Shale gas drives oil / gas spread to a new record

On December 14, 2011, in Blog, by Mark Henwood

On January 13, 1994 the ratio(*) of the price of oil to the price of natural gas was 1.14.   Today it hit a record high over this period of 5.26.   Gas traded at $3.28 today, just 21% of the $15.38 / mmBtu it traded for on December 13, 2005.   Shale gas is providing gas in […]

Renault Installs 60MW Solar Energy for its Manufacturing

On May 31, 2011, in Blog, by John Addison

Renault has received orders for 100,000 of its Renault Fluence Z.E. electric car from Better Place for massive deployment in Israel, Denmark, and other countries. The Renault-Nissan Alliance is the clear leader in freeway speed electric car sales with Nissan delivering the LEAF, and both using common electric drive system and lithium battery components. These […]

Meet the New Coal, Same as the Old Coal

On December 14, 2010, in Blog, by Richard T. Stuebi

by Richard T. Stuebi   As reported a few months ago by the Associated Press, a number of new coal-fired powerplants are now under construction in the U.S. without the ability to capture and sequester carbon dioxide emissions. One passage from the article stands out: “The expansion, the industry’s largest in two decades, represents an acknowledgement that […]

Zimride into the sunset

On October 3, 2008, in Blog, by Cristina Foung

by Cristina Foung My favorite green product of the week: Zimride’s Carpool Community What is it?Zimride is a carpooling community. It lets you find and share rides, figure out whose route is on your way, and intelligently pick who you get in a car with (whether or not you know them before hand). You can […]

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Wanted: Carbon Productivity Revolution

On August 18, 2008, in Blog, by Richard T. Stuebi

by Richard T. Stuebi The think-tank arm of the management consulting firm McKinsey & Co., the McKinseyGlobal Institute (MGI), has been releasing some pretty darn interesting analyses to frame the overall energy and environmental situation the world faces. The breakthrough was MGI’s February 2007 work to develop a “cost-curve” for GHG reductions, showing the quantities […]

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Jump In My (Green) Bed

On March 20, 2008, in Blog, by Cristina Foung

by Cristina Foung My favorite green product of the week: Keetsa eco-friendly mattresses What is it? Keetsa mattresses are made with 100% recycled steel coils, scrap memory foam bits, and a variety of sustainable materials like bamboo fabrics and unbleached natural cotton. Keetsa offers six different types of mattresses. Why is it better? Most people […]

Blogroll Review: Flash, Reforestation, ED

On August 19, 2007, in Blog, by Frank Ling

by Frank Ling Memory Revolution Here’s another example of nanotechnology contributing to energy efficiency. Through improved ability to manufacture memory, flash is starting to replace traditional hard drive applications. Hank Green at EcoGeek writes: “There’s a lot of reasons to herald the dawn of flash-based hard drives. They’re faster, smaller, silent and, of course, tremendously […]

Building a green future – Light-weight high strength concrete

On June 26, 2007, in Blog, by Nick Bruse

by Nick Bruse When one begins to look at the built environment – examining its lifecycle, the resources and materials used in its construction and stakeholders from suppliers to developers to regulators to occupiers – a very complicated and fragmented picture arises. This presents challenges for the property industry when trying to reduce emissions throughout […]