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Can the EPA issue a fine to the Local Government?

Posted by admin on December 26, 2012 in Environment Protection with 4 Comments


say if a Local council carries out a project and accidentally harms the environment, can the Environment Protection Authority issue any fines or anything? or Only to the individual person that was responsible?

yes..

The Monitor Breakfast – Joshua Freed on expectations for Congress on climate change.

Posted by admin on December 26, 2012 in Global Warming with No Comments


Filmed at the Monitor Breakfast in Washington D.C., Dec. 12, 2012.
climate change, Global Warming

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Deloitte & Taiga Report Energy Efficiency Important; SEIU Building Certified LEED Gold- Energy Min

Posted by admin on December 26, 2012 in Renewable Energy with No Comments


Improving energy efficiency is as important as brand building to business, according to a new report from Deloitte, quoted by the Taiga Company. The study, reSources 2012, finds that 85 percent of companies surveyed say that reducing energy use is essential to staying financially competitive while 81 percent believe it is critical to branding. The report also finds that 90 percent of companies have set goals for energy management practices, targeting average electricity use reductions of 23 percent over a three-to-four year period. Using the Deloitte report as a reference, the Taiga Company has offered a detailed plan for business energy efficiency practices.

The Leonardo Academy was the consultant supporting the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Platinum Certification of the Services Employees International Union headquarters building in Washington, D.C. The building was certified LEED Gold for New Construction in 2007 after a major renovation. The Platinum award recognizes that the building has implemented continuous sustainability improvement measures according to LEED requirements for existing buildings, a rating system developed by the U.S. Green Building Council.

For more information on these and other stories, go to http://www.csrminute.com.

The Energy Minute is produced for 3BL Media by Video4Good: http://www.video4good.com

Duration : 0:1:25

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EcoPrinciple 5: Healthy Environment

Posted by admin on December 26, 2012 in Environment Protection with 1 Comment


Michelle explains her fifth EcoPrinciple, Healthy Environment, and ways that you can incorporate this green building concept into your home.

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Holiday Wishes from SACE!

Posted by admin on December 26, 2012 in Clean Energy with No Comments


The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy would like to thank you for your support in 2012. We’re looking forward to the work we can do with your help in 2013. Wishing you and your loved ones a clean, safe and healthy New Year!

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Where can I get some info on renewable energy?

Posted by admin on December 24, 2012 in Renewable Energy with 2 Comments


Where is a good website for finding information on renewable energy, such as for a school debate on whether to choose it or not, know what I mean?

Here’s a great resource for Renewable Energy sources and energy conservation:
http://www.greenstudentu.com/energy.aspx

Hope this helps!

Who is doing the most to reduce global warming?

Posted by admin on December 24, 2012 in Global Warming with 14 Comments


While the scientific community has a very high confidence that global warming is real and caused by human activities, the lay press has apparently identified no one group that has actually done the most to reduce greenhouse gases. If such a group exists, who are they? What specific steps have they taken to reduce greenhouse gas emissions? Approximately how many tons of carbon dioxide (or equivalent greenhouse gases) emissions have they prevented, captured, or "sequestered?" And what objective sources can you cite to support your conclusions?

A related question is, what are the major barriers–social, political, economic, technological–holding back countries, non-governmental organizations, and other groups (and individuals) from achieving large-scale reductions and mitigations of greenhouse gases and related global warming effects?

Who’s doing the most to reduce Global Warming? Capitalist.

They are the only ones who can create the equipment that reduces green house gas output from factories.

Compare the countries of Russia, China, India, Bangladesh, and Viet Nam to France, Canada, England, Norway, and the USA. You see that the more Capitalism, the cleaner the environment.

Do cons like the nanny state as long as the nanny has big ol’ biceps and clobbers anyone who steps out of line?

Posted by admin on December 24, 2012 in Environment Protection with 5 Comments


That’s a very inexpensive way to keep them in line, and we know when it comes to governance, less expensive is always better.

Health care, a clean environment, worker protection, all these things cost money so it’s better to just bleed everyone dry and wait for one of them to act up then voila! They’re the bad guy!

You might like to read this:

http://www.conservativenannystate.org/cns.html

What companies stand to benefit from greener energy and technology?

Posted by admin on December 24, 2012 in Clean Energy with 4 Comments


Given the incoming Obama administration’s emphasis on greener energy solutions, what companies out there are best positioned to gain from this shift? What American companies are currently leading the way in cleaner energy (solar, wind, ethanol, etc)?

All companies, not just energy producers, not just auto producers. Think of it this way: Anytime a company can operate more efficiently, and generate less waste in the process, it will prevent harm to the environment, will use less energy, and will benefit from reduced waste management costs.

A.B.B. Develops Hybrid HVDC Device; Wind Energy Assoc Asks for Phase Out of Tax Break- Energy Min

Posted by admin on December 24, 2012 in Renewable Energy with No Comments


A.B.B., a Swiss-based power technology and automation company, has developed a new device that may prove critical to the transition from fossil fuels to Renewable Energy sources. The hybrid HVDC—for high voltage direct current—breaker makes it possible to use updated direct current in large power grids without the breakdown problems that hampered the technology in the past. DC can transmit current over very long distances with less loss of power than alternating current, making it ideal for conveying the full electrical output of wind farms and solar generating stations to distant cities.

The American Wind Energy Association, whose members include GE and the U.S. unit of Siemens, has asked Congress to phase out the production tax break over the next six years, a time frame it said was long enough to cut costs but short enough to ease fears the credit will become a permanent part of the tax code. The break, scheduled to expire this month, cuts one-third of the costs to generate wind power. Industry advocates contend its loss could cost thousands of jobs. The Washington-based trade group said the credit’s continued availability for a reasonable period of time will allow the investment in the cost-saving technologies required to establish the industry.

For more information on these and other stories, go to http://www.csrminute.com.

The Energy Minute is produced for 3BL Media by Video4Good: http://www.video4good.com

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