News

John Boesel
Submitted on October 20, 2007 - 12pm

Lofty goals for emissions reductions will mean nothing if significant advances in clean transportation technology don't emerge soon. Luckily, WESTSTART/CALSTART exists to encourage those breakthroughs.

Brad Sorensen
Submitted on October 20, 2007 - 12pm

Experts and investors alike agree that wind power is currently the most viable form of renewable energy available for mass production. Yet despite recent improvements in efficiency and cost, wind power has a long way to go.

Michelle Wyman
Submitted on October 20, 2007 - 12pm

A global organization comprised of local governments on every continent, International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) is well-equiped to fight climate change on all its diverse fronts.

William McDonough
Submitted on October 20, 2007 - 12am

Architect William McDonough's list of accomplishments is long and distinguished: author of Cradle to Cradle, Time Magazine "Hero" for the environment, founder of William McDonough+Partners.

Prof. Harry Atwater
Submitted on October 20, 2007 - 12am

Professor Harry Atwater of Caltech in Pasadena, California , gives a detailed explanation of his research into thin-film photovoltaics.

Rep. Earl  Blumenauer
Submitted on October 19, 2007 - 5pm

Long one of Congress' most sustainable- thinking members, Rep. Earl Blumenauer spoke with VerdeXchange News about the differences between the House and Senate versions of the Energy Bill.

Kevin Walsh
Submitted on August 30, 2007 - 1pm

With an 'Ecomagination' portfolio that includes partnerships and investments in seemingly every possible green space, GE's foresight has positioned the company as a premier green market driver.

Chris Hornor
Submitted on August 30, 2007 - 1pm

Having sold more solar units than any other company, Better Energy Systems’ green résumé touts an environmentally-friendly manufacturing process and marketing efforts that include helping citizens of developing countries reduce the health impacts of energy consumption.

Des McGinnes
Submitted on August 30, 2007 - 1pm

In the following VerdeXchange News interview, Ocean Power Delivery’s Des McGinnes explains how Europe’s renewable energy incentives are paving the way for wave energy abroad and how the implementation of similar technology in the United States remains largely unexplored.

Peter Peyton
Submitted on August 30, 2007 - 1pm

By their nature, the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles apply constant pressure to the often conflicting intersection of environmental mitigation and business development. No green goals will be possible, however, without the partnership of unions, such as the ILWU.

Submitted on August 30, 2007 - 1pm

VerdeXchange News is pleased to present the following report, written by Sarah Bernstein, Allan Emkin, and John Charley for PCA, which illuminates the mechanisms by which institutional investors should consider the environmental risks and opportunities associated with the venture capital market.

Rep. Earl Blumenauer
Submitted on July 31, 2007 - 5pm

The federal government has been playing the role of caboose to the world’s green movement. Rep. Earl Blumenauer, a long-time supporter of sustainable public policies, is out to change that.

Dan Mazmanian
Submitted on July 31, 2007 - 4pm

Dan Dudek, China-based chief economist for Environmental Defense, and Dan Mazmanian, USC Professor & former dean of the University   of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources and Environment, recently spoke with VerdeXchange News about their experiences with the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development—a unique advisory institution with the ear of the Chinese Premiere.


Steve Westly
Submitted on July 31, 2007 - 4pm

The investment portfolio of Steve Westly's newest venture, The Westly Group, includes an impressive list of companies with some of the most promising clean technologies on the market.

Ed Feo
Submitted on July 31, 2007 - 4pm

As partner with Milbank, Tweed, Headley & McCloy and chair of the firm's Energy and Projects group, Ed Feo helped negotiate one of the largest public-private parnerships in U.S. history: the $1.8 billion Chicago Skyway.

Senator DarrellSteinberg
Submitted on July 31, 2007 - 4pm

It is no secret that reductions in carbon emissions will require a holistic effort relying heavily on smart land use and transportation. A new bill in the California State Senate, SB 375, would compel local planning agencies to make planning choices that reduce Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT).

Hunter Lovins
Submitted on July 31, 2007 - 4pm

VerdeXchange News is pleased to present the following excerpts from an appearance made by Ms. Lovins in Los Angeles earlier this month, in which she details some of the businesses who are making extraordinary strides in the fight against global warming, as well as exposing some of the naysayers and myths in the ongoing debate about the proper solutions to this global crisis.

Charlie Crist
Submitted on July 31, 2007 - 4pm

Excerpts from the speech given by Florida Governor Charlie Crist at the Florida Climate Summit.

Tom Taylor
Submitted on July 31, 2007 - 4pm

After achieving unprecedented levels of sustainability with its headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri and recognizing a need in the market for a consultants on similar projects, Alberici Corp. launched Vertegy, a new green consulting subsidiary.

Jeffrey Immelt
Submitted on June 30, 2007 - 5pm

With the launch of its "Ecomagination" initiative, G.E. was one of the first companies to recognize the broad scope of applications available to green tech innovation.