I increasingly see eco cleaning companies sprouting, there is one that I know of in NZ, which is Environmental Choice NZ certified and I stumbled just across another one in UAE.
A report from the University of East Anglia and University of Sussex on Tuesday warned that the Kyoto Protocol’s emissions offset market could become ”a rich man’s club” of project developers, emissions verifiers and government officials, without benefiting the poor.Details
Via inhabitat.com, 08/17/11 Air Products, one of the leaders in hydrogen fueling technology, have just announced the official opening of the world’s first fuel cell and hydrogen energy station in Orange County, California. Inaugurated today, the station is unlike any other built before, in that it draws from a nearby wastewater plant to not only sustain…Details
Via stuff.co.nz, 18/08/2011 GOP presidential candidate Rick Perry told New Hampshire voters that he does not believe in manmade global warming, calling it a scientific theory that has not been proven.Details
Via nzherald.co.nz, 19/08/2011 Recycling operators say Auckland Council is wasting its time revamping rubbish disposal without talking to people who know the industry. Lawyer Stephen Franks told councillors yesterday they were heading for an expensive public consultation exercise on a waste minimisation plan that had no chance of working.Details
Via inhabitat.com, 19-08-2011 While most 13-year-olds spend their free time playing video games or cruising Facebook, one 7th grader was trekking through the woods uncovering a mystery of science. After studying how trees branch in a very specific way, Aidan Dwyer created a solar cell tree that produces 20-50% more power than a uniform array…Details
Biodiesel may be an alternative to fossil fuel, however, it still is a one-way street. I found a report on the EECA website, CRL energy report on life cycle asssessment of tallow biodiesel, and it’s quite interesting to read. As usual, rather confusing data display but the bottom line is clear: By using tallow for…Details
Via ecogeek.org, 01-08-2011 LED lighting is finally reaching mainstream. As the years have gone by, the prices have dropped and more appropriate bulbs for home use have started popping up. Now that GE is releasing 60W, 75W and 100W replacement LED bulbs within the next 18 months, there’s no more saying that LED bulbs aren’t…Details