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“Does Asia really challenge the U.S. for Green Tech Supremacy?!”

By Loretta White
July 2, 2009
File under: Business News, Business Profiles, Carbon Emissions, clean energy, Clean Tech, Consumer Awareness, Economy, Green Jobs, Green Practices, Health, Invest Green, Non-Sustainable Products, Waste


Our editor sent me a link to a Time Magazine article titled “Asia Challenges the U.S. for Green Tech Supremacy”
I was enraged at the shallowness of this thought process. Having worked within global manufacturing for over fifteen years. I have seen the “new pink,” the buzz words that become the focus of corporations.

Spoken by the CEO’s to boards, stockholders and management; like “outsource,” ‘DIVERSITY,” “Supply Chain,” all of which have been great ideas that turned scapegoats; used for the purpose of getting a tax advantage, saving money, all about the stock price today. Nothing considered as to the long term ramifications. And this article is that one-dimensional.

With this knowledge, knowing others have similar insights I am throwing this out there to start a discussion. …read more of “Does Asia really challenge the U.S. for Green Tech Supremacy?!” here

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Save Energy Now

By Loretta White
January 26, 2009
File under: Business News, clean energy, Clean Tech, Design & Innovation, Green Practices, Invest Green


The Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Industrial Technology Program’s (ITP’s) Save Energy Now (SEN) initiative is kicking off its third successful year.

Three companies have already saved $1.5Mil and the goal is to drive a 25% reduction in U.S. industrial energy by 2017. It began in 2006 and led to the conservation of over 52 trillion British thermal units (Btu) per annum of natural gas. The program has just received new wind and ties in with the existing initiatives such as this and the US Energy Star program has just been revived.

This program has been tremendously successful in helping American businesses and manufacturing facilities save energy, save money and band together. See case studies.

The SEN program conducts Energy Saving Assessments or ESA’s of the most energy-intensive plants and works with partners to find energy-saving solutions. …read more of Save Energy Now here

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