Friday, January 30, 2009
Thursday, January 29, 2009
The Daily Green said the bill includes the following parts:
- $3.4 billion for states for clean-energy projects.
- A grants program for renewable energy technologies covered by the renewable energy-tax incentives.
- $6.2 billion for weatherization of low-income homes.
- $3.5 billion for the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program (supports clean energy projects primarily at the city and county levels).
- $2 billion for clean-energy research & development.
- $6 billion for increasing energy efficiency in federal buildings.
- $12 billion for transit.
- $2 billion for ready-to-go drinking water infrastructure projects.
- $6 billion for ready-to-go sanitation infrastructure projects.
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
To put it simply: Even if we stop CO2 emissions now, it will take at least 1,000 years for the environment to recover from the damage done.
This staggering number (Think: the year 3000) has this blogger at a loss for words. I guess 1,000 years says it all.
Thursday, January 22, 2009
The study cited the fact that these cities have reduced their pollution levels by one-third over the last two decades, while the life expectancy in these cities has increased by 2.7 years. Buffalo and Pittsburgh reported the biggest drops in pollution levels and also the highest increase in life expectancy over the two decades.
While this study does not prove that cleaner air is making people live longer, it does go a long way towards suggesting that the laws and regulations that are being put in place to protect air quality are a good thing, regardless of much they cost.
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Boston-Power seeks to make its batteries environmentally sustainable by not using PVC plastic or heaving metals in its manufacturing processes.
The company is also manufacturing batteries than can charge to 80 percent battery life within 30 minutes and last almost 10 times more charges than current batteries before degrading.
For more information, check out this story on CNET.com.
Monday, January 19, 2009
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
The buggy-style car has a large propeller on the back as well as a fabric wing. The "Skycar" began a flight today from London to Timbuktu, Mali, to prove that the flying car has gone from the world of science fiction to reality.
For more information and a neat video showing the car, click here.
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
At the 2009 North American Auto Show in Detroit, automakers showcased a full onslaught of electric, hybrid and hybrid plug-in cars. One of the show's big stars was the third-generation Toyoto Prius, a very popular hybrid. Click here for more news from the show, including what several manufacturers have planned.
Thursday, January 8, 2009
The exhibit chronicles the history of the bicycle. Produced in cooperation with the Wheelman bicycle club, the exhibit features several examples of early bicycles, advertisements, photographs, and other ephemera. Visitors will wind their way through the entertaining, and sometimes, absurd history of what some have called the most efficient machine ever made. Along the way they will discover what bloomers and the bicycle have in common, how
An opening reception will be hosted from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on January 8th. Opening reception admission is $10.00 per person (members are free) and includes light refreshments, wine and beer, and music.
Reservations are required. Reservations can be made by calling 781-893-5410 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.