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Do changing lightbulbs really help the environment? 33° (13 replies)

I've heard that high-efficiency bulbs actually contain rather nasty stuff like mercury. Is that true? And if so, which is better, using less electricity or keeping such nasties out of our landfills?

Started by Nick Lewis in June 2008, about Clean Technologies, Energy Saving, Health, Recycling

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What to do about rapidly developing nations... 29° (4 replies)

I think it's great that we're now moving towards a position where governments are seeing the need for a consolidated approach to addressing global warming. However, what should we do about those guys who don't want to play ball? Of course they have their own, shorter term interests in mind ...

Started by Matthew W. in June 2008, about Clean Technologies, Climate Change, Consumerism, Finance & Money, Industry & Business, Philosophy & Religion, Politics & Government, Population

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Which carbon footprint calculator to use? 23° (8 replies)

As there are so many out there in the internet, I'm not sure which ones are the best to use and why. Does anyone know? I'm guessing different ones will be better for different locations/types of carbon use too. Can anyone provide a high level breakdown of these too?

Started by Matthew W. in June 2008, about Carbon Trading, Clean Technologies, Climate Change, Energy Saving

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Does anyone know where you can actually source serious numbers of electric cars ? 16° (6 replies)

I know California killed them , and I know the dinky little Norwegian one , but are there serious numbers of electric vehicles available from anyone , anywhere . Like real cars, not golf carts

Started by Ping S. in June 2008, about Clean Technologies

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The Venus Project 14° (9 replies)

I recently learned of an incredible project and I’d like to know what Celsias thinks of it. Here is a basic introduction taken from: http://www.thevenusproject.com/ The Venus Project advocates an alternative vision for a sustainable new world civilization unlike any social system that has gone before. Although this description is ...

Started by Red Keane in November 2008, about Architecture, Clean Technologies, Energy Saving, Green energy, Solar

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McCain's Nuclear Plans and Bush's Plans to Drill Offshore 14° (14 replies)

I'm curious how other people feel about Bush's recent mention of lifting bans on offshore drilling? McCain's goal of building 45 new nuclear reactors by 2030? (see links below) With high fuel costs, the time seems right to talk about renewables. What will finally cause the political right to begin ...

Started by Alexandra Smith in June 2008, about Clean Technologies, Coal & Oil, Nuclear

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Can We Solve Our Energy Problems with Existing Technologies Today Without the Need for Breakthrough Innovations? 11° (11 replies)

This is the topic of an Oxford-style debate on solving the world’s energy crisis at the Economist -http://www.economist.com/debate/index.cfm?action=hall&debate_id=11&sa_campaign=debateseries/debate11/spr/blog/tb13 The argument for solving our energy needs with today's technology is made by Joseph J. Romm, Senior Fellow at the Centre for American Progress and the argument for the need for technology ...

Started by Leslie B. in August 2008, about Clean Technologies, Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Economics, Energy Saving, Industry & Business, Politics & Government

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Green Washing - Have you been fooled? 7° (7 replies)

I recently had the opportunity to attend a conference that addressed "Green Washing". I always thought that I was careful in the things that I purchased, using "green" products and purchasing from manufacturers who utilized "green" practices in their manufacturing process, but I learned there were a lot of manufacturers ...

Started by Virginia L. in July 2008, about Agriculture & Food, Clean Technologies, Climate Change, Consumerism, Deforestation, Energy Saving, Environment & Wildlife, Health, Industry & Business, Media, Recycling

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Virtual Energy Forum 6° (1 reply)

The Virtual Energy Forum, the world's largest online-only energy conference held twice a year, is meeting on June 24th and 25th from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM. The event is focused on how leading companies can adopt better energy management practices to cut costs -- presenting alternative energy technologies, policies, ...

Started by Debbie W. in June 2009, about Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Clean Technologies, Energy Saving, Green energy, Industry & Business

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Your coal-driven or nuclear profit-making electric car! 5° (5 replies)

Electric cars are being touted as a 'green' option, but where does your electricity come from now? Chances are, it comes from coal or nuclear, at least in part. So what makes you think that if electric cars become the norm, things will change at all? All that will happen ...

Started by Leanne V. in July 2008, about Clean Technologies

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