A new survey from Direct Energy says that 64% of Canadians keep the summer temperature of their homes at 22 degrees or lower. Direct Energy considers that to be absolutely frigid and is encouraging people to reassess their energy habits. Interestingly, the survey also concluded that half of Canadians do not know how much energy [...]
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When it comes to acheiving what’s best for the Environment, can we trust Public Relations to represent what the Public actually desires…in it’s efforts to satisfy its corporate clientel?
How pop-environmentalism hinders governmental response to environmental sustainability. “Greening without justice, without equity, will not sustain the Earth or our future” – Noel Sturgeon The micro-level concerns outlined in part one of this blog dealt with concerns over individual responsibility in the quest for environmental sustainability. We discussed how the “warm fuzzy” element of the [...]
Earlier this year the World Economic Forum in partnership with IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates (IHS CERA) a leading global energy advisory group, released the Energy Vision Update 2010: Towards A More Energy Efficient World. The report provides the chief executive officers and senior executives of the world’s leading companies as well as select energy [...]
Smart Meters are supposed believed to be a less costly alternative to traditional interval or time-of-use meters billing customers by how much is consumed and at what time of day will force consumers to adjust their consumption habits to be more responsive to market prices. It’s also believed billing customers by how much is consumed [...]
I read a great post this week over at enviralment about the greening of Mcdonald’s, and the length that companies will go to sell themselves off as eco-conscious. There is no question that advertising, and branding work. Daily we are bombarded by more than 2000 messages telling us how we can improve every little insignificant [...]
Two senators unveiled legislation Monday to double US nuclear energy output in 20 years and foster clean energy options with “mini-Manhattan Projects”named for the original US atomic bomb push. The ‘Clean Energy Act of 2009′ introduced by Democratic Senator Jim Webb (Va) and Republican Senator Lamar Alexander (Tenn), noting they cannot support “cap-and-trade” climate change [...]