Archive for 2011
12/30
As I write this sentence, I know nothing about shale gas, except that it seems to be one of those sciencey — as opposed to “scientific” — footballs that gets kicked around now and then. I have in front of me, however, a study titled “The Shale Gas Shock,” produced in April 2011, by The Global Warming Policy Foundation. Read more

12/29

If there was ever a color you would associate with the Treasury Department, it certainly would be green – and now that color is appropriate in more ways than one. Read more


12/28

At first, we didn’t know how bad the damage was going to be.

When news first broke on April 20, 2010, that an oil tanker owned by British Petroleum had sprung a giant leak in the Gulf of Mexico, we had no idea how severe the problem really was. Read more


12/27

Every year, the world produces and consumes about 115 trillion cubit feet of natural gas, generating about 117 quintillion Btus (British thermal units) of energy, this according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). Read more


12/27

“Tea. Earl Grey. Hot.”

If you’re a Star Trek fan, you’ll know that’s the favorite beverage of Captain Jean-Luc Picard of the USS Enterprise. Read more


12/26

An industry organization called The Sustainability Consortium (TSC), initiated by Walmart in 2009, recently released a new set of “Category Sustainability Profiles,” analyses of the environmental impacts of products in 10 important consumer product categories such as coffee, toilet tissue, televisions, laptop computers, and yogurt. Read more


12/26

Beginning in 2012, the Energy Independence and Security Act goes into effect. EISA establishes efficiency standards that state that bulbs need to use 25% less energy than traditional light bulbs. Read more


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