Wednesday November 18th, 2009
African solar farms could solve the world’s energy crisis. Why are governments so quiet about these radical agendas?
“Northern Africa has a large and untapped solar potential which could, if actually used, play a significant role,” says Arnulf Jaeger-Waldau. He works for the European Commission’s Institute for Energy. Virtually all Europe’s power might be supplied by panels in Africa’s deserts, and hard investment is finally coming to bear. Giles Crosse reflects on the issues.Read More »
Money isn’t everything but it’s far ahead of anything else when it comes to destroying our planet
Copenhagen and its collapse as a procedure, where the world’s nations agree to save its nations and our planet’s citizens from deadly disaster, clearly demonstrates money’s deadly power.
Our world leaders, starting with President Obama and his mandate from the US citizens who elected him, are powerless without action by US Congressmen. US Congressmen are the de facto employees of US energy companies and other big business money interest, lobbyists being the middle men passing on (or not passing on) the huge sums businesses will pay to protect their income and high salaries. Businesses will justify their bribery of politicians as necessary in order for them to contend with their competitors. Indeed, global warming can be seen as a side effect of competition between corporations as well as between nations.
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We are the people we've been waiting for
We Are The People We've Been Waiting For is a full-length feature film on education which was inspired and guided by Oscar-winning producer Lord Puttnam. The film is supported by various sponsors including independent education foundation, Edge. The film follows the experiences of five Swindon-based teenagers.
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Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) uses the suns heat to generate steam for a conventional turbine-generator set. The club of Rome and a study commissioned by the German government, argue that CSP can already compete with existing forms of generation - particularly when it is combined with desalination ( a valuable extra benefit in desert areas). But CSP is not likely to grow from thousands of small installations as solar PV has done.
Green Awards 2009 - Creativity in Sustainability
Now in it’s 4th Year the GREEN AWARDS are firmly fixed on the global eco-calendar as the leading industry awards for sustainability in marketing and communications. The GREEN AWARDS recognises excellence in 16 categories in 2009 from Best Green International Campaign open to global entrants to Best Green Campaigner for individuals and small groups championing sustainability. For further details on categories click here.