Copenhagen, host city to the much anticipated COP15 conference next week, is celebrating the holidays with a 17-meter-tall tree powered by the people. A major goal for the conference is to limit global warming, but expectations of a positive outcome are low, with the U.S. Congress’s inability to pass an energy and climate bill that limits green house emissions.
Some simple suggestions for turning time honored traditions into sustainable living during the holidays.
Greenparents.com has come to the rescue with the top 10 Green children’s products for this year’s Christmas season.
A huge part of being a successful entrepreneur is being able to create new trends and provide quality customer service without the price hike. Rick’s Cabaret has experienced much success on these two principles, by combining the luxury of fine dining with the excitement of a gentlemen’s club.
The owners of Rick’s Cabaret have also found success with XTC, Onyx, Tootsies, Couples Touch and Naughty Bids with locations in Charlotte, New York, Houston, San Antonio and Philadelphia.
It has been an interesting few weeks for stock investors, they are doing their best to predict what can be expected of consumers in the fourth quarter, but for now, it’s still hard to tell. And the famous Cash for Clunkers program caused an explosion in car sales and made it hard to tell how the economy was truly doing under all these temporary boosts in sales. It’s been a whirlwind in the market last week, and the majority of the concerns come down to the consumer. Will we be able to lift ourselves out of this economy? That’s what investors are dying to figure out.
CIT was a participant in the Troubled Asset Relief Program and received $2.33 billion in December. This bankruptcy is the first government loss from TARP. However, CIT plans to stay in business and hopefully return from bankruptcy next year. High profile clients like Dunkin Donuts and Dark Castle Entertainment are counting on it.
The U.S. Department of Energy announced that Arizona will receive funding to accelerate domestic geothermal energy. The grants will support 123 projects from private industry, academic institutions, tribal entities, local governments, and DOE’s National laboratories.
States like Nevada and California are discovering that not all renewable energies are free from environmental impacts. A method, called wet cooling, requires constant replenishment of water because of evaporation, and while the promise of cheap energy and more jobs from solar power plants is enticing, residents and local farmers are beginning to worry about their water supplies.
Nissan is staying on the cutting edge of electric vehicle innovations with the promise of putting 65,000 lithium-ion batteries in cars next year.
The Green Confidence Index will be the first comprehensive monthly tacking of consumer’s green attitudes and purchasing choices. The survey polls more than 2,500 people who represent the U.S. adult online population.