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National Geographic: 360 Energy Diet

  • Summing Up Round Three of the Energy Diet
    Now that third round of the 360º Energy Diet has come to an end, we can sum up the highlights as yet another group of dieters from diverse locations around the world showed how a little bit of attention can lead to a great deal of change when it com…
    - 6 Jan 12, 12:50pm -
  • Part of a Whole
    It’s hard to believe that I have been dieting for 8 weeks and not seen any results. I’ve been going to the gym and everything. Stupid cookies. Blast you, eggnog. Oh wait, we’re talking about energy dieting, aren’t we? Oh riiiiight. That’s a…
    - 15 Dec 11, 2:48pm -
  • What I Have Learned
    As we come to the conclusion of the Energy Diet, it’s time to look back on our efforts and try to identify the main take-home message for each one of us. Unexpectedly, through I have introduced several practical changes in the way I interact with m…
    - 15 Dec 11, 12:46pm -
  • In Matters of Climate Change We Must All Dig for Victory

    In Matters of Climate Change We Must All Dig for Victory

    I found myself tracking the COP17 climate talks this year with a heavy heart. It is shameful the way world leaders have acted to stall and block any meaningful progression on a solid, legally binding global plan to cut carbon emissions. It is complet…
    - 13 Dec 11, 3:50pm -
  • Make a Difference

    Make a Difference

    So the energy diet is nearing the end, and in the 8 weeks I’ve managed to complete a number of tasks showing that I can make a difference and reduce my energy usage and more importantly, wastage. The initial score at the start of the diet was 235 p…
    - 13 Dec 11, 3:41pm -
  • Not the End, Only the Beginning!
    We have reached the end! At the beginning of the 360° Energy Diet we considered two main objectives: 1. Succeed in distribution to our family and friends, by example, good practices to reduce carbon footprint in our homes 2. Of all the actions we to…
    - 13 Dec 11, 12:04pm -
  • Canada’s Wrong Choice
    This week, Canada withdrew from the Kyoto Protocol. A shame for a country like Canada, once seen as innovative and socially responsible. A shame considering our politicians used an old and false paradigm for their propaganda: reducing greenhouse gas…
    - 13 Dec 11, 11:26am -
  • Worst Examples of Energy Waste: Your Answers

    Worst Examples of Energy Waste: Your Answers

    At the core of the 360º Energy Diet lies the assumption that we all have areas where we could cut back on energy use, no matter how “green” we think we are. This week on Twitter, National Geographic asked: What is the worst example of energy was…
    - 9 Dec 11, 5:16pm -
  • An Inconvenient Truth
    After last week’s post encouraging everyone to “green” up their holidays, I’m ashamed to admit that I have not been practicing what I preach. Between all of the Christmas cards written and stamped, the oven working overtime turning out dozens…
    - 9 Dec 11, 2:15pm -
  • Local Is Lekker

    Local Is Lekker

    To non-South Africans, “Local is Lekker” is a common phrase meaning the things close to home are often the best. Lekker (adjective) actually means delicious, but is also used to describe something as nice, cool, awesome and many more similar desc…
    - 7 Dec 11, 10:43am -

The Great Energy Challenge

  • The Future of Coal Passes Through Kosovo

    The Future of Coal Passes Through Kosovo

    In 2013, the World Bank pledged to stop loaning money for new coal energy projects, unless no financially feasible alternatives exist. President Obama has said the same for the United States, in a 2013 speech: “I’m calling for an end of public fi…
    - 15 Apr 15, 12:05pm -
  • Sustainable Cities: Challenges and Opportunities in Jakarta

    Sustainable Cities: Challenges and Opportunities in Jakarta

    By Jon HeggieSome of Indonesia's foremost thought leaders on sustainability, energy and environment convened in Jakarta for "Sustainable Cities: Challenges and Opportunities in Jakarta," a roundtable discussion on how we plan, create and manage t…
    - 31 Mar 15, 11:07am -
  • New U.S. Fracking Rules Earn Disdain from Both Sides—and a Lawsuit

    New U.S. Fracking Rules Earn Disdain from Both Sides—and a Lawsuit

    No sooner had the Interior Department released new fracking rules for public lands on Friday than industry groups announced a lawsuit to halt what they called “a reaction to unsubstantiated concerns.” The new regulations pertain to hydraulic frac…
    - 20 Mar 15, 2:41pm -
  • The Value of Sugar Palm in Indonesia

    The Value of Sugar Palm in Indonesia

    When conservationist Willie Smits got married in North Sulawesi, Indonesia, in 1980, the dowry cost six sugar palm trees, a fact that intrigued him. The six trees equaled almost one month’s income for most locals. What made sugar palms so valuable?…
    - 18 Mar 15, 11:03am -
  • Cheap Oil Won’t Stop Gulf of Mexico’s Resurgence

    Cheap Oil Won’t Stop Gulf of Mexico’s Resurgence

    Nearly five year after the worst oil spill in U.S. history occurred in the Gulf of Mexico, oil production in the region is once again on the upswing.
    - 3 Mar 15, 4:03pm -
  • Tracing the Northern Gateway: View from the East

    Tracing the Northern Gateway: View from the East

    Standing on the outskirts of Edmonton and looking northeast, a cluster of twinkling lights amid tall silvery smokestacks puffing out steam and smoke rises up out of the horizon. Driving northeast towards those lights, following along the North Saskat…
    - 25 Feb 15, 2:19pm -
  • Obama’s Keystone Veto Elicits GOP Outcry—and Hollywood Applause

    Obama’s Keystone Veto Elicits GOP Outcry—and Hollywood Applause

    Obama's veto gets criticism from Keystone supporters but praise from Hollywood A-listers such as best-actress Oscar winner Julianne Moore.
    - 24 Feb 15, 6:14pm -
  • U.S. Homes Are Getting Bigger, Again, But More Energy Efficient

    U.S. Homes Are Getting Bigger, Again, But More Energy Efficient

    After a downsizing during the Great Recession, U.S. homes are once again upsizing and using more energy—though less per square foot.
    - 18 Feb 15, 11:42am -
  • Keystone Pipeline Has New Headaches – Beyond Washington

    Keystone Pipeline Has New Headaches – Beyond Washington

    The never-ending saga of the Keystone XL pipeline has new obstacles to overcome that go beyond Washington politics.
    - 17 Feb 15, 4:51pm -
  • Fiery Oil Train Derailment in West Virginia Involves Newer Tank Cars

    Fiery Oil Train Derailment in West Virginia Involves Newer Tank Cars

    Another train carrying crude oil has derailed in the United States—this one erupting in flames in West Virginia. Yet it involved newer and supposedly tougher tank cars than are typically used in the rail industry, which is now facing stricter U.S.…
    - 17 Feb 15, 11:59am -
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Phys.org: Energy & Green Tech

  • A step toward fully electric ferries

    A step toward fully electric ferries

    Hybrid and electric vessels are under the spotlight lately, thanks to intensified efforts to limit greenhouse gas emissions from global shipping, a significant source of CO2 and other pollutants. There are already several offerings of such green ship…
    - 2 days ago, 24 May 19, 9:40am -
  • Energy storage in the Midwest and beyond: A timely analysis
    As the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) released an update to last year's order on energy storage, MRS Energy & Sustainability today publishes a timely collection of papers that unpack the issue of energy storage in the Midwest and beyond.
    - 2 days ago, 24 May 19, 2:34am -
  • Gas vs. electric? Fuel choice affects efforts to achieve low-energy and low-impact homes

    Gas vs. electric? Fuel choice affects efforts to achieve low-energy and low-impact homes

    If you want to make your home as energy-efficient and green as possible, should you use gas or electric for your heating and cooling needs? Gas is the more eco-friendly option—for now—for an energy-efficient home in Maryland. That's the conclusio…
    - 3 days ago, 23 May 19, 1:00pm -
  • Analytics technology for your waste containers

    Analytics technology for your waste containers

    Finnish SME Enevo is taking over the European market with a technology able to reduce the cost and environmental impact of waste collection, providing a highly welcome solution that could go a long way towards keeping our cities cleaner and healthier…
    - 4 days ago, 22 May 19, 10:07am -
  • How to 3-D-print a bathroom in one day

    How to 3-D-print a bathroom in one day

    Researchers from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have developed the capability to 3-D print an unfurnished bathroom in less than a day.
    - 4 days ago, 22 May 19, 10:05am -
  • A step closer to decarbonising long-haul road transportation

    A step closer to decarbonising long-haul road transportation

    Thanks to the urgent need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, efforts to promote the deployment of low-carbon alternative fuels (AFs) in transport have intensified in recent years. However, these technologies haven't yet become mainstream, particular…
    - 4 days ago, 22 May 19, 8:41am -
  • Seeking energy independence, Palestinians open solar plant
    Palestinian officials say they have inaugurated their first solar panel plant as part of a plan to reduce their dependence on Israeli power sources.
    - 4 days ago, 22 May 19, 6:45am -
  • World nations failing the poorest on energy goals: study

    World nations failing the poorest on energy goals: study

    More than 150 million people are gaining access to electricity every year, reducing the ranks of those who live without power, but this is not enough to meet global development goals, according to a report released Wednesday.
    - 4 days ago, 22 May 19, 2:12am -
  • Employees are pressuring Amazon to become a leader on climate. Here's how that could work

    Employees are pressuring Amazon to become a leader on climate. Here's how that could work

    Amazon is preparing to do something it's never done before: disclose its companywide greenhouse gas emissions.
    - 5 days ago, 21 May 19, 12:50pm -
  • How 'doping' boosts next-gen solar cells towards commercialisation

    How 'doping' boosts next-gen solar cells towards commercialisation

    An international team of researchers has brought a new generation of solar cells a step closer to commercialisation, by showing how sunlight can trigger a 'healing process' in the cells to improve their efficiency and stability.
    - 5 days ago, 21 May 19, 8:00am -

Renewable Energy Magazine

Scientific American: Alt Energy Tech

Scientific American: Energy Tech

GreenBiz: Energy & Climate

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