Kilowatt Ours, Pt. 2

October 29, 2007 | 3 Comments

Here’s a follow up to my Kilowatt Ours post from last week, and a response to the W&M Federalist Society’s recent post on the subject. Energy consumption in developing countries is definitely something that should cause warnings bells to go off in our heads. China’s coal consumption threatens to make us look like amateurs very […]

Kilowatt Ours

October 21, 2007 | Comments Off on Kilowatt Ours

Filmmaker Jeff Barrie is trying to kick a habit. As part of this crusade, he recently attended a showing of his film, Kilowatt Ours at William & Mary. When the film ended, he stood up in the front of the theater, and introduced himself as an addict: “Hi, my name is Jeff, and I use […]

“Green Collar” Jobs

October 17, 2007 | Comments Off on “Green Collar” Jobs

I have to admit, I’m a big fan of Thomas L. Friedman. Yes, at times he can be a bit Biden-esque with his incredulity over the originality of his own ideas. And true, he has a penchant for trying to coin kitschy catch phrases. But Tom Friedman is a thinker, and more importantly, he’s a […]

Last week, President Bush concluded a meeting of sixteen carbon-emitting nations with a broad promise to “set a long-term goal for reducing global greenhouse-gas emissions.” The United States has yet to create a comprehensive national program for reducing greenhouse-gas emissions, let alone participate in an international one. After the President’s speech, John Ashton, a special […]

When recently perusing the website of the Hamilton Project (an excellent consortium of progressive-leaning policy papers), I came across something that I never knew existed. To my surprise a comprehensive framework, established under the imprimateur of the United Nations, exists that seeks to set forth rules governing the uses of the non-territorial oceans (i.e., the […]

One Fish

April 18, 2007 | Comments Off on One Fish

An interesting follow up on an earlier entry I wrote for this blog on bottom-up self-regulation of fisheries by local fishing communities: An article in yesterday’s New York Times reveals that efforts on the part of Palau, a tiny archipelago in Micronesia, to increase fish populations has been remarkably successful. According to the article, the […]

Massachusetts v. EPA

April 7, 2007 | Comments Off on Massachusetts v. EPA

This is the case many have been waiting for. Massachusetts, along with many other petitioners, sued the EPA for failing to regulate carbon emissions, thereby putting the Massachusetts coastline at risk from the hazards of global warming. Massachusetts was countered by an equally impressive list of states and figures filing amicus briefs opposing its position. […]

Say Hi to Hydrogen

March 28, 2007 | Comments Off on Say Hi to Hydrogen

Hydrogen, long lauded as a potential alternative to fossil fuels, has had a slow start. But for those of you sick of filling up your gas tank with expensive and polluting fossil fuels take note; Honda has announced that they plan on selling a hydrogen fuel cell powered car in 2008. Granted, the current ticket […]

Ranking the Cleanest Cities

March 8, 2007 | Comments Off on Ranking the Cleanest Cities

SustainLane Government an “open-source knowledge base” focusing on sustainable development at the state and local level, recently released their rankings for 2006’s top U.S. cities for clean technology incubation clusters. The group defines a Cleantech incubation cluster as a combination of “Cleantech investments, infrastructure and supportive policies [that form] a physical “cluster.” Ideally, these clusters […]

The Day After Tomorrow

March 1, 2007 | Comments Off on The Day After Tomorrow

It was great to see the large turnout for the ACS/Environmental Law Society screening of An Inconvenient Truth yesterday evening.  And it was very gracious of Prof. Erin Ryan (especially big ups b/c I know she was under the weater) of the law school, and Prof. David Taylor of the college, to stick around and lead […]

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