Daunted by high up-front costs, U.S. homeowners continue to shy away from residential solar power systems, even as utility-scale solar projects are taking off. But with do-it-yourself kits and other innovative installation approaches now on the market, residential solar is having modest growth.
This post makes the argument that changing the conversation about global warming — a conversation that has become politically charged — into a conversation about energy conservation, which will not cause immediate and sometimes hostile reactions that speaking about climate change does, is a more effective strategy to pursue for those concerned about climate change. […]
Summarizes new report from ecoAmerica that maintains that the environmental movement has not been successful in achieving its goals because it has not connected with the people. By focusing too narrowly on government regulation and intervention many environmental groups lost touch with most regular folk. Environmental organization should put greater focus on social solutions that are built around people.
Describes the winning entry in the recent Gowanus Lowline Competition. The winning entry, which is described encapsulates the kind of far sighted bio-mimetic and bio-symbiotic urban design our country needs. Reading this post is like reading a how to book on healing the earth; and in particular healing the brownfield urban wastelands, very often built over per-existing wetlands.
This post argues that the massive subsidies, mostly in the form of tax breaks, which the oil companies have long been getting are distorting our economy and causing it harm. By giving all these special subsidies and protections for the fossil fuel industry we hurt innovation here at home and our countries long term global competitiveness.
Argues why businesses should move beyond the duality of environmental concerns and making money to expos the false divide between environmental and business thinking. It makes the case that doing so is important in order for the organization to operate successfully, and thrive, in an increasingly resource constrained world. by Christopher Gleadle, author of Sustainable […]
Looks at how cleantech has the potential to produce the next billion dollar companies and become the engine of growth for the US; and goes on to look at how the entrepreneurial ecosystem can be encouraged, especially in the critical early stage phase.
Reports on new funding by the DOE and the Department of Interior for various advanced hydro projects, including sustainable run of the river hydro and pumped storage as well. The announced $17 million in funding over the next three years is targeted for research and development projects to advance hydropower technology.
Looks at how replacing desktops with thin clients can save money and power for an organization. The post builds its case using step by step comparison of the computing resources usage scenarios and how these would layout in a thin client deployment versus a desktop deployment of a 5,000 workstation scenario.