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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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Adam Smith and a Steady-State Economy 4° (4 replies)

"Properly functioning markets allocate resources efficiently, but they cannot determine the sustainable scale; that can be achieved only by government policy." - Herman Daly Human beings are the strangest of creatures. We make observations about our surroundings or about our behaviors, these observations become cast into theory, and then these ...

Started by John V. in August 2008, about Agriculture & Food, Air Quality, Architecture, Consumerism, Economics, Energy Saving

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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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Saving On Energy Has Never Been So Easy 1° (1 reply)

<div style="text-align:justify">Our world is always experimenting with the ways of electricity generation and it has been going on for decades. On the other hand, the world population is demanding the convenient energy saving solutions so that they can minimize the cost of living. It will also be a great impact ...

Started by Janet N. in July 2015, about Energy Saving

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Renewable Energy is already Cheaper than Coal and Gas in Australia 5° (5 replies)

from: http://jdave2274.blogspot.com/ Now this is some good news, worth reading. So how can we avail one, or how is it going to work. Will it be supplying for all the houses, and does that mean that electric bills and so are oil and gases prices will go down? Is that ...

Started by Franz X. in February 2013, about Coal & Oil

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Mr. Coal Waste goes to Washington 1° (1 reply)

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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When it comes to power generation - Small is Beautiful 2° (2 replies)

Amory Lovins, chief scientist at Rocky Mountain Institute, negawatt guru and all around energy expert, has written a piece in the NY Times freakonomics blog regarding big power plants compared to small distributed generation power systems. It's fascinating stuff and the way forward. Yet another nail in the coffin of ...

Started by C Robb W. in February 2009, about Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Clean Technologies, Coal & Oil, Energy Saving, Green energy, Industry & Business, Nuclear, Smart Growth, Solar

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Voluntary Carbon Market (VCM). 3° (3 replies)

Voluntary carbon market (VCM) is still a problem many developing states. Can great investment on Climate change adaptation and mitigation knowledge make the 'sinking boat' float?

Started by Joseph Bukula in November 2012, about Air Quality, Carbon Sequestration, Carbon Trading, Clean Technologies, Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Economics, Emissions, Energy Saving, Environment & Wildlife, Environmental Disasters, Green energy, Pollution, Transport

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Take A Free "Solar 101 Workshop – Solar Straight Talk" 2° (2 replies)

An informal workshop on how to use the sun's power to benefit your home or business is being held on Thursday, October 18th, 2012 from 7:00pm to 8:00pm at the Lakewood Country Club. The "Solar 101 Workshop - Solar Straight Talk" will be-hosted by one of California's oldest established solar ...

Started by Pamela S. in September 2012, about Solar

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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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