Wednesday, August 31, 2011

The Sustainability Journal Vikram R Chari Volume 2011 Issue 78


Biden, Chu: We’re at a cross roads for clean energy dlvr.it/jVPR2 Critical List: Biden stumps for clean energy; the magical green properties of concrete bit.ly/orBtfL
Why Won't Clean Tech Community Stand Up Against Keystone Pipeline? bit.ly/o0H3Qg
Shining Light on Obama's Tar Sands Pipeline Decision green http://huff.to/qc9EPX
The cleanenergy consensus being built makes the CEV forecast by Western Grid 2050 an easily imaginable destination. http://bit.ly/nsNfLf
Teaching kids to love nature and buy less stuff: bit.ly/qs3qg4
SunEdison Free solar event, Wed Sept 14 6:30pm: "The Consumerization of Energy", Craig Lawrence, VP Products, svpvs.org
Evolution of Solar Technology (Infographic) http://ow.ly/6gzAl
Energy Secretary Steven Chu: ‘It Saddens Me’ That Political Leaders Don’t Understand Climate Science bit.ly/oSqKdH
US breaks ground on first industrial-scale carbon capture project green http://bit.ly/rai8eX
In 1978, there was an oil slick surrounding the Statue of Liberty. This is why we have - and need - an EPA. http://p-bu.mp/dn6
Mayor seeks to give more attention to sustainability: bit.ly/pwvjrt
GridWeek has "the best speakers and forward-looking content" - bit.ly/nN4S22
The first energy-efficiency standards for fridges were established in 1976, and we've come a long way since: http://bit.ly/oghplm 
Hurricane Irene highlights need for smarter grid gigaom.com/cleantech/hurr…
Don't miss out on GridWeek "...bring[ing] together an extraordinary range of perspectives" this year in D.C. bit.ly/nN4S22
A Smart Grid Would Have Prevented Hundreds of Thousands From Losing Power  http://ow.ly/1etxzT
Check out: Sourcing The Code: Opening Up Smart Grid In Idaho aol.it/r38SHS
Smart Grid: How Do Intelligent Substations Fit into a Smart Grid? - Control Design: Smart Grid: bit.ly/o3SHsQ
"All key SmartGrid stakeholders in one location" - where will you be? bit.ly/nN4S22
Oracle announces Oracle Utilities Network Mgmt System 1.1 in advance of Gridweek. Extends support for renew… deck.ly/~rcPU6
Why the military's smart grid battle plan could ignite a victory for all of us  smartgridnews.com/artman/publish…
The next metering trend? Landis+Gyr, Elster partner on hardware interoperability smartgridnews.com/artman/publish…
Comverge's Sandy Simon to discuss lessons learned from XcelEnergy's SmartGridCity at the SmartGridRShow on Aug 31 http://ow.ly/6h7yR
Green Infrastructure for Detroit? Let's copy Philly: bit.ly/rfKjp6
Bill Nye Battles Fox News on Climate. Again. (Video) - You've got to give Bill Nye an enormous amount of credit: He ... ow.ly/1etqhs
New Carbon Nanotube Wind Turbine Blade is Lighter, Stronger, More Efficient. ow.ly/1etqiq
Vodafone preps Greek merger with Wind Hellas Vodafone is in talks with Wind Hellas to merge operations in Greece as a  goo.gl/VVhMZ
Budget cuts trigger early end to solar energy credits green bit.ly/pBJU0u
Fancy Batteries in Electric Cars Pose Recycling Challenges bit.ly/o3tyFd
Why the Next Steve Jobs Will be in Energy, Not Computers bit.ly/puw0wf
Shades of Green Podcast Interview with Green Chamber VP Alexia Marcous  http://ow.ly/6gZ4Y
More campuses invest in off-the-grid power options smrt.io/rblZ5L
Choose Liquidation Over Cremation & Save the Environment Even In Death ow.ly/1etsSD
IBM and University of Texas at Austin Develop a Flood Prediction System ow.ly/1etsRM
Keystone Pipeline Infographic 'Built To Spill' http://ow.ly/6gH1w http://ow.ly/6gGWS
Daryl Hanna: Why I Joined the Tar Sands Actionyoutu.be/fmJv5B76CBA
How tar-sands proponents get away without talking about climate change: sc.org/p7jFUc
According to the Japanese government, radiation levels around Fukushima have exceeded Chernobyl safety standards. su.pr/57SykT
Alejandro Durán Turns Mexican Ocean Trash Into Powerful Environmental Sculptures bit.ly/oVy0R5
This fueling station uses dirty toilet water to power cars: bit.ly/qKIQEf
Close coal: D.C.-area coal-fired power plant to close: bit.ly/qGbSDi Shutting Down America’s Dirtiest Coal Plants Will Not Affect Our Power Supply bit.ly/pVLdep ~Inhabitat
Outages from major storms could be shorter and faster to fix with smarter grid tech. http://ow.ly/6gg4V
This is an interesting strategy; mapping is increasingly a great tool to start improving cities.... fb.me/HVtPl0Cr
I can think of *lots* of cities that could be on this list! Where would congestion pricing be bad? It seems like a... fb.me/uqdh3s0F
Can we design cities in such a way to accommodate our growing populations? fb.me/17NKB2rOm
Wildlife desperate for water in drought-wracked Texas therepublic.com/view/story/bir…
China Remains Atop Quarterly Renewable Energy Index: Ongoing debt worries from the United States to Europe, and... bit.ly/oxMAnW
Is your neighborhood 'coming up'? Kaid does a great post highlighting emerging neighborhoods across the US and... fb.me/vp9sLWPc
Exxon-Rosneft deal to drill in Arctic. At college the two ugliest people would always date each other bit.ly/oGOmsb
Mexico's Pemex wants deep water tech in Repsol deal bit.ly/p2mIgS -Reuters
U.S. invests over $175 million for vehicle efficiency project goo.gl/Zk9Rl
Ford unveils Evos concept; intelligent hybrid car built for the cloud smrt.io/rtoI6P Ford's Evos concept is the cloud-connected hybrid EV of our future (video) engt.co/qk8pDi
AP: Federal officials "readying plans to evacuate a small number of endangered species" as TX drought continues ajc.com/news/nation-wo…
These beautiful photos of polar bears illustrate how difficult it can be to find food without pack ice su.pr/5kIrd5
Active August wildfire season pushes AZ past 1 million acres burned, worst fire season on record. bit.ly/pzAkTd
Nestle wants you to be scared of organic food: bit.ly/qcblbK
If you missed it last night, watch Bill McKibben own this debate on the Keystone XL pipeline NoKXL to.pbs.org/o0dM5I
Wind power breakthrough: Carbon nanotubes make strongest, lightest blades ever:  bit.ly/ooOf9s
Cel-Fi extends battery life - and much more cel-fi.com/overview#/bene…
Learn how holistic management and livestock can help save the planet! bit.ly/nLHoHk
A Ramapo River Spill is Being Addressed http://bit.ly/qUSyQz - NYTimes
Climate Corps 2011: Getting a Green Team Up and Running at CA http://bit.ly/rkAlPS
According to the DOE more than 5 million smart meters have been installed nationwide. Most in 8 states: Fla, TX, CA, ID, Arizona, OK, MI, NV
65,443 Megawatt Texas System Peak: Texas is more than a month into a brutal heatwave that is straining the electric grid... http://bit.ly/nTje23
Panda poop could revolutionize biofuels http://ow.ly/6gc8O
Silverstone revs up electric car charging network http://bit.ly/r9fxP9
British Airways first to back domestic emission reduction scheme http://bit.ly/mSDE9c
Breaking out of the Muesli Belt http://bit.ly/nhANQM
In battle between fuel and food, food is losing worse than ever:http://bit.ly/qmUdtr
Wind tech startup Danotek raises $15M http://dlvr.it/jVm4f
Over the next 25 years, Philly will cover 1/3 of its paved areas with acres of trees, vegetation & permeable surfaces. http://bit.ly/q03MFY
Why Backyard Tomatoes Taste So Terrific http://bit.ly/p9Ks6n
Exxon replaces BP in Arctic deal | http://bloom.bg/qJPPP8
Among electric car manufacturers, extended range hybrids gain steam http://bit.ly/ohs0kQ
Gibson Guitar Co. Investigated Again On Legality Of Rainforest Wood Imports  http://ow.ly/1etI36
The Human Cost of Energy - Fossil fuels exact the biggest toll in terms of lives lost green http://bit.ly/pZqGaE
To conserve water, Australia builds first utility-scale solar plant smrt.io/q47hsE
Volvo and Siemens in electric car tie-up on.ft.com/rd1cX9
NAV CANADA Seeks To Reduce Emissions Of International Flights http://ht.ly/6hAq1
Study Finds No Link Between Vaccinations and Autism or Type 1 Diabetes bit.ly/qw75ch
Renewable energy skills get £6.5m boost http://bit.ly/rhoT5a
Strategies to make your home green and save you money. bit.ly/qO2Y5T
Corporate Social Responsibility won't save the Planet @TheNaturalStep bit.ly/ozUHg6
U.N. climate boss says Durban talks can deliver bit.ly/ozUNQG ~Reuters
Cars and the City: A Look at the Future of the Automobilebit.ly/pyq9q4
How Much Marcellus Shale Gas Is There, Really? techre.vu/pIEam6
How garage & basement apartments help people, neighborhoods & the environment:  bit.ly/n1bb2P
Hotel Giants Unite to Develop Carbon Footprint Standards http://grn.bz/qLxHpK
British Gas to leverage Vodafone's 2G GPRS network for it's EnergySmart smart meter deployment. http://deck.ly/~BFqVO
Enterprises Embrace Smarter Carbon Management With SAP and the Carbon Disclosure Project http://goo.gl/OpGKq
Nanopillars on Surface of Thin-Film Silicon Could Lead to Better Solar Cells bit.ly/oyid3T
Incredible number: 58 Billion paper coffee cups tossed/year sierraclub.typepad.com/greenlife/2011…
PV Module Manufacturer Solyndra Shuts Down Factory, Declares Bankruptcy: Solyndra LLC, a Fremont, Calif.-based m... bit.ly/n0OfSh Will Solyndra, or Part of It, Get Bought?: Solyndra closed its doors today. The question now is whether it will...bit.ly/r6jyLI
Thin-film solar panels: A flexible way to use the sun's rays green lat.ms/qpGXy8
Bedrock nitrogen may help forests buffer climate change, study finds  tw.physorg.com/234015670
Teachers, principals in India, Mexico, S Africa get training in sustainability funded by Germany (Times of India) http://tinyurl.com/3t8guzb
What's stopping innovation in response to climate change? Watch Prof Max Bazerman walk through the barriers to action. http://cot.ag/nlnsI5
Australia's First Utility-Scale Solar PV Project Under Way in Western Australia Energy Central: bit.ly/oOjOM4
Things are looking up for Biofuel bit.ly/rdPoAp
Laser Power Systems is Developing Cars Fueled by Nuclear Power bit.ly/pk6Sjb – Inhabitat
To Repair or Replace? That is the Question. - Follow the 50% rule and these four other rules for determining when it... ow.ly/1euiA7
Siamese Crocodile - Raised in captivity, these critically endangered crocodiles will be released to the wild.ow.ly/1euiA6 

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