Tags: efficiency

They'll blame us not for what we use, but what we waste.

BiteFuture generations "will reproach us, not for what we have used, but for what we have wasted." —Pres. Theodore Roosevelt.
"We depend on the natural world... for our very sanity"

Category:Extinctions
Bite"We are dependent on the natural world for the very air we breathe and every particle of food we eat. Many people, including me, would say we are dependent on it for our very sanity." — Sir David Attenborough
Waste not, want not, with "Cradle to Cradle" design

BiteWith "Cradle to Cradle" design, every waste product is raw material for the next process.
Tax carbon! Can restaurants throw their thrash into the street?

BiteFossil fuel industry is the only industry on earth throwing its waste out for free. If you run a restaurant, you have to pay someone to cart away your garbage. - inspired by Bill McKibben
Meatless Monday: Every journey starts with a single step

BiteThe task of reducing carbon emissions seems enormous, but every journey starts with a single step. You can reduce your carbon emissions by incorporating a meatless meal into your weekly schedule.
No longer 'Green vs Gold.'  Now 'Green = Gold'

Bite"There is a great market opportunity for innovation. We going to go from green vs. gold to green = gold."—James Bradfield Moody.
Hey USA!  Let's win the 'Clean Energy Race!'

Category:Clean Energy
BiteIt's the Olympics. USA has a chance to win gold in the Clean Energy Race event. Unfortunately, she is falling behind other countries.
The cheapest carbon =  the carbon we don't burn.

Bite"The cheapest carbon to remove from the atmosphere, is the carbon we don't put there in the first place."
Not one "silver bullet"...instead, "silver buckshot"

BiteThere's no one "silver bullet" that can solve our energy and climate challenge in one shot. Instead, it's going to take a lot of little bullets -- "silver buckshot" -- which together can pack the same wallop and get the job done.

Variation for hunters: Think buckshot, rather than a ...
You pay a premium for express delivery

BiteJust as rebuilding your house in a week would cost far more than rebuilding it slowly, so hasty remodeling of the global energy system would be very expensive. If we start later, we'll have to pay a catch-up premium.
Efficiency = getting what you paid for

BiteEfficiency is simply "getting what you paid for." When you buy a light bulb, you pay for light; not waste heat.

Variation: Efficiency is simply "getting more work out of less energy."
Heads up!  Keep sewer pumps above rising sea.

BiteIn New York City, pumps at some sewage stations have been raised to higher elevations, and the city government has undertaken extensive planning.
Energy democracy: Power in your hands.

Category:Clean Energy
BiteLittle House on the Prairie families were resourceful and self-reliant. Today's smart power grids and solar PV will democratise electricity and free us from behemoth energy utilities.
Climate protection puts money in your pocket

Bite"Once people understand climate protection puts money in your pocket, the political resistance will melt faster than the glaciers." - Amory Lovins, physicist and Chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute.
You don't have to believe in climate change to solve it.

Bite"You don't have to believe in climate change to solve it. Everything we do to raise energy efficiency, will make money, improve security & health, and stabilize climate." - physicist Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute.
US:  The Saudi Arabia of wasted energy.   A vast untapped resource.

BiteThe U.S. is sitting on a vast, untapped reserve of cheap, clean energy: the energy lost every day to leakage, outdated infrastructure and old habits. We are the Saudi Arabia of wasted energy.
Coal: a deadly thug for inner city neighborhoods and minorities.

Bite"It's very easy right now to talk about climate change as... theoretical, to talk about the dirtiness caused by coal plants as...aesthetic" said NAACP president Benjamin Todd Jealous. "But when you ... actually meet with people in these communities, the stories that they tell you – about their chi...

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