Sarah Lozanova is passionate about the new green economy and renewable energy. Her experience includes work with small-scale solar energy installations and utility-scale wind farms. She earned an MBA in sustainable management from the Presidio School of Management and is a co-founder of Trees Across the Miles, an urban reforestation initiative.
Starbucks is given credit by many for revolutionizing the American coffee drinking experience. The company, however, is both praised and criticized by environmentalists. Is Starbucks a leader of sustainability or a greenwasher?
Developing the electric car, bringing it to market and having it succeed are huge feats. To overcome design and infrastructure hurdles, many automakers are partnering with other organizations. Such collaborations can reduce risk, boost success and speed up the development process for all involved.
Wind energy capacity in the U.S. grew by 8,358 MW last year, an impressive 50 percent jump in total capacity, and employment in the industry rose 35 percent. Job opportunities are expected to grow with wind power playing a key role in efforts to achieve President Barack Obama's goal of doubling renewable energy production within three years. Here's a look at some of the jobs in the industry.
To achieve President Obama's goal to double the use of renewable energy in three years and significantly improve energy efficiency would be a momentous feat. The skill and ingenuity of many companies will need to flourish. As economic conditions shift, the most successful companies will change with the times and help lead innovation.