Posts Tagged ‘renewable fuels’

Ontario residents paid to generate their own power

Posted October 12th, 2006 in Blog 3 Comments

Fostering Ecological Hope Today from Margaret Swedish: Now here is a truly innovative program that could become a model, if we had the social will to make it so.   From this morning’s Washington Post: Canada’s Ontario province has ordered local utility companies to pay homeowners or businesses for any electricity they generate from small solar, […]

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Ethanol boon to US mega-corporation

Posted October 9th, 2006 in Blog 1 Comment

Fostering Ecological Hope Today from Margaret Swedish: I believe this firmly — if it is left to the profit motives of huge corporations, the path the US trods towards new fuels for your gas tank is going to be very destructive. So here is an instructive piece from the Sunday NY Times.  It is about […]

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And still more on biofuels

Posted September 25th, 2006 in Blog Comments Off on And still more on biofuels

Fsotering Ecological Hope Today from Margaret Swedish: Thought I’d continue the conversation on those controversial biofuels, since the theme always draws more readers to this blog.  I see from BBC news that Ted Turner is promoting biofuels as a way to break the deadlock in international trade talks and as a boon for poor countries, […]

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Promoting sugar ethanol production in Brazil encourages an industry that degrades the environment and exploits workers

Posted September 22nd, 2006 in Blog Comments Off on Promoting sugar ethanol production in Brazil encourages an industry that degrades the environment and exploits workers

Fostering Ecological Hope Today from Margaret Swedish: As we learned from the experience of sweatshop assembly — discovering that our cheap consumer goods are made by workers horribly exploited in poor countries — we need to examine the conditions in which our hoped-for alternative fuels, in particular, sugar ethanol, are made. The suger industry has a […]

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