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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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Can We Solve Our Energy Problems with Existing Technologies Today Without the Need for Breakthrough Innovations? 20° (15 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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What is business sustainabilty? 1° (1 reply)

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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Cost Effective Electricity Savings 0° (no replies)

‘Micro-generation’ simply put utilizing renewable energy at a home/household level. Otherwise known as ‘Green Energy’. Formulating a plan of action that suits your households situation is also driven by the householders motives, usually one or a combination of wanting to; save money, reduce your households environmental impact, or improve the ...

Started by Michael S. in April 2011, about Energy Saving

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SAVE 100 Million gallons of water in 2011 just by voting!! 1° (1 reply)

Help us save 100 million gallons of water in 200 schools across 8 drought States (Texas, Florida, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, California and Hawaii). Just go to www.refresheverything.com/lifeneedswater and click on "Vote for this Idea". No need to register because you can choose to login via your Facebook account. ...

Started by Lee S. in November 2010, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Children and Families, Education, Energy Saving, Green energy, Lifestyle & Behavior, Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans, Water

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Ford's Focus on the Environment 11° (6 replies)

Hello everyone, My name is Lynn, and I am a community manager reaching out to your on behalf of Ford Motor Company. I hope that it's okay that, that I wanted to add this thread to the forum to let everyone know that Ford is running a video submission contest ...

Started by Lynn K. in December 2010, about Agriculture & Food, Air Quality, Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Carbon Sequestration, Coal & Oil, Energy Saving, Green energy, Nuclear, Solar

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wind energy 4° (4 replies)

What has been the experience of this forum in wind-solar hybrids? In theory, they are a great combination owing to the complimentary nature of the two resources (wind blows most when the sun shines least and vice versa), but in practice I have not seen too many large applications of ...

Started by Aypz K. in July 2010, about Energy Saving

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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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Do you shutdown your computer? 3° (3 replies)

I have conducted a survey in corporate environment. There a lot of power is wasted by peoples not turning of the computer while leaving the office. We need to practice shutting down the computer rather than locking it. Ethan www.greenilo.com Ideas for Green Eatrh

Started by Ethan M. in May 2010, about Energy Saving

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What is LEED? 1° (1 reply)

Whenever dealing with green building and living, you come across the abbreviation LEED: Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, which is the new benchmark in going green. LEED Certification provides independent, third party verification that a building project meets the highest green building and performance measures. Benefits include: Lower operating ...

Started by Barbara H. in May 2010, about Energy Saving

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