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."
The House of Representatives has proposed legislation to cut Environmental Protection Agency funding by almost 20 percent and curtail its ability to tackle a wide range of pollution issues.
Unlike America, the Emirates are taking the future of energy and the current problems of pollution and climate change very seriously — both for environmental and solid business reasons.
Innovative ad campaigns are not only helping to rebuild Japan's energy grid, but are also set to improve the sustainability of a local economy near you.
We can win if we put more ingenuity into using resources that are close to home, rather than into figuring out new ways to snatch another barrel of oil from war zones in the Middle East or kilowatts of electricity from sources that will one day make our food and water glow in the dark, says Terry Tamminen
The tsunami that devastated Japan's coast is a tragic reminder that we have an uneasy relationship with our oceans. If we do nothing to address climate change, by the end of this century ocean levels will rise 30 to 55 inches, turning future tsunami into full-blown disasters.