Will electric vehicles take a bite out of the oil market?

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Also, a debate about when and if “peak oil demand” will occur.

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PinkCloud.DK Plans to Transform Oil Refineries Into Giant Energy Positive Communities

February 16, 2012 by  
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Read the rest of PinkCloud.DK Plans to Transform Oil Refineries Into Giant Energy Positive Communities Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: eco design , green design , passive design , peak oil , photovoltaic panels , pinkcloud.dk , radiant heating , rainwater capture , Recycled Materials , recycled oil silos , Solar Power , solar-powered communities , sustainable design , water storage

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Al Gore Compares Investing in Oil and Gas to Subprime Mortgage Crises and Lays Out “A Manifesto for Sustainable Capitalism”

February 16, 2012 by  
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Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore — a continuous warrior for the environment — said yesterday in an interview that current investment in the oil and gas industry is not that dissimilar to the subprime mortgage crisis. Moreover, he believes that the industry could collapse within the decade. Gore’s statement came in conjunction with a five point plan from Generation Investment Management LLP (the investment group Gore helped found with a former Goldman Sachs Group executive) entitled “A Manifesto for Sustainable Capitalism” . The plan outlines a long road forward for the investing world that if adopted could fundamentally change the current environment. Aside from moving investors away from carbon intensive stocks, the five point plan lays out a world where investors are rewarded for sticking with companies for the long haul. This plan will not only reduce the stress of achieving gains in the short term, but will allow companies to focus their plans on more sustainable gains over the long term. Read the rest of Al Gore Compares Investing in Oil and Gas to Subprime Mortgage Crises and Lays Out “A Manifesto for Sustainable Capitalism” Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: a manifesto for sustainable capitalism , Al Gore , al gore environmentalism , clean energy investments , david blood , environmental investing , generation investment management , green business , green investing , investing in the green economy , sustainable capitalism , sustainable capitalism manifesto , sustainable investing

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GREEN GUIDE TO PREFAB: Siting Your Home to Maximize Eco Efficiency

February 16, 2012 by  
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In the last two installments of our Green Guide to Prefab series on Inhabitat we highlighted the history of prefab design and the evolution of mobile homes into modular prefabricated homes . Within the last ten years, consumers have come to expect a new level of design quality in prefab homes, and this new generation is looking to not only personalize their home, but to create a sustainable, modern space that  is able to support their eco-conscious lifestyle with out any sacrifices. Prefab home builders have taken notice have taken notice and are responding to the demand by adapting their processes and providing more options to prospective prefab homeowners. But if you’re looking to buy prefab, which type of manufactured home is right for you? In an effort to get you thinking about what questions you need to ask and how to evaluate the alternatives, Inhabitat’s latest prefab guide will focus on every project’s most important consideration — the building site. If your home isn’t in perfect harmony with its site – acknowledging and responding to the site’s natural environmental characteristics – you’re not getting the best green home you can get. So what must a prefab home do in order to get the most from its site? Jump ahead for the answer as former  Lindal Cedar Homes CEO and green design consultant  Michael Harris returns to Inhabitat give us some insight. Read the rest of GREEN GUIDE TO PREFAB: Siting Your Home to Maximize Eco Efficiency Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: architecture sites , choosing your building site , Eco Architecture , economical home , factory made homes , flat pak architecture , getting the most from your building site , green architecture , green guide to prefab , history of modernism , history of prefab design , history of prefab homes , history of prefabricated housing , homes on wheels , Lindal Cedar Homes , lindal homes , michael harris , mobil homes , modern family homes , modern home , modernism , non-volumetric homes , portable homes , prefab architecture , Prefab Homes , prefab industry , prefabricated architecture , prefabricated homes , siting your home , trailer homes , volumetric homes

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Solar, Economics and the Business of Peak Oil: Join Solarcentury’s Jeremy Leggett for Live Chat Thursday, 13th October at 10am EDT

October 10, 2011 by  
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Image credit: Solarcentury From developing the world’s largest solar bridge currently under construction in London to founding a charity that’s bringing solar to Africa , Jeremy Leggett—founder and has done more than most to promote a clean energy future. As a former oil geologist and Greenpeace campaigner, he’s got some interesting perspectives on the broader challenges we face—and has helped… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Rick Perry’s Attack Ad: Obama & Romney are ‘Carbon Copies’ (Video)

October 10, 2011 by  
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There’s no love lost between Rick Perry and Mitt Romney, the two supposed frontrunners in the GOP presidential primary race. Ever since Perry hurled himself upon the scene and was instantly proclaimed a serious contender by a breathless, conflict-seeking national press corps, the two men have been at each other’s throats. Romney says Perry is too extreme (but also too soft on immigrants). Perry says Romney is too much like Obama. Hence, the repeated digs at ‘RomneyCare’ — Perry’s term for the health care system Mitt instituted in Massachusetts, and which Obama’s plan was based on. Now, Perry is attacking Romney for once supporting measures to reduce carbon emissions… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Are Climate Stabilization"Wedges" Still Relevant?

October 7, 2011 by  
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Yesterday I posted a link to an article by Rob Hopkins on why localization is the only sensible path to economic development . Now Rob is at it again, this time taking on a long-accepted piece of environmentalist lore – Robert Socolow’s “climate stabilization wedges”. The original idea was that, rather than viewing emissions cuts as one giant task, we instead break up the challenge ahead of us into ambitious but more manageable wedges like efficiency and conservation; renewables; reforestation etc. In response to a recent artic… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Fertilizer-Producing Island Cannot Grow Vegetables. It’s a Lesson for Us All. (Video)

September 23, 2011 by  
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Image credit: NewsOnABC There has been a lot of talk about the difference between resilience and sustainability of late—with the notion of resilience becoming increasingly important as we realize just how fragile our cultural and economic systems may be. But in a world where peak oil looks ever more likely , and where

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Questioning Growth Can Make You Feel Like Captain Beefheart

September 22, 2011 by  
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When Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band flew to Heathrow in 1968, they apparently told passport control that they were “pilgrims from the 25th Century”, and had a hard time grasping the basic function of passport control. According to Rob Hopkins, founder of the Transition Movement, he felt much like this when asked to address a local planning meeting about one UK town’s economic growth strategy . Despite

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Infographic on Peak Oil – Who Uses How Much, and Where We Go From Here

September 13, 2011 by  
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We’ve all heard of peak oil . At the rate we’re consuming oil, we will either begin tapping into pristine wilderness (i.e., Alaska), drilling in areas that are entirely unsafe for drilling (i.e., even farther off-shore in even deeper waters), or we will be forced to make changes in our oil consumption patterns. Carsort , a newly launched website that helps people find “the perfect car” has put together an infographic on Peak Oil. Yes, it’s entirely odd for a peak oil infographic to come from a… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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