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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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Financing microgeneration in Bermuda and elsewhere 2° (2 replies)

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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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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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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eco-wand saves heating/cooling energy at home & at work. 1° (1 reply)

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 2014, about Computing, Energy Saving

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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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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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What is business sustainabilty? 3° (3 replies)

What would you classify business sustainability as? What does it involve as a whole? Input into communities, charities, helping the eco-system etc?

Started by Jess S. in April 2011, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Alternative, Cohousing, & Off-Grid Living, Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Consumerism, Design, Education, Energy Saving, Environment & Wildlife, Green energy, Industry & Business, Pollution, Poverty & Development, Recycling

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Heaters 4° (4 replies)

How much do you use your heaters in the winter? What do you think is the most economical heater to use?

Started by Kate I. in June 2008, about Energy Saving

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Are Governments wasting money on turbines 1° (1 reply)

Wind turbines are expensive and inefficient. Not only do they cost a fortune to install, but once they have been installed they do not necessarily guarantee a return on investment. This is because wind turbines are only effective if strong winds are present. As this is not always the case, ...

Started by Danny B. in January 2014, about Energy Saving

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