January 2008

Sustainable Architecture from the AIA

January 31, 2008

I said my next post was going to be on President Bush’s state of the union address, but it was so boring to listen to… But I did listen to public radio this morning: Earth and Sky was talking to R.K. Stewart. Stewart is the 2007 President of the AIA, the American Institute of Architects. […]

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China and renewable energy

January 30, 2008

A report co-written by a Worldwatch Institute senior fellow says that “China will likely achieve—and may even exceed—its target to obtain 15 percent of its energy from renewables by 2020”. If China’s commitment to diversifying its energy supply and becoming a global leader in renewables manufacturing persists, renewable energy could provide over 30 percent of […]

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Alternative Energy and Peace

January 29, 2008

I recently read an article in the New York Times where the author stated that alternative energy would not reduce terrorism. The basic tension would still be there, even though the Muslim oil producing states would have less income to divert to terrorist organizations. But I disagree. I know the easiest way to stay out […]

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Future-proof consumption

January 28, 2008

I came across this interview with author John Naish, whose book Enough, described as a future-proof guide to consumption, has just been released on Hodder and Staughton. I have to admit to having become somewhat skeptical about the plethora of `green guides´ that have been cropping up like weed of late. However, Naish says a […]

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Energy power from rain

January 26, 2008

The old saying ‘come rain or come sunshine’ was given a ‘renewable energy’ meaning this week as a scientific magazine reported that rain, like sunlight but on a much smaller scale, has the potential to generate electric power. The discovery was made by Jean-Jacques Chaillout and colleagues at the Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) in Grenoble, […]

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