Under the Bush administration, greenhouse-gas emission legislation was considered excessive regulation that could prove harmful to U.S. businesses. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, under Bush, denied a request under the Clean Air Act to establish tail-pipe emission standards – claiming that such regulations were not within their authority. In Massachusetts v. EPA in 2007, the U.S. Supreme Court scolded the Bush EPA for providing what seemed a… Continue
Added by Paige Andrews on April 30, 2009 at 10:00am —
Back in 2006, writing in Science, Daniel Clery discussed “ITER’s $12 billion Gamble”. ITER
, from International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor, is a massive, multinational government-level collaboration aiming to prove nuclear fusion
as a potential commercial power source.
Nuclear fusion is the nuclear reaction that powers… Continue
Added by Miles Page on April 15, 2009 at 11:00am —
As expected the Government’s Draft Legislation for the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS) has elicited a wide variety of public responses. Nothing new there, as the CPRS affects many interest groups and many parts of this debate are worth having.
So we watch as environmental groups argue whether the reduction targets should be 5, 15 or 25 per cent and more. That’s great. Please, argue on. We watch as businesses calculate whether they will be net winners or losers and how they… Continue
Added by Eco Investor on April 14, 2009 at 2:00pm —
I can't find enough paper to list all the reasons why Australia has to embrace this National Broadband Network like nothing before. Even more than we embrace lying on the beach, even more than we love taking the piss, even more than we love getting a cheque from the government and getting straight on a plane to stimulate the economies of foreign lands.
For other more sensible ideas on why we need to step into the Knowledge age and why I think the benefits of the NBN will flow to the… Continue
Added by Paul McKey on April 10, 2009 at 12:32pm —
Ambisol is making Australia green and getting the economy moving with the Federal Government Insulation Rebate.
Ambisol is a specialised supplier of products and services to improve the comfort of your home and reduce your carbon footprint. Now with the introduction of the Rudd Government's Energy Efficient Homes package, Ambisol can insulate your home for free! (up to the value of $1600. Some conditions do apply).
With the Federal Government's Energy Efficient Homes… Continue
Added by arcd on April 9, 2009 at 10:56am —
I'm going to do a 3 minute greenJam on live local - www.livelocal.org.au - which will be kind of an industry sneak peek soft launch really.
hope you can make it!
details here: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=60784900921
Added by David Gravina on April 6, 2009 at 6:32pm —
I planned to write something this week about the relationship between Energy and Climate Change. I thought this would include a few lines about one or more of denial, skepticism, groupthink, errors, modeling and other evocative buzzwords that tend to be thrown around in the climate change debate.
A bit of quick reading was in order. Wow. If following any of my links in this article, consider yourself warned. What a simultaneously fascinating and infuriating way to suck up the best… Continue
Added by Miles Page on April 6, 2009 at 12:00pm —
Saving a penny means a lot when you're Google's size. They have just revealed the in-house built servers that provide the google service [Google uncloaks once-secret server
] The lengths they go to simply amazed me.
This is significant because you have to imagine Google as football fields of computers plus people - and the energy demand to match.
Key points… Continue
Added by TC on April 3, 2009 at 2:30pm —
are about to launch their new sustainable design blog - covering all issues regarding sustainable and responsible approaches to outcomes in the design/creative industries.
The website is an effort to bring together people's professional experiences and stories from all around the global industry to both serve as a useful/informative resource but hopefully as an inspiration for both practitioners and clients… Continue
Added by arcd on April 2, 2009 at 4:00pm —
The cumulative effect of individuals is never more pronounced than at election time, when a result is known very quickly. The individual effect on "greenhouse gasses", "climate change". "carbon emissions" is difficult to quantify, and the positive effects to our individual changes to bad habits appear insignificant in a global sense. However, the recent event where we all turned off our lights for an hour, demonstrates the power of 1 and we should all strive "to do the best we can" in this… Continue
Added by Peter Ferguson on April 1, 2009 at 1:22pm —