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Hans De Keulenaer

U.S. Government Asks for Sustainability Reports from Contractors - 0 views

  • Did you know that if you are federal contractor and are on the General Services Administration, or GSA, schedule, you will be asked to report on your sustainability efforts?” That’s the question posed by Anca Novacovici, founder and president of Eco-Coach, an environmental sustainability consulting business, in a recent Huffington Post blog. Not surprisingly for a post titled “Federal Contractors Missing the Boat,” her answer is in the negative. She writes, “Many contractors are unaware of the federal reporting requests around sustainability.”
Ty LaStrapes

We're Headed For A Disaster Of Biblical Proportions - Business Insider - 4 views

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    The most holistic article I've read all year.
Phil Slade

Low Carbon West Oxford | ecomodo - 3 views

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    Low Carbon West Oxford's EcoLibrary of shared energy saving tools
dalebetz

DSIRE: Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency - 3 views

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    "DSIRE is a comprehensive source of information on state, local, utility, and federal incentives and policies that promote renewable energy and energy efficiency. Established in 1995 and funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, DSIRE is an ongoing project of the N.C. Solar Center and the Interstate Renewable Energy Council."
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    DSIRE is a comprehensive source of information on state, local, utility and federal incentives and policies that promote renewable energy and energy efficiency. Established in 1995 and funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, DSIRE is an ongoing project of the N.C. Solar Center and the Interstate Renewable Energy Council.
Hans De Keulenaer

STUDY: U.S. subsidises fossil fuels 2.5 times more than renewables - Autoblog Green - 1 views

  • According to a new study that reviewed fossil fuel and energy subsidies for Fiscal Years 2002-2008 was just released by the Environmental Law Institute and discovered that the U.S. spends about two-and-a-half times as much on fossil fuels (mostly aiding foreign oil production) than it does on renewable energy.
Hans De Keulenaer

Ben & Jerry's May Make Warm Ice Cream to Reduce Emissions · Environmental Lea... - 0 views

  • Unilever, maker of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, is pondering how to make an ice cream that is made, shipped and sold warm, with the consumer taking the final step of actually freezing the product.
Hans De Keulenaer

Jim Rogers: US Leads in Nuclear Power Production - WSJ.com - 0 views

  • Investing in new nuclear power plants, which produce electricity 24 hours a day and seven days a week, can be a major growth engine for our economy. Nuclear plants can be located close to growing demand centers, and next to existing transmission lines. Renewables, which produce power intermittently, must often be sited far from cities and the grid.
Hans De Keulenaer

EUROPA - Press Releases - Commission adopts template for National Renewable Energy Acti... - 0 views

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    "The Commission adopted today a decision establishing a template for National Renewable Energy Action Plans (NREAPs) as required by the recent Renewable Energy Directive 1 . The template will guide Member States in the elaboration of their Renewable Energy Action Plan and detail their strategies for reaching their 2020 renewable energy targets. Each Member State must submit a NREAP to the Commission by 30 June 2010 at the latest."
Hans De Keulenaer

On September 26, 2009, citizens get the chance to communicate their views on global war... - 0 views

  • On September 26, 2009, World Wide Views on Global Warming (WWViews) will give citizens all over the world a possibility to define and communicate their positions on issues and questions central to the negotiations at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP15) in Copenhagen, starting two months later.
Colin Bennett

Renewable Energies in the USA: Global Report Shows -Transition of World Market Continues - 0 views

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    The REN21 Renewables Global Status Report released today shows that the fundamental transition of the world's energy markets continues.

    Solar heating capacity increased by 15 percent to 145 gigawatts-thermal (GWth), while biodiesel and ethanol production both increased by 34 percent. More renewable energy than conventional power capacity was added in both the European Union and United States for the first time ever.
Sascha M.

Fostering Sustainable Behavior - 1 views

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    Created by environmental psychologist Doug McKenzie-Mohr this site consists of five resources for those working to foster sustainable behaviors, such as those involved in conservation, energy efficiency, transportation, waste reduction, and water efficiency. The site includes the complete contents of the book, Fostering Sustainable Behavior, as well as searchable databases of articles, case studies, and turnkey strategies. Further, it includes, discussion forums for sharing information and asking questions of others.
Colin Bennett

Bioelectricity vs biofuels: which is most efficient? | Energy Efficiency News - 0 views

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    According to researchers from the Carnegie Institution, the University of California, Merced and Stanford University, converting biomass to electricity delivers 80% more miles per acre of crops and doubles the potential for greenhouse gas offsets.
Ako Z°om

Why sustainable power is unsustainable - tech - 06 February 2009 - New Scientist - 0 views

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    all the matter from those next solutions... no more than oil loss again ! ... what's next real good solutions ?
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    but what's to find ? new nanomaterials ?
Hans De Keulenaer

Brilliant New Book Teaches You How to Evaluate Sustainable Energy Claims « Jo... - 0 views

  • Unsettlingly, usually, these discussions involve more strong opinions than data. Some people believe that one of these alternative (they are not all sustainable) energy options is the silver bullet that will solve both the climate and the energy crisis. Other argue that there is no silver bullet and that what is required are a variety of silver BB’s: a mixture of technologies, along with greater energy efficiency and preservation of habitat (forests). Do we really just need to build huge number of nuclear plants or wind farms to solve the problem? If, instead, we are going to use a mix of alternative energy sources, which ones should we use and in what quantities?
Hans De Keulenaer

Tackle Climate Change: European leaders clash over pledges on global warming - 0 views

  • Failure is not an option, they say. But Polish veto threats, Italian resistance, and German insistence that it will not jeopardise jobs to help save the planet, suggest that the action plan will be diluted. The risk is the EU will draw withering criticism from climate campaigners and signal weakness and indecision to the US, China, India and other key players in the global warming fight.
Hans De Keulenaer

History of environmental movement full of twists, turns - CNN.com - 0 views

  • Will financial chaos turn America and the world away from environmental concern yet again? Or will refocusing on our energy and environmental problems restructure the way the world does business? We'll know soon enough. Maybe this time, green will help get us out of the red.
Hans De Keulenaer

Book Review: "The Long Descent" | Energy Bulletin - 0 views

  • One of the most interesting parts of the book is the chapter “Tools for the Transition” Greer has a most interesting discussion of the merits of the slide-rule over the pocket calculator, and explains why it is infinitely more suitable to a low-energy world:it is durable- a solid aluminum slde-rule could last nearly geological time-scales-, independent, dependable and perhaps most significant of all its use of transparent- a future archeologist would be able to work out exactly how to use it. I have never actually used a slide-rule, but this discussion has inspired me to get one, and even teach its use on permaculture courses as an example of durable technologies. There are many other insightful observations Greer makes in this chapter, including comments on salvage and organic agriculture, and what will endure into the post-collapse world.
Colin Bennett

Sustainable Development Ends Suburban Sprawl - 0 views

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    SB375 was a process that involved getting a wide range of issues on the table that included suburban and urban development, climate change, oil dependency, children's health, air quality, and transportation.
Hans De Keulenaer

Half of Global Electricity To Come From Renewables IEA Says - 0 views

  • Nearly 50% of global electricity supplies must come from renewable energy sources in order to cut CO2 emissions in half by 2050, the International Energy Agency (IEA) says in its latest study, “Deploying Renewables: Principles for Effective Policies.”
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