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Financing microgeneration in Bermuda and elsewhere 1° (1 reply)

As the economy continues its tailspin towards terminal velocity, many will find the costs of installing renewable energy systems a deal breaker. Though the costs of systems are dropping, PV panel prices are set to decrease by as much as 40% by year end, (http://www.worldchanging.com/archives/009478.html) and will continue to drop ...

Started by C Robb W. in March 2009, about Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Clean Technologies, Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Electric vehicles, Emissions, Energy Saving, Green energy, Industry & Business, Politics & Government, Solar

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When it comes to power generation - Small is Beautiful 1° (1 reply)

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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Mitigate, adapt, or both? 1° (1 reply)

One of the lecturers, Peter Harper, at my last module for my MSc stressed the importance of developing carbon capture and storage as a last ditch effort to mitigate anthropogenic climate change. Others discussed the looming need for planetary engineering proposals and a willingness to consider implementation of such schemes. ...

Started by C Robb W. in August 2008, about Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Carbon Sequestration, Coal & Oil, Emissions, Energy Saving, Environmental Disasters

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This country is carbon negative. 1° (1 reply)

Emits ~1.5 million tonnes of carbon annually, while its forests absorb over 6 million tonnes | Also aims for zero net greenhouse gas emissions, zero-waste by 2030 and to grow 100 % organic food by 2020 | Bhutan http://ecowatch.com/2016/03/19/bhutan-carbon-negative/

Started by BetterWorld I. last month, about Air Quality, Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Climate Change, Emissions, Green energy

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Ever thought of investing in something that pays you well and helps to build a sustainable future too? 1° (1 reply)

Solution is the Green Investment department. The great news is that not only it’s trending right now (in 2015 the green bond market has reached $41,8 billion starting from only $2,6 billion in 2012) but also attracting big players. Microsoft co-founder, Bill Gates, for example, has announced last year that ...

Started by BetterWorld I. last month, about Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Environmental Disasters, Finance & Money, Green energy, Industry & Business, Solar

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BP: BOSTON'S PISSED! OR IS IT BIKE POWER? 1° (1 reply)

Melodeego puts Music into Action with New campaign and new CD Last Sunday a crowd gathered in Harvard Square to listen to a band play. What's unusual about this? The music was powered completely by two stationary bikes pedalled by volunteers from the audience. The band is Melodeego, which means ...

Started by Gregory Reinauer in August 2010, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Alternative, Cohousing, & Off-Grid Living, Art & Culture, Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Design, Electric vehicles, Environmental Disasters, Events, Green energy, Lifestyle & Behavior, Media

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