Terry Tamminen, former secretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency, is president of Seventh Generation Advisors, an operating partner at Pegasus Capital Advisors, and author of "Cracking the Carbon Code: The Key to Sustainable Profits in the New Economy."
There are many approaches to sustainability challenges, so an robust debate about how to reduce pollution and make the country more energy self-sufficient is indispensable, but there can’t be a fair hearing of these choices when one side is allowed to shout while the other can only whisper.
Wal-Mart's efforts may be something to wmulate. The company has a stated goal of becoming 100-percent, renewable-energy powered, and its clean-energy work is done because it costs the same amount or less than business-as-usual.
The debate over nuclear has generally boiled down to the challenge of waste disposal, but the real wild card is human error.
With a global population that now exceeds seven billion and a rapidly growing middle class, especially in developing economies such as Brazil, China, and India, resources are becoming increasingly scarce and we can no longer afford to waste anything, says CNBC.com guest blogger Terry Tamminen.
What’s trending in Q1 of 2012? Three things that will cost more going forward and one that will definitely be heading down, says CNBC.com guest blogger Terry Tamminen.
From growing your own food to conserving energy, CNBC.com guest blogger Terry Tamminen offers strategies to save the planet and money — just in time for new year's resolution season.