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Chris Keenan is a green and general blog writer. He also maintains a personal cooking blog. Find Chris on Google



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Looking to the Future: Wal-Mart’s Renewed Focus on Sustainability

December 19th, 2012 | by Chris Keenan

In a move intended to strengthen its supply chain, Wal-Mart has turned its attention to China, where the corporate giant intends to focus on sustainability. As a part of their commitment to the environment, Wal-Mart wants to revamp their product line and overhaul their supply chain. In addition, they intend to put a reward structure in place, honoring China suppliers and merchants that go the extra mile when it comes to the environment


Supply Chain Detectives: Historic Futures Helps Trace & Verify Product Origins

January 3rd, 2012 | by Chris Keenan

Whether you read Ecopreneurist on your computer, tablet or smart phone, chances are that you know its brand name and all the neat things it can do; chances are just as high that you have no idea where its components actually came from. What’s more, if you call the store you purchased it from and ask them where your computer screen came from, they probably don’t know either


Is Clean Coal the Answer?

January 3rd, 2012 | by Chris Keenan

The Global Carbon Capture and Storage Institute recently had its first US meeting in Pittsburgh. They’re a group who wants to speed development of carbon capture and storage technology – essentially, while we can’t stop CO2 from existing, we can corral it and trap it somewhere harmless


Unsustainable Oil Can't Sustain the Economy

December 16th, 2011 | by Chris Keenan

2011 has seen a huge increase in drilling permits for the Marcellus and Utica deposits in Ohio. One permit was issued for Utica in 2009, and two were issued in 2010 – as of December 4, 131 permits had been issued. The Marcellus deposit has seen a little less action, with ten permits issued between 2006 and 2010 and another ten permits issued this year


Aptera Motors Closes its Doors Due to Poor Electric Car Market?

December 11th, 2011 | by Chris Keenan

When Aptera Motors started developing their four door sedan in 2010, they had big goals. Their car would have been similar in size to the Honda Accord, but since it was made with such lightweight materials, it would weigh 1000 pounds less. It would have cost less than $30,000 which is cheaper than the electric cars currently on the market. And it would have made 190 miles to the gallon – the Nissan Leaf, by comparison, gets 99 miles to the gallon. All of that sounds fantastic to me – but Aptera Motors will be closing before they can complete the vehicle. Why



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