Category environment

More thoughts on a new economy

In a previous post, I looked at some characteristics that a post-modern economy ought to have. But later, I realized I had overlooked a useful way of considering this issue: the economy is, in some sense, a giant business entity.…

Best Green Blogs

Best Green Blogs is “a comprehensive resource for all things green and sustainable in the blogosphere.” There’s hundreds of sites listed here, with a short description of each, and you can view by category too. Highly useful.

Heavy weather and wobbly infrastructure

John Robb blogs about the current South Africa blackouts where the usual culprits of inadequate maintenance, poor planning, and bad management have, combined with bad weather, causing a massive electricity shortage that will take years to fix. The blizzards in…

Emission trading exchanges

Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX), launched in 2003, is the world’s first and North America’s only active voluntary, legally binding integrated trading system to reduce emissions of all six major greenhouse gases (GHGs), with offset projects worldwide. Reductions achieved through CCX…

California greenhouse gas regulations

The Bush administration’s decision to deny California the right to regulate greenhouse gases from vehicles exploded like a grenade here and in California. But it was hiding in plain sight for weeks. Schwarzenegger says California will sue the federal government,…