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Lighting up the Developing World

May 8th, 2009 · 8 Comments

With ever-more attention being given to Black Carbon, ‘simple’ technology solutions like solar cookers and more efficient stoves have ever more appeal.  In the same realm of ‘small’ can make a great difference, providing just a low level of lighting for the night can provide tremendous economic boosts in developing countries. Think one efficient light […]

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Tags: Global Warming · green · renewable energy · Solar Energy

CBO report on climate change

May 8th, 2009 · 1 Comment

This guest post, courtesy of the ever-brilliant and thoughtful Arthur Smith, looks to the recent CBO report on climate change. Thanks to Michael Tobis I discovered a new report this week from the Congressional Budget Office that has the most dramatic illustration I’ve seen of projections of temperature for the remainder of this century (see […]

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Tags: analysis · climate change · Energy · Global Warming

The struggle for urban green

May 8th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Michelle Obama has brought urban gardening to, perhaps, its highest symbolic peak with the White House organic vegetable and fruit garden. Building up urban gardening, whether as individuals or collective efforts, whether on private or public land, is a win-win-win path when done correctly, which will foster a stronger community, improve health (both through time […]

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Tags: Energy