Between 40 and 50 percent of the cost of ownership and operation for a rooftop solar system is contributed by administrative costs such as permitting, financing and connecting to the grid, according to the Department of Energy (via the New York Times). Ramamoorthy Ramesh, the manager of the DOE’s SunShot program and a materials scientist from […]
Global Emissions Grow at Record Rate as Nations Seek Climate Treaty
By Tilde Herrera GreenBiz.com You may have heard the dismal news over the weekend that the global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions are back on the rise, following a temporary dip during the recession. CO2 emissions from burning fossil fuels and producing cement grew 5.9 percent in 2010, largely driven by surging emissions in developing countries, as well as a […]
Is Carbon Capture Part of the Problem, or Part of the Solution?
By Bruno Berthon, GreenBiz.Com December 05, 2011 The still-unproven carbon capture and storage technology is one of the most controversial topics among the business community at COP17. Will the ability to sequester emissions from fossil fuels save us, or doom us to rapid climate change?…