By Tom Raftery on May 7, 2010
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And here are this week’s Green numbers:
BP ‘facing £15bn loss’ over Gulf of Mexico oil spill | Business | The Guardian
It doesn’t pay to pollute.
The Gulf of Mexico oil spill disaster is likely to cost BP $23bn (£15bn) and its shares can be expected to lag behind those of its [...]
Posted in Trends & Concepts | Tagged bp, carbon trading, carbon trading fraud, deepwater horizon, GreenNumbers, gulf of mexico, niger delta, nigeria, oil spill, oilspill, pollution, royal dutch shell, shell
By Tom Raftery on March 11, 2010
Photo credit Neubie A perfect storm consisting of the EPA, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and investors is pressuring companies to come clean on their environmental risks and performance. I wrote a post a couple of weeks ago about FaceBook’s decision to use a primarily coal-burning utility to power its new data center where […]
By Tom Raftery on February 26, 2010
Here is this Friday’s Green Numbers round-up: Mitsubishi to build £100m UK wind turbine factory | Environment | guardian.co.uk Government aim of making Britain a centre of green manufacturing win a major boost from plans that will create hundreds of jobs tags: greennumbers, uk, wind, mitsubishi, wind turbine Hydrogen taxi cabs to serve London by […]
Posted in Trends & Concepts | Tagged coal, Efficient energy use, Fuel cell, GreenNumbers, hydrogen, hydrogen taxi, mitsubishi, near threshold computing, pollution, Sierra Club, sustainable investments, uranium, uranium mining, Wind turbine, wisconsin
Should FaceBook’s investors be worried that the site is sourcing energy for its new data center from coal?
By Tom Raftery on February 23, 2010
Should FaceBook’s investors be worried that the site is sourcing energy for its new data center from primarily coal-fired power? FaceBook is fourth largest web property (by unique visitor count) and well on its way to becoming third. It is valued in excess of $10 billion and its investors include Russian investment company DST, Accel […]
Posted in Featured Posts, Trends & Concepts | Tagged Accel Partners, arsenic, bp, climate change, co2, coal, data center, Electricity generation, Facebook, Fossil fuel power plant, Greenhouse gas, Greylock Partners, investor, investor revolt, mercury, PacifiCorp, pollution, radiation, Risk, selenium, shell
By Tom Raftery on February 19, 2010
Do risk and compliance have a part to play in reducing pollution? EQ2 certainly thinks so.
Steve Burt, the founder and CEO of EQ2, is a former economist having worked at senior levels with Dun & Bradstreet and British Petroleum. His approach, which he calls Granular Resource Economics (GRE), enables companies to quickly see at a [...]
By Tom Raftery on February 19, 2010
Here is this Friday’s Green Numbers round-up: World’s top firms cause $2.2tn of environmental damage, report estimates | Environment | The Guardian Report for the UN into the activities of the world’s 3,000 biggest companies estimates one-third of profits would be lost if firms were forced to pay for use, loss and damage of environment […]
Posted in Trends & Concepts | Tagged belgian chocolate, child labour, child slaves, employee engagement, environmental damage, fair trade, fairtrade, financially accountable, GreenNumbers, Oxfam, pollution, Sustainability
By Tom Raftery on December 1, 2009
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We last wrote about the Eye on Earth site in July 2008. If you can’t remember that far back, a quick recap – Microsoft and the European Environmental Agency (EEA) signed a non-exclusive five year deal with a goal to “make environmental information more accessible to citizens in Europe”.
EyeOnEarth, the [...]