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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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Solar Solutions 3° (3 replies)

Hey everyone, my family and I are trying to raise support for an environmental campaign we have. In short it is to reduce pollution and carbon emissions that are ruining our environment and the air everyone is breathing. I'm sure most of you already know a bit about it... But ...

Started by David S. in January 2012, about Air Quality, Clean Technologies, Emissions, Energy Saving, Green energy, Pollution, Solar

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6 key messages from Copenhagen 2° (2 replies)

2,500 of the worlds scientists from 80 countries have gathered in Copenhagen to build consensus and draw conclusions about the acceleration of the degradation of the planets' climate . The full report will come out in June but they have 6 key points ready for distribution now. I found them ...

Started by C Robb W. in March 2009, about Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Education, Emissions, Energy Saving, Green energy, Lifestyle & Behavior, Politics & Government, Smart Growth

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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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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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Water Powered Car 2° (2 replies)

I read the article on celsias.com (http://www.celsias.com/article/japanese-company-unveils-water-powered-car/) about the water powered car and I'm very excited that some publicity of this magnitude is finally reaching the rest of the world. I have been aware of this technology for some time now and, although my knowledge also relates to the technology ...

Started by Cameron G. in July 2008, about Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Emissions, Energy Saving, Water

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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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The US can reduce energy use by 30% through efficiency alone. 2° (2 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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Acidic Seas threaten mass extinctions 2° (2 replies)

As reported on the BBC, our oceans are now more acidic than anytime in the last 500,000 years, 30% more acidic than at the start of the industrial revolution. This is a direct consequence of increasing carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere due to human burning of fossil fuels. Are ...

Started by C Robb W. in March 2009, about Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Emissions, Energy Saving, Environmental Disasters, Green energy, Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans

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Electric transportation in Bermuda, and elsewhere. 2° (2 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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