Tag: energy policy

An Energy Diet: Cut Back on Water, Pay More Attention to Fish

Written by | November 22nd, 2012

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Do you know how much water it takes to turn on your lights? Or how many fish are imperiled when you power up your computer? A new study takes stock of how our energy choices impact water and fish.

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, January 27

Written by | January 27th, 2010

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Here you go– the five coolest, greenest links on the web. Dig in!:

  1. The people of a tiny Alaskan village claim that fuel and utility companies are responsible for their home’s rapid erosion, and they’re taking two dozen of said companies to court to sue for relocation expenses. (New York Times)
  2. A new study says that the health benefits and air-quality improvements that could result from cutting carbon emissions would offset the actual cost of cutting carbon emissions. (The Vine)
  3. A grassroots “gray water” movement is inspiring Los Angeles residents to recycle and reuse household waste water. (Christian Science Monitor)
  4. The latest Green Confidence Index shows that consumers want to go/buy green, but the state of the economy is why they’re not really doing any of that. (GreenBiz)
  5. Senators Kerry and Graham: bringin’ energy reform back. (Red, Green and Blue)

Energy Sprawl and U.S. Climate Policy

Written by | April 16th, 2009

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The fact that renewable energy takes more space than conventional energy isn’t an environmental paradox, just a trade-off society must face.

Cap and Trade: ‘This Issue Cannot Wait’

Written by | February 25th, 2009

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Last night President Obama called on Congress to send him legislation that places a market-based cap on carbon pollution — identifying the development of clean energy solutions as one of the three areas critical to our nation’s future. Mark Tercek, president and CEO of The Nature Conservancy, has this response: “President Obama’s speech last night […]

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