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one can’t carry photos around all the t

one can’t carry photos around all the time so I figured that this ‘eco friendlhy coffee cup’ might do the trick of keeping a trace of my stay in SF while being a good distance away from it. http://ow.ly/i/25s8

 
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Posted by on June 16, 2010 in environment, kitchenware

 

John Doerr and Jeff Immelt – U.S. Needs to Lead in Clean-Energy Future – washingtonpost.com

Chinese cars are more than one-third more fuel-efficient than U.S. cars. China is investing 10 times as much on clean power, as a percentage of gross domestic product, as the United States is. China is on track to create 150,000 jobs through the deployment of 120 gigawatts of wind power by 2020 — an amount equivalent to today’s global total and nearly five times America’s. As a result, China is already curbing its carbon emissions substantially. This year alone, it will abate almost 350 million tons of CO2, as compared with business as usual.

That’s as much as is emitted by Argentina.

via John Doerr and Jeff Immelt – U.S. Needs to Lead in Clean-Energy Future – washingtonpost.com.

 
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Posted by on August 5, 2009 in environment

 

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Google Wants Big Role in Smart Grid

Google cites studies showing that more in-depth knowledge of their power consumption habits leads consumers to greatly reduce their electricity usage. For example, how many gamers know that their PS3 costs them up to $250 dollars a year in electricity, and uses five times more energy yearly than a refrigerator?

via Google Wants Big Role in Smart Grid.

 
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Posted by on February 14, 2009 in environment, microblogging

 

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Environment: Jonathan Lee: In Bolivia, a Tight Grip on the Next Big Resource – NYTimes.com […] http://tinyurl.com/cj786g

In Bolivia, a Tight Grip on the Next Big Resource - NYTimes.com
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“In the rush to build the next generation of hybrid or electric cars, a sobering fact confronts both automakers and governments seeking to lower their reliance on foreign oil: almost half of the world’s lithium, the mineral needed to power the vehicles, is found here in Bolivia — a country that may not be willing to surrender it so easily.” – Jonathan Lee
““We know that Bolivia can become the Saudi Arabia of lithium,” said Francisco Quisbert, 64, the leader of Frutcas, a group of salt gatherers and quinoa farmers on the edge of Salar de Uyuni, the world’s largest salt flat. “We are poor, but we are not stupid peasants. The lithium may be Bolivia’s, but it is also our property.”” – Jonathan Lee
We’re trading one reliance for another. –  me
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Posted by on February 3, 2009 in environment

 

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Environment: Louis Simoneau: Utilities Turn Their Customers Green, With Envy – NYTimes.com […] http://tinyurl.com/cquru7

Utilities Turn Their Customers Green, With Envy - NYTimes.com
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“Sacramento Municipal Utility District had been trying for years to prod customers into using less energy with tactics like rebates for energy-saving appliances. But the traditional approaches were not meeting the energy reduction goals set by the nonprofit utility’s board. So, in a move that has proved surprisingly effective, the district decided to tap into a time-honored American passion: keeping up with the neighbors.
Last April, it began sending out statements to 35,000 randomly selected customers, rating them on their energy use compared with that of neighbors in 100 homes of similar size that used the same heating fuel. The customers were also compared with the 20 neighbors who were especially efficient in saving energy.” – lelapin
“As Americans, we are good at entertainment and competition,” Mr. Kelley said. “It’s why on ‘American Idol’ they get 40 million voters. It’s the part of this culture that people really understand, and we should be harnessing it.” – Clare Dibble

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Posted by on January 31, 2009 in environment, microblogging

 

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Dorky, but Warm: The Wearable Sleeping Bag | GreenRemix

 

 

Dorky, but Warm: The Wearable Sleeping Bag | GreenRemix.

 
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Posted by on January 18, 2009 in environment, microblogging

 

Apps: Micah Wittman: Let me Wikipedia that for you (letmewikipediathatforyou.com) (via Fri […] http://tinyurl.com/8lebg2

Let me Wikipedia that for you (letmewikipediathatforyou.com)
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I have a theory that my great ideas were thought by someone else years ago, good ideas a month ago and terrible ideas: every day. letmewikipediathatforyou.com is a 1 month variety case in point. – Micah Wittman
Melanie, thanks for that. I’m familiar with many of Lewis’ lines of thought, but Chronological snobbery wasn’t one of them. Lewis already thought it – evidence that he and I are right! – Micah Wittman
It seems to be fairly commonly accepted now that one search on Google requires the same energy that would be necessary to boil water for a tea. What about Wikipedia? Corollary question: can we rank search engines with regard to their environment impact? – lelapin

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Posted by on January 15, 2009 in environment

 

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