The Obama Administration Proposes $8 Billion in Loans for ‘Clean’ Fossil Fuel Technologies

July 3, 2013 by  
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Coal photo from Shutterstock By now, Inhabitat readers know that ‘ clean coal ‘ is a contradiction of terms. However, as part of President Obama’s new energy initiative , the U.S. Department of Energy has proposed $8 billion in loan guarantees for fossil fuel technologies to reduce the country’s greenhouse gas emissions . The proposal would fund schemes such as waste heat recovery and carbon dioxide capture , however it has unsurprisingly received criticism as it would draw focus away from green technology projects such as renewable energy and electric vehicles . Read the rest of The Obama Administration Proposes $8 Billion in Loans for ‘Clean’ Fossil Fuel Technologies Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: alternative energy , carbon storage and capture , clean fossil fuels , coal , Department of Energy , energy loans , greenhouse gas emissions , oil , president obama        

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Afrique Authentique – Authentic Africa Brings the Green Textile Traditions of Africa to the World

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Afrique Authentique – Authentic Africa is an organization that aims to empower local craftspeople in Burkina Faso in Western Africa. The collective recently showcased its first 100% hand-woven African fabric collection, which matches an ancient traditional craft with modern technology and combines indigenous design with contemporary interpretation. The initiative ensures the cultural survival of West Africa’s traditional hand-loom weaving skills while creating jobs for the people of Burkina Faso. Read the rest of Afrique Authentique – Authentic Africa Brings the Green Textile Traditions of Africa to the World Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: AA-AA , African Textiles , AfriqueAuthentique-AuthenticAfrica , British European Design Group , Burkina Faso , Centre for the Development of Enterprise , cotton , eco textiles , Empowering Africa , Empowering Locals , Handwoven , ICFF New York , Save Our Skills , West Africa        

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