waste management

Global Cleantech 100 List Unveiled

  The Cleantech Group revealed its fourth annual Global Cleantech 100 list and report on Monday, and awarded winners in several categories at at the Global Cleantech 100 Gala at the Italian Embassy in Washington on Monday night. The list of 100 recognises “the one hundred most promising and innovative companies … [continued]

The Dark and Seamy Underbelly of the Recycling Industry

Today was Day One of the Good Jobs, Green Jobs Conference in Los Angeles, held by the Blue Green Alliance. That’s not blue as in oceans, that’s blue as in blue collar workers. This exciting conference brought together clean tech industry leaders, labor union leaders, government, investors and educators to discuss how best to create more green jobs. This builds on the work Van Jones did in promoting a Green Collar Economy. Villaraigosa and many other speakers all mentioned the importance of working together to create more quality green jobs.

Trash Gas for Trash Trucks

Earth’s natural resources grow increasingly more limited every day, but humanity’s consumption guarantees an abundance of one unlikely “resource.” A typical American throws out about four pounds of trash per day, or more than 240 million tons every year. Most of that garbage winds up in landfills and releases methane as it decomposes. But what if that gas could be harnessed as a clean energy source for vehicles?

energyNOW! correspondent Peter Standring visited a California landfill to see how one waste disposal company is turning trash from landfills into clean-burning fuel for trash trucks.