This article was originally published as “Wanted: A Single, Unifying Metric for Quantifying Source Energy” on Sustainable Brands on April 10, 2014. Integrated reporting is the core of corporate sustainability. It is critical to organizations communicating their value creation over time and acts as a benchmark for future progress. Global brands including Walmart and Coca-Cola spend
Last week I had the honor of speaking at The Wall Street Journal’s ECO:nomics conference. Energy Points was among five of the top 10 Next Big Thing in Clean Tech invited to pitch and receive feedback from industry influencers, investors, and stakeholders. Our source energy message was well-received, indicating that the market is indeed shifting.
Today U.S. energy policy is an amalgamation of disparate tax breaks and subsidies. For decades the government has supported “clean” technologies without visibility into their environmental and energy performance. It has been guided by nearly arbitrary concepts of what is “green” or “clean.” Can we really consider low-efficiency solar panels, manufactured using coal as an