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Links for May 20th through May 25th

by Mel Starrs on May 26, 2011

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These are my links for May 20th through May 25th: Wind power better managed as National Grid upgrades forecasting – 25 May 2011 – News from BusinessGreen – “Under an old system dubbed Windy Miller, after the windmill owner from children’s TV series Camberwick Green, the grid company could predict with 85% reliability. The new […]

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“What on earth are you doing reading that?” Reaction to me reading this book has been vocal and at one stage had me wishing I had a Kindle so I could read it on the sly. I read it in the shadow of unfurling nuclear situation in Japan, whilst in the UK we have recently […]

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Links for March 3rd through March 8th

by Mel Starrs on March 9, 2011

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These are my links for March 3rd through March 8th: THE FIRST STRAW – Good interview with Bill Dunster by Rupert Bates. Unlocking the Potential of Empty Homes: 5 big housing lies and why the public doesn’t buy the housing crisis – Brilliant post. The 5 untruths are worth thinking about and reflect what I’ve […]

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Links for January 14th through January 16th

by Mel Starrs on January 19, 2011

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These are my links for January 14th through January 16th: LEED as the Seed: Sustainability Beyond Certification · Environmental Management & Energy News · Environmental Leader – Excellent points well made. I particularly admire how they have identified the responsibility of those occupying the building to continue on the path that LEED started (read the […]

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Links for July 23rd through July 27th

by Mel Starrs on July 28, 2010

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These are my links for July 23rd through July 27th: Worldchanging: Bright Green: Transition Towns or Bright Green Cities? – Read the whole article: “That sort of casual eagerness for the death of others is appalling. Worse, the strategy implicit in this vision of transitioning — that there can be local soft landings in the […]

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Links for March 6th through March 11th

by Mel Starrs on March 12, 2010

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These are my links for March 6th through March 11th: Resisting Dickensian Gloom | Planetizen – I often read stuff I don't agree with, just to keep myself in check. This article is pretty much the opposite of everything I believe. I don't even know where to start. Suffice to say, statistics can be manipulated […]

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Audacious kite powered electricity generation

by Mel Starrs on April 2, 2009

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Thanks to whoever alerted me to this great, short TED video. The goal is to harness wind power at 1,000 – 15,000m in the troposhere (much above where wind turbines currently operate). Which reminds me, I must dig out the flexifoil now the evenings are brighter… Saul Griffith: Inventing a super-kite to tap the energy […]

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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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Del.icio.us.ness

by mel starrs on August 7, 2008

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What I’ve been reading about: Reader’s Rant – Building Services Journal – "BREEAM is about environmental damage reduction and not about sustainable development. Yet BREEAM is increasingly interpreted within the construction sector as being a metric for sustainable development. Use of the terms ‘very good’ and ‘excellent’ have become misleading because they are hijacked to […]

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These are my links for June 12th through June 14th: Online Mind Mapping – MindMeister – love mindmaps, but the portable app I've been using, Freemind, has some drawbacks. This can make my maps available from any computer. Now if I can import from Freemind…(edit – sweet! Can import from Freemind) International markets: 10 fastest […]

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