Updated: 11/24/2005; 11:21:46 PM.

Future energy
Renewables, fuel cells, hydrogen, and efficiency

daily link  Wednesday, October 20, 2004

Solar power design for UK new homes:  UK Deputy Prime Minister  "John Prescott has demanded that all new homes built in Britain be designed so that they can receive solar power. Draft building regulations from the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, due to come into effect in January 2006, stipulate the change.  The move is significant since the government is on the cusp of a major housebuilding drive. It will infuriate housebuilders, adding millions to the cost of constructing homes. But it will delight environmentalists as concerns mount over the effects of climate change."  The idea is to build new homes to be ready to adopt PV when prices drop.  9:13:19 AM  permalink  

Redefining Progress: Blue Green:  Redefining Progress, an Oakland think tank, coordinated a nationwide study of renewable energy, jobs, and the environment.  It has been endorsed by the Union of Concerned Scientists and several labor and environmental groups.  It includes state-by-state plans of action. Press release: "The "Smarter, Cleaner, Stronger" report provides a comprehensive new policy package that will stimulate the creation of new jobs - approximately 1.4 million more new jobs by 2025 - while lowering energy bills that will save U.S. consumers an astounding $170 billion per year. America would reduce her dependence on foreign oil by slashing its imported oil by 1.7 billion barrels per year. Annual GDP would increase by $123 billion in 2025. And, if the policies outlined in this package were adopted, the U.S. would cut in half the amount of greenhouse gases that would be emitted into the atmosphere under a "business as usual" approach. "  8:20:16 AM  permalink  

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