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Biofuels and Land Use Change

by: Heather on 05/17/2011

Biofuels are one of those ideas that can work incredibly well when applied at an appropriate scale, but which can rapidly spiral out of control if implemented at an industrial level.  For example ethanol can be an excellent renewable fuel when created from agricultural cull and waste feedstock, and when distilled on the farm or as a cooperative …

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Transport Revolutions for the Trucking Industry

by: EJ on 06/30/2010
Posted in: Renewable Energy

Anthony Perl, co-author with Richard Gilbert of Transport Revolutions: Moving People and Freight Without Oil, recently debated Rich Moskowitz, of the American Trucking Association on the CNBC show "Street Signs". Interviewer Erin Burnett reports that the CEO's of both DHL America and FedEx have been recently interviewed on her show and stated that …

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Fuel from Waste

by: Heather on 01/14/2009
Posted in: Renewable Energy

This morning's crop of e-mail newsletters contained a story in Renewable Energy World entitled New Uses for Old Staples: Butter and Coffee As Biodiesel Feedstocks. The main thrust of the story (and it is an interesting one) is that used coffee grounds could potentially add 340 million gallons of high quality biodiesel to the world's fuel supply …

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Carbon Neutral Renewable Energy from Hydrogen

by: Heather on 12/04/2007
Posted in: Renewable Energy

Researchers at Penn State have recently demonstrated a method to convert cellulose and other biodegradable organic materials directly into hydrogen. Using microbial fuel cells, researchers Bruce Logan and Shaoan Cheng have shown that their method produces 288 percent more energy in hydrogen than the electrical energy that is expended in the …

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Guest Post - Neville Williams

by: Heather on 11/26/2007
Posted in: Renewable Energy

This just in - a guest post from Neville Williams, author of Chasing the Sun and chairman of Standard Solar. Thanks Neville!

BOOKS OPEN DOORS IF THE RIGHT PEOPLE READ THEM

Last year I was, to my great surprise, invited to attend the highly prestigious Clinton Global Initiative in New York City. The invitation was complimentary - "members" as attendees are called pay $15,000 for the 3 day event. My invitation came out of the blue. A young woman on the line, who tracked me down via the office of New Society Publishers, said "President Clinton read your book and he says it's one of his favorites and he wants you to attend. Can you make it?"

It was short notice, but without question I could make it, despite the hotel prices at the New York Sheraton during the simultaneous UN Week having gone through the roof ($500 a night, single). The CGI was not to be missed.

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