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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 […]

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 […]

US Senate Screws Solar Investors


My words from my previous post were not even cold before I read the following terrible news on Solar Power Rocks!
I’ll keep this short and sweet. The senate voted yesterday 59-40 to remove the renewable energy tax credits from the energy bill. That means, at the end of 2008, barring some new legislation, the sweet […]

Bali - No Deal. But wait, there’s more…


It’s all over the news, and here’s a quick recap in case you haven’t heard: No concrete deal was agreed upon at the UN climate change conference in Bali. As AboutMyPlanet puts it:
At its conclusion, the UNFCCC achieved accord between nations that something must be done, but in the interest of maintaining harmony, declined to […]

Presidential Candidate vehicles


Yahoo reports that AP recently asked four Democratic and five Republican presidential hopefuls to name their first and current vehicles.
Not suprisingly, two of the Democrats, Hillary Clinton and John Edwards, currently own hybrids (both own a Ford Escape) compared to none of the Republicans. In fact, republican governor Mike Huckabee owns one of the biggest […]

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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