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EVs: A detailed analysis


Rei at Daily Kos is currently running an interesting series analyzing the economics and feasibility, as well as current state and future outlooks of electric vehicles. Rei possesses considerable technical knowledge on the subject, and is confident that EVs are the answer, based on well-backed arguments and facts.
The gist of his analysis is The economics […]

The Curse of Suburbia


In the past couple of weeks, I coincidentally came across some related pieces about a major shaping force of the relatively affluent population groups in the world today: suburban living. With the recent oil price hike, it turns out that the trend is becoming less popular in the United States and other developed nations (although […]

TIME: The War on Global Warming


TIME Magazine has an interesting piece in its April 28 issue where it equates the energy crisis facing the US with a war like any other. They compare it to the Great Depression, the construction of the railroads, the space race, the fight against polio, and so forth. If the US stood up to the […]

Green Venture Capital Soaring


Pricewaterhouse Coopers‘ MoneyTree report details various investment trends over the past few years. While it should be obvious that a staggering amount of venture capital is currently being pumped into clean technology, depicting this increase graphically makes it suprisingly more impressive than I would have reckoned.

Why is it that the world is reacting to the […]

Oil Fortune Smashes All-time Profit Record


The #1 most profitable company in the US for 2007 was the oil behemoth ExxonMobil, according to Fortune Magazine. But wait, there’s more: it’s also the largest in history:
The oil giant racked up $39.5 billion in earnings last year, the largest-ever profit in U.S. history. That figure topped the previous record of $36.1 billion, also […]

Will the World Survive China?


The new year already has a startlingly bitter “new look at the truth” in store for us: Mother Jones has published an article that inspects the looming threat of China on the world’s resources as it develops and expands at an astonishing rate.

As if China’s hunger for resources due of its massive manufacturing enterprises are […]

Did you know?

In 2010, there will be 4200km of new highways in and around Shanghai, China that didn't exist in 2000. Varese, a town in Northern Italy, runs on 100% renewable power. The town uses a mix of wind, solar and small-scale hydropower. The town has reaped benefits from the energy network through added jobs, and an additional 350,000 euros [US $514,000] in revenues that are handed over to the council each year.


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