Friday, April 29, 2011

Great read on climate change debate

We will hear former Vice President Al Gore talk about the “effects of global warming,” but some people feel he ignores the other side of the debate or even silences scientists that propose counter theories. In 1994, Al Gore contacted CBS News’ program 60 minutes in an effort to discredit a respected scientist who disagreed with some of his claims. Gore argued that “only raving ideologues and corporate mouthpieces could challenge his green gospel.”2 His strategy failed, and he was criticized for his politicization of the issues. Ted Koppel said at the time, “'There is some irony in the fact that Vice President Gore, one of the most scientifically literate men to sit in the White House in this century, that he is resorting to political means to achieve what should ultimately be resolved on a purely scientific basis.” 3 
Another example is the Bush Administration in 2007 falsely claiming that the United States was doing better than Europe in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.4 The claim is only true if one looks at a single greenhouse gas over a narrow timeframe. As soon as more gasses are analyzed over a greater period, the trend completely reverses. Similarly, the Bush administration was also accused of “attempting to control which climate scientists could speak with reporters, as well as editing scientists' congressional testimony on climate science and key legal opinions,” according to a House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform report.5
Read the complete article @ Greeniacs

Are humans the cause of climate change? What does everyone think?

Friday, April 22, 2011

Happy Earth Day Everyone

Earth Day has commenced! Visit and share your pledge for acts of green.


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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Google invests $100 million into wind farm

Excerpt from Google's blog
We recently invested approximately $100 million in the Shepherds Flat Wind Farm, anticipated to be the largest wind farm in the world. Shepherds Flat is currently under construction near windy Arlington, Ore., and when completed in 2012 will produce 845 MW of energy. That’s a lot of wind—enough to power more than 235,000 homes.

This project is exciting to us not only because of its size and scale, but also because it uses advanced technology. This will be the first commercial wind farm in the U.S. to deploy, at scale, turbines that use permanent magnet generators—tech-speak for evolutionary turbine technology that will improve efficiency, reliability and grid connection capabilities. Though the technology has been installed outside the U.S., it’s an important, incremental step in lowering the cost of wind energy over the long term in the U.S.
Finish the article @ Google's Blog.


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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

California signs aggressive renewable energy mandate

By Dana Hull @ MercuryNews
Highlighting California's central role in the cleantech economy, Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed into law an ambitious mandate that requires the state's utilities to get 33 percent of their electricity from renewable sources like geothermal, wind and solar by 2020.
The move, which gives California the most aggressive clean energy standard in the nation, is expected to create cleantech jobs up and down the state as utilities race to secure contracts with renewable energy power producers.
Down side this bill will cause though is higher electrical bill for Californians. But, California has horrible air quality so it is good they are doing something to try and change that. And, switching to alternative energy will have to happen some time so better to do it sooner rather than later.

What ya'll think?

Read the full article @ MercuryNews

Monday, April 18, 2011

Canada Prepares To Introduce Plastic Money

Written by Melissa Hincha-Ownby @ Forbes:
When I think of paying with plastic, I think of credit or debit cards. However, my thought process is going to have to change. Canada will soon join a growing list of countries that use a polymer-based plastic instead of paper for its cash. The new plastic money will be rolled out in phases with the $100 bill scheduled for introduction in November. In March 2012, a $50 bill will be added to the mix and the rest of the smaller bills will be introduced by the end of 2013.

The polymer-based money is also recyclable. The money is made out of polypropylene, which can be recycled and used to create new products including plumbing fittings, compost bins and other household items.

Finish the article at Forbes