GreenMonk Energy and Sustainability show for Monday 18th Jan

Watch live streaming video from greenmonktv at livestream.com

We had a rocky start on today’s Energy & Sustainability show when the video didn’t work initially but a quick re-start of Livestream (the video platform I use) for the show got us back on track (if a few minutes late).

Here is the chatstream from today’s show:

Tom Raftery :
http://www.flickr.com/photos/traftery/tags/ecologistasenaccion/
http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE60E5VG20100116?feedType=RSS&feedName=environmentNews&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+reuters%2Fenvironment+%28News+%2F+US+%2F+Environment%29
http://www.worldchanging.com/archives/010937.html
http://climateprogress.org/2010/01/12/despite-epa-deal-massey-water-violations-more-frequent/
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/34809699/ns/us_news-environment/
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8461727.stm
http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2010/jan/18/shell-shareholders-fury-tar-sands
http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE60D6IP20100114?feedType=RSS&feedName=environmentNews&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+reuters%2Fenvironment+%28News+%2F+US+%2F+Environment%29&utm_content=Google+Reader
http://dallas.dbusinessnews.com/viewnews.php?article=bwire/20100114005759r1.xml
http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2010/jan/14/tva-purchasing-wind-power-kansas-illinois/
http://newenergyfocus.com/do/ecco/view_item?listid=1&listcatid=32&listitemid=3434&section=Wind
http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2010/01/incentives-included-in-recovery-act-may-stimulate-community-scale-wind-projects?cmpid=rss
http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/president-obama-awards-23-billion-new-clean-tech-manufacturing-jobs
http://gas2.org/2010/01/14/doe-grants-187-million-to-improve-fuel-efficiency-of-long-haul-trucks/2/
http://www.grist.org/article/2010-01-11-ford-fusion-hybrid-wins-2010-car-of-the-year-no-green-spin/

Joe :
Good thing is it’s terrific to drive too!
And it’ll do 47mph running purely on electric!
which is quite a lot faster than a prius will

Tom Raftery :
http://www.wired.com/autopia/2010/01/audis-electric-car-gets-even-hotter/

Joe :
It’s very cool – the new one at least… nice how they’re refined it since Frankfurt

Tom Raftery :
http://blogs.zdnet.com/sustainability/?p=968&tag=col1;post-968

Joe :
and very cool they’ll actually produce it. We all thought it was concept, but seems real now. (You’re right on price though Tom – won’t be cheap)

Tom Raftery :
http://www.triplepundit.com/2010/01/walmart-sustainability-20/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TriplePundit+%28Triple+Pundit%29&utm_content=Google+Reader
http://www.iomnet.org.uk/News/Manufacturing/January-2010/Panasonic-pledges-to-cut-carbon-emissions-19559912.aspx
http://www.upi.com/Science_News/Resource-Wars/2010/01/12/GE-to-build-China-smart-grid-demo-center/UPI-76891263323751/

Joe :
Unrelated to what you’re talking about with China Tom – but thought this was cool/interesting. Boris wants London to be the first ‘plastic bag free’ city. Maybe you’ve seen it http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/environment/article6991689.ece. My question is, what are we replacing these with? Paper? Our own stuff… I wonder how this pans out

Tom Raftery :
http://greeninc.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/01/13/cement-giant-tackles-its-footprint/
http://www.lowcarboneconomy.com/community_content/_low_carbon_news/8358/rss
http://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/apple-getting-into-energy-management/

MikeTheBee :
Joe: Ireland introduced a charge for all plastic bags and it has reduced the usage many fold.

Tom Raftery :
http://earth2tech.com/2010/01/12/egg-energy-the-netflix-of-batteries-for-the-developing-world/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+earth2tech+%28Earth2Tech%29&utm_content=Google+Reader
http://www.ecohuddle.com/wiki/lifetime-costs-of-light-bulbs
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/environment/article6991689.ece

Joe :
Sounds smart
totally – why couldn’t we do like Ireland… I didn’t know about that, but an education campaign – perhaps coupled with a ramped up, bags getting more expensive scheme?

Joe Garde :
Sea Level rise… Well worth looking through… London Thames Flood gates and why Why The Barrier Is Too Small http://www.floodlondon.com/floodtb.htm

Tom Raftery :
http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/sign-up
http://www.marcgunther.com/2010/01/12/wanted-a-cultural-revolution/

MikeTheBee :
Could you take a couple of minutes to do me an audio promo for your show? just a few words about how you want the show to develop over 2010, and I will record it now.
Okay via skype maybe

divydovy :
Great show Tom thanks

Joe Garde :
thanks Tom … cheers

MikeTheBee :
Cheers, Tom

Tom Raftery :
Thanks everyone for the interest, and contributions