Carbon Free City

Eco Friendly Daily

What would a carbon free city look like to you? Creating a carbon free city requires sacrifice and innovative development, which is why one doesn’t exist yet. However, efforts are currently being made to build the first carbon neutral city. In addition to living carbon neutral, they will also be designating areas to produce eco-friendly products. A carbon free city is setting the bar pretty high.

Carbon-Free City In the Desert

Eco Friendly Daily

A carbon- and waste-free city, in the middle of the desert of the emirate of Abu Dhabi. Masdar. Now, it hasn’t been built yet, but the plans sound almost too good to be true. Finally, someone has decided to take a leap and use all of the technologies that are currently available to live sustainably, not just individually but as an entire city. The plan is for construction to start in January of 2008 and, tentatively, to finish in 2009.


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How to Get Carbon-Free in 10 Years

The Green Changemakers

The Jones are just made-up, but this scenario shows that an average family can get carbon-free in 10 years, without turning their lives upside-down. Hover over or click on each symbol or year to learn how the Joneses go carbon-free. In 10 years, without sacrificing their way of life, the Jones family eliminates the CO2 emissions that their home and transportation used to create—the bulk of their carbon footprint. by Brooke Jarvis and Doug Pibel Meet the Joneses.

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How to Get to Israel by Boat

Green Prophet

In a bid to reduce her carbon footprint, Londoner Lianna Etkind chose an unconventional summer holiday this year – a voyage to Israel over land and sea. Freight ship is not the most stress-free method of travel. Travel & Nature carbon-free travel eco-tourism green travel Lianna Etkind shipFrom London to Israel without flying? Is that even possible?” Mostly, telling people about my ambition to travel overland to Israel was met with incredulity.

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, December 18

Conservancy Talk

This new chemical process is carbon-free. ( BBC News ). Climate Change Energy Environmental News Global Warming The Green Buzz Arctic ice carbon environmental news global temperature global warming hydrogen power “Green chemistry” energy solutions and an Arctic ice increase?? in today’s green news. Those of you in the snowy U.S. and Middle East might be surprised to hear this, but global temperatures actually set a new high last month. ( CNN ).

Offshore Wind Energy Could Power 14 Million American Homes If.

Sierra Club Compass

Harnessing even a fraction of that potential could power over 14 million American homes with local, carbon-free energy and generate over $200 billion in revenues for local economies. As we've been discussing , in less than three weeks, certain tax incentives that encourage growth in the clean energy sector, resulting in thousands of jobs and improved public health conditions, are set to expire.

Nuclear Power is not the answer

Green (Living) Review

Despite of the potential disaster of a nuclear meltdown in Japan a British egghead claimed that the UK could never be able to generate enough energy just using renewables and that, to meet carbon targets we need the carbon-free nuclear energy, and nuclear is, so he said, a carbon-free energy source. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Our hearts must truly go out to the people of Japan in this time of unspeakable tragedy and chaos.

Court rejects Northants wind farm plan

Green (Living) Review

Only in that way can we transition to a carbon free future and have energy security.

Shop & Save Tip: Introducing Paperculture with 20% Off

The Green Samaritan

All cards, stationary and envelopes are 100% post-consumer recycled, shipping packaging is all recyclable and the company is carbon free. Home About Terms of Use & Privacy Policy Disclosure Contact Product Reviews Monthly Eco-Resolutions Quick Reference Guide Subscribe Shop & Save Tip: Introducing Paperculture with 20% Off July 23, 2010 In honor of my new little niece to be named Laura Jeanne, (yes, after me!)

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Yale to Launch Energy Sciences Institute on West Campus


“For the sake of future generations, we must make a rapid transition to low-carbon and carbon-free energy technologies President Richard C. Levin announced today that Thomas F. Steyer ’79 and his wife, Kathryn A. Taylor have made a gift of $25 million to help launch an Energy Sciences Institute on Yale University’s West Campus.

6 Eco-Friendly Resorts Around the World For Travelers With a Conscience

Eco Chic

You can even begin to sign up for carbon-free trips and packages, and check for online stores, such as that features a range of must-have travel items, products (like organic cotton beach towels ) and clothing. If you’re anything like us, your wanderlust knows no bounds. A perfect escape is immersion in nature, packed with a balanced mix of adventure and tranquility.

The Pros and Cons of Geothermal Heating on the Environment


The result is that once the facility is up and running, it’s virtually carbon-free. Geothermal energy is one of many ideas to create. sustainable, green energy to replace our reliance on fossil fuels. It hasn’t gotten the amount of attention that wind and solar have, or even nuclear energy. That’s a disservice to the power source, which is the entire planet with this form of energy production. Like all forms of energy production, there are good and bad things about it.

New Israeli Railway Line Approved Between Tel Aviv and Eilat

Green Prophet

The 2010 Eilat Eilot Renewable Energy Conference Looks to Carbon-Free Energy. Eco-tourists may be able to get to see these underwater creatures in Eilat faster due to the construction of a railway line from Tel Aviv. Eilat, located at the southern tip of Israel , draws both local and international tourists year-round due to its warm weather and marine biodiversity.

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World Bank's Tata Mundra conflicts with climate findings

Sierra Club Compass

But the IPCC also indicated that it’s not too late to halt the climate crisis, and the report’s authors have called for a carbon-free electricity supply in the form of clean energy for all. If we don’t curb greenhouse gas emissions now, we’ll soon be past the point of no return to save the planet. That’s the conclusion of the newest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).


Slash your UAE utility bill by 20% – copycats welcome!

Green Prophet

The study estimated that the staff housing complex consumed 51,000 liters of water and 2,500 kWh of electricity each year, costing over $410,000 while producing 2,190 kg of carbon dioxide (CO2). Earlier this year, they launched the Middle East’s first carbon-free bus , and they benchmarked their staff transportation operation.

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The Vampire, the Preacher's Daughter, and Me: Behind the Scenes of the Years of Living Dangerously

Sierra Club Compass

Hundreds of community members and happy Somerholics cheered on our speeches as we made it clear that Asheville was eager to retire the coal plant, which is the region's largest source of carbon pollution, and join the growing ranks of communities being powered by clean energy. Coal plants are the nation's biggest source of climate disrupting carbon pollution, and all those coal retirements, wind turbines, and solar panels have added up to significantly move the needle on U.S.

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Global warming heats up a renaissance of nuclear energy

Green (Living) Review

Global warming has energized the quest for clean, carbon-free energy that won't add to the greenhouse effect; and the BP oil spill has added to the distaste for fossil-fuel dependence. The report estimates that building 100 new reactors would require a $600 billion investment – but that same amount invested in other carbon-free technologies could cut at least twice as much carbon pollution by 2030.

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Brita Climate Ride 2009

Green (Living) Review

Climate Ride also endeavors to show that the bicycle is the ultimate carbon-free machine and a viable form of transportation. Climate Ride also endeavors to show that the bicycle is the ultimate carbon-free machine and a viable form of transportation. The bicycle is indeed the ultimate, as said above, carbon-free transportation machine and cycling a viable means of transportation, from the school run, going to the stores to commuting to work.

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Masdar’s Renewables Strategy Shifts To Wind

Green Prophet

Critics still married to the company’s original blueprint will no doubt be disappointed as the reality of implementing a carbon-free city in the middle of the desert has proven to be a much more malleable task than originally thought. :: The National. As Masdar’s partnership program gains traction in the London Thames estuary, the company is mooting wind power back home – in Abu Dhabi.

Arid land and salt water to help grow food in Africa


For the little energy it requires, solar panels can be installed rendering the greenhouse carbon free. Pratima Kalra: Why would anyone think of growing food on arid land with salt water? The question certainly seems logical, but Charlie Paton, the chief executive of Seawater Greenhouse has precisely taken up this challenge. He has designed a greenhouse , which will allow farmers to grow crops in desert environments that too using sea water.

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Grassroots Activists Leading The Fight For A Nuclear Free Future

Sierra Club Compass

Susan Corbett, team leader of the Sierra Club Nuclear Free Campaign, has been a leader in anti-nuclear activism since the 1970’s. states, Canada and Japan for The Summit for a Nuclear Free Future in Chevy Chase, Maryland. The Sierra Club’s Nuclear Free Campaign was there in force, along with groups from around the country committed to ending nuclear power. Corbett said that’s why the planning that happened at The Summit for a Nuclear Free Future is so important.

Grassroots Activists Leading The Fight For A Nuclear Free Future

Sierra Club Compass

Susan Corbett, team leader of the Sierra Club Nuclear Free Campaign, has been a leader in anti-nuclear activism since the 1970’s. states, Canada and Japan for The Summit for a Nuclear Free Future in Chevy Chase, Maryland. The Sierra Club’s Nuclear Free Campaign was there in force, along with groups from around the country committed to ending nuclear power. Corbett said that’s why the planning that happened at The Summit for a Nuclear Free Future is so important.

A $7000 Electric Car Coming to the Middle East?

Green Prophet

And due to carbon free communities being built, such as Abu Dhabi’s Masdar City, even if that project is still facing development issue s, and fossil fuel driven cars will still be around for a long time, this lower cost transportation concept could become practical – providing it has a good air conditioner. It won’t take you long distances, but it will take you around town; and at a reasonable speed too.

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The Arctic Whisper Goes into Passenger Service Only 11 Months After Project Start

Green (Living) Review

The Arctic Whisper is the first in a fleet of affordable, sustainable, low carbon urban buses for Umea City. The World's first fast charged hybrid buses are now in public service in Umea, Sweden. The Arctic Whisper's hybrid bus batteries are fast charged by the Opbrid B?sbaar sbaar for 10 minutes at the end of its route to achieve nearly 100% all-electric operation but with the reliability of diesel.

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Can Nuclear Power Ever Be Justified For Environmental Reasons?

Green Prophet

Anderson argues that even IF there was a way to build safe and carbon-free nuclear reactors, they couldn’t be built fast enough to help us deal with climate change. Jordan looks into the advantages of nuclear and we debunk the ‘green’ arguments for going nuclear. Whilst Turkey reassesses its own nuclear plans following a devastating earthquake, Jordan is still exploring the pros and cons of going radioactive.

Green Your Memorial Day: 5 Sustainable Holiday Favorites

Green Living Ideas

Play some carbon-free games with friends and family. Now, barbecuing is not without its carbon footprint, of course, but it’s minimal compared to the carbon footprint of what you put on that grill. Putting a bunch of factory farmed beef, sausage and chicken on the grill means the carbon footprint and the resource needs of your food are going to be huge. It is soy free, gluten free, GMO free, organic, and vegan, AND holds together on a grill like a champ.

Social Entrepreneurship at SOCAP15: Changing the Future of Work at the Intersection of Money & Meaning

Eco Chic

A perfect example is that we ran into Smita Paul, founder of Indigo Handloom, who we’ve featured here —her company empowered local Indian artisans to create carbon-free, handloomed fabric that’s used by companies like Eileen Fisher.). Last week I attended SOCAP15 powered by MissionHUB, the leading gathering for impact investors and social ventures, in San Francisco.

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U.S. Government Investing In New Fossil Fuel: Methane Hydrates

Eco Friendly Daily

The process of drilling for methane hydrates uses carbon dioxide injections, meaning the drilling could act as a means of removing some carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Methane lies within permafrost and when permafrost melts it releases considerable levels of methane, a greenhouse gas more than twenty times more potent than carbon dioxide.

US Spying a Threat to Global Climate Deal

Green (Living) Review

All the United States and most other developed countries do is pay lip service with regards to climate change and the wish to make changes and then they look at (1) buying carbon credits from Third World countries and (2) play with fire by claiming that nuclear power is the answer to a carbon-free future.

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The Power of an Example: New Net-Zero Energy Office an Inspiration

Sierra Club Compass

Whenever the Sierra Club is looking for new office space, we're always looking for opportunities to make it as sustainable and as carbon free as possible. Carbon Neutral Digest. Compass. « COP 18: This Is Why Were All Here | Main. Packing List for the Second Week of COP18 » The Power of an Example: New Net-Zero Energy Office an Inspiration.

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Tunisia Announces 4th Desertec Deal: 2 GW of Solar!

Green Prophet

But sunlight, a free and clean fuel heats the water for steam.). And if any European nation has not yet signed up for this carbon-free fuel of the future, Still Stenzel, the CEO of TurNur has this offer. Wow, the Desertec vision is barreling into realization! A clean energy future where the world’s deserts supply huge amounts of solar energy to the whole of humankind is truly becoming reality.

10 Romantic ways to Green your Valentine’s Day

Eco Friendly Daily

It’s totally carbon free, healthy and romantic. Valentine’s Day is all about flowers, chocolates and cards, but how can you spoil the special someone in your life and be eco-conscious at the same time? RecycleBank has come up with 10 tips for greening your Valentine’s Day that will help set the mood while saving the planet!


Green (Living) Review

Vyouz , known for its free reuse and recycling websites helping people reduce their impact on the environment, is launching an additional range of sites. With a powerful search facility, you can instantly find those offering or wanting items either free or for a fee. Using the "Dying To"® brands not only supports all of the free reuse sites but also helps to fund GivAid - the charitable arm of The Vyouz Network - which connects donors with charities.

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Myths and Facts about Capping Climate Change Pollution

Sightline Daily

Nine northeast states , British Columbia , California , and Quebec have all been making polluters pay for years, and their economies have kept pace with other parts of the United States and Canada where polluters still spew for free. Here’s the evidence: Original Sightline Institute graphic, available under our free use policy. Original Sightline Institute graphic, available under our free use policy. Original Sightline Institute graphic, available under our free use policy.

What If Polluters Paid and You Got the Money?

Sightline Daily

If Oregon passed a polluters-pay-plus-dividend bill, the air would no longer be a free dumping ground for pollution, clean energy would be on an even playing field with fossil fuels, and each Oregonian would get a check for $500-$1,500 every year. Solar and wind continue to grow faster than anyone predicted , but they could grow even faster if fossil fuel sellers weren’t getting a free lunch. Original Sightline Institute graphic, available under our free use policy.

"The Cost of Slashing Greenhouse Gas Emissions"

Environmental Economics

His new paper breaks down the costs of the most important prerequisite for achieving the target: making electricity generation carbon-free. That estimate includes savings from not having to buy as much gas and coal (sunshine and wind are free), or replace existing fossil fuel power stations. GDP a year, are achievable and manageable with “very strong” financial incentives from government, such as a carbon tax.

World Wind Power Poised to Bounce Back after Slowing in 2013

Green Blog

But increasingly dire scientific warnings about the consequences of climate change mean that the world will need to accelerate the shift to carbon-free, renewable sources of energy even more so in the years to come. At the end of 2013, the wind farms installed in more than 85 countries had a combined generating capacity of 318,000 megawatts, which would be enough to meet the residential electricity needs of the European Union’s 506 million people.

After record levels last year, world wind power is set to break new records in 2013

Green Blog

With total capacity exceeding 280,000 megawatts, wind farms generate carbon-free electricity in more than 80 countries, 24 of which have at least 1,000 megawatts. But in Carbon County, Wyoming, a project of up to 3,000 megawatts is under development. Even amid policy uncertainty in major wind power markets, wind developers still managed to set a new record for installations in 2012, with 44,000 megawatts of new wind capacity worldwide.

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The sun keeps shining bright: World solar power topped 100,000 megawatts in 2012

Green Blog

PV semiconductor materials convert the sun’s rays directly into clean, carbon-free electricity. The world installed 31,100 megawatts of solar photovoltaics (PV) in 2012—an all-time annual high that pushed global PV capacity above 100,000 megawatts. There is now enough PV operating to meet the household electricity needs of nearly 70 million people at the European level of use.

The Great Transition, Part II: Building a Wind-Centered Economy

Green Blog

Wind is abundant, carbon-free and nondepletable. In the race to transition from fossil fuels to renewable sources of energy and avoid runaway climate change, wind has opened a wide lead on both solar and geothermal energy. Solar panels, with a capacity totaling 70,000 megawatts, and geothermal power plants, with a capacity of some 11,000 megawatts, are generating electricity around the world.

“Messing with the Atom is the Highest Form of Blasphemy”

Eco Chic

Free, carbon-free energy. Whenever I hear an “environmentalist&# say that the solution to global warming is nuclear power, I shake my head. And then I get (wearily) on my soapbox. Yeah, maybe fission itself doesn’t create CO2, but what about: -mining plutonium (CO2 generating, destroys landscapes, rips open the Earth). transporting raw materials for fission to plants (CO2-producing).

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Four Carbon Cap-Tax Hybrids

Sightline Daily

A tax and a cap are just different vehicles for delivering the same thing: a carbon price that holds polluters responsible for their pollution, drives the transition to clean energy, and staves off the worst risks of climate volatility. With a tax, you know the price in advance but not the quantity of carbon pollution per year; with a cap, you know the carbon but not the price. Original Sightline Institute graphic, available under our free use policy.

Dream of a Nation

The Green Changemakers

A Powerful Free Resource for Teachers and Professors Dream of a Nation reaches across political party lines and religious beliefs and focuses on what we have in common, what is possible.It Dream of a Nation is proud to create and offer an array of free, downloadable materials for educators, including: Dream of a Nation book The book’s 12 chapters explores contemporary problems, new ideas, and successful models.