Archives for International - Page 167

FrankenYum

One thing you can say about the green movement is that in some ways, it has matured.  Take the case of Stuart Brand, to some the patriarch of the environmental movement.  Forty years ago, Brand, the author of the classic ...

A Devil of a Time With EU Mandates

What do you do when you're new to the EU and face that 20% renewables target by 2020?  Ask Kaunas, Lithuania's second largest city and the country's largest logistics and economic hub.  Home to 350,000 people--10% of whom are students--Kaunas ...

A Tinge of Blue

This site is a huge fan of dimethyl ether, or DME, and with all the fuss over solar, wind, and even algae, DME is one option often overlooked.  It's clean burning and has applications from cooking fuel to running buses and trucks.  Renewable ...

Beyond the Shale

I think we'll continue the Eastern Europe tour this week (with a side trip to British Columbia tomorrow), timely considering 20 years have passed since the Berlin Wall fell.  So let's discuss another inspiring success story in the once-Iron Curtain, ...

Slovenia’s Slow Transition to Renewables

The country in Eastern Europe to which I'd move in a heartbeat is Slovenia.  I've never seen so many shades of green, and for a nation smaller than New Jersey, Slovenia offers much for the visitor:  countless hiking opportunities, enchanting ...

A Danish Perspective

Yesterday I attended a talk given by USA Ambassador Friis Petersen of Denmark at UCLA's CIBER (Center for International Business and Research).  Ambassador Petersen was in Los Angeles for the day and somehow UCLA was fortunate enough to get a ...

Zanini de Zanine

Last weekend we had family in town, so we started the festivities with a night out in Hollywood.  Before dinner, we went to NOHO Modern in Hollywood, where we were treated to opening night for the Brazilian artist Zanini de ...

Think Outside the Bin

I’ve been to most large North American cities, and I have to say Ottawa has one of the more impressive recycling programs.  The city of Ottawa is hard on its citizens:  according to its data, Ottawa residents are in the ...
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