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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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Do changing lightbulbs really help the environment? 29° (14 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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Proven way to reduce fuel consumption by 15% being blacklisted by all major oil companies 4° (4 replies)

Good morning, I apologize for the length of this statement. I have some concrete verifiable information that is truly astounding regarding the stranglehold the oil companies have on new technology to reduce fuel consumption . I just found Celsias via google as I am searching for the correct venue and ...

Started by James D. in July 2013, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Air Quality, Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Clean Technologies, Climate Change, Emissions, Energy Saving, Green energy

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Future of Fashion - 'DPOL' Green, Ecofriendly and Sustainable 3° (3 replies)

Over the last years there has been a relative rush of books on eco and ethical fashion published across the globe. We think this is an excellent indicator of the public’s awareness of how, what, where and whom produced the clothes in our closets. Sustainable fashion is fashion that is ...

Started by Siddhartha U. in December 2008, about Clean Technologies, Design, Energy Saving, Green energy, Industry & Business, Organic, Recycling

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Ontario Solar Feed-in Tariff = 80 cents per kwh 1° (1 reply)

Ontario has proposed new feed-in tariffs for solar, wind, hydro, biogas, biomass and alndfill-gas. The rate for residential rooftop solar PV has increased from 42 cents to 80.2 cents per kilowatt hour. In line with the expected increase in demand for solar, a new $500 million thin-film solar manufacturing plant ...

Started by Bruce K. in March 2009, about Green energy

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Does anyone know any great low carb food options for busy people? 4° (4 replies)

I'm trying pretty hard to find somewhere I can buy low carbon food options as I just don't have time to cook myself. What should I do?

Started by Matthew W. in June 2008, about Consumerism, Energy Saving, Food, Health

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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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eco-wand saves heating/cooling energy at home & at work. 0° (no replies)

The eco-wand ComfoMeter is a low cost way of showing how to save on heating/cooling costs using a Comfort Meter display. To get the system into full production, I am raising funds using Kickstarter reward based crowd-funding. My project can be seen at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/457452823/eco-wand-saves-heating-energy-at-home-and-work-its?ref=email You can help with this energy/money/CO2 ...

Started by Alex G. in May, about Computing, Energy Saving

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Residential Solar Power 0° (no replies)

Hello. I'm doing my part to help spread the news that the time for residential solar power adoption is now. What many homeowners don't know is that solar power is much cheaper than the energy that they are getting from their utilities. For example.... there are many (easily millions) of ...

Started by Nick T. in April, about Solar

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Are we becoming energy proconsuming? 0° (no replies)

People would have never thought of applying solar energy to their households and businesses decades ago. Nowadays however, the solar energy usage can be widely seen in a broad range of green products, typically the garden lights, green street lamp, or street lights. Specifically,the mass is no longer satisfied with ...

Started by Danny P. in March, about Green energy

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