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Book Review: The End of Oil


You may recognize author Paul Roberts from the documentary Who Killed the Electric Car? (I did, at least )
I have just finished reading his excellent book, The End of Oil: On the Edge of a Perilous New World, which will now be added to our book list. Here are my thoughts:
The title of the […]

Books page, Ecology of Commerce


I have added a new Books page, and I’m opening the floor with an excellent book by Paul Hawken, The Ecology of Commerce. You can read a full review on the Books page, but here is one from the Editor-In-Chief of Inc. magazine, that does a better job:
This book, like the vision of capitalism it […]

GM kills gas guzzler factories


General Motors made international news recently by closing four of its truck and SUV plants across the US, Canada and Mexico, as part of a rapid move to embrace the demand for smaller vehicles in the US.

The world’s largest carmaker said it was making the moves “to aggressively respond to growing demand for fuel-efficient vehicles […]

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 […]

35mpg - Source of Opportunity


TreeHugger has compiled some facts related to the positive effects of the new 35mpg mileage requirements introduced by the US. The numbers are quite impressive, and illustrate that many Americans may easily overlook the beneficial effects of such initiatives for their country as a whole, as their only concern is their own immediate comfort. I […]

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 […]

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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