Tag Archives: Sustainability

MSU sustainability scientists suggest how countries can cooperate on climate


EAST LANSING, Mich. — When countries try to work together to limit the effects of climate change, the fear of being the only nation reducing greenhouse gas emissions – while the others enjoy the benefits with no sacrifice – can … Continue reading

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Sustainability should be the true measure of US creditworthiness


Had Standard & Poor’s factored in overconsumption of natural resources, the US would have faced a downgrade years ago Standard & Poor’s historic downgrading of the US’s creditworthiness delivers a righteous judgment on the state of American politics. What many … Continue reading

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Greater Toronto & Hamilton Area Transit Choices: Report finds much higher transportation emissions from road vs. rail


2011-01-19 Sustainable Prosperity Canada, Pembina Institute January 19, 2011 (OTTAWA, ON)- Two of Canada’s leading think tanks released a new report today that compares air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions from road and rail transportation. The report confirms that smog … Continue reading

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No Growth or Green Growth: Charting a sustainable economic future


2011-01-10 Sustainable Prosperity Sustainable Prosperity and the University of Ottawa are hosting a live debate on No Growth or Green Growth: charting a sustainable economic future. It will feature four of the world’s top economists on this vital issue. (Register … Continue reading

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Plasco waste-to-energy plant’s permit set to expire


2011-01-06 Ottawa Citizen While U.S.-based Solena is in commercial ventures, e.g., with Qantas (see previous posting), Ottawa‘s Plasco seems to be struggling to reach commercial potential. Plasco Energy Group’s plant on Trail Road is slated to shut down on Jan. … Continue reading

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Qantas on brink of £200m biojet fuel joint venture


2011-01-02 Guardian UK • Australian airline hopes to slash carbon emissions • US partner Solena will also build plant in London for BA The Australian airline Qantas will this month announce a deal to build the world’s second commercial-scale plant … Continue reading

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Driving to the Future: Can China–and the World–Afford 2 Billion Cars?


2011-01-03 David Biello, Scientific American China could have one billion cars by mid-century–but what kind of vehicles will they be? More …

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