Green ISP News http://www.greenisp.net/blog Green ISP News and stories, subscribe to news, advertise to thousands Wed, 24 Jan 2018 21:05:34 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.4 Amazing insight from Paul Verhaeghe http://www.greenisp.net/blog/amazing-insight-from-paul-verhaeghe http://www.greenisp.net/blog/amazing-insight-from-paul-verhaeghe#respond Wed, 24 Jan 2018 21:04:22 +0000 http://www.greenisp.net/blog/?p=565 Say no more…

https://www.rt.com/shows/renegade-inc/416619-business-humans-society-neoliberalism/

Peace.

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Plastic in the Sea’s….. Shocking http://www.greenisp.net/blog/plastic-in-the-seas-shocking http://www.greenisp.net/blog/plastic-in-the-seas-shocking#respond Tue, 05 Dec 2017 16:18:23 +0000 http://www.greenisp.net/blog/?p=555 If this is not proof that Humans are causing Environmental problems including this one, species collapse and probably Climate Change then i don’t know what else will Wake Us Up?

It is estimated that between four and 12m metric tonnes of plastic makes its way into the ocean each year. This figure is only likely to rise, and a 2016 report predicted that by 2050 the amount of plastic in the sea will outweigh the amount of fish.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jun/29/if-you-drop-plastic-in-the-ocean-where-does-it-end-up

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Food Waste Update http://www.greenisp.net/blog/food-waste-update http://www.greenisp.net/blog/food-waste-update#respond Sun, 30 Apr 2017 10:08:33 +0000 http://www.greenisp.net/blog/?p=551 Hi there again, sorry its been a long time, lots going on at the moment.

Here is another recent news item that we talked about several years ago.


Committee chairman Neil Parish said: “One-third of food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted globally, and in the UK over £10bn worth of food is thrown away by households every year.

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-39747327

As we have said before here at Green ISP food waste is a real problem, the big Pharma and the likes of Monsanto would like us the think theres a massive food shortage, of course they do, because they can then sell GMO one year switch off seeds and the Pesticides and herbicides that are proving to be so hazardous to other life systems.

http://www.greenisp.net/blog/almost-half-the-worlds-commercial-produced-food-thrown-away

Good reading.

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On the issue of Nuclear Power and Weapons http://www.greenisp.net/blog/on-the-issue-of-nuclear-power-and-weapons Fri, 05 Aug 2016 15:56:07 +0000 http://www.greenisp.net/blog/?p=542 A couple of things to ponder on, think about?

Hinkley Point Nuclear power station estimated cost – £37 Billion

Trident Nuclear deterrent estimated cost – £200 Billion

(oh, BTW, I thought we had to spend less and save, cut back, have austerity etc, funny how they can come up with the cash when it suits UK, US, French and Chinese corporate interest….

OR

Equivalent Power Output in Renewables of Hinkley point – £160 Billion

Conventional Navy , Army , Air-force, – More than Double Spending rather that cutting back.

Renewable power has grown in the UK to the point where more electricity was generated from biomass, wind, hydro and solar power in 2015 than nuclear power stations.
But it is unlikely the Intergenerational Foundation’s report will shift minds in government, which has cut subsidies for both solar and wind power while pressing ahead with the Hinkley project.

Oh, and there’s the other point of public opinion… the 2016 Trident rally was Britain’s biggest anti-nuclear march in a generation. Like the Anti war Iraq march before that…. Who’s Listening??

More Info:
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/damian-carrington-blog/2016/mar/18/five-ways-to-power-the-uk-that-are-far-better-than-hinkley-point

http://www.newstatesman.com/voices/2013/04/america-tells-britain-pick-replace-trident-or-be-real-military-partner

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/feb/27/cnd-rally-anti-nuclear-demonstration-trident-london

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Portugal runs solely on renewable energy for four days straight. http://www.greenisp.net/blog/portugal-runs-solely-on-renewable-energy-for-four-days-straight Fri, 20 May 2016 13:58:30 +0000 http://www.greenisp.net/blog/?p=534 Hello there again.

What a turnaround, only 15 years ago the UK and Portugal were seen as 2 of the the Dirty Countries of Europe, we sent Acid Rain to Scandinavia in the 70’s and 80’s too, because we in the EU we had to do something about that too.

It seems Portugal is taking the idea of Cleaner, more sustainable and renewable enengy production very seriously indeed, AND in a So Called time of Austerity and Hardship…

You would think, that if the UK for example was (as the current Government put it themselves) Quote… “the Greenest Government Ever” and also while we boast of the size and power of our economy, needing a referendum on membership to the EU, that we could show Jonny Foreigner a thing a too about the matter.

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Last year in Portugal, wind provided 22% of electricity and all renewable sources together provided 48%, and in part has been spurred by the EU’s renewable targets for 2020.

Only Austria, Latvia, Finland and Sweden are expected to have a higher share by 2020, while the UK, comparatively, the UK total is floating at a total of about 20%, which is a great improvement on how low it was 15 years ago, still, with a potential of 100% renewables due to all the wind, wave and hydro etc, we should in fact be the EU Leader?? i wonder why not?

Anyway.

Have a read of these two articles linked below.

Thanks.

Sources:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/portugal-runs-entirely-on-renewable-energy-for-four-consecutive-days-a7035561.html

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/may/18/portugal-runs-for-four-days-straight-on-renewable-energy-alone

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Is Canada’s Great Bear Rainforest Saved? Looks like it…. http://www.greenisp.net/blog/is-canadas-great-bear-rainforest-saved-looks-like-it Tue, 02 Feb 2016 13:13:19 +0000 http://www.greenisp.net/blog/?p=528 Indigenous tribes, logging firms and environmental groups in Canada have struck a deal to protect one of the world’s largest tracts of temperate Rainforest.

The Great Bear Rainforest on the Pacific coast of British Columbia is home to many animals and ancient trees.

Importantly, Logging will be banned across a huge area of the forest.

Environmental campaigners say it is a model for resolving similar land-use disputes around the world.

The forest is inhabited by the spirit bear, a rare sub-species of the black bear with white fur, and is also home to 26 aboriginal groups, known as First Nations.

Its enormous habitat covers 32,000 sq km (12,000 sq miles) on the Pacific coast of Canada, helping purify both air and water, and is an unspoiled home to grizzly bears, wolves and cougars.

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Let us hope this deal paves the way to Stop any future plans for oil or gas exploration or any pipelines throgh the region?

“Our leaders understand our wellbeing is connected to the wellbeing of our lands and waters,” said Chief Marilyn Slett, president of Coastal First Nations.

“If we use our knowledge and our wisdom to look after our lands and waters and communities, they will look after us into the future.”

The announcement comes nearly two years after a landmark Supreme Court decision that granted title to a vast swath of British Columbia’s interior to the Tsilhqot’in First Nations, who had gone to court to stop logging in their traditional lands.

That decision has bolstered First Nations across the province, who now have a legal precedent for fighting development on their territories.

Comments please….

Sources:

http://america.aljazeera.com

http://www.bbc.com/news/

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More or Moore on Carbon Nano Tube application http://www.greenisp.net/blog/more-or-moore-on-carbon-nano-tube-application Sat, 12 Sep 2015 07:59:38 +0000 http://www.greenisp.net/blog/?p=524 Moore’s Law is one of the least reported stories in technology today.

That old canard says that the number of transistors that’s possible to fit onto a chip will double every two years.

That,s when using Silicone that is?

To add to our Previous Post about what Carbon Nano Tubes could do and how they are made and could cone from, here’s another possible application.

See this

http://www.extremetech.com/computing/185688-ibm-betting-carbon-nanotubes-can-restore-moores-law-by-2020

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Carbon Nano-Tubes out of Thin Air….. http://www.greenisp.net/blog/carbon-nano-tubes-out-of-thin-air Thu, 20 Aug 2015 09:31:11 +0000 http://www.greenisp.net/blog/?p=520 Hi there.

If you follow Green ISP News Blog you may remember the post made back at the end of 2013: http://www.greenisp.net/blog/?p=451

Interesting demonstration about Carbon nano technology, specifically Carbon Nano-Tubes for use in Electrical power and lighting solutions etc.

Well…. there is a further Development here, as we are all aware, there’s the issue of CO2 and climate change linked to it, all that extra carbon dioxide clogging our atmosphere might be useful for something here. Using a new development and process to extract Carbon from the atmosphere and produce Carbon composites and nano tech??? so far sounds great to me…

In a process described at this week’s American Chemical Society meeting in Boston, Massachusetts, the carbon from piped-in air was spun into tiny nanofibres – a raw material used to build strong composites such as those used in aircraft and cars etc.

A team led by Stuart Licht, of George Washington University in Washington DC, has designed a process that actively strips carbon from the air and turns it into a product that Licht claims can be sold for much more than the cost to produce it.

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The electric current used to power this process could come from conventional sources – which might offset the technique’s carbon-sucking potency – but Licht has also successfully run it on solar power.

So, Add on the Idea or Carbon Nano Tube tech producing the actual Electricity to run these things and the mind boggles what could be done here, think about it???

 

 

Anyway, here’s some links and a link to the article:

https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn28069-turning-co2-from-air-into-car-parts-may-help-carbon-capture-pay/

http://www.see.ed.ac.uk/carboncapture/nanotubes.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_nanotube

http://www.understandingnano.com/nanotechnology-carbon-dioxide.html

 

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Tesla Motors has unveiled batteries that power homes http://www.greenisp.net/blog/tesla-motors-has-unveiled-batteries-that-power-homes Fri, 01 May 2015 10:32:31 +0000 http://www.greenisp.net/blog/?p=512 US electric car maker Tesla Motors has unveiled batteries that power homes and businesses as it attempts to expand beyond its electric vehicle ventures.

CEO Elon Musk announced the firm will build batteries that store solar energy and serve as a back-up system for consumers during blackouts, jsut as standard lead acid solar batteries have done for years.

The device/s will allow consumers to get off a power grid or bring energy to remote areas that are not on a grid, connect to each-other over the internet to create Local Smart Grid systems, first shipping to Germany outside the US in 2016.

“Our goal is to fundamentally change the way the world uses energy,” Musk told a press conference at the Tesla Design Center on Thursday night. “It sounds crazy, but we want to change the entire energy infrastructure of the world to zero carbon.”

A great vision, however, as positive as this is I just wonder where all the rare earth metals etc are going to come from???

More here:
http://mashable.com/2015/05/01/tesla-powerwall/

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New Democracy – revolutionary http://www.greenisp.net/blog/new-democracy-revolutionary Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:50:30 +0000 http://www.greenisp.net/blog/?p=508 Exceptionally inspiring and interesting I think you will agree.

For me, especially from 32 mins in….

What do you think?

Peace.

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