Although the private sector is the primary landscape for economic and cultural disruption, we are becoming less naïve about the role of governments, especially local governments, as catalysts for the needed changes.
Crazy weather has become the norm everywhere, which is part of the reason for the Montreal Protocol and the Kigali Amendment, under which nations have agreed to move toward natural, global-warming-friendly refrigerants.
We may soon hear a great deal more about geothermal heating and cooling systems than ever before. For the people working in this part of our business, the ups and downs of the last decade can only be described as a roller coaster ride.
Happy 2019 and welcome to a time when it’s difficult to tell fact from fancy, “messaging” from reality and results from wish lists — especially for those still in a celebratory haze following New Year festivities. It might be my only opportunity to find a few believers for some of the more creative among my industry predictions.
What do the San Jose Sharks, Anaheim Ducks, St Louis Blues and Arizona Coyotes have in common? They’re National Hockey League teams and their arenas are getting greener. For St Louis it was their game rink; for the others, it was the practice sheets.