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Virtual energy storage: Using buildings as batteries

Virtual energy storage: Using buildings as batteries | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
How to save tens of billions of dollars, create a catalyst for the renewable energy industry, improve utility profitability, strengthen security and slow global climate change.
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Meat-Free Product Sales Are Rising as Meat Consumption Falls

Meat-Free Product Sales Are Rising as Meat Consumption Falls | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
There’s one area that’s gaining traction by the day: meat reduction. Some savvy businesses have noticed a decreasing demand for meat and are creating new products to meet every meat-free need.
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Regulator Cites TransCanada

Regulator Cites TransCanada | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Canada's main energy regulator cited a unit of TransCanada for allegedly failing to comply with pipeline-safety regulations.
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Did EPEAT relax its standards for Apple's MacBook Pro?

Did EPEAT relax its standards for Apple's MacBook Pro? | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Critics allege that the green computer registry "caved in" to customer pressure, and shouldn't have given the latest version of the popular laptop its stamp of approval.
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Billionaire Plans to Turn Hawaiian Island Into a Solar-Powered "Eco Lab"

Billionaire Plans to Turn Hawaiian Island Into a Solar-Powered "Eco Lab" | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Oracle CEO Larry Ellison bought nearly the entire island of Lanai for $500 million. Now, he says he's going to turn it into a sustainable paradise filled with electric cars, organic farms, and solar power.
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Can Facebook activate a billion consumers to be green?

Can Facebook activate a billion consumers to be green? | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
It's an unprecedented opportunity.What issues would you choose? What messages would you impart? How would you leverage the opportunity to affect behavior change at scale?
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Renewables, Efficiency Could Easily Replace Indian Point's Nuclear Power: Report

Renewables, Efficiency Could Easily Replace Indian Point's Nuclear Power: Report | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
As New York's aging Indian Point nuclear power plant comes up for relicensing, a new report shows that its electricity simply isn't needed.
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Costa Rica Fully Bans Shark Fin Trade

Costa Rica Fully Bans Shark Fin Trade | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Though shark finning itself had already been banned, transportation and import of shark fins had not been.
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PUMA Biodegradable Clothing Launch

PUMA Biodegradable Clothing Launch | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
PUMA announced the upcoming release of a promised fashion line featuring both clothing and shoes that will be completely biodegradable and recyclable...
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PepsiCo launches new Facebook-inspired carbon calculator

PepsiCo launches new Facebook-inspired carbon calculator | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
PepsiCo, in partnership with Columbia University, has created a tool that can calculate the carbon footprint of thousands of products within minutes. ...
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As Americans Rush to Fresh Food, Supermarket Chains Follow

As Americans Rush to Fresh Food, Supermarket Chains Follow | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Local foods sales are booming, having doubled to $11 billion in the past ten years. Wal-Mart, Safeway and other big firms are trying to cash in.
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Chicken Pollution Lawsuit Against Perdue Determines Future of the Chesapeake Bay

Chicken Pollution Lawsuit Against Perdue Determines Future of the Chesapeake Bay | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Waterkeeper Alliance has sued Perdue to hold the poultry producer liable for pollution that has long dogged the Chesapeake Bay.
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The 40 Year Lightbulb: Firefly LED Lights Cut Energy Costs 90%

The 40 Year Lightbulb: Firefly LED Lights Cut Energy Costs 90% | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
This unique LED lightbulb design requires no special fixtures, is dimmable, and could cut energy costs by 90%.
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The Newest Waste-to-Energy Innovation: Repurposing Horse Manure

The Newest Waste-to-Energy Innovation: Repurposing Horse Manure | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The Horse Poo Bank offers you an investment in the future, supporting clean solutions for the climate together with breakthrough technologies in modern energies, "green" chemicals and nutrients. All you need to do is invest in horse manure.
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David And Charles Koch Send Pro-Romney Mailing To 50,000 Employees

David And Charles Koch Send Pro-Romney Mailing To 50,000 Employees | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
David and Charles Koch are "attempting to control their workers' votes" by sending out pro-Romney informational packets and "stifling workplace political speech," In These Times reports.
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Walmart to Save $150 Million Thanks to Sustainability Programs

Walmart to Save $150 Million Thanks to Sustainability Programs | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Walmart announced last week it could save as much as $150 million during the company’s 2013 fiscal year due to several of its sustainability programs.
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Wastewater Treatment Plant to Produce Electricity From Fuel Cells

Wastewater Treatment Plant to Produce Electricity From Fuel Cells | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Working in conjunction with Anaergia Services, a division of Anaergia, provider of biogas production systems, and Fuel Cell Energy, makers of molten carbonate fuel cells, Inland Empire Utilities Agency (IEUA) implemented a 2.8 MW fuel cell solution...
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Designers, brands take steps toward sustainable fashion

Designers, brands take steps toward sustainable fashion | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Call it the H&M effect, or fast fashion. Americans are buying, and discarding, clothes more quickly than ever. On average, each of us throws 54 pounds of clothes and shoes into the trash each year.
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Oil-Rich Norway Doubles Its Carbon Tax on Oil Companies

Oil-Rich Norway Doubles Its Carbon Tax on Oil Companies | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
There goes Scandinavia again, making the rest of the world look bad.
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Disney's radical new paper policy to have major impact

Disney's radical new paper policy to have major impact | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The company has pledged to reduce its overall paper use and increase its use of recycled paper.
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Pollution-Cleaning Clothing Created With Special Laundry Detergent

Pollution-Cleaning Clothing Created With Special Laundry Detergent | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
In as little as two years, we may have a wash-n-rinse cycle that cleans more than just dirt.
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Achieving zero waste means focusing on destination, not diversion

Achieving zero waste means focusing on destination, not diversion | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
We need to stop getting diverted by diversion rates. Instead, consider these five ways to ensure that every product can be reused or reprocessed into something else.
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Lincoln Center Now 100% Wind Powered

Lincoln Center Now 100% Wind Powered | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The purchase of renewable energy credits means the avoidance of over 50,000 tons of CO2 each year.
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Boeing Patents Idea for Blasting Space Junk With Gas

Boeing Patents Idea for Blasting Space Junk With Gas | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The stream of ideas for how to get rid of the massive amounts of junk we have orbiting around the planet never stops.
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Billionaire CEO Threatens To Fire Employees If Obama Wins

Billionaire CEO Threatens To Fire Employees If Obama Wins | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The CEO of a massive timeshare company sent an email to his employees yesterday, threatening to fire some of them if President Obama wins re-election.
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