Terry Tamminen

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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."

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  • Tamminen: Greening Your Lawn Thursday, 20 May 2010 | 10:40 AM ET
    Man mowing and woman watering lawn

    First, trade in the old gas mower for a battery-electric model. Next, dump the petroleum-based fertilizers for organic alternatives like corn meal. Finally use organic pest control products for which bug have no immunity.

  • Tamminen: Lessons From The Gulf Oil Spill Monday, 3 May 2010 | 10:33 AM ET
    Weathered oil collects on surface of water after explosion and collapse of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, Gulf of Mexico off Louisiana.

    While the BP oil spill costs $6 million a day, the wind, the sun, moving water, biomass, and geothermal resources don’t spill. Once the technology is in place to use them, the fuels cost nothing and therefore provide economic and geopolitical certainty.

  • Power strip

    Large companies, such as HP and AT&T, are asking the President to support polices that would ensure every consumer gets detailed information about energy dollars that will be spent on appliances or lighting options.