Tag: smart grid

Give the Gift of Knowledge

Written by | November 26th, 2010

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Our writer cut his electric bill, but does that mean he lowered his carbon footprint? A new device could give him the answer and help him save even more money.

The U.S. West’s Energy Future and Development by Design

Written by | August 25th, 2010

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Can we develop America’s energy resources in a smarter way that has less impact on biodiversity? Conservancy scientist Holly Copeland explains one way it might just happen.

Keeping Down with the Joneses

Written by | January 27th, 2010

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What’s the best way to get people to save energy? Would you believe making it a competition…and giving them smiley faces?

Cool Green Morning: Friday, July 10

Written by | July 10th, 2009

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A town bans plastic water bottles (see video above)? A robot picks up your garbage? A hamburger that fights climate change? Such surprises (see below) keep us coming back every Cool Green Morning — enjoy, and enjoy your weekend! An Australian town has banned plastic water bottles there — the first such restriction on Earth, […]

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, Feb. 24

Written by | February 24th, 2009

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Today’s news from NASA isn’t good, but we found a few positive nuggets out there in cyberspace — read on for our daily round-up of green news. Waiter, There’s Mercury in My Fish: The U.S., China, India and hundreds of other countries have agreed to develop a global treaty to curb industrial use of mercury. (Hat-tip: Environmental Leader.) Eat Your […]

Cool Green Morning: Friday, Feb. 6

Written by | February 6th, 2009

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It’s Friday and hope is in the air. Saving sharks, making biodiesel from coffee, hybrid tug boats… read on for green news from cyberspace. A Shark Plan with Teeth?  The European Commission has offered up a proposal that aims to improve its shark fisheries. Another Reason Why… we should have joined Kyoto. A new report says […]

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