China’s Coal-Powered Grid Negates the Green Benefits of Electric Vehicles

October 11, 2011 by  
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If any other country in the world was to announce plans to get 1 million electric vehicles on the road by 2015, it would be a massive environmental victory — except in China. Despite the Chinese government’s major EV drive (no pun intended), it is expected to barely make a dent in the nation’s CO2 emissions due to the fact that China’s grid is largely powered by coal burning plants. China is infamous for the smog that surrounds many of its major cities, and while it is hoped that the electric cars (and use of bicycles) will reduce it over time, the country’s reliance on fossil fuels is likely to cancel out any impact. Read the rest of China’s Coal-Powered Grid Negates the Green Benefits of Electric Vehicles Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: china , china 2015 electric car initiative , china coal electric vehicles , china electric car intiative , china electric vehicles , Climate Change , CO2 , coal , coal power china , electric car , Electricity , ev , ev china , global warming , green transportation , greenhouse gases , Lucia Green-Weiskel , your dot

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Acoustic Alarm Clock Strums a Sweet Tune to Get You Out of Bed

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No one likes being startled awake by an alarm clock that sounds like a goose being strangled – if you’re looking for a more serene way to start your day then check out the Acoustic Alarm by Jamie McMahon . Made from birch plywood, walnut, stainless steel and finished with natural wax, this alarm awakens you from your slumber with a softer, natural tone generated by a rotational pick that plucks guitar strings. Read the rest of Acoustic Alarm Clock Strums a Sweet Tune to Get You Out of Bed Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: acoustic alarm , alarm clocks , green alarm clocks , jamie mcmachon , sleep timers , soft alarm , timers

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Europeans Are More Worried About the Environment Than the Economic Crisis

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A new poll indicates that two out of three Europeans see climate change as a more serious problem than the global economic crisis. 68% of those polled saw climate change as a very serious problem (up from 64 percent in 2009), while 80% saw it as either ‘very serious’ or ‘fairly serious’. Read the rest of Europeans Are More Worried About the Environment Than the Economic Crisis Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: climate changem , economic crisis , environment or economic crisis , eurobarometer , europe economic crisis , europe environment concern , european environment poll , Sustainability Features , yale university poll

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Team Florida’s Solar Decathlon FLeX House Harnesses Passive Design to Keep its Cool in Hot Climates

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