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What to do about rapidly developing nations... 28° (3 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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Can We Solve Our Energy Problems with Existing Technologies Today Without the Need for Breakthrough Innovations? 17° (12 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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Which vehicle manufacturer creates the greenest vehicles? 7° (7 replies)

I'm looking to buy a new car right now, and an unsure about which to go for - especially as it's so tough filtering out truth from 'greenwash'. Can anyone help? And does anyone know where I can find them?

Started by Matthew W. in June 2008, about Climate Change, Industry & Business, Transport

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Mr. Coal Waste goes to Washington 6° (6 replies)

This time it's 4000 gallons of toxic coal ash slurry from a ruptured pipeline flowing directly into the Potomac and headed for DC. Read more at NRDC Switchboard http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/paltman/coal_ash_spill_upriver_of_wash.html Thanks to 1Sky on Twitter for the heads up.

Started by C Robb W. in March 2009, about Coal & Oil, Environmental Disasters, Industry & Business

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Green Washing - Have you been fooled? 6° (6 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 5° (no replies)

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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Masters in renewable energy, sustainability? 4° (4 replies)

Hello Everyone, I'm hoping some of you might have some good suggestions for me. I have two bachelor degrees. One in business, and another in applied computer science. Since 1995, I've worked in IT. Mostly Oracle databases. Lots of contracts, and layoffs. I keep trying to do more with my ...

Started by Roger L. in September 2010, about Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Clean Technologies, Computing, Education, Electric vehicles, Energy Saving, Green energy, Industry & Business, Nuclear, Solar

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Biofuels - a con right now, but the war for supremacy will only gather momentum 4° (4 replies)

Biofuels is big business - there's simply no debating that. What we need to do is think how to address the infrastructure/transport/genetic issues surrounding production, rather than screaming 'they're no good'! But we need to get this sorted soon, as methods for production will be too entrenched to change if ...

Started by Matthew W. in June 2008, about Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Climate Change, Genetic Modification, Industry & Business, Transport

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A Living Nightmare 4° (4 replies)

Imagine London before Dickens, before King Henry the VIII, in the 14th century. Teeming with the great unwashed, rivers of sewage in the streets. Now imagine London with even more people, unable to leave their homes. Now the rivers of sewage are underfoot at the kitchen table, in the bedroom, ...

Started by C Robb W. in February 2009, about Agriculture & Food, Climate Change, Food, Health, Industry & Business, Organic, Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans

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