renewables

Green Monday

by mel starrs on March 9, 2009

in Events & Conferences

Last Monday I attended Green Monday, a monthly networking event for corporate climate change leaders in London. I was first alerted to Green Monday by Phil back in September, but this month was the first time my calendar had conspired to allow me to attend. The event kicked off with a panel discussion and then […]

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These are my links for February 7th through February 27th: Why and how I blog « Robert Kyriakides’s Weblog – Great post from Robert explaining how he manages to blog so prolifically. Expedition’s blog » Think Up Mondays – Chris Wise et al are trying to create something useful out of the recession: "For one […]

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These are my links for December 10th through December 15th: Monbiot.com » One Shot Left – "… if we are to give ourselves a roughly even chance of preventing more than two degrees of warming, global emissions from energy must peak by 2015 and decline by between six and eight per cent per year from […]

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These are my links for December 9th from 09:37 to 09:37: Toolkits. London Energy Partnership – "Low Carbon Designer" An electronic toolkit that allows developers, building design engineers and planners to assess the energy performance of a proposed development using the London Plan energy hierarchy. The software has been designed to encourage energy statements to […]

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by mel starrs on December 2, 2008

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What I’ve been reading about: Population (Jonathon Porritt) – "And the mega-reality I'm talking about here is carrying capacity: how many people can the Earth’s resources and life-support services sustain on an indefinite basis? The answer to that is obviously determined in part by the level of consumption of each individual human being. But even […]

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by mel starrs on November 23, 2008

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What I’ve been reading about: A few policies to hedge against crashing oil prices | Yahoo! Green – Amory Lovins: "The reality is that oil prices have been perfectly random for 140 years. So, while the latest dive may distract some with short attention spans, it shouldn't affect those focused on long-term, viable solutions to […]

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These are my links for August 30th through September 1st: Coal verses Nuclear (Jonathon Porritt) – I've not made much comment on George Monbiot's comments on nuclear – mainly because I agree with his qualifications. JP explains here why the green movement are in a kerfuffle about it by explaining: "a communicator as astute and […]

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by mel starrs on July 6, 2008

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What I’ve been reading about: Zero carbon targets debated at AECB conference – Discussions on renewables and greenwash Models of whole life costing – Building Services Journal – Book review by Hywel Davies of Whole Life-cycle Costing: Risk and risk responses BSRIA Infonet: Whole-Life Costing Analysis, Churcher D : Books & Downloads – Publications for […]

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These are my links for June 24th through June 26th: My M&M’s® – Get Your Favorite Faces on Your Favorite Candy – Upload a Picture and Message – Completely OT, but really? Printing photos on M&M's. Sex and the City and Handbag Insanity » Transition Culture – Poor Rob is stunned that women rent handbags […]

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BRE have just issued ‘Micro-wind turbines in urban environments: an assessment’ (BRE Trust report FB17, ISBN 978-1-84806-021-0) and although I haven’t managed to get a copy myself the Guardian have and they dissect it here. The gist of things is that micro-turbines aren’t a great idea in urban areas on a domestic scale.  Good to see […]

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