Although the economic rebound has taken hold across a wide range of industries, new research shows small businesses continue to struggle with lingering recessionary effects, meaning a full recovery for smaller firms will take longer than initially expected.
At the Concentrated Solar Power Summit recently held in San Francisco, 5 companies were the recipients of the 1st CSP Today Industry Awards. As the demand for alternative energy increases, it’s these companies, and their dedication to innovation, that will fuel the future. On a lighter note (no pun intended), if you are entering the solar energy business, a company name that starts with ‘S’ seems to be the ticket. Read more
There are so many choices today for packaging beverages: glass, aluminum, plastic. The trend has been to move away from the older generation glass and aluminum in favor of the newer lightweight plastic PET bottles. Well, one German company is bucking the trend and switching back to aluminum cans for soda and beer. Read more
Whenever a company can make a business case for sustainability, I say it’s a good thing – no matter how flimsy the connection might be. Take Island Seafoods, for example. The company’s salmon products that are processed at Kodiak Island will soon get new labels touting its connection to sustainable energy. Read more