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The Pickens Plan, Hybrid Electrics and National Leadership
September 10, 2008 09:35 AM - , Triple Pundit
In his eponymous plan to break the stranglehold imported oil has on the American economy, former oil man and corporate raider T. Boone Pickens puts together a cogent, well reasoned argument and strategy centered on coincidentally carrying out two key national initiatives over the next decade: having wind power supply 22% of national electrical power production and shifting the natural gas currently used to supply 22% of national electrical output to transportation.
Taking a Bite out of Cement’s Global Warming Potential
September 9, 2008 09:19 AM - , Triple Pundit
Hardcore greenhouse gas (GHG) geeks will recall that cement is a huge source of greenhouse gas emissions, with approximately 1 ton of CO2 equivalent emitted into the atmosphere for every 1 ton of cement produced. Damn. Forget your carbon guilt from flying, people! Cement is responsible for 5% of the Earth’s CO2 emissions, and it’s the third largest source of greenhouse gas pollution in the US according to the EPA.
Solar Powered System Helps Reduce Ship's Emissions - Innovation on the High Seas
September 6, 2008 10:33 AM - , Triple Pundit
Japan’s largest shipping line, Nippon Yusen KK, has teamed with Nippon Oil Corporation in developing a system of solar panels capable of generating 40 kilowatts of electricity for use on a 60,000 ton cargo ship for Toyota Motor Corporation. Unlike the solar panels soon to be offered on the tops of the Toyota Priusthat I wrote about last week, these panels are designed to assist with the ship’s motive power.
What Does a Sustainable Can of Beans Look Like?
September 4, 2008 08:58 AM - , Triple Pundit
Two years ago Truitt Brothers decided to figure that out, and added two products, green beans and pears,sourced and prepared sustainably, to their more traditionally packaged goods which they had been producing for over 30 years. While the sustainability-focused line is still less than 5% of their whole business it has quadrupled in growth in those two years, and that growth is projected to continue. In fact, they have already doubled their offerings by adding kidney and garbanzo beans.
Steam Heat & Power: Journey to the Center of the Earth
September 4, 2008 08:43 AM - , Triple Pundit
Geothermal energy is attracting a lot of long overdue attention recently. Gathering in Reykjavik last week officials from Australia, Iceland and the U.S. signed a charter to establish the International Partnership for Geothermal Technology, reportedGreenbiz.com.
Want to Rent Green? Good Luck. Unless...
September 3, 2008 09:46 AM - , Triple Pundit
It seems these days that green building is everywhere you look. It's hard to not find a media outlet throwing in a story with a green building angle.
Portland Gym Converts Energy Of Pedal Bikes To Electricity
August 29, 2008 09:40 AM - , Triple Pundit
The world’s finally come full circle for members of a new gym in Portland which is converting the pedal power of its bikes into real energy.
Simplifying Solar Shopping - RoofRay
August 27, 2008 09:52 AM - , Triple Pundit
Have you looked at your energy bill lately? Felt the pain at the pump? Has solar been on your mind as a way to decrease and stabilize your business or home energy cost? You're not alone.
Shareholders Vote for Climate Change Resolutions in Record Numbers
August 26, 2008 09:04 AM - , Triple Pundit
2008 was a good year for enviros in the boardroom. A record 57 climate related shareholder resolutions were filed this year—a figure that has doubled over the past 5 years. Support for these measures averaged more than 23% among shareholders-- another all time high.