Air Force Challenges Biofuels Industry

As the Defense Department’s largest gas-guzzler, the U.S. Air Force (USAF) has challenged the biofuels industry to meet their production needs of several hundred million gallons of alternative fuels by 2016. In an effort to help wean the USAF off foreign oil, 50-50 blends of jet and synthetic fuels have been approved for flight. However,…

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Race for Renewables

Last night President Obama made several references to the growing renewable energy industry. He began by noting that the U.S. is not alone in its pursuit of clean energy. China, President Obama explained, is currently home to the largest solar power research facility and world’s fastest computer. He announced these breakthroughs with a steady air…

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The Lowdown of Labeling

By Valerie Kosheleff Still unsure what “natural”, “biodegradable”, “compostable” or “ecofriendly” truly mean?  No worries, so is everyone else.  Fortunately, 2011 shows great promise for integrity in environmental labeling. Not only has the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) taken steps this past year to revise its Guides for the Use of Environmental Marketing Claims (called Green…

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California’s Cap-and-Trade 101

By Valerie Kosheleff California Air Resources Board (CARB) moves forward this month by approving a Draft Resolution to the Cap-and-Trade rulemaking.  Cap-and-Trade, also called Emissions Trading, in California is part of the state’s 2006 landmark climate change legislation, Assembly Bill (AB) 32. Cap-and-Trade is only one component of AB 32, but is perhaps the least…

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Sandy Feet Events

Sandy Feet Events, the premiere athletic and social events company in San Diego, was started by owner Rachel Hiner.  What makes Sandy Feet Events stand out as the best events company in town is a combination of Rachel’s experience in this industry (co-founder Sun Strides Foundation) and the commitment to sponsoring events with a conscience. …

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