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The 'Gigaton Throwdown' and the Big Hairy Audacious Question

Some of my favorite questions begin with the same four words: "What would it take..." What follows those four words can be just about anything, as in: What would it take to ... make solar energy as cheap and efficient as fossil fuel-based electricity?... routinely build zero-waste factories?... recycle 90 percent of the waste in my city within five years?... make organic foods cost-competitive with conventional ones? ... make airplanes operate on electric power? ... create zero-energy low-income housing? And so on.

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Are We Free to Pollute the Atmosphere? Climate Change, Wealth and Liberty - Part 1

by: Michael Hoexter

In Part 1 of this two part post I look at climate change regulation from the perspective of  political fights around the concept of freedom and government intervention. As it turns out, the philosophical discipline of ethics has something interesting to say about these conflicts.

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The Latest Reports: Solar Utilities, Carbon Offsets, and the Emperor's New Clothes

by: Joel Makower

The spring rains have yielded a bumper crop of new reports on the business of green. I've been a bit behind in fielding them, given my travels and last week's highly successful Greener by Design conference. Here are five of the latest:

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Renewable Electron Economy Part XI: Sending Coal to the Sidelines

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London Goes Carbon Crazy

by: Joel Makower

To paraphrase Kermit: It isn't easy being red, white, and blue.

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The Electron Economy Part IV; Generating Electricity ... Less than Cleanly

by: Michael Hoexter

In the last 3 posts, I have brought in Ulf Bossel’s electron economy concept to highlight the efficiency and environmentally friendly potential of an economy that relies to the highest degree possible on energy delivery through electricity.

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The Electron Economy Part III: The Challenge of Mobile Energy Storage

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Green Labels as Driver of Consumption and Loyalty Programs

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Towards Carbon Neutral Communities

by: Sebastian Campion

'Designs of the Time 07' (Dott 07) is a program of grass-root community projects taking place this year in North East England.

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California's Bold STEP Toward Sustainable Mobility

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