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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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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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Who has the best photovoltaic solar panels? 12° (7 replies)

We are thinking about adding a DC solar system to our small manufacturing facility to supplement the feed from the grid. Does anyone have a view on how we can find the best panels for this use?

Started by Nick Lewis in June 2008, about Energy Saving

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How do you motivate lazy environmentalist to save energy? 11° (11 replies)

That was the question I asked myself a year ago. After doing some research I found out that all the campaigns, groups, and web sites that deal with climate change, intentionally or unintentionally, target only staunch environmentalists and activists. Two reasons for this are that the tasks they recommend people ...

Started by James Y. in April 2011, about Energy Saving

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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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How do you apply the triple bottom line in your life? 10° (no replies)

The environment, social equity, and economic factors make up the triple bottom line upon which all consumption decisions should be made. How do you prioritize them? How often do you apply them?

Started by C Robb W. in June 2008, about Agriculture & Food, Climate Change, Consumerism, Deforestation, Economics, Energy Saving, Environment & Wildlife, Logging, Water

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Adam Smith and a Steady-State Economy 10° (5 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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