Month: December 2008

Environmental News Global Warming News Global Warming Resources Renewable Energy Solutions Sustainable Economy

Canadians Set Up First Solar Powered Community In North America

A new Canadian neighborhood is North America’s first solar-powered community.  The community, named the Drake Landing Solar Community (DLSC) is located in the town of Okotoks, Alberta, and consists of 52 houses all powered by solar (what else?) energy. The system that links the community together is ingenious. It stores the summer months’ excess energy […]Read More

Climate Change and Business

Investors Have Already Poured Over USD5 Trillion In Sustainable Assets

A book just out reveals that investors have already allocated over US$5trillion to sustainable investment strategies. This could kick-start an economic recovery strategy, according to the writers of the book, entitled Sustainable Investing: The Art of Long-Term Performance. Authors Cary Krosinsky is vice president for Trucost Plc. Nick Robins is head of the HSBC Climate […]Read More

Carbon Emissions Climate Change and Politics Editorial Rants Energy Non-Renewable Energy Policy Environmental News Environmental Protection Agency Global Warming News Global Warming Resources Government Op-Ed Peak Oil Policy Politics Renewable Energy

Carbon Emissions “Not a Factor” When Approving Coal Plants, EPA

Environmental Protection Agency administrator Stephen Johnson released a 19-page memo last Thursday claiming that carbon dioxide is not a pollutant subject to regulation when permitting coal-fired power plants. Johnson’s reasoning goes against a ruling made by his own agency, when the EPA’s Environmental Appeals Board rejected a permit from a regional EPA office in Denver […]Read More