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  • Outlook for “Green Jobs” / Prognóstico para “empleos verdes”

    Monday, December 15th, 2008

    While the idea of creating a “green economy” with “green jobs” has been around quite a while, it really started to gain serious consideration as the climate change debate heated up,  and recently moved front-and-center during the US presidential elections and the debates about how best to respond to the global financial crisis (here, here, […]


    Energy Efficiency Loan to Brazil’s Largest Flat Steelmaker / Empréstimo para financiar eficiência energética em siderúrgica brasileira

    Monday, November 10th, 2008

    By my count, this is the second loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to Usiminas to improve energy efficiency in their steelmaking, cut carbon emissions and calculate their carbon footprint. The loan from last May covered its Ouro Branco mill, this one its new Santana do Paraiso mill, both in Minas Gerais state. ________________________ […]


    The Metals Industry Stance on Recycling and Recycled Content

    Wednesday, March 28th, 2007

    At the end of November a coalition of entities representing major segments of the mining and metals industries* issued a joint “Declaration on Recycling Principles.” As you may have discerned by now, everything having to do with waste and recycling interests me. I downloaded the Declaration, jotted notes and questions in a draft post, and […]