The Cotton Conundrum

March 17, 2012 § Leave a comment

The Cotton Conundrum – The Dish | By Andrew Sullivan – The Daily Beast.

I did not know this – more acreage world wide is used to grow cotton than to grow food. What’s the alternative? Probably making garments that will last much longer. Most of the clothes I through out are “used up”.

Economics of Carbon Capture

December 18, 2011 § Leave a comment

Analysis: carbon capture looks really, really expensive. There are two implications from this article – first that we should be using carbon capture on all energy producers which do “burning.” Second, given a growing population, is there even enough agricultural land to accommodate biomass production?

 

The power of crowns…

October 25, 2011 § Leave a comment

A nice, short article on why energy efficiency should be the priority over alternative energy sources. The article makes two interesting points – that businesses and citizens like efficiency because it’s cheaper and that a government which owns their utilities has a much easier time implementing change.

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