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content ideas - 59 views

We want anything that can have an impact and knowledge on clean energy. General news is great. Energy Net wrote: > Hi: > > So what's your plan for the type of content you want to post here? > ...

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Energy Net

posting stories vs expanded forum usage - 46 views

Hi: I've not seen a lot of posting or discussion here yet, but I'm hoping that folks here are interested in how this issue and news stories come together. Are any of you folks using this group t...

energy

started by Energy Net on 12 Apr 08 no follow-up yet
eco20-20

Green Articles - 41 views

We are in the process of collecting articles, papers, and position peices on energy. If you have written any and would like to post them, please email them to us. We are looking for intelligent w...

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started by eco20-20 on 10 Apr 08 no follow-up yet
eco20-20

Energy saving tips - 35 views

http://www.metacafe.com/watch/1531046/energy_and_money_saving_tip_of_the_day_5/ eco20-20 wrote: > If people want to post energy saving tips for people to use and save energy, that would be cool.

Brian G. Dowling

Spam Attack on this list - 21 views

I have just report Amit kothiyal who posted 20 ad spams out of the 21 posts in the latest daily update. Exclusion from the group would also make sense. There a numerous avenues to advertise with...

spam

weight to lose

12 Weeks To Get A Body Like A Muscle Magazine Cover Model - This Stuff Really Works! - 20 views

I wanted to share this site with the group because it really works. Here's the marketing sales pitch.... http://www.thefastmuscleformula.com ….Get Secrets That Can Quickly Turn Your Body Into A M...

weight loss workout

started by weight to lose on 21 Oct 08 no follow-up yet
Fred Delventhal

Save as WWF, Save a Tree : Home - 5 views

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    The WWF format is a PDF that cannot be printed out.
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    Good simple means of being green. It is also a good marketing tool because you can have people contact you if they do want something that can be printed out. This will be a minority but hopefully the benefit of a growing relationship will make the print out worthwhile.
Energy Net

Sweden plans 2,000 wind turbines - The Local - 3 views

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    "The Swedish government has announced plans for the construction of 2,000 wind turbines over the next ten years, writes enterprise minister Maud Olofsson in an opinion article in Dagens Nyheter on Tuesday.

    The goal is to increase electricity production from renewable energy sources by 25 terawatt hours by 2020. This can be compared with a total electricity production from Swedish nuclear power in 2009 of around 50 terawatt hours."
cecilia marie

My Computer Problem Was Solved in a Few Minutes - 9 views

I had a good internet connection for the past few weeks. Then I began to observe that it was not working the way it should be compared to the past few weeks. I tried to troubleshoot it myself but, ...

computer problem

started by cecilia marie on 06 Oct 11 no follow-up yet
Brian G. Dowling

MIT World » : Implementing Sustainability Strategies - 0 views

  • “Environment is not a special, short-term project, not a fad or flavor of the month,” says Balta. IBM pursues opportunities in and out of the company, including “making brown green:” reducing waste in its business and industrial processes around the world; designing intelligent networks to improve the efficiency of electrical utility operations; developing systems for mitigating traffic congestion in cities; launching a Big Green innovation business unit; and creating an Eco Patent Commons, enabling users the free and unrestricted use of IBM technologies that help solve environmental challenges.
  • “We’re trying to find the sweet spot between social, economic and environmental areas that define sustainability, because at the end of the day if any one of those three legs of the stool aren’t available then the model itself falls down.” says Mark Buckley.
  • British Telecom is tackling three interdependent areas, says Kevin Moss: sustainable economic growth, climate change and creating a more inclusive society.
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    ABOUT THE PANEL DISCUSSION:
    Companies sometimes regard sustainability as "metaphoric low-hanging fruit," says moderator Peter Senge, and reach for a few easy targets to achieve cosmetic improvements. His three panelists describe how their corporations are attempting to embrace sustainability as more than just another high-profile, low-impact initiative that "goes right into an overloaded bucket."
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    We can't afford to think of business as the enemy. Businesses in many cases are realizing the importance of sustainability more quickly than the public sector which too often defines its view by outdated political philosophies. This video provides a great deal to think about.
Joshua Sherk

HEARING AIDS FOR AFRICA - 0 views

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    solar powered hearing aids.
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    Great article that shows that innovative solutions coupled with persistence can overcome worldwide challenges. One person can make a difference.
Arabica Robusta

Africans Face Competing Visions of Agricultural Development at a Critical Juncture | Fo... - 4 views

  • While it is not surprising that the IFIs mediate the global economy, often brutally, in favor of the OECD countries-the flip side would be to engage in development activities as if these global imbalances did not exist. This seems to be the Earth Institute's perspective. Their website describes their program as bringing the benefits of scientific expertise of "850 scientists, postdoctoral fellows, staff and students working in and across more than 30 Columbia University research centers" to solve "real world problems." The Earth Institute believes "finding solutions to one problem, such as extreme poverty, must involve tackling other related challenges, such as environmental degradation and lack of access to health care and education."
    • Arabica Robusta
       
      Good critique of the Earth Institute: "engage in development activities as if ... global imbalances did not exist."
  • The IFIs' fixation on macroeconomic indicators leads to the misguided belief that bumping up countries' GDPs will help poor Africans by way of some mythological trickle-down effect that has yet to materialize. This metric has led, among other things, to an inexorable push in Africa for large scale industrial agriculture for export markets, while leaving the peasant farmers who produce most of the food consumed by Africans out of the equation. The aid regime has thus done more to open Africa's agricultural resources for exploitation than to mitigate the roots of poverty and hunger in Africa.
  • It is not difficult to succeed when one has a lot of money and one defines success as eradicating poverty in individual villages.
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  • The villagers in Sauri are understandably happy with the results, but off the record they have criticized the non-inclusiveness of the top-down approach.[i] UN officials and scientists have also been reluctant to speak against Sachs on the record for fear of retribution.
  • The Millennium Villages siphon off money better spent elsewhere, and draw attention away from creative, grassroots approaches to local problems. Long-term solutions require sustainable low-tech methods that farmers can control, such as permaculture, seed banks, and green manure; as well as redistributive land reform and marketing boards to provide some security.
  • Millennium Challenge Corporation (no direct relation to the Millennium Villages project). Created in 2004, the MCC is a U.S. Government aid organization that has spent $5.5 billion since 2004 awarding contracts to private businesses in target countries. The MCC's focus on raising the overall GDP is being pursued with the same failed policies as the IFIs: aggressive privatization, foreign direct investment (predatory capital), and global integration.

     One of the more contentious aspects for small farmers are land grabs by foreign investors, facilitated via MCC contracts for "Systematic Land Regularization and Improvement of Rural Land Allocation." A recent report by GRAIN reveals that the MCC has been using "Land Regularization" to change land ownership rules and gain access to tens of thousands of acres of land in three of the ECOWAS countries: Benin, Ghana, and Mali.

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    Good critique of Earth Institute
Net Zero

Noveda Technologies partners to create First Net Zero Electric Commercial building in t... - 0 views

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    Noveda Technologies partners to create First Net Zero Electric Commercial building in the US - ASHRAE High Performance Buildings
Net Zero

Globe Street Magazine - Ferreira HQ Embraces Renewable Energy - 0 views

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    What began as a project to make the company's new headquarters as energy-efficient as possible blossomed into an endeavor that created the first net-zero electric commercial building in the country. Net zero means that the building produces all the elec
Net Zero

Ferreira Construction/Noveda Technologies Cut the Cord - net zero electric - 0 views

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    Ferreira Construction/Live Data Systems
    Cut the Electrical Cord
Good Deal

World's First Floating Wind Turbine Towed to Sea - 2 views

Hywind, the world's first 2.3 megawatt floating wind turbine built by State-controlled Norwegian oil company StatoilHydro in collaboration with Siemens, was towed to sea off Norway's coast this wee...

Wind Power Alternative Energy Eco Technology

started by Good Deal on 18 Jun 09 no follow-up yet
Stijn Vernaillen

Search | Environment Tools Directory - 2 views

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    A list of Transport related tools to check your impact on the environment
Stijn Vernaillen

ecoinvent database 2.1 | Environment Tools Directory - 2 views

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    Ecoinvent v2.1 is a life cycle inventory database that contains more than 4000 LCI datasets in the areas of agriculture, energy supply, transport, biofuels and biomaterials, bulk and speciality chemicals, construction materials, packaging materials, basic and precious metals, metals processing, ICT and electronics as well as waste treatment.


    The high-quality generic LCI datasets are based on industrial data and have been compiled by internationally renowned research institutes and LCA consultants. The data is available in the EcoSpold data format, and is compatible with all major LCA and eco-design software tools. Ecoinvent is used by more than 1500 users in more than 40 countries worldwide and is included in the leading LCA software tools as well as in various eco-design tools for building and construction, waste management or product design. It can be used for Integrated Product Policy (IPP), Environmental Product Declaration (EPD), Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), Life Cycle Management (LCM) and Design for Environment (DfE)."
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