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The European Union recently decided to relax its prioritization of renewable energy development, which has drawn praise and criticism from the supporting factions on both sides of the issue. Regardless of what is or is not the fastest path to innovation in this area, we’ve got plenty of reason to believe that renewable energy advances will continue, regardless of extra […]
The citizens and politicians of British Columbia are currently having an astonishing debate. Instead of fighting over which program to cut or which teachers to fire, they are actually discussing different ways to spend money. While most of their compatriots south of the border are digging for loose coins between couch cushions and pawning anything that isn't nailed down, elected officials in BC are discussing guidelines on the equitable distribution of monies. And where did they get this windfall? A hidden oil field? A scratch ticket? Leprechauns? No, no and no.
Charcoal briquette is an important commodity in Africa. It is a hugely important source of cooking energy in cities and a major product of national and regional trade, and thus important to rural livelihoods. And, the charcoal briquette also bring a great influence to Africa in many aspects, such as the economic development, the employment and the damages to the […]
As the Pacific Rim is facing massive loss of life and destruction, and as the New Year of 2005 begins, it is a perfect time to reflect. As we add hundreds of millions of people to our planet, mostly earning $2 or less a day and investments into Africa, Asia, and Latin America become less and are less targeted -- there are some grim realities to face.
The late Donella Meadows, a great environmental scientist, educator, and visionary, was one of a number of people to help put into context the state (and plight) of the modern world. She came up with an exercise that asked "what would the world look like if it were a village of 100 people."
An engineer from the East African country, William Kisaalita, has developed a unique system, using renewable energy, that allows the farmers to keep their milk cold. Then they can transport it to sell it in distant markets -- and boost their profits.
From November 1, 2009 through October 15, 2011, Saint Jude Retreats had solar panels installed at its corporate headquarters, as well as at the Saint Jude Mountain Retreat home located in Wells, NY, by Adirondack Solar. Saint Jude Retreats is 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization, dedicated to the research of methods for effective substance use problems solution through a CBE […]
For the most part, 2005 was a mediocre year for the stock market. The market mostly went sideways to nowhere and was generally a boring year for most stock market investors. The Dow Jones was down 0.61%, the S&P 500 was up 3% and the NASDAQ was up 1.37% for the year.
We hear a lot about the job-building benefits of renewable energy when it draws manufacturers and developers to local communities. Less talked about are those who arrive well before the shovels, steel, factories and jobs. These are the green energy entrepreneurs – the creative thinkers and risk takers responsible for the rise of clean energy ventures over the last decade.