Coal Electricity Production Drops To Its Lowest Point in 30 Years

August 10, 2011 by  
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Clean energy policies may be under attack by the right wing in the US, but it looks like there is still good energy news to be had: apparently,  coal electricity production in the United States has dropped to its lowest amount in more than 30 years. The Energy Information Administration has found that this year, coal accounted for only 46 percent of our power, a 6 percent drop from 2008. This positive news comes just a few weeks after New York City Mayor Bloomberg pledged $50 million to help the Sierra Club shut down coal plants. But, like most news, there are plenty of counterpoints to burst our happy anti-coal bubble. Read the rest of Coal Electricity Production Drops To Its Lowest Point in 30 Years Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: clean air task force , coal , coal electricity , coal electricity production drops , coal energy , coal energy production drops , dirty energy , Energy Information Administration , fossil fuels , Michael Bloomberg , renewable energy , Sierra Club

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INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Chats with Recycled Wood Designers Scrapile

August 10, 2011 by  
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I have been enamored with environmentally conscious furniture company Scrapile ever since I came across their line of recycled wood furniture during New York Design week years ago. Brooklyn-based designers Carlos Salgado and Bart Bettencourt have created a beautiful, cutting-edge line of furniture by collecting wood scraps from various lumber mills and recycling those scraps (which would otherwise be headed for landfill) into their stunning minimalist pieces. At this point, the Scrapile line includes tables, benches, stool, shelving, crates and lamps, all made out of their signature striated material. I had a chance to sit down with the up-and-coming design duo at their shop in Williamsburg to learn how it all began. Read the rest of INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Chats with Recycled Wood Designers Scrapile Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “green furniture” , bart bettencourt , Carlos Salgado , eco design , eco furniture , green design , new york design week , Recycled Materials , Recycled wood furniture , scrap pile , Scrapile

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