Digital Printers & Energy Efficiency

The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner The Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs in Germany is funding a new Fogra project to look at the energy efficiency of small and large format digital printers. This project is evaluating different digital printers (excluding textile machines) in order to quantify how much energy they use. Fogra has … Read more

The Politics of Green

The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner Election fever all over the world has seen some dramatic results. Moribund governments are getting dumped as voters look to more energetic alternatives in the hope that they can deliver change and growth. Achieving growth while simultaneously improving environmental impacts is the trick new governments all over the … Read more

Environmental Performance Index

The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner An initiative of Yale and Columbia Universities in the USA, the EPI ranks a country’s environmental performance according to how well human health and ecosystems are protected. They use nine criteria including child mortality and access to drinking water, plus twenty additional measures ranging from changes in forest … Read more

Game of Rules

The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner Much as we would like to believe that people will do the decent thing, it generally takes the rule of law to make them behave. But the global television phenomenon that is Game of Thrones makes it abundantly clear that the rule of law on its own is … Read more

APP Walking the Walk

The weekly Verdigris blog by Laurel Brunner Asian Pulp & Paper (APP) really do seem to be living up to their promises. When they announced their Forest Conservation Policy just over a year ago it had a serious omission: reforestation and conservation plans. This had lead to some voluble criticism from NGOs such as the … Read more