February 2008

Solar thermal power

February 29, 2008

The solar power revolution continues at full steam (or should it be ‘full beam’?) with more breakthroughs ande openings being reported everywhere. Greenbang, for instance, writes that the state of Victoria in Australia will be home to the largest photovoltaic stations in the world. The mega power plant will begin generation in 2010 and be […]

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The environmental cost of meat

February 27, 2008

We have insisted on the importance of cycling as a marvelous way to cut carbon emissions and stay fit. It really is the way to go. But there’s another aspect of daily life that plays a huge role in the fight against climate change and that is our diet. The organic food movement, which has […]

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Solar power energizes financial markets II

February 25, 2008

It seems like 2008 will be a leap year in more ways than one. In the case of solar power, this type of clean energy has lept to the front pages of the financial pages of newspapers as companies deliver impressive results. The latest positive news coming from the solar power front was published by […]

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Biofuel from biomass

February 22, 2008

Some encouraging news from the biofuel front was released by a Vancouver, Canada enterprise. Syntec Biofuel, a company developing biomass to fuel conversion technologies, announced that it has achieved a yield of 105 gallons of alcohol (ethanol, methanol, n-butanol and n-propanol) per ton of biomass. The company runs a 300 ton per day biomass processing […]

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Organic Bananas

February 20, 2008

I like bananas. And about a year ago, organic bananas were on sale at the local supermarket, so I tried them. I got hooked. They taste better. I have not sponsored a double blind study tasting both kinds, but the organic bananas seem to have a better texture and a more banana taste. They also […]

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