheaper than the alternatives’ – Sarah Chapman, CEO, Faro Energy In an increasing number of cities around the world, businesses are switching to rooftop solar. The trend started in [...]

Building a Better World Also Builds a Better Workplace

By David GoldbergI started my first business in 2006, having just quit a banking job in Los Angeles. Finance had left me uninspired and unmotivated, so I moved to Berlin and founded my first company in pursuit of fulfillment and purpose.However, the reality of starting and growing a business wasn’t quite as I’d imagined. My idyllic vision of entrepreneurship was dashed by pressing business needs, [...]

Conservation Investing by Companies Shows Dramatic Growth

Over the last few years, socially and environmentally conscious impact investing by the corporate sector has witnessed encouraging growth. One of the key components of this field is “conservation investing,” which has assumed increasing importance in view of the global commitment to achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Tracking the corporate investments made by businesses in the area of environmental conservation, Forest Trends has [...]

A 100% Clean Energy Revolution: Town-by-Town, City-by-City and State-by-State

By Leah Y Parks In the face of the new administration and the Republican Party’s push to increase support of fossil fuels, there remains significant movement toward a clean-energy future. Local efforts are now poised to drive the country to a 21st-century energy infrastructure, with or without the federal government. Joining California, New York and Hawaii with aggressive clean technology policies, Massachusetts is now considering one of the [...]

This Guy Is Photographing The Resistance — And Donating The Best Shots

“This is a revolution. I want to be a part of it.” By Sarah Ruiz-Grossman DAVID MORIYA Women’s March, NYC, Jan. 21.  For HuffPost’s #LoveTakesAction series, we’re telling stories of how people are standing up to hate and supporting those most threatened. What will you stand up for? Tell us with #LoveTakesAction. Freelance photographer David Moriya is documenting the resistance to President Donald Trump’s administration [...]

We Must Rise Up For Transgender Children

Wednesday night, as the Republican Administration announced its withdrawal of federal guidance that protected transgender and gender-nonconforming students in public schools from being discriminated against based on their gender identity, I sat in a movie theater on the Lower East Side. I was there for a preview screening of the first episode of “When We Rise,” a four-part television docudrama that follows the lives of [...]

3 Signs the Hydrogen Economy is For Real

The dream of a zero-emission hydrogen economy amounted to little more than pixie dust just a few years ago. But that was then and this is now. In the first part of February alone, three big stories about hydrogen fuel cells in the U.S., Japan and Germany demonstrate that the hydrogen economy is already beginning to deliver on its promise of abundant, zero-emission fuel. One [...]

The Rise of the ‘Rage-Donation’

A lazy, middle-class citizen's form of protest—that actually works. Someone I know told me recently that he's picked up a new habit since the election of Donald Trump: Every time he gets angry watching the news or reading his Facebook feed, he makes a donation to a nonprofit whose cause he believes in. He likes to choose donation recipients that help "offset" whatever's pissing him [...]