Archive | November, 2008

World Toilet Summit

I was eating breakfast while surfing the web, and thinking of serious election-aftermath stuff to post in the blog when this news about this week’s ongoing World Toilet Summit in Macau caught my attention. At first I was amused by the notion of a global toilet expo and all the crappy notions that could be […]

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Obama wins US presidential election

It has been a very exciting night waiting for the outcome of a historic US presidential election and I just want to share the news to the green blog readers that Senator Barack Obama won. More analysis to come in the days ahead on how the incoming new administration, with the democratic party now going […]

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My last political post for the day

Here is a better insight on Obama and McCain’s green positions from Sustainablebusiness.com McCain is said to have a 24% green voting record while Obama has an 87% green voting record according to the League of Conservation (LCV) Voters Scorecard. Also, the oil and gas industry reportedly donated $1.7 million to Senator McCain and $500 […]

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More politics on energy

Here’s another energy-based issue that both US presidential candidates seem to agree on: the development of clean coal. According to the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE), both Obama and McCain recognized the need for clean coal technology in order to utilize abundant coal resource in the US for energy source. “I am a […]

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Presidential candidates on energy

I just voted this morning for my presidential pick and it is a thrill to be part of an historical event. I don’t know if this will help but for those who are still yet undecided and maybe looking at Obama and McCain’s stands on oil and energy, here are some of what they have […]

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Financial crisis and $60 oil: Now what?

A colleague of mine (and several readers of the green blog) expressed a spreading sentiment of uncertainty whether the current financial crisis and the price downfall of crude oil will put a brake in the investment surge towards renewable energy and other clean technologies. Venture capital investments for cleantech companies have done well for the […]

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Greenhouse gas on the rise

A report from NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) said methane emission in the atmosphere is on the rise again across the globe. The rise in Northern Hemispheric emissions may be a result of very warm conditions over Siberia throughout 2007, potentially leading to increased bacterial emissions from wetland areas. Potential cause for an increase […]

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Weekly news roundup

The green blog is waiting with bated breath for who will be the US’ next president come Wednesday. Both Obama and McCain promised funding for renewable energy, which is good news for the chemical industry overall. Environmental proponents and green groups, however, are definitely rooting for the democratic candidate whose party seems more inclined in […]

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October green chems

I’m having a little difficulty finding newly launched green chemicals from last month. Could it be that some of the laboratories are taking a break? Or maybe companies are a little bit prudent these days in launching new products. We’ll just wait and see for the rest of the year… 1. Low global warming blowing […]

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