Recycling and waste - May 8

Staff, Energy Bulletin

San Francisco committed to recycling, ready for more

A woman, a village and a war on plastic bags
Junkie nation: U.S. selling its scrap

archived May 8, 2008

Recycling - May 1

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Urban miners look for precious metals in cell phones
In Cairo slum, the poor spark environmental change
Book-swapping for the eco-aware reader

archived May 1, 2008

Smarter energy - Apr 24

Staff, Energy Bulletin

A steamy solution to global warming
Recycling waste heat from power plants
Local power: Community Choice Aggregation
Efficiency: the unloved solution that works
Putting your home on an energy diet

archived April 24, 2008

Food & flowerpots - Apr 24

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Shops ration sales of rice as US buyers panic
Plastic garden pots trashing the planet?

archived April 24, 2008

Dysfunction - Apr 18

Staff, Energy Bulletin

In Africa, outages stifle a boom
Plastics: adored, deplored and ubiquitous

archived April 18, 2008

Plastics and rubber - Apr 11

Staff, Energy Bulletin

First town in Europe to ban plastic bags
Schools offered uniforms made from old bottles

Harnessing biology, and avoiding oil, for chemical goods
Setting sail for Garbage Island (floating plastics)
Brazil builds £10m condom factory to help save rainforest

archived April 11, 2008

Perils of the green life - Apr 6

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Recyclers suffer from clutter

Are you a cloth bag snob?
Living off the fat of the land: grease theft
Cheap solar panels and dodgy installations

archived April 6, 2008

Net energy and Jevons' Paradox

John Michael Greer, The Archdruid Report

Discussions of net energy often miss the energy costs of distributing energy and putting it to its end use. These systems costs pose a major challenge to some proposed alternative energy sources, but they also offer support for an old but neglected response to today's energy predicament.

archived April 2, 2008

U.S. Presidential candidates' staffs briefed on peak oil and the plastic plague

Jan Lundberg, Culture Change

I have just spent a week in Washington, D.C. talking with staffers of Senators Obama, McCain and Clinton. Their understanding of peak oil is rising at a critical time, perhaps in time for the election, but certainly afterwards for Presidential or Senatorial initiatives.

archived February 20, 2008

Solutions & sustainability - Mar 26

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Scorned trash pickers become global environmental force
New green query: how often do you shower?
Project laundry list: "Hanging out" is time well spent
Renewable energy - the gritty reality
Bambi and Nemo are 'unsung heroes of the green lobby'

archived March 26, 2008