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Progress in Alternative Power, From National to Global Views

Green Home Blog

At least once a month, some self-styled electrical power expert (often from the Republican side of the aisle) will insist that: Wind and solar energy will never have more than a minimal market share of energy resources. clean energy technologies into the energy system.

Show Wrap-Up: GreenBuild 2009

Green Life Smart Life

Having finally landed in one piece (mostly) on the East Coast after a whirlwind week of traveling to Opportunity Green in Los Angeles and GreenBuild 2009 in Phoenix, I am just now gathering my thoughts and notes from the shows. I have to say, GreenBuild proved not only to be the best green event I’ve been to all year, but the best overall trade show I attended in 2009. Gore pointed out that right now, in 2009, we have all the tools we need to solve the climate crisis.

Bottled Water Uses Much More Energy Than Tap

Green Earth Journey

via March 1, 2009 New research from the Pacific Institute estimates that bottled water is up to 2000 times more energy-intensive than tap water. primary energy consumption. The article, “Energy implications of bottled water” by researchers Peter H.

Now Morocco is Looking for Bids for 850 MW of Wind

Green Prophet

Since those solar and wind projects are to supply the EU, DII is funded by the EU, as part of its attempt to reduce its own carbon emissions by importing massive amounts of clean energy (solar and wind power) from the desert. Currently, Morocco has 280 MW of wind energy.

USDA Census Finds Renewable Energy Growing On U.S. Farms

Eco Friendly Daily

Renewable energy business practices are growing in popularity in many countries around the world, including the United States. to see how popular renewable energy was on farms. By far the most popular form of renewable energy being used on farms is solar energy.

China helped wind power climb to new record levels in 2011

Green Blog

Wind energy developers installed a record 41,000 megawatts of electricity-generating capacity in 2011, bringing the world total to 238,000 megawatts. And Romania, which grew from only 14 megawatts in 2009 to 980 megawatts in 2011, could add another 850 megawatts in 2012.

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Renewable Energy Technologies - Too Little - Too Slow

Green (Living) Review

Public Accounts Committee slams lack of progress in deployment of renewable energy technologies A British House of Commons Committee has released a report highly critical of the slow pace in the development and deployment of renewable energy technologies. By 2009 it was just 6.7

Safety Report: Swedish nuclear reactors have major security issues, needs to be shut down immediately

Green Blog

In doing so the parliament voted against a referendum from 1980 where Sweden said no to new nuclear energy. And now energy companies and politicians alike are talking about extending the service life of these already old reactors for as long as up to 60 years. The energy companies also want to generate more energy from the nuclear reactors by increasing the reactor thermal power – basically they want to boil more water.

Climate Action: What Will it Take to Avert Disastrous Climate Change?

The Green Changemakers

percent a year since 2000, faster than the worst-case scenario predicted by the Nobel Prize-winning IPCC [ 4 ]. To do this, we must switch to much more efficient transportation, manufacturing, and buildings, and to solar, wind, tide, and biomass energy. ScienceDaily, October 9, 2009.

With a week left to file, did you remember your energy tax credits?

Green Life Smart Life

I finished my takes last week, and all told we are receiving more than $38,000 in tax credits both federal and state from the installation of geothermal system and other ENERGY STAR products in our home in 2009. There were a lot of changes in the tax code this year so if you made home improvements, be sure to give your tax preparer your receipts so you can determine your deductions for 2009. The ENERGY STAR website also provides great information about Federal rebates.

"Half-Farmer and Half-X" to Create Rich Relationship between Community and People

The Green Changemakers

Initially I shared this concept only with my friends and it never got any public attention, but around 2000 when I launched my website, maybe the time had changed and the media sometimes covered this topic.

YES! Earth Charter Curricular Module

The Green Changemakers

Created in a 10-year grassroots process with thousands of people in countries from Argentina to Zambia it was approved by the Earth Charter Commission at the UNESCO Headquarters in 2000.

Why Is The World Bank Failing On Energy Poverty?

Sierra Club Compass

World Bank energy investments are categorically failing to end energy poverty. That’s the stark finding of a new report  released by Sierra Club and Oil Change International which measures how multilateral development banks (MDB) fare on their efforts to end energy poverty.

Fostering a culture of peace through education

The Green Changemakers

This year, 2000, has been declared by the United Nations the International Year for the Culture of Peace and it is the first year in the International Decade for a Culture of Peace and Non-Violence for the Children of the World.

Live & Learn - Environmental Education and Community Development

The Green Changemakers

Green Schools Manual , Fiji 2000 (PDF 2.1MB) Green Schools Fiji Teachers' Manual: Education for a Sustainable Environment Green Schools Guide , Fiji 2000 (PDF 160K). [link] Our Objectives The overall objectives of Live & Learn are: To provide an integrated, educational approach promoting community transition to sustainable development while maintaining a strong focus on community realities and priorities.

Asian Americans’ Green Values

Sightline Daily

Asian Americans represent just over 5 percent of the total population , but according to the US Census, the Asian American population grew by 46 percent between 2000 and 2010 —faster than any other racial or ethnic group. Related Stories Is PSE Overlooking Solar Energy?

12 Uber Simple Steps to Green Your Life in 2012

Green Prophet

From recycling what you can to turning off the lights when you’re not using them to drinking more tap water, these suggestions are about making minor modifications in your life that save not only energy but also your hard-earned money. In 2009, San Francisco became the first U.S.

Protecting Marine Biodiversity with ‘New’ Conservation

Nature Conservancy - Science

These debates need to be set aside and the energy of the conservation community needs to be focused on what will work best to protect biodiversity. Marine conservation, where little energy has been expended until the last few decades, represents the new frontier of conservation. 2000).

Q&A with Andy Revkin: Dialogues on the Environment

Conservancy Talk

Mark Tercek: In 2009, you left your role in print journalism at The New York Times to explore “new w ays to make information matter” at Pace University. He was a staff reporter at The Times from 1995 to 2009.

Free energy under our feet, all you need is water.

Eco Friendly Daily

The optimum way of accessing this energy at the moment is Hot Dry Rock (HDR) or Hot Fractured Rock (HFR) technology. Karl Gawell of the Geothermal Energy Association says geothermal power is now produced in 24 countries and on all continents except Antarctica. Alternative Energy

Crikey! Australia elects climate change skeptic Tony Abbott

Green Blog

In 2009, Abbott said that “the argument [behind climate change] is absolute crap.” The historic carbon-pricing legislation was supported by the Greens and has charged industries and energy companies for their emissions.

Dishonest Australian Labor Government carbon price plan for climate change inaction

Green Blog

The pathway to a clean energy future ” (.pdf) billion” (see Australian Government, Department of Energy , Resources and Tourism, “ Australian liquefied natural gas ”, 2010). The Coalition greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution policy is essentially the SAME as that of the Labor Government, specifically “5% off 2000 Domestic GHG pollution by 2020” coupled with unconstrained, unlimited, burgeoning, world-leading coal and liquid natural gas (LNG) Exports.

Climate Racism, Climate Injustice & Copenhagen Greenhouse Gas Reduction Proposals

Green Blog

Below is a quantitative analysis of “annual per capita greenhouse gas pollution by 2020” inherent in the major Greenhouse Gas reduction proposals put forward at the December 2009 Copenhagen Climate Change Conference. 2000), 19 (2005), 20.0 Developed country population (billions): 1.147 (1990), 1.175 (1995), 1.195 (2000), 1,217 (2005), 1.237 (2010), 1,255 (2015), 1.268 (2020). 2000), 15.6 2000), 16.0

Shocking analysis by country of years left to zero emissions

Green Blog

In 2009 the German Advisory Council on Climate Change (WBGU) determined that for a 75% chance of avoiding a 2 degree C temperature rise, the World must pollute less than 600 Gt CO2 between 2010 and essentially zero emissions in 2050. tonnes CO2- per person per year in 2000 = 2.8 years left, based on the 2000 data. In 2009 Australia’s population was 22.0 Based on its 2009 Domestic plus Exported GHG pollution rate, Australia will take 72.1

Australian PM Julia Gillard’s appalling record of climate change inaction

Green Blog

The biggest and most outrageous untruth of Gillard Labor is that it is “tackling climate change” for a “clean energy future”, as systematically set out below. In Australian Federal politics the Liberal Party-National Party Coalition Opposition and the Labor Government (aka the Lib-Labs) have the same official climate change policy of a derisory 5% off Australia’s 2000 domestic GHG pollution by 2020 and unlimited GHG pollution through coal and gas exports.

Australia’s outrageously deficient carbon tax entrenches climate change inaction

Green Blog

Australia’s Domestic greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution including land use in Mt (million tonnes) CO2-e (CO2-equivalent) was 465 Mt CO2-e in 2000 but reached 600 Mt CO2-e in 2009. However simple cause-and-effect considerations mean that one must also consider Australia’s huge fossil fuel exports that in 2009 totalled 815 Mt CO2-e, the breakdown being 31 Mt CO2-e (liquid natural gas, LNG) plus 784 Mt CO2-e (coal). An Energy Security Fund will provide $5.5

AERE Workshops: 1985-2009

Environmental Economics

2000, Effectiveness of Resource and Environmental Regulation -- San Diego, California. 2009, Energy and the Environment -- Washington, DC.

Dude, Where Are My Cars?

Sightline Daily

million since 2009 for a bridge that was supposed to pay itself off in 30 years," according to the Maple Ridge Times. Seattle: According to a recent Seattle Times story, "the Seattle Department of Transportation.found traffic dropping from 920,000 average daily trips within city limits for 2008 (and 975,000 trips in 2003) to 900,000 trips in 2009." Washington highways : From 1983 through 2000, total vehicle travel in the state had typically increased in the range of 2.5

Consumed with Consumption

Sightline Daily

A 2009 study by the Center for American Progress found that 80 percent agreed (47 percent strongly) that “Americans should adopt a more sustainable lifestyle by conserving energy and consuming fewer goods.”

CMD Special Report: ALEC's Gun Agenda Flourished with Koch.

PR Watch

In 2000, ALEC adopted the "Defense of Free Market and Public Safety Resolution," as a national template for states across the country. Who was the chairman of ALECs corporate board in 2000? It also held a seat on ALECs corporate board in 2009. Skip to Main Content Area.

Building Better Buses

Eco Friendly Daily

But all of these options mean high energy needs and emissions at some point in the system. Back in 2000, the California Air Resources Board established a requirement for greener buses. Hydrogen buses need to refuel too, requiring energy stations with hydrogen gas dispensers.

Charged Up with Energizer's Recharge Smart Charger

The Green Samaritan

As corny as that sounds, I’ll be very happy to work the show as a result of this sponsorship and positive energy can go a long way! Green 2009 2010 People Products More >> From The Recycle Bin 2010 TGS Year in Review Recent Posts How Do You Recycle?

ICLEI Case Studies - Locally-based projects that support sustainability

The Green Changemakers

USA 10 - Environmental Management - Ottawa, Canada 9 - Waste Water Management - Stockholm, Sweden 8 - Transportation Management - São Paulo, Brazil 7 - Species Conservation - Johnstone Shire, Australia 6 - Environmental Auditing - Lancashire County, UK 5 - Housing Construction - Austin, USA 4 - Energy Conservation-Finance - Saarbrücken, Germany 3 - Solid Waste Management - Bandung, Indonesia 2 - Land Use-Transport - Curitiba, Brazil 1 - Hazardous Waste - Ventura County, USA.

Solar power for the poor: facts and figures

The Green Changemakers

Grimshaw and Sian Lewis Improving access to solar power for the rural poor faces many hurdles Martin Wright/Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy Solar power could help alleviate rural poverty. Source: Household Energy Network By 2007, more than 2.5 2009) [12] Carr, A. David J.

Why we must stop coal to gas transition and fracking

Green Blog

Thus gas is not “clean” as asserted by pro-gas lobbyists and politicians and is in fact a dirty source of energy. tonnes CO2-e/MWh) are roughly twice as efficient in producing energy as brown coal-burning power stations (1.21-1.53 tonnes CO2-e/MWh) according to a report by Green Energy Markets commissioned by Environment Victoria (EV) [6]. and 9%, respectively): 2000: 496 (Domestic) + 504.9 2009: 600 (Domestic) + 784 (coal exports) + 31 (LNG exports) = 1,415 (total).


Green (Living) Review

Earth Hour, sponsored by MORE TH>N, takes place at 8:30pm on Saturday 31st March and inspires people to reduce their energy demand. KYOCERA is challenging British businesses large and small to minimise waste and improve their energy efficiency by making just a few small changes. KYOCERA MITA Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of KYOCERA Corporation, which marked its 50th anniversary in 2009.

Nation Calls For New Approach To Affordable, Attainable Housing

Green (Living) Review

Extreme Green Rehabilitation Welsh and Builders of Hope are almost single-handedly shifting the paradigm for affordable housing by providing beautiful, energy efficient housing to working and low-income families. In addition, in 2009, 19.4

Going Green: 12 Simple Steps for 2012

The Green Changemakers

The United Nations has designated 2012 as the International Year of Sustainable Energy for All. Broadening access to sustainable energy is essential to solving many of the world’s challenges, including food production, security, and poverty. Here are 12 simple steps to go green in 2012: (1) Recycle Recycling programs exist in cities and towns across the United States, helping to save energy and protect the environment. In 2009, San Francisco became the first U.S.

Traffic Declines in Washington Counties

Sightline Daily

And the per capita demand for vehicle travel fell by about 8% statewide between 2000 and 2009. Here are some numbers since 2000 for the largest urban counties in Washington: TABLE 1. Skip to content. Skip to navigation Advanced Search Document Actions Sections Front Page Daily News Daily Score Blog The Daily Score Traffic Declines in Washington Counties Posted by Clark Williams-Derry 03/03/2011 05:30 PM More details on the dropoff in vehicle travel.

Butterflies or business - Europe can have both!

Green (Living) Review

Key findings and recommendations Climate change: The European Union has made progress in cutting emissions and expanding renewable energy. The EU-27's 2009 emissions stand 17 % below the 1990 level and therefore very close to the bloc’s target of cutting emissions 20 % by 2020.