For all of the Obama fallout over the recent Solyndra solar debacle, renewable energy continues to “heat up” shall we say. Despite the bad PR, the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) recently reported another milestone. During the first half of 2011, renewable energy sources (biomass/biofuels, geothermal, solar, water, and wind) produced 4.687 quadrillion Btus of energy or 12.25% of US ...Continue Reading → Share
On Thursday I attended my 2nd UTC Clean Tech roundtable event. Well worth my commute, the meeting focused on Ted Wilson’s update and discussion regarding the almost complete Ten-Year Utah Energy Initiative plan. Ted covered some of the very tough issues facing a conservative state meeting up with the realities of sustainability and the balance between People, Planet, and Profits.
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Today’s headlines quote outgoing BP CEO Hayward as saying the company’s response to the Gulf Oil Spill “has been a model of good social corporate responsibility.” From my PR chair, I think this is the capstone faux pas from the Brit. Even if he is correct, I don’t think anyone believes it. In fact, I suggest that for the next year or two any claims ...Continue Reading → Share