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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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Which carbon footprint calculator to use? 24° (9 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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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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Is there such a thing as green power? 15° (10 replies)

In reality there is no such thing as 'green' electricity if you get your electricity out of the national grid. I work with a very cool company called Powershop.co.nz, New Zealand's (and the world's for that matter) first online electricity shop. Their ambition is to be New Zealand's smartest power ...

Started by Anna C. in November 2009, about Emissions, Energy Saving, Green energy

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McCain's Nuclear Plans and Bush's Plans to Drill Offshore 15° (15 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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Fuel Protests 15° (15 replies)

What do you think should/will be the outcome of the fuel protests breaking out globally? see: http://www.celsias.com/2008/06/12/fuel-protests-spread-like-wildfire/

Started by Alexandra Smith in June 2008, about Coal & Oil, Finance & Money

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Cost of War - Reliance on Fossil Fuels? 15° (5 replies)

I have recently been using youtube to get my fix of decent BBC Comedy and stubbled upon Rob Newman's (AKA one half of Newman and Baddiel) excellent one man show - The History of Oil. He comes to a very interesting conclusion that the war in Iraq had little to ...

Started by Roger K. in July 2008, about Coal & Oil

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What do you think of McCain's pick of Sarah Palin for VP? 15° (15 replies)

According to Grist (http://gristmill.grist.org/story/2008/8/29/83614/5859) Palin: - Opposed a statewide ballot initiative to prohibit or restrict new mining operations that could affect salmon in the state's streams and rivers - Has pushed to build a natural-gas pipeline from Alaska's North Slope - Got the state legislature to pass a bill to ...

Started by Leslie B. in August 2008, about Coal & Oil, Environment & Wildlife, Politics & Government

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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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Is peak oil real? 13° (13 replies)

We heard back in the Seventies that oil would run out by the end of the century. But with improving exploration and drilling technology, existing oil fields were extended, and new fields were found. So, why won't this happen again?

Started by Nick Lewis in June 2008, about Coal & Oil

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