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The future of energy

Hi everyone,  This is a very interesting video about the future of energy. Three academics discuss wind power, carbon capture and storage as examples of how we can cut our carbon emissions. Advertisements

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Elon Musk (Tesla): Sustainability Savant or Economic Genius…why not both?

Elon Musk, CEO and co-founder of Tesla Motors Inc has repeatedly stated that he wants ‘everyone to be driving an electric car’ both on his blog but also in press conferences. He feels that “the overarching purpose of Tesla Motors is to help

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Stranded Assets in the Context of Sustainability

On our first day of the “Sustainability and Competitive Advantage” professor Jeremy Williams asked each of us to answer two questions as we introduce ourselves. One of which was “What does sustainability mean to you in your personal life?”. As

Posted in energy, pollution

Shifting Attitudes Among American Investors

So far, our class has placed an emphasis on climate change and it’s impacts on the economy and society at large. We have discussed how sustainable development is a critical factor in the mitigation of these environmental changes. It appears as

Posted in climate change, corporate sustainability, economic development, energy, industrial ecology, sustainable development, US politics

A Litre of Light – making a solar light bulb from a PET bottle

This is an effective and cheap way some people are lighting their houses using recycled PET bottles, some water and a little bit of bleach. Imagine what this can do for people that cannot afford, or simply do not have

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The Governmental Role in Global Affairs

At one point in time, all people question the actions of their government; this in itself is not a surprise.  It is for this reason that the concept of majority rule was “invented”.  Going beyond the political aspect of this

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Earthship: a new way to live

Michael Reynolds is an American architect based  New Mexico known for the design and construction of eartship. He is a proponent of “radically sustainable living”. He has been a critic of the profession of architecture for its failure to deal

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