April 2008

Europe goes for coal

April 23, 2008

Those of you who think Europe is a green paradise, think again. The International Heral Tribune is carrying some alarming news about the use of coal in Europe. It is estimated that 50 coal-fired plants will be built over the next five years, plants that will be in use for the next five decades. European […]

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Solar power in 2009 and popcorn design

April 21, 2008

The bubbly British green website Green Bang published some time ago a piece of news that caught my attention. It mentioned a report published by Lux Research that said that the annual solar industry will grow to $70.9 billion in 2012, up from $21.2 billion in 2007, but 2009 will mark the decline in the […]

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Toronto unites on solar power

April 19, 2008

The Toronto Star has a report about a grass roots initiative in Toronto that is ‘bringing solar power to the people’ (nice pun). It says it all started with the formation of RISE (Riverdale Initiative for Solar Energy) by local artist and graphic designer Ron McKay and a group of dedicated volunteers in 2006. The […]

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Summer time and the leaf blowers are running

April 18, 2008

I have never understood leaf blowers. And I am a product and part of suburbia. They are loud. They run on a gas/oil mixture. They pollute horribly. And all they do is move some grass clippings back into the grass from the sidewalk or road. What would happen if they were only used every other […]

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The Pope and the environment

April 18, 2008

Pope Benedict’s visit to America, home to 66 million Catholics, has been generating a great deal of press. It’s great to see the focus he’s been putting on environmental and animal welfare issues, regardless of the restrictions I personally have with the Catholic church in other areas. But that’s the nature of politics: differing views […]

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