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Decrease Your Carbon Footprint With Carbon Offset Credits

For your next birthday, how about a gift card full of nothing? With new carbon offset gift cards, charitable giving reaches new heights – rather than donating in lieu of a gift, you’re actually giving a gift that takes something from the receiver. It’s a funny concept that’s hard for capitalistic society to grasp: donating our hard-earned money […]


Grid Integration of Renewable Energy

There has been significant development of green energy generation technologies in the past couple of years. The emphasis however has largely been on the “generation” aspect of energy and negligible in the “transportation” aspect. By transportation I refer to the process of delivering the energy across to a large number of consumers in an economical andefficient manner.


McCains Electric Car Battery Prize May Be A Bit Short Sighted

Republicans have favored “Big Oil” when it comes to energy policies and recently created quite a bit of criticism when they voted vehemently against taxing big oil’s windfall profit, even if it meant axing tax credits and subsidies to the cleantech industry. Now, Senator John McCain, the likely Republican presidential nomination, has moved away slightly from Bush’s […]


New Electric Hybrid Cars Coming, But How Green Are They?

Hybrid vehicles have caught the fancy of policy makers and the people in general. It is widely believed that hybrids hold the key towards unleashing a greener economy. However, a high cost of hybrids as compared to conventional vehicles is a major challenge that needs to be resolved before its entry in the mainstream automotive sector.


Smart Cars “Smart” In Europe, But Are They in the US?

Anyone who’s lived in a city knows the woes of fuel prices and parking hassles. We’ve watched the tank drain between stoplights and we’ve driven around the block for hours to find that illusive parking space, backing into treacherously tight spots in the hopes that somehow the trunk will shrink a couple of inches by […]


Green Chic Fashion Trends

From hippie to hip: “Green chic” isn’t just for tree-huggers We, the people, love to shop. But on average, just sixth months after purchasing consumer goods just one percent remains. It’s true: 99 percent of goods bought by Americans is in the dump half a year later. Food, light bulbs, packaging, clothes, electronics – due to […]


Green Living Begins At Home

Go into any grocery store, big-box retailer, or shopping mall these days, and you’ll notice “green” products practically jumping off the shelves into your cart. People are growing increasingly concerned about the state of the environment, and marketers have picked up on that fact. Sometimes it seems like “green” has become just another advertising slogan. In […]


Google.org Focuses On Green Energy With Recharge It & REC

Google has come a long way since its nascent days as a speedy search engine. Its employment of only the best and brightest has led to the successful development of programs like Gmail and Google Earth. They just think of everything, combining the best features of the programs in competition, without the glitches. 


Walmart Helping to Lead Green Initiative in Corporate America

Not so long ago, “going green” was seen as something that was only important to granola-crunching hippies. Fortunately for all of us and the planet we live on, times have changed. As the effects of global warming and pollution become harder and harder to ignore, people have become more eager to do something about it. 


Part I: Investing in Electric/Hybrid Car Stocks – Toyota (TM)

After several months of planning, designing and debugging Green Energy Trends, I’m happy to be writing the inaugural post for the investing section. I’ll be covering the latest trends in not only electric and hybrid cars, which I feel are on the verge of exploding in the popularity over the next couple of years, but […]