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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 the CEO of the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation. He is also the author of "Cracking the Carbon Code: The Key to Sustainable Profits in the New Economy." Follow him on Twitter @terrytamminen.

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  • Oil blobs wash ashore in Pensacola, Florida.

    Few have yet to grasp the potential damage claims that are yet to come from millions of people who live well beyond the immediate impact zone in the Gulf states.  The Loop Current and hurricanes will spread the mess far and wide.

  • Brad Pitt

    These industry, government, and Hollywood heavyweights have created the Green Products Innovation Institute, a new non-profit think tank that will help manufacturers find safer alternatives to toxic chemicals used in their products.

  • capitol_building_3_200.jpg

    As summer approaches, so do the action-fantasy movies. Last week, the venue was not the local cineplex, but another location noted for outlandish egos, special effects, and scripts that require substantial amounts of imagination to fill in the gaps—Washington DC.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • planet_earth_200.jpg

    It’s that time of year again. Earth Day. The 2010 edition marks the 40th anniversary. If Congress wants to score some environmental and economic “green” for the planet, it should declare its intention to let the states address climate change.

  • Sink with faucet running

    The non-profit Carbon Disclosure Project is calling on companies to measure and publicly report their “water footprint.” Already 137 financial institutions, representing over $16 trillion worth of assets, have joined this march towards water use transparency.

  • off shore oil rig

    President Obama needs a real strategy that recognizes we will soon run out of oil and atmosphere and set goals to sustain our economy and environment in equal measures, instead of drilling for oil along the East Coast.

  • Nuclear Power Plant

    Raise your hand if US taxpayers are responsible to pay for the most expensive mistakes you make in your business. Chances are, the only hands that just went up are attached to nuclear power executives and, if that unfair advantage were removed we would see the end of nuclear power in this country.