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It's Cold Outside 3° (3 replies)

It is a cold snowy morning. I am staying in an old sandstone residence at a boarding school in West Yorkshire dating back to the 18th century. I can feel cold air seeping in around the old single pane windows. This is an historic grade 1 listed building which severely ...

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

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Electric transportation in Bermuda, and elsewhere. 3° (3 replies)

I test drove an EVT 4000e electric motorbike a few days ago. It handles and accelerates just like a fossil fuel powered bike but quietly without any exhaust. The lithium battery pack will go for nearly 100 miles and costs about $1 to charge. Clearly widespread adoption of electric vehicles ...

Started by C Robb W. in March 2009, about Clean Technologies, Climate Change, Electric vehicles, Emissions, Energy Saving, Green energy, Pollution, Solar

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When it comes to power generation - Small is Beautiful 3° (3 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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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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Cost Effective Electricity Savings 3° (3 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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The US can reduce energy use by 30% through efficiency alone. 3° (3 replies)

"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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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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Mitigate, adapt, or both? 2° (2 replies)

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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Finally a more serious commitment to Green Refurb in the UK 2° (2 replies)

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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Saving On Energy Has Never Been So Easy 2° (2 replies)

<div style="text-align:justify">Our world is always experimenting with the ways of electricity generation and it has been going on for decades. On the other hand, the world population is demanding the convenient energy saving solutions so that they can minimize the cost of living. It will also be a great impact ...

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

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