Thought leaders from across Japan’s energy sector gathered in Tokyo last week to discuss the role energy will play in adapting the country’s cities to a challenging environment of aging and declining population and increasing dependence on foreign sources for food and fuel. Tokyo-Yokohama, the world’s largest urban concentration, is already in many ways in the vanguard of the future of urban centers. What happens in this mega city is being watched closely across the planet for ideas to emulate or avoid.…Read More
So, when was the last time you thought about recycling?
Is it an automatic behavior, or do you not think about it at all?
Less than 2% of American household waste is recycled, and Americans generate about 4.4 pounds of trash per day and up to 1 million pounds per person every year! And a LOT of that could have been recycled. The obvious things are most often recycled….your soda can, your juice bottle, the Sunday newspaper. But what about plastic take out containers?…Read More
Ever wonder what would happen if kids didn’t use electronics for a few days? After all, children have reported spending seven hours a day staring at screens.
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is finalizing three management plans for Colorado, covering a total of 1.5 million acres of public land altogether.
You don’t often hear Kansas and Spain mentioned in the same sentence. Yet today Spanish company Abengoa is bringing another big cellulosic biofuel facility online in Hugoton, a small community in the Southwest corner of the state. This is the second big plant starting up this year, showing that after some predictable yet highly scrutinized delays, the cellulosic fuel industry is truly beginning to establish itself and making critical contributions to oil savings and climate goals.
It wasn’t long ago that cellulosic biofuels were the punchline of a joke: a phantom fuel that could not be economically produced in large volumes.…Read More