Cool Green Afternoon: Thursday, Jan. 8

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Published on January 8th, 2009  |  Discuss This Article  


  • No Malarkey Ed: News from Washington today — Massachusetts Dem Ed Markey will chair the U.S. Senate’s new Energy and Environment Subcommittee. “It’s time to create the clean-energy age,” he told the Boston Globe. (Hat-tip: Grist.)
  • Share a Ride: Carpooling is a great way to cut down carbon emissions, so take this advice from Planet Green to make sure your ride-share is an experience worth repeating.
  • Plan B: Geoengineering? The debate is on: In the event that Obama and the big guys in Washington don’t take action — soon — to stop climate change, is geoengineering a viable back-up plan?
  • Oil Economics: The question of the day is: Will it be the price of oil or the policies of Washington that get us closer to clean green technology? It seems that the economics of oil still rule.

(Image: Large tortoiseshell butterfly. Credit: Muchaxo under a Creative Commons license.)


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