Sustainable Alternatives to Petroleum Based Products

Hug a Tree with Me

While we may never know who to blame for the discovery of petroleum, history states that the stuff has been running our lives for over 5000 years now. Pressure, heat and decomposing chemicals transformed the remnants into petroleum. Petroleum Based Products.

A Made in America Story: Petroleum-Powered Surfboards, Scandals.

Wend Magazine

Posted in: Paddles , Surf One Response to “A Made in America Story: Petroleum-Powered Surfboards, Scandals, Hatchets and God&# Rick Olson says: March 16, 2011 at 11:01 pm What do you expect from a company that’s all about the “camaradity?&# Get the FREE Wend Digital Edition!

Living Petroleum Free

Hug a Tree with Me

Petroleum is a type of fossil fuel that is made from the plants and animals that died on the ocean floors millions of years ago. Petroleum is the most used product in the world. It acts like a positive but petroleum is a true negative.

Israel’s Petroleum Council Adds Environment Reps

Green Prophet

Last week two environmental representatives were added to Israel’s Petroleum Council, according to the Jerusalem Post. Meged oil field, in Israel. The council has been restructured to include a total of 13 members, including seven members of the public.

Creating a Business Place of Passion.

Elephant Journal

Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) British Petroleum business career creative passion play workThis is the potential of business and organizations of all kinds. It’s the fourth P.

Saudi economy trashed by cheap oil

Green Prophet

Energy crude oil Gas petroleum Saudi ArabiaDespite the forecast of dire effects of global warming in the Middle East , oil producing countries like Saudi Arabia have continued to keep oil production at high levels.

A Made in America Story: Petroleum-Powered Surfboards, Scandals.

Wend Magazine

Posted in: Paddles , Surf One Response to “A Made in America Story: Petroleum-Powered Surfboards, Scandals, Hatchets and God&# Rick Olson says: March 16, 2011 at 11:01 pm What do you expect from a company that’s all about the “camaradity?&# Get the FREE Wend Digital Edition!

Following Oman Success, GlassPoint Wants to be the IKEA of Solar

Green Prophet

Petroleum Development Oman has since hailed the four acre complex of glass houses a scorching success, and the supplier GlassPoint is preparing to become the “Ikea of solar,” Forbes reports.

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Sharjah air pollution as bad as Beijing

Green Prophet

Cities air pollution Beijing Cairo Mexico City petroleum sharjah In Beijing the air pollution is so bad that you sometimes can’t see your hand in front of your face. Above the charts bad, cities of the world are now coming to terms with their own local air pollution.

Bioplastic from biomass set to reduce our dependency on oil


Petroleum is an ingredient used in many modern products ranging from pharmaceuticals to plastics. Once the sources of petroleum have been exhausted, how are we going to produce the petroleum based products to meet our demands? Petroleum contains many carcinogenic and other harmful components that make it unsafe to work with unless it is properly cleansed. Please login. Sign In. User Name / Email. Password. Forgot Password. Dont have an account? Join Now. Login.

Piezoelectric energy can potentially replace batteries in future


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Greenpeace: Obama must shelve Arctic drilling plans, call for offshore moratorium

Green Blog

Maybe this time BP really should go “ beyond petroleum “? In light of the ongoing offshore oil drilling disaster in the Gulf of Mexico Greenpeace is demanding that President Barack Obama cancels Arctic drilling plans and calls for an offshore moratorium.

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Green Earth Journey

GreenPeace invites everyone to change the BP Logo to something more appropriate; "BP claim that they are 'beyond petroleum'.

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Egypt Declares a State of Emergency Following Oil Spill

Green Prophet

General Petroleum Corporation reported that one of their wells is leaking in three Gamsha spots north of Hurghada – a spot that is popular among tourists and the scene a very serious oil spill covered up by authorities last year. Who needs terrorism when we’ve got oil spills?

Where Can You Find the World’s Most Expensive Gasoline? Probably Turkey.

Green Prophet

Turkey’s tax rate for petroleum hasn’t changed since 2002 , when a special consumption tax was introduced on imported products. But the country’s increasing demand for petroleum, combined with the fact that it imports 90 percent of the fuel, has steadily driven prices up within Turkey over the past decade. Read more about Turkey’s efforts to use less foreign petroleum: Renewable-Energy Cars Heat Up in Turkey.

Subsides Jeopardize Renewable Energy Projects In The Middle East

Green Prophet

Energy carbon emissions carbon footprint Energy costs energy subsidies oil industry oil prices petroleumEnergy subsidies keeping petrol and electricity prices low in the Middle East are jeopardizing the chances of renewable energy projects.

Daily Demand and Supply: Classic Example of Competition--Oil?

Environmental Economics

For 27 years in my graduate energy seminar, I’ve struggled to convince bright master’s and PhD students that oil prices might actually result from competition rather than a price-fixing conspiracy of oil companies and the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries cartel.

BP: Truth in Advertising?


Petroleum rep Randy Prescott is reportedly quoted as saying: “Louisiana and Mississippi aren’t the only places that have shrimp.” Cranky Rants demotivational despair oil spill petroleum Prescott shrimp” Here’s Randy’s office phone number: (713) 323-4093 and his e-mail: Let him hear from you. One of my friends suggested that we tell him, “And BP isn’t the only place that has fuel for [.].

6 Simple Ways to Green Up your Office Space

Hug a Tree with Me

Only print when necessary: Printing generates paper waste as well as petroleum waste, so only print when necessary, and when you do print use eco printing paper as well as a sustainable font such as eco-font.

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BP Managers May Face Manslaughter Charges

Sustainability Ninja

” British Petroleum has said they will pay $20 billion to settle claims by businesses and individuals who were affected by the massive oil spill. Eco News BP manslaughter british petroleum

Energy Markets Being Driven by Fear


A lackluster economic recovery, coupled with cautious consumer sentiment, is keeping demand for petroleum products suppressed. Nevertheless, lingering concerns over geopolitical tensions with Iran has prompted some governments to raise the possibility of releasing strategic petroleum reserves.

I Sold My Car for the Planet: Loving-Kindness.

Elephant Journal

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Oil price quote(s) of the day

Environmental Economics

"There is no rational reason for high oil prices," writes Ali Naimi, Saudi Arabian Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, in today's Financial Times. Well, I can think of one-- if oil prices were lower, the world would want to consume more than is currently being produced. via

Bahrain generates oil and brains using 5 MW solar power

Green Prophet

In a move to diversify its energy package Bahrain Petroleum Company (Bapco) launched its first pilot solar power project this past June in Awali, in the south of Bahrain.

Bedroom Green: 6 Eco-Sexy Tips

Green Home Blog

Sex is everywhere you look. Computer, television, film, theatre, magazines, you name it. So much so that it has almost de-sensitized the importance of its benefits, intimacy and overall specialness.

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Benefits and and costs of college

Environmental Economics

College enrollment, while still growing, has slowed noticeably in areas closest to major petroleum-production sites. The opportunity cost has risen in Texas: A public debate has been raging in the state over the rising cost and, some say, the questionable value of a college degree.

Single-Use Bagel Disturbs Man’s Calm.

Elephant Journal

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10 Ways to Obtain and Maintain an Alkaline Body

Hug a Tree with Me

Get rid of the conventional lotions, oils, cleaners and makeup that you put on your bodies – they contain petroleum, carcinogens and a host of other unreadables that can invade the body and create acidity. Disease is happiest when living in an acidic body.

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A team of researchers develops a cheap method to make plastics from biomass


Mridul Jerath: Plastic is used in abundance in many products nowadays including soda bottles, food packaging, automotive parts and many more, but this plastic is usually made from a petroleum based material, which in turn causes a lot of problems.

Film Review: Fractured Land


When Jannet Annesley, a rep for the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, gently, generically argues in support of fracking while saying ‘we’re all fractured within ourselves,’ it’s a moment of Read More The post Film Review: Fractured Land appeared first on Ecorazzi.

10 Easy Ways to Green Your Halloween

Green Home Blog

Candles – Chose 100% beeswax or soy candles to light up pumpkins and luminaries instead of traditional paraffin candles, which are petroleum based. 10 Easy Ways to Green Your Halloween. Posted on October 11, 2011. Halloween is a fun holiday for both parents and children – what’s not to love about candy, costumes, and scary pumpkins? It’s also a great opportunity for parents to teach their kids about the importance of making healthy, eco-friendly choices.

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Knowledge Problem: CO2 emission reductions: fracking, recession, renewables?

Environmental Economics

IER identifies the main hypotheses for this reduction: economic recession reduces energy use, high oil prices reduce petroleum consumption, switching from coal to natural gas for electricity generation, and some switching to renewables for electricity generation. At The Atlantic, Alexis Madrigal charts out the changes over time in the share of electricity generation coming from coal, natural gas, and petroleum.

First transatlantic biofuel flight is powered by camelina

Green Traveler Guides

The Honeywell -operated aircraft touched down safely in Paris on a 50/50 blend of Honeywell Green Jet Fuel and petroleum-based jet fuel powering one of the aircraft’s engines. metric tons of net carbon dioxide emissions compared to the same flight powered by petroleum-based fuel.

Are Rain Gardens Mini Toxic Cleanup Sites?

Sightline Daily

If stormwater is the source of such devastating amounts of petroleum and heavy metals, won’t the rain garden in my front yard become a mini toxic waste site that could harm children and pets? Pollutants, particularly some of those associated with petroleum or oil and grease, evaporate.

Israeli Fuel Company Tries Out Gasoline – Methanol Fuel Mixture

Green Prophet

Now methanol biofuels, made from natural gas and mixed with unleaded gasoline, are the subject of a test project being conducted in Israel by Dor Chemicals and Ten Petroleum at one of their gas stations in Haifa. billion USD in imported oil and refined petroleum products, and save some $1.85

Conserving Resources

Green Home Blog

energy comes from petroleum, 25% from natural gas, 21% from coal, and 9% from nuclear plants. Conserving Resources. The Earth gets more and more crowded every day. In 2011, the world’s population reached 7 billion, and there’s no sign we’ll be letting up any time soon.

Norwegian coast guard board Greenpeace ship in the Arctic following 90 hour long protest

Green Blog

As a result, Norway’s Ministry of Petroleum informed Greenpeace that the government had created a “safety zone” around the drilling site. Earlier this week, a group of Greenpeace activists climbed onto an oil rig belonging to Statoil, a Norwegian state-owned oil and gas company.

One-Sided Keystone XL Poll Tells the Story Big Oil Wants You To Hear

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Compass. « Enormous Grassroots Response to Coal Export Plan in Washington | Main. Trans-Pacific Partnership: Wrong Trade Deal for the U.S. » One-Sided Keystone XL Poll Tells the Story Big Oil Wants You To Hear.

What is Wrong With PVC?

Green Home Blog

Most of us are familiar with the environmental issues related to plastics: they are derived from petroleum, which means they contribute to the environmental problems caused by the oil industry, and they are not biodegradable, which means that once you throw them out they are going to be sticking around for hundreds or thousands of years. What is Wrong with PVC? What Is PVC?

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Biofuel from Plastic for this Young Egyptian Scientist from Alexandria

Green Prophet

She has already garnered interests from the Egyptian Petroleum Research Institute. Azza Abdel Hamid Faiad was the winner of the 2011 European Union Contest for Young Scientists for finding a new way of turning plastic into biofuel.