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The Post-Oil Era: Led by Saudi Arabia?

Posted by Sara Gutterman

Apr 7, 2016 11:08:36 AM

It comes as no surprise that the world’s largest company, Saudi Aramco, is a Saudi Arabian state-owned oil empire worth trillions of dollars.  What’s unexpected is the behemoth’s plans to divest from its own oil resources, with the ultimate goal of weaning the country off its dependency on fossil fuels.

Saudi Arabia sees the writing on the wall—the end of the oil era is near.  The kingdom is planning accordingly, creating the world’s largest sovereign fund to manage its massive amounts of wealth, the goal of which is to diversify the country’s financial holdings.

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Should We Recycle Recycling?

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Apr 2, 2016 2:34:00 PM

Recently, environmental journalist Amy Westervelt shared a thought provoking look at our current recycling practices. Her question? Is the way we recycle working for the economy or the environment, and if it isn't what are the recommendations.

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Climate Change Turning Point: Should Exxon be Afraid?

Posted by Sara Gutterman

Mar 31, 2016 8:18:15 AM

On Tuesday, Attorneys General from 17 different states launched an unprecedented effort to prosecute the “high-funded and morally vacant forces” that have allegedly thwarted environmental awareness and climate action for decades, with ExxonMobil at the forefront of the attack.

Attorneys General from California, Connecticut, District Of Columbia, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Virginia, Vermont, Washington state and the U.S. Virgin Islands have launched fraud investigations into ExxonMobil and other fossil fuel industry stalwarts for withholding critical information for decades and deliberately duping the general public about the environmental and health dangers of burning fossil fuels for energy production. 

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New Report: Fracking Does Indeed Trigger Earthquakes

Posted by Matt Power, Editor-In-Chief

Mar 30, 2016 8:10:35 AM

Contrary to earlier reports denying a connection, the new USGS report says midwest cities are courting seismic disaster by allowing fracking to continue.

Remember back in 2011, when an earthquake centered in Virginia damaged the Washington monument? At the time, there were some anecdotal articles suggesting that fracking activities in the region may have triggered the quake. The reports, however, were mostly ignored, and the frackers went back to business as usual. This was also the period when Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was leveraging U.S. fracking operations into other countries around the world. It's little wonder the fracking-earthquake connection was not pursued.

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The Weakest Link

Posted by Ron Jones

Mar 25, 2016 12:23:15 PM

Most conversations with manufacturers about how to reach potential customers had little to do with even the most basic understanding of the industry.

BACK IN 2005 when we founded Green Builder Media, I was so naïve to believe that the doors to marketers at building products manufacturers and those who provide services to the residential construction industry would swing wide open when they saw us coming.

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