The Future of Transportation Needs To Contemplate Parking in Congested Areas

The Future of Transportation Needs To Contemplate Parking in Congested AreasHere’s another installment on my colleague Jon LeSage’s Green Auto Digest, which starts with an excellent discussion of the problem with parking in the world’s big cities.

I have a contrarian viewpoint here (not that it’s my first), in that I think the severity of the issue will lessen over time as:

• “Smart-cities” kicks in, and parking meters notify drivers when and where a space appears Read more ›

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From Guest Blogger and All-Around Cool Guy Brian McGowan: Greenfest Philadelphia

Greenfest PhiladelphiaI will be showing the drain water heat exchanger at a booth at Greenfest Philadelphia on 9/11, from 10 AM to 4 PM. I would like to invite anyone who may be in the area to come out and enjoy the day and possibly stop by and visit. There will be food, music and education.  Linked above is further information.  Thank you.

Brian

 

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In Energy and the Environment We Need To Call ‘Em Like We See ‘Em

In Energy and the Environment We Need To Call 'Em Like We See 'Em

Frequent commenter MarcoPolo suggests that I become less doctrinaire (my word, not his) in my writing.  He points out:  That’s the problem with wanting to ‘win’ an argument.  Such claims may find acceptance with your own congregation of the converted, but only increase resentment and alienation with opponents, while those in the middle remain skeptical of both sides. Read more ›

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From Guest Blogger Lizzie Weakly: Four Reasons to Use Propane to Heat Up Your Office Building

Four Reasons to Use Propane to Heat Up Your Office BuildingDuring the winter, many business owners use propane gas to heat various areas in different office spaces since propane is a reliable energy source. If you need devices that are energy-efficient, affordable, and convenient, you’ll benefit from equipping your office with propane-powered heaters.

Propane is Environmentally Friendly Read more ›

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An Unfortunate Shift in Our Thinking on Climate Change

An Unfortunate Shift in Our Thinking on Climate ChangeAs shown in the video below, it wasn’t that long ago that both political parties in the U.S. accepted the science surrounding climate change and saw the imperative to take steps to mitigate it.

Now all that’s changed—but what kind of force was brought to bear upon one of the parties, causing it to change its position completely? Read more ›

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Poe: Disturbing and Disturbed

Poe: Disturbing and DisturbedIt goes without saying that Edgar Allan Poe was a unique figure in world history.  In particular, Poe, best known today for his macabre short stories, was by all accounts a most mysterious and terrifying person. Here’s an article exploring the author’s eerie prescience about the world around him.

While I hope you’ll find it entertaining, the real reason I bring it up is the following quote: Read more ›

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From a UK Guest Blogger: Crossing the Bridge to Sustainability–The Benefits Of Sustainable Resources For Our Planet

Crossing the Bridge to SustainabilityAsk anyone what the answer to our rapidly decreasing pool of resources is, and they’ll say one word.

Sustainability.

Full sustainability will allow our planet to be self sufficient, and no longer reliant on the pool of foods and fuels that’s running out fast. Read more ›

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How Cool Are Even the Best War Machines?

How Awed Can We Be with War Machines?A quick talk with a friend who writes:  Craig: You might be interested in this impressive technology.

Craig: No offense, but war machinery doesn’t impress me, regardless of how advanced. Read more ›

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From Guest Blogger Kara Masterson: Four Ways You Can Minimize Your Car’s Impact on the Environment

Four Ways You Can Minimize Your Car's Impact on the EnvironmentCars are widely assumed to be bad for the environment: they guzzle gas like teenagers drink soda, they release pollutants into the atmosphere, and they utilize vehicle fluids that are harmful to plants, animals and humans alike. However, minimizing the impact of your personal car on the environment is not as difficult as it seems. Here are a few tips that can help both you and your automobile reduce your respective environmental footprints. Read more ›

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From UK Blogger Louis Berlin: Crunching Conservatory Problems With These Five Environmentally Sound Solutions

Top-notch Apps that Evoke the Essence of Sustainable LifestyleConservatories have become very popular over the last decade. Much of this is due to the advancement in technology solutions provided by the double glazing industry, as well as the need for more outdoor living and extra family space in urban areas.

Home owners realise that a conservatory adds significant value to their lives, with the extra space and all year round light, as well as the potential for an increase in the value of their home. Read more ›

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