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Posted December 28, 2008    

Development of Renewable Energy Sources

Writing for Mother Earth News, Aly Van Dyke notes1 that one way to get serious about greenhouse gas emissions, create more green jobs, and install more renewable energy is a target set by a former Vice President and Nobel Peace Prize winner. “At the...

Posted December 26, 2008    

Bears Repeating

“What (sigh) bears repeating?”What climate scientist Joseph Romm has to say. He has a great deal to say, much worthy of note. In this case, he posts some of his thoughts on what future level of carbon emissions we should target.it is increasingly...

Posted December 23, 2008    

The Greening of Grey-jing

According to Examiner.com1, PNNL (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory) will help China develop more energy efficient buildings. The lab, in Richland, WA, is part of the national laboratories program that will be overseen by the new secretary of...

Posted December 22, 2008    

Looking for That Special Gift?

Happy Holidays. Best Wishes for Finding an Off Planet Ticket in the New YearIn a worst-case scenario, where no action is taken to check the rise in Greenhouse gas emissions, temperatures would most likely rise by more than 5°C by the end of the...

Posted December 21, 2008    

Takin’ ‘Merika for a Ride

And now for a decades-old story, retold ad infinitum by tens of millions of Americans, half of whom have had to desert their country to simply find a damn way to get to work in something that won’t break down:My Chrysler is four years old. I bought...

Posted December 6, 2008    

Sustainable Energy Campaign in India

A consultant for Greenpeace and an energy campaigner in India wanted to have a conversation with this blog, seeing as how it does such a great job and is one of the sources for gathering ideas, about renewable energy technologies for India in the...

Posted December 2, 2008    

Efficiency, Distribution and Efficiency in Distribution

This blog recently noted development of a network of rapid charging stations in Japan. This was subsequent to a bevy of Project Better Place announcements.Well, in suggesting a way out of the personal mobility hole, Bill Mitchell says we should “...

Posted December 2, 2008    

13 Pillars to post

The Oil Drum contributor ‘Heading On’ has an interesting post on recommendations from Institute for 21st Century Energy. The following are the 13 “pillars” from “A Transition Plan for Securing America’s Energy Future,” followed by snarky, “knee...

Posted November 28, 2008    

How to Re-energize, America

Via Sustainable Research1, we learn that, Granger Morgan of Carnegie Mellon University set forth in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (23 Nov 2008) what he perceives to be key priorities for federal policy that promotes a more sustainable US energy system...

Posted November 25, 2008    

Coal Plants Must Limit C02

Repost from the The Sietch Blog about a win for the Sierra Club, and possibly for life as we know it on the planet. About 100 proposed coal-fired power plants in the USA may be required to limit their greenhouse gas emissions after a ruling blocked...

Posted November 15, 2008    

Hybrid Taxis Demonstrate NiMH Battery Durability

The batteries in hybrid electric vehicles are expensive and are unable to last forever. But, how long will they last? According to a Hybrid Cars post, San Francisco taxi drivers are providing solid information about HEV battery life. “At a...

Posted October 21, 2008