September 2008

Philippines Senate approves renewable energy bill

September 29, 2008

The Phillipines Senate has approved a bill that includes a package of initiatives to attract renewable energy developers to invest in the country. Renewable energy sources include biomass, solar, wind, geothermal, ocean energy and hydropower that sticks to international regulation on dams. “The Senate provided a seven-year income tax holiday and a fixed 5% gross […]

Read the full article…or else →

Free eBooks

September 26, 2008

The Sustainable Home blog has a couple of eBooks for free download on a couple of, you guessed it, domestic topics. The first tells you what you can do to mitigate the levels of pollution within your home. Apparently, American homes are heavy on air pollutants, which probably comes as no surprise to anyone. Related […]

Read the full article…or else →

Jack Nicholson tries out hydrogen … back in 1978

September 22, 2008

Those of us who are old enough to remember the 1980s know that concerns over the environment and the need to look for alternative energy sources stretch a long way back in time. And this video starred by no one less than Jack Nicholson is a reminder that even during the disco era, in the […]

Read the full article…or else →

New bill to foment clean energy

September 19, 2008

Potentially good news for the renewable energy sector, via Triple Pundit. According to the blog, “Democrats in the House of Representatives have successfully led an effort to pass The Comprehensive American Energy Security & Consumer Protection Act by a vote of 236 to 189. The bill provides federal incentives for the development of clean, “renewable […]

Read the full article…or else →

Offsetting carbon emissions, from rooftops and dancefloors

September 12, 2008

Two intriguing stories about unusual ways of contributing to the fight against climate change caught my attention yesterday. The first was an article in Christian Science Monitor about physicist Hashem Akbari’s formula “to determine how much heat-trapping carbon dioxide would be offset by reflecting the solar radiation back into space”. He suggested “replacing the dark […]

Read the full article…or else →