Archive for August 17th, 2006

5 books that made me an optimistic environmentalist

5 books that made me an optimistic environmentalist

So much of what we hear about the state of the environment is doom & gloom, with predictions of global catastrophe and visions of a dark, overpopulated and hot future. It's definitely important to heed the warnings about what's happening to the planet, however focusing only on the negative w

Posted byon08.17.2006inBooks, Green Building, Society, Sustainable Tech

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The environmental costs of green energy: Biofuels

The environmental costs of green energy: Biofuels

In a previous article, I wrote about the environmental costs of solar and wind power, in this article I'm going to look at a few of the issues surrounding another 'green' energy source: biofuels. Many people are aware of green fuels like biodiesel and ethanol, but just how 'green' are they? Bi

Posted byon08.17.2006inEconomics, Energy, Transportation

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