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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 […]

Ireland bans the incandescent lightbulb


The Independent reports that Ireland has made history by becoming the first country to ban the traditional lightbulb, effective as of January 2009. Every year, consumers are expected to save 185 million Euro in electricity costs, and 700′000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions will be prevented.
Initially, a levy on traditional bulbs was proposed to encourage […]

Air traffic to rise by 29% by 2011


Reuters reports that IATA has annouced predictions that global air traffic will rise significantly within the next few years - as much as by 29%. This will bring the total number of air passengers in 2011 to 2.75 billion - of which almost 1 billion will be taking cross-border flights. Most of the growth is […]

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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