Posts Tagged ‘environment’

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    Recycling Matters

    Aug 21, 11 • 382 Views • No Comments

    Coca-Cola has a recycling problem. Last year, it had hoped to process 100 million pounds of recycled PET (bottle grade) plastic in its Spartanburg, S.C. plant and is not even close. Here is why: Less supply of recycled plastic: It is tough to get enough PET......  [read more]

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    Gas Prices

    Dec 11, 10 • 368 Views • No Comments

    Have you been paying more for gas? Looking at this map, you can see that gas prices around the country have been rising in most places. Economist James Hamilton suggests that the price of gas is directly connected to the GDP. Citing the BEA breakdown of......  [read more]

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    The Locavore Challenge

    Aug 24, 10 • 330 Views • 1 Comment

    Being a locavore is not always easy but it can feel very good. Those of us who are locavores believe that we are helping the planet by saving on transport costs and emissions, patronizing small businesses rather than distant impersonal corporate giants, and......  [read more]

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    Wind Farms

    Aug 2, 10 • 359 Views • No Comments

    What if peak wind for your wind farm equals peak demand? Good? Not necessarily. The key is timing. According to a NY Times article, certain wind installations have to “dump energy late at night…” because there is no demand for power at......  [read more]

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    Green Jeans

    Jul 23, 10 • 391 Views • No Comments

    Reading about a new Eco Index started me thinking about competition. The Eco Index is somewhat comparable to the Energy Star rating created by the EPA in 1992. For appliances, Energy Star ratings convey energy efficiency information. For apparel, the Eco......  [read more]