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The Collaboration Economy

September 30, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Collaboration Economy

The Collaboration Economy by Eric Lowitt explores the ways in which modern corporations, the state of the environment and social justice issues are inextricably intertwined. In the first part of The Collaboration Economy, Lowitt delineates the deficiencies associated with the current state of the economy, which he coins the “Waste Economy.” He depicts the current economic framework as unsustainable, impractical and inefficient, both environmentally and financially. His descriptions make evident the need for concerted action to develop more future- […]

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IEA Granted Federal Tax Exempt Status

September 28, 2014 | By | Reply More
IEA Granted Federal Tax Exempt Status

The International Energy Alliance is pleased to announce that the United States Internal Revenue Service recently determined the IEA to be exempt from federal income tax under Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 501(c)(3). According to IEA founding member, Andrew Hunter, “This is a major achievement for the IEA. Pursuing nonprofit tax exempt status was not […]

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Marriott is Serious about Preserving Resources

September 14, 2014 | By | Reply More
Marriott is Serious about Preserving Resources

As a student interested in hospitality and hotel management, and as a longtime member of the IEA, it seemed to me that Marriott recognizes that one of the most pressing concerns around the world today is energy conservation. Evidence of this can be found in the great effort Marriott has gone through in order to LEED certify many of […]

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IEA Appoints New Chairman

August 21, 2014 | By | Reply More
IEA Appoints New Chairman

The IEA is very pleased to announce that it has appointed a new board chairman, George Jared Schoeffel. We believe Schoeffel’s background will enable IEA growth in strategic areas. Looking forward to future growth with Schoeffel at the lead.  I feel fortunate that I have been able to participate in many capacities in the International Energy […]

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The Hidden Difficulties of Biofuel Production

August 8, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Hidden Difficulties of Biofuel Production

During the Spring 2014 semester at Haverford College, students in Chemistry 112 lab made biodiesel under the instruction of Professor Kelly Matz. The task was designed to explore the how biofuel is produced and how biofuels might alleviate the pressures of global warming, greenhouse gas emission, increasing fuel costs and dependency on foreign oil.

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Tesla Motors Opens Patent Portfolio to Public

July 23, 2014 | By | Reply More
Tesla Motors Opens Patent Portfolio to Public

In Tesla Motors’ open letter released June 12, 2014, CEO Elon Musk announced that the company has removed the many patents owned by the company, releasing them “in the spirit of open source movement, for the advancement of electric vehicle technology”.  The purpose of this, according to Musk, is to allow other manufacturers to use […]

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Something in the Air

April 15, 2013 | By | Reply More
Something in the Air

A recent article in The Economist discusses the problem of the increasing air pollution in China. The article, entitled “Something in the Air”, discusses the recent air quality in Beijing, China. The air has been polluted in China at record high levels and is very dangerous for Chinese citizens. The smallest and most dangerous thing […]

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The Post-Industrial Future is Nigh

March 1, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Post-Industrial Future is Nigh

China is known for its industrial might. Manufacturers, miners, utilities and builders accounted for over 45% of China’s GDP in 2012 — “The Economics” The post-industrial age is growing fast in China. In the United States, people create more things and then export the manufacturing for these items to less expensive labor markets, such as […]

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USA to Become Energy Independent by 2030

December 29, 2012 | By | Reply More
USA to Become Energy Independent by 2030

On November 12, 2012 The International Energy Agency published its World Energy Outlook. The report states that by 2017, the US will become the number one producer of oil, and that by 2030 the US will be completely self sufficient on oil and become a net exporter. What caused this?• Technologies have improved, allowing drillers […]

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Palm Beach State College joins IEA

November 17, 2012 | By | Reply More
Palm Beach State College joins IEA

On behalf of the Energy Club of Palm Beach State College I would like to thank Andrew Hunter and the rest of the International Energy Alliance for allowing us to join their organization, and we look forward to working with the IEA.     Allow me to introduce myself and the Energy Club, my name […]

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Recycling Accomplishes More Than Most People Think

August 1, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Recycling Accomplishes More Than Most People Think

Next time you are thinking that recycling the bottle you are thinking about throwing into the non recyclable trash won’t make much of a difference, think again. Recycling has many benefits: less waste is sent to landfills, resources are conserved, pollution is reduced, and products made with recycled materials require less energy to be manufactured. Many of […]

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How Much Does Recycling Save?

August 1, 2012 | By | Reply More
How Much Does Recycling Save?

Recycling has many benefits; less waste is sent to landfills, resources are conserved, pollution is reduced, and products made with recycled materials require less energy to be manufactured. Many of the materials we use in daily life can be recycled. Below is a list of the most common materials we use and details how much […]

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Media Covers IEA China Environment Forum Event

July 6, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More
Media Covers IEA China Environment Forum Event

It was truly fantastic to experience this event and see the wonderful participation by all attendees at the 2012 Sino-American Juvenile International Energy Alliance Environment Conference which took place on June 15, 2012 in Guiyang, China. There were great student speakers as well as government speakers and university speakers -all with important messages to share.  […]

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China Environment Forum Speaker Encourages Energy Saving

June 21, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
China Environment Forum Speaker Encourages Energy Saving

At the second International Environment Forum, IEA Key member Aaron Ko provides some thoughts motivating to save energy in ways that everyone can accomplish. His goal is not to provide all the answers, but instead to simply get individuals to start thinking about how to save energy in their daily lives. Here is a complete […]

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IEA Raises over $10,000 for China Environment Forum

June 20, 2012 | By | Reply More
IEA Raises over $10,000 for China Environment Forum

International Energy Alliance fundraising committee reports that it successfully raised over $10,000 in funding for the second International Environment Forum (also known as the “2012 Sino-American Juvenile International Energy Alliance Environment Conference”) which took place in Guiyang, China on June 15, 2012.

Fundraising committee co-chair Andrew Hunter in the USA and co-chair Luo Xi in China started to work on fundraising in early May, and appropriated funds and fund pledges for the full required amount by the [...]

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China Environment Forum Focusses on Energy

June 20, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More
China Environment Forum Focusses on Energy

Entering the 21st century, social development’s over-dependence and human beings’ excessive consumption of various sources of energy, especially non-renewable energy sources have led to degradation of the ecological environment, which worries people around the world. In order to advocate ecological civilization and green life, enhance teenagers’’ understanding of ecological civilization and green life, enhance teenagers’ understanding of ecological civilization construction, we hold the Sino-American Juvenile International Energy Alliance Environment Conference here, hoping that this [...]

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