May 2010

Survey shows LED tubes are still minority

May 17, 2010

The folks at Software Advice’s Construction blog recently asked their readers and industry professionals whether LED fluorescent tubes were ready for prime time. The blog wanted to find out whether LEDs were on their way to become the standard replacement for fluorescent tubes. Three questions were asked: Related Posts:New Rules for Incandescent Light Bulbs from […]

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Switching to renewable energy

May 15, 2010

This week I read a brilliant interview with Mark Jacobson (pictured, left) on the Financial Times’ Energy Source blog. Jacobson is a Stanford professor of engineering who is a strong proponent of the idea that the world could move to 100 per cent renewable power, which is music to our ears. (for more details about […]

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See how big the Gulf of Mexico oil spill is

May 11, 2010

The explosion on the Deepwater Horizon on April 20th left 17 workers injured, 11 missing and a tragically high number of wildlife species threatened with extinction. It is yet another grim reminder that the future belongs to renewable energy. Fossil fuel is dirty, dangerous and anachronic. This incredible graph presentation can help you visualize how […]

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Monday video: The Story of Bottled Water

May 10, 2010

We have written about the negative environmental impact of bottled water. And now you can learn more about it via Annie Leonard’s excellent and extremely watchable video, The Story of Bottled Water. It is produced and presented by Annie Leonard, who also made the wildly popular The Story of Stuff, which shows the life-cycle of […]

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Finnish company trials 100% renewable biodiesel

May 7, 2010

Neste Green 100 diesel, made by a Finland-based refining and marketing company called Neste Oil, will be tested by private individuals and Neste Oil employees, the company says. “This is the first time anywhere that a premium renewable diesel fuel will be tested across a range of different cars,” says Neste Oil’s Executive Vice President, […]

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