News From TreeHugger: Thursday, October 15
A weekly roundup from our friends over at TreeHugger. Enjoy!
CSAs aren't exactly new on the green scene, but one that deals exclusively in grains is. And one that ships only via sailboat in British Columbia is doubly unique.
Smart grids may be the wave of the future when it comes to managing the electric grid so that we can truly take advantage of renewable energy, not to mention save a lot of power in the process. But, are we ignoring the ability of utilities to gather information about you and undermine your privacy?
As if the greenhouse gas emissions weren't bad enough, a new investigation reveals that hundreds of coal power plants across the country are routinely dumping waste into rivers and streams...ones that millions of people get their water from.
How will California raise $63 million dollars in three years with CO2? By charging the most polluting companies 15¢ per ton they emit, starting in 2012.
Emissions from air travel may be only a small percentage of the world's total greenhouse gas output, but much of those emissions have even greater warming potential than ones emitted on terra firma...and they are growing. However, ahead of COP15, the IATA has announced new plans to address their contribution to global warming.
Is Saudi Arabia blackmailing the rest of the world for climate change support? Citing that they will suffer under a global climate agreement due to declining oil revenues, they are demanding compensation for climate cooperation.