Wednesday, January 18, 2012

The State of Green Business 2012, Not Lookin Good

Yep, them 'job creators' are right on track investing in old and new industry to create all them promised, over the past thirty some years of supply side economics, Jobs, NOT!

2012 State of Green Business report
January 18, 2012 - Our 2012 State of Green Business report, our fifth annual, has just been published. I’m not going to mince words: Things aren’t going as well as we’d hoped. For the first time since we began doing our assessment, in 2008, several of the indicators have taken a downward turn.

The free report can be downloaded here.

Each year, we take the pulse of sustainable business through the lens of 20 indicators of progress, or lack thereof. The indicators measure such things as carbon emissions, e-waste recycling, green office space, vehicle fleet emissions, toxic emissions, energy efficiency, employee commuting, corporate reporting, and a dozen other things. For each, we provide the metric, an analysis, and our take on whether we’re making progress (“swimming”), holding our own (“treading”), or going backwards (“sinking”).

For the first time, we saw a significant decline in progress—not just in one indicator, but several. Cleantech investments, energy efficiency, green office space, packaging intensity, toxic emissions, and toxics in manufacturing -- all of these trend lines leveled off or reversed course in 2011. Only one indicator -- green power use -- markedly improved. read more>>>

Greenbiz: The State of Green Business 2012

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