Tag Archives: carbon emissions

Google PowerMeter – Energy Consumption Meter

Soon Internet giant Google will organize your home’s energy information using a software.

Google’s so called product, PowerMeter is a piece of software that consumers can view online (real-time in a secure iGoogle Gadget) to see how much electricity they’re consuming in their homes.

Dell Receives “80 PLUS Gold” Certification

Dell has became the first in its industry to achieve 80 PLUS Gold-certification for a server power supply, the latest sign that the company is meeting its goal of becoming the “greenest” technology company on the planet and strengthening its position as an energy-efficiency leader.

Food Inflation and The Clean Energy Scam Myth

By diverting grain and oilseed crops from dinner plates to biofuels, world is confronting a dangerous new bubble called food inflation. (What Is Inflation? – explained here)

Rice, wheat and corn – the price of the world’s three main grains, have all more than doubled in the past year.

  • The grain it takes to fill an SUV tank with ethanol could feed a person for a year.

Virgin Atlantic flies first flight on biofuel

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The Boeing 747 operated by Virgin Atlantic Airways flew from London to Amsterdam with one of its four engines using fuel derived from plant-based oils.

The fuel used by the plane is a combination of regular kerosene-based jet fuel and a biodiesel from Imperium Renewables composed of babassu oil and coconut oil. Babassu comes from a tree in Brazil.The oils came from existing plantations.