Why Do People Claim that Nuclear Power is a Low-Carbon Source of Energy?
Even well-known, well-intentioned scientists sometimes push bad ideas. For example, well-known scientists considered pouring soot over the Arctic in the 1970s to help melt the ice – in order to prevent another ice age. That would have been stupid. Even Obama’s top science adviser – John Holdren –warned in the 1970?s of a new ice age … and is open to [...]
HOUSTON — At the Light Bulb Depot near his home in The Heights, Randy Gingrich just bought another batch of florescent bulbs. “Since I started three years ago, I haven’t replaced a compact fluorescent yet,” he says. “So I’m happy with that.” “In my ceiling fans, each one of mine has four lights,” says Allen Tabb, who’s been selling light bulbs for 16 years. “So instead of using 240 watts [...]
Paris may go dark in the early hours of the morning if new plans go ahead
Traders fears the blackout would negatively affect tourism and the economy
Paris may lose its trademark glow next year after plans emerged to extinguish its street lighting at night to save money.
French President Francois Hollande and his energy minister Delphine Batho are considering turning out the lights in and outside public buildings, offices and shops in [...]
Apple has pulled its products off the U.S. government-backed registration of environmentally friendly electronics.
Apple asked EPEAT, the electronics standards setting group, to pull its 39 certified desktop computers, monitors and laptops, which included past versions of the MacBook Pro and MacBook Air, off the list of green products late last month, Robert Frisbee, CEO of EPEAT told CIO Journal. EPEAT, created through funding by the federal Environmental Protection Agency and [...]
EU member states are expected to close a deal on the bloc’s proposed energy efficiency directive by the end of June amid worries over the consequences it could have over the price of electricity in Europe’s factories.
Factory owners are unnerved by EU’s the upcoming energy efficiency directive, which is set to be agreed at the end of the month.
One of the biggest changes that the bill could bring is an [...]
‘Green’ policy burdens will cost families £267 a year extra by 2030
World temperatures have remained almost stagnant in the last two decades, new figures have revealed.
Temperatures across the globe rose by around a third of a degree last year from the average of 14 degrees Celsius recorded between 1961 and 1990.
In some years, temperatures rose by just 0.29 degrees C while in others they rose by .53 degrees.
Global warming: A [...]
Intel has officially launched the first wave of its Ivy Bridge processors with a new tri-gate transistor technology, touting the new chips as the “world’s first 22 nanometer product.”
The chipmaker released 13 quad-core processors on Sunday and promised that new dual-core processors will arrive later in the spring. MacNN reports that the first batch of chips are from the Core i5 and i7 families.
CEO Paul Otellini said earlier this month that the “bulk” of the [...]
David Cameron denounced plans for a ‘conservatory tax’ as bonkers yesterday.
He pledged to veto the proposals that would have forced homeowners to spend hundreds of pounds extra on energy efficiency when they build an extension or fit a new boiler.
The Mail revealed yesterday that Tory ministers were in revolt over the plan – an element of the so-called Green Deal.
Former Energy Secretary Chris Huhne, the original architect, hit back yesterday [...]
A Dynamic Function For EROEI
The post below is a reproduction of a paper published in the open access journal Sustainability by Michael Dale, Susan Krumdieck, and Pat Bodger (Vol. 3). The article is a first in creating a dynamic function where Energy Return on Energy Investment changes of an energy resource are estimated over time. In this manner it becomes possible to get an estimate of how much net energy [...]
A new molecule has been detected in the earth’s atmosphere which could help produce a cooling effect, scientists said, but it remains to be seen whether it can play a major role in tackling global warming.
The molecule can convert pollutants, such as nitrogen dioxide and sulphur dioxide, into compounds which can lead to cloud formation, helping to shield the earth from the sun, the researchers said.
Over the past century, [...]
The way most of the world – especially those of us who live in wealthy countries like the United States – lives is unsustainable. We eat food that is shipped across the globe, genetically engineered, and processed to the point where few nutrients remain. We depend on resources violently extracted from the Earth – coal for electricity, natural gas for heat, and various metals for the parts in our cellphones [...]
By Andrew Restuccia - The Hill
New light bulb efficiency standards will begin phasing in on Jan. 1 despite intense opposition from conservatives, who have blasted the rules as a textbook unnecessary federal regulation.
While Republicans secured inclusion of a measure blocking funding for enforcement of the standards in a year-end spending bill, energy efficiency groups say the provision will have little practical impact. The Energy Department rules will nonetheless go into effect at the [...]
Former President Bill Clinton yesterday singled out the efforts of the union movement in creating massive numbers of jobs through union pension fund investments. Speaking yesterday at the annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), Clinton praised the AFL-CIO and AFT for already providing $1 billion in pension fund investments to improve infrastructure and increase energy efficiency. (Watch the video of the event here. )
He also called [...]
Renewables now make up 79 per cent of New Zealand’s electricity generation, Acting Minister of Energy and Resources, Hekia Parata, announced today.
Strong hydro inflows and generation from new wind and geothermal sources has seen renewable energy generation increase from 74 per cent to 79 per cent in the March quarter.
Our high level of renewable generation and the use of gas over coal at the Huntly [...]
Electric cars manufactured by Nissan surreptitiously leak detailed information about a driver’s location, speed and destination to websites accessed through the vehicle’s built in RSS reader, a security blogger has found.
The Nissan Leaf is a 100-percent electric car that Nissan introduced seven months ago. Among its many innovations is a GSM cellular connection that lets drivers share a variety of real-time data about the car, [...]
Australia is considering awarding carbon credits for killing feral camels as a way to tackle climate change.
The suggestion is included in Canberra’s “Carbon Farming Initiative”, a consultation paper by the Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, seen Thursday.
Adelaide-based Northwest Carbon, a commercial company, proposed culling some 1.2 million wild camels that roam the Outback, the legacy of herds introduced to help early settlers in the 19th century.
The buildings commonly referred to as “green” could actually be hazardous to your health, according to a new report.
That’s one of many warnings out of a new report from the Institute of Medicine, which tracked the potential impact of climate change on indoor environments.
The report cautions that climate change can negatively and directly affect indoor air quality in several ways. But the scientists behind the study warn that homeowners [...]
NEW YORK – Two leading makers of lighting products are showcasing LED bulbs that are bright enough to replace energy-guzzling 100-watt light bulbs set to disappear from stores in January.
Their demonstrations at the LightFair trade show in Philadelphia this week mean that brighter LED bulbs will likely go on sale next year, but after a government ban takes effect.
The new bulbs will also be expensive [...]
Blogpost by Dr. Rianne Teule – April 19, 2011 at 12:36
Spending time in the Fukushima area and bearing witness to the impacts of the horrifying accident with our own eyes made us so angry – angry at the nuclear industry whose lies are being believed by so many, whose short-sighted self-interest is sickening. People in the area are exposed to the impacts of nuclear radiation often [...]
Oil Will Be Gone in 50 Years: HSBC
Published: Wednesday, 23 Mar 2011 | 2:55 AM ET Text Size
By: Patrick Allen
There could be less than 49 years of oil supplies left, even if demand were to remain flat according to HSBC’s senior global economist Karen Ward.
“Energy resources are scarce,” Ward said in a research note. “Even if demand doesn’t increase, there could be as little as 49 years [...]
By DARIUS DIXON
If the federal government can support abortion rights, why canâ€™t it also support light bulb choice, Sen. Rand Paul asked Thursday morning.
And donâ€™t even get him started about his toilet.
The Kentucky Republican began making the link between the personal, the political and the plumbing-related when he asked Kathleen Hogan, the DOE deputy assistant secretary on energy efficiency, â€œI was wondering if youâ€™re pro-choice?â€
â€œIâ€™m pro-choice of [...]
especially at the start, when the banking mafia is heavily manipulating index futures, and toward the end of the day when they will probably try another painting the tape episode. That said, it is time for anyone who has not jumped out of this market to exit stage right. You can use the fake rallies induced by the banking mafia to do that, as foolish institutional investors are deliberately misled, [...]
Only the beginning from this administration! Home owners take note & tell your friends and relatives who are home owners!
Beginning 1 year after enactment of the Cap and Trade Act, you won’t be able to sell your home unless you retrofit it to comply with the energy and water efficiency standards of this Act. H.R. 2454, the “Cap & Trade” bill passed by the House of Representatives, if also [...]