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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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Design and Implement the Right Strategic Energy Plan for Your Individual Needs 1° (1 reply)

<div style="text-align:justifyt">We are living in a new world where energy has an important role to play in our lives. With our growing population, it is easy to forecast that we will be needing the clean energy in present as well as the future. If we are wasting it today in ...

Started by Janet N. in August 2015, about Energy Saving

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Cost Effective Electricity Savings 1° (1 reply)

‘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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The US can reduce energy use by 30% through efficiency alone. 1° (1 reply)

"Rocky Mountain Institute's Energy and Resources Team has just published a report that shows the opportunity for 30 percent energy savings in the United States. Assessing the Electric Productivity Gap and the U.S. Efficiency Opportunity analyzed electric productivity state by state, and found a significant gap between the highest and ...

Started by C Robb W. in February 2009, about Clean Technologies, Climate Change, Energy Saving

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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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Heaters 1° (1 reply)

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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Finally a more serious commitment to Green Refurb in the UK 1° (1 reply)

The labour government is trying get a spending package to improve efficiency standards in existing homes. This has been a long time coming while the talk was all about Eco towns which no-one can afford anymore, much less get financing for. The gains available through efficiency improvements are huge. I ...

Started by C Robb W. in February 2009, about Clean Technologies, Design, Emissions, Energy Saving

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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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