'Energy Transition' Archive

Think Outside the Bottle

July 27th, 2007 / Energy Transition, Newswire, Society / 3 comments

Think Outside the Bottle A new activist organization to raise awareness of worldwide water issues. From their front page: The United Nations warns us that by 2025, two-thirds of the world’s ...

Sayonara, BBQ

July 20th, 2007 / Energy Transition, Newswire / 2 comments

A kilogram of beef is responsible for more greenhouse gas emissions and other pollution than driving for 3 hours while leaving all the lights on back home. ...

Humans accused of greed for solar energy

July 3rd, 2007 / Energy Transition, Newswire / Comments Off on Humans accused of greed for solar energy

An agriculture professor at the University of Melbourne, Snow Barlow, said the paper showed humans were taking up too much of an important natural resource. "Here we ...

Unrest grows amid gas rationing in Iran

June 28th, 2007 / Energy Transition, Newswire / Comments Off on Unrest grows amid gas rationing in Iran

TEHRAN: Unrest spread in Tehran on Thursday, the second day of gasoline rationing in oil-rich Iran, with drivers lining up for miles, gas stations being set on fire and state-run ...

Russia lays claim to North Pole resources

June 28th, 2007 / Current Affairs, Energy Transition, Newswire / Comments Off on Russia lays claim to North Pole resources

Russian leader Vladimir Putin has made an astonishing bid to grab a vast chunk of the Arctic, giving himself claim to its vast potential oil, gas and mineral wealth.
$6 per gallon?  Get ready.

$6 per gallon? Get ready.

June 21st, 2007 / Energy Transition / 17 comments

Jim Wooten is howling because energy legislation being debated right now might move the US toward a more sensible and sustainable energy policy which could result in rising prices. What ...

Unsustainabilty catches up with Naples

May 30th, 2007 / Energy Transition, Newswire, Society / Comments Off on Unsustainabilty catches up with Naples

For a dozen years, Naples and surrounding towns like this one have periodically choked on refuse, but the last two weeks have flared into real crisis, as much political as ...

Local zoning stymies U.S. wind power

May 25th, 2007 / Energy Transition, Newswire, Society / Comments Off on Local zoning stymies U.S. wind power

MELISSA, Texas — An orange flag marks where Gary Lisle planned to put up a 33-foot windmill behind his house. But that's about as far as his green idea got ...

Rapturous Indignation

May 23rd, 2007 / Current Affairs, Energy Transition, Religion / 6 comments

Mark Morford, at SFGate.com posted this brilliant opinion piece on the death of Falwell and the Hummer H2: ...it is time for much rejoicing. It is time for an upraising ...

Tepid Bush climate response delays real change

May 14th, 2007 / Current Affairs, Energy Transition, Newswire / Comments Off on Tepid Bush climate response delays real change

White House press secretary Tony Snow said the president's position opposing mandatory emissions caps has not changed. While recognizing that greenhouse gases are a serious contributor to climate change, Bush ...

Murdoch sets News Corp. for zero carbon by 2010

May 10th, 2007 / Current Affairs, Energy Transition, Newswire / Comments Off on Murdoch sets News Corp. for zero carbon by 2010

Saying the global media empire produced 641,150 tonnes of greenhouse gas last year, the News chairman and CEO last night pledged to go green. "We could make ...

Lloyd's of London: Climate change fact, not hypothesis

May 7th, 2007 / Energy Transition, Newswire / Comments Off on Lloyd's of London: Climate change fact, not hypothesis

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Lloyd's of London, the world's oldest insurer, offered a gloomy forecast of floods, droughts and disastrous storms over the next 50 years in a recently published ...

Obama: U.S. must help automakers shift to greener cars

May 7th, 2007 / Current Affairs, Energy Transition, Newswire / Comments Off on Obama: U.S. must help automakers shift to greener cars

DETROIT, Michigan (AP) -- Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama said Monday that U.S. energy policy must change in order to help domestic automakers answer the rising global demand for fuel-efficient ...

California Hotels Go Green

May 1st, 2007 / Energy Transition, Newswire, Religion / Comments Off on California Hotels Go Green

April 27 (Bloomberg) -- Visitors to the Gaia Napa Valley Hotel and Spa won't find the Gideon Bible in the nightstand drawer. Instead, on the bureau will be a copy ...

Arctic Ice Retreating More Quickly Than Computer Models Project

April 30th, 2007 / Energy Transition, Newswire, Science / Comments Off on Arctic Ice Retreating More Quickly Than Computer Models Project

BOULDER—Arctic sea ice is melting at a significantly faster rate than projected by even the most advanced computer models, a new study concludes. The research, by scientists at the National ...