What services does GreenMonk offer?

Tom Raftery speaking at Web 2.0 Expo

A couple of people have been asking me recently what services GreenMonk offers, so I thought it might be a good idea to put some of them down in a blog post so Google knows what they are and so I can link to them when anyone asks in the future.

Advisory Services:

GreenMonk helps client companies with advice on

  • Message testing- helping to bulletproof marketing campaigns, before launch activities.
  • Product strategy and advisory – we can suggest enhancement and product directions based on trends in business sustainability.
  • We will also suggest alliances or partnerships that can enhance your product offerings or increase distribution channels and sales.
  • We will also undertake to ensure executives are aware of significant industry news, trends and events that will impact current and planned business models.

Video Services

Video is a medium which is becoming ever more popular, particularly in the post-pc age. GreenMonk videos are kept brief and to-the-point to maximise impact and reach. Also, to increase find-ability, GreenMonk TV videos are transcribed and the text is published alongside the video.

The GreenMonk TV YouTube channel, with over 150 uploaded videos and in excess of 78,000 views, drives traffic to GreenMonk’s clients. Clients are free to use video purchased in any format/media on any web property, or even offline.

GreenMonk –

  • Helps with content creation for marketing/messaging purposes
  • Showcases executive thought leadership on niche/emerging topics
  • Highlights customer success stories using trusted third party, customer interviews and
  • Documents new products/services

Blog Based Research:

One of GreenMonk’s primary publishing vehicles is the GreenMonk blog. Blog content benefits customers in the following ways:

  • The analysis can be more timely than traditional analyst reports
  • The analysis is freely available to anyone; line of business, IT staff, students, etc. at no cost
  • The analysis is given high ranking by Google, making it easily discoverable
  • The analysis can be further supplemented by comments and contributions from parties external to GreenMonk, thus enhancing its value
  • The two way nature of blogs allows for RedMonk to serve as an early warning system for potential issues with products and services and
  • The blog can also be used to re-publish video and podcasts, recorded separately furthering their reach

Twitter Based Research:

GreenMonk makes extensive use of Twitter as a research tool as well. Twitter benefits our clients in the following ways:

  • Twitter posts are immediate so it is possible to see/track stories rapidly
  • Breadth of accounts we follow means there is unlikely to be a related story or trend we are unaware of
  • Our extensive followership and many years experience of the Twitter platform means we can disperse a message quickly and effectively
  • Twitter can be used as a testing ground for messaging as well as a driver of traffic to web resources
  • The conversational nature of Twitter means that posts are often commented on (replied to) adding to their value and
  • Twitter posts are freely available to anyone; line of business, IT staff, students, etc. at no cost

Consulting Services:

GreenMonk analysts will be available to answer questions concerning competitive positioning, understanding the wider market context and providing dedicated research and information regarding emerging trends and competition.

These analyst-hours can also be applied to custom research projects, advisory and speaking engagements.

Press Availability:

GreenMonk will take the time required to understand your products, announcements, and initiatives. When questioned by members of the media, we will be ready with accurate and up-to- date information on your products, announcements and initiatives.

Image credit Tom Raftery

GreenMonk Energy and Sustainability show for Feb 15th

Watch live streaming video from greenmonktv at livestream.com

We had a great Energy and Sustainability show today – in case you were unable to make it, I recorded the video (above) and the chatstream (below):

Tom Raftery :
Starting today’s show in 5 mins
Audio/video ok?
http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn18520-greenlands-glaciers-disappearing-from-the-bottom-up.html

?12?:?03
MikeTheBee :

Yep A&V fine.
Hi Tom

?12?:?04
Tom Raftery :

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100215/ap_on_re_as/as_antarctica_whaling
http://www.prweek.com/news/rss/983521/Top-environmental-PR-expert-adds-voice-concerns-climate-change-losing-PR-battle/

?12?:?07
MikeTheBee :

SeaShepherd has no support from the Australian government

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Tom Raftery :

http://climateprogress.org/2010/02/10/polls-public-support-for-clean-energy-and-global-temperatures/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+climateprogress%2FlCrX+%28Climate+Progress%29

?12?:?08
MikeTheBee :

Australian and Japan claim the rights to the waters though.

?12?:?10
Tom Raftery :

http://www.triplepundit.com/2010/02/hydrogen-is-not-the-fuel-of-the-future/

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MikeTheBee :

It does allow the storage of energy, but I understand is works out about 20% effct

?12?:?12
Tom Raftery :

http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/29404.wss
http://blogs.msdn.com/see/archive/2010/02/11/microsoft-s-ireland-datacenter-receives-award.aspx

?12?:?15
cgarvey :

Impressive stuff

?12?:?15
MikeTheBee :

Funny IBM comes from arMonk NY

?12?:?15
Tom Raftery :

http://www.triplepundit.com/2010/02/commerce-secretary-organizes-climate-change-office/

?12?:?16
MikeTheBee :

Ah ha

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Tom Raftery :

http://www.climate.gov/about.html
http://www.climate.gov/
http://www.greenbang.com/car-bodies-mobile-phones-could-one-day-be-their-own-batteries_13611.html
http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20527461.300-unplugged-goodbye-cables-hello-energy-beams.html
http://robinhoodtax.org.uk/
http://www.smartgridnews.com/artman/publish/Business_Planning_News/Blowback-Attack-The-Smart-Grid-s-Greatest-Danger-1875.html#blogcomments

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Shay :

A good idea designed to appeal to voters – actually manageable??

?12?:?25
MikeTheBee :

I understood that it is designed to reduce the number of transactions and make them longer term and thus more profitable for the country rather than the individual banker.

?12?:?27
Tom Raftery :

http://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/best-buys-e-cycle-billboard-makes-a-statement-with-old-tech/?news=123
http://earth911.com/news/2010/02/08/wow-you-can-recycle-that/
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/02/100211141144.htm
http://greenmonk.net/this-is-a-very-opportune-time-to-be-investing-in-sustainability-management-software/
http://www.treehugger.com/files/2010/02/hp-opens-worlds-first-100-air-cooled-data-center.php

?12?:?35
cgarvey :

All good, thanks again Tom!

?12?:?35
MikeTheBee :

You may be interested in data.gov site, loads of data
Not USA
No USA

?12?:?36
cgarvey :

lol!

?12?:?36
MikeTheBee :

Sorry

?12?:?37
Shay :

www.data.gov.uk

?12?:?38
cgarvey :

Great, thanks Tom

?12?:?38
Shay :

Very interesting. Thaks

?12?:?38
MikeTheBee :

I *did* mean www.data.gov Thx Tom and all.

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Tom Raftery :

Thanks Shay
Thanks everyone for your comments, interest, and contributions
Now gotta get ready for the flight!

Energy and Sustainability show for Monday Feb 8th

Watch live streaming video from greenmonktv at livestream.com

We had a great Energy and Sustainability show yesterday – in case you were unable to make it, I recorded the video (above) and the chatstream (below):

Mon, 8 Feb, 16:22
Tom Raftery :

Monday Feb 8th – show kicking off in just under 10 mins
Hi everyone, can you see/hear me ok?

Mon, 8 Feb, 16:31
Joe Garde :

all good tom

Mon, 8 Feb, 16:32
Tom Raftery :

http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_round_up/409887/rbs_labelled_dirtiest_bank_in_britain.html
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-decock/nuclear-energy-toxic-expe_b_446868.html
http://www.greenpeace.org/international/news/japan-guilty-whaling080210

Mon, 8 Feb, 16:36
jonerp :

Tom, it’s ok, we can drink that nuclear water after the plant is done with it – you gotta mellow out

Mon, 8 Feb, 16:37
Tom Raftery :

http://www.businessgreen.com/business-green/news/2257313/fertile-topsoil-lost-globally
http://tcktcktck.org/stories/climate-news/think-tanks-take-oil-money-and-use-it-fund-climate-deniers
http://www.naturalnews.com/028108_Chevron_Ecuador.html

Mon, 8 Feb, 16:40
jonerp :

God I hate that oil company sponsored pseudo scientific “research”….and I see so called “reasonable” people citing that research all the time…grrrrr…..

Mon, 8 Feb, 16:41
Tom Raftery :

https://secure.avaaz.org/en/chevron_toxic_legacy_5/
http://www.businessinsider.com/goldman-strong-us-manufacturing-data-plus-nigerian-violence-means-oil-will-rally-2010-2
http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2010/feb/07/branson-warns-peak-oil-close
http://www.newenergyworldnetwork.com/renewable-energy-news/by_technology/energy_efficiency/renewable-energy-utility-good-energy-criticises-uk%E2%80%99s-feed-in-tariff-rate.html
http://twitter.com/vkhosla/status/8781076971

Mon, 8 Feb, 16:45
jonerp :

oil energy scarcity is one of the big looming clouds blocking the view of any true long term economic recovery – without more progress on renewable economic and energy models that is.

Mon, 8 Feb, 16:48
Tom Raftery :

http://www.flickr.com/photos/traftery/

Mon, 8 Feb, 16:49
jonerp :

oh, and anyone who thinks that “coal is clean” has never held the stuff in their hands.

Mon, 8 Feb, 16:49
Tom Raftery :

http://www.flickr.com/photos/traftery/4340528102/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/traftery/4339782517/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/traftery/4339781747/
http://www.abengoasolar.com/corp/web/en/our_projects/solucar/index.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wq58zS4_jvM&feature=channel
http://climateprogress.org/2010/02/07/audi-green-police-worst-green-superbowl-commercial/
http://www.audiusa.com/us/brand/en/models/a3.html
http://greeninc.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/02/08/quebecs-new-vehicle-emission-law-in-dispute/

Mon, 8 Feb, 16:53
Joe Garde :

tar sands on google maps – http://bit.ly/dsExVN zoom in

Mon, 8 Feb, 16:54
Tom Raftery :

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/energy/7182811/BP-faces-investor-revolt-over-Canadian-oil-sands-project.html
http://news.techworld.com/green-it/3212190/energy-star-rating-for-green-data-centres-to-launch/?cmpid=TD1N5&no1x1
http://www.businessgreen.com/business-green/news/2257160/top-brands-usher-era-green
http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_round_up/411050/uk_joins_calls_for_ban_on_atlantic_bluefin_tuna_trade.html
http://www.treehugger.com/files/2010/02/cites-supports-international-trade-ban-bluefin-tuna.php
http://planetgreen.discovery.com/work-connect/uhaul-creates-reuse-center.html
http://www.treehugger.com/files/2010/02/los-angeles-may-get-mandatory-rainwater-harvesting-law.php
http://www.csrinternational.org/?p=6340
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i51zo3LA70U&feature=player_embedded
http://www.symphonyofscience.com/index.html

Mon, 8 Feb, 17:07
jonerp :

Thanks Tom.

Mon, 8 Feb, 17:07
divydovy :

great show Tom, thanks

Mon, 8 Feb, 17:07
Joe Garde :

great Tom.. thanks

Mon, 8 Feb, 17:08
Tom Raftery :

Thanks everyone for your time, interest and contributions

Mon, 8 Feb, 17:08
MikeTheBee :

Well done, I was a bit limited in bandwidth today, so will watch back l8r. Thx

GreenMonk Energy and Sustainability show for Monday January 25th

We had a great show today – almost all positive stories and lots of interaction – see below for the transcript:

Tom Raftery :
Hey all – Monday Jan 25th, show kicking off in 10 mins

Alice :
yes

Fabian :
yes

Tom Raftery :
http://uk.reuters.com/article/idUKTRE60I16A20100119
http://en.rian.ru/infographics/20100122/157651199.html
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20100121/wl_africa_afp/kenyaethiopiaenergyelectricitysocietyenvironment
http://www.environmentalleader.com/2010/01/20/senator-murkowski-aims-to-shut-down-ghg-reg/
http://www.sbsun.com/news/ci_14219650
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/jan/21/ozone-united-states-asian-pollution
http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE60O0UC20100125?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://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/jan/24/beijing-cycling-capital-plans
http://ecogeek.org/computing-and-gadgets/3047-greenpeace-releases-2010-green-electronics-ranking?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+EcoGeek+%28EcoGeek%29&utm_content=Google+Reader

monkchips :
hello mate. we really need to establish better reminder mechanisms than twitter.
i missed your reminder!
and HELLO!

Tom Raftery :
http://cleantechnica.com/2010/01/24/samsung-signs-66-billion-solar-and-wind-power-deal-with-ontario-canada/

mikethebee :
How about and alarm clock

monkchips :
is the turtleneck in honour of this week’s tablet?

Tom Raftery :
http://cleantechnica.com/2010/01/24/samsung-signs-66-billion-solar-and-wind-power-deal-with-ontario-canada/

mikethebee :
Tom wishes his body to ‘disappear’ into the background

Tom Raftery :
http://practicalsustainability.blogspot.com/2010/01/ghg-software-innovation-continues-60.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Practicalsustainability+%28PracticalSustainability%29&utm_content=Google+Reader
http://www.businessgreen.com/business-green/news/2256640/carbon-reporting-software

monkchips :
to be fair Verdantix has done a stunning job of tracking the carbon accounting firms…
ya think?>
SAS – i really liked their honesty/approach

Tom Raftery :
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/24/business/energy-environment/24idaho.html?th&emc=th
http://meridianandthecoolwind.blogspot.com/

mikethebee :
And our UK utility has just bumped up the price of the low user tier and reduced the upper usage tier price

Tom Raftery :
http://climateprogress.org/2010/01/11/obama-energy-climate-one-year-in-office/
http://blog.connectedplanetonline.com/briefingroom/2009/12/17/vice-president-biden-kicks-off-72-billion-recovery-act-broadband-program/
http://www.betterplace.com/company/press-release-detail/better-place-secures-350-million-series-b-round-led-by-hsbc-group/

marilynpratt :
Wow more funding than Haiti received

Joe :
Great news from Better Place – just such a shame that the Olympics People decided to choose BMW rather than Nissan for the London Olympics, so we aren’t going to see a BetterPlace network in London by 2012…

Tom Raftery :
http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainability/paper-ethical-sourcing-supply-chain-carbon-footprint
http://blogs.msdn.com/see/archive/2010/01/20/city-of-miami-using-windows-7-to-reduce-power-costs.aspx
http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2010/jan/17/carbon-diaries-saci-lloyd-television

monkchips :
cathy lloyd? the topless model? ;-)

Tom Raftery :
http://www.parliament.uk/parliamentary_offices/post/new.cfm
http://www.grist.org/article/2010-01-19-stephen-colbert-on-mountaintop-removal-mining-video/

monkchips :

Tom- you should get the show transcribed every week.
get some blog posts out of it.


mikethebee :

I am tagging my green news on twitter with #greenmonk. I hope that will help ppl filter it for this show.

marilynpratt :
++! @monkchips

monkchips :
good show tom!

marilynpratt :
THANKS

Alice :
All really interesting, thank you very much Tom

Ian B :
Thanks Tom

mikethebee :
Cheers

Tom Raftery :
Thanks everyone for your time, interest and participation in the comments – always great

Joe :
Cheers Tom

September 28th Energy and Sustainability show

Here is today’s GreenMonk Energy & Sustainability show. I had a couple of problems with the audio setup starting out so the show started a couple of minutes later than normal. Unfortunately, for some reason the quality of the video recorded by Ustream was atrocious (as you can see above – no idea why that was, must look into an alternative for next week). In the meantime, the links from the shownotes below may be of use.

This being the week following the GridWeek conference in the US, as expected there are many Smart Grid references!

03:35 Tom Raftery: Are we doing better now?
03:35 Joe Garde: thats it tom
03:36 Joe Garde: audio on!
03:36 Tom Raftery: Sorry about that
03:37 Tom Raftery: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/sep/28/philippines-storm-death-toll
03:38 Tom Raftery: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/gallery/2009/sep/28/philippines-philippines
03:38 Tom Raftery: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/earthnews/6236690/Met-Office-catastrophic-climate-change-could-happen-with-50-years.html
03:41 Tom Raftery: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxCQHn-w0Bw
03:41 Joe Garde: all was fine
03:41 cgarvey: Worked OK, yup
03:42 cgarvey: The video’s site is http://co2isgreen.org/ for further info (if you want to do that to yourself!)
03:42 Joe Garde: shocking Tom
03:43 Tom Raftery: http://understory.ran.org/2009/09/15/breaking-activists-drop-70-banner-off-of-niagra-falls-to-tell-canadian-pm-no-tar-sands-oil/
03:45 Tom Raftery: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2009/09/ibm-proves-smart-grid-reduces-energy-use-by-15-reveals-key-to-success.php
03:46 Tom Raftery: http://green.venturebeat.com/2009/09/16/ibm-launches-software-to-standardize-accelerate-smart-grid-startups/
03:47 Tom Raftery: http://www.greentechmedia.com/green-light/post/smart-grid-stimulus-wait-for-it-doe-says
03:48 Tom Raftery: http://green.venturebeat.com/2009/09/23/siemens-silver-spring-announce-smart-grid-interoperability/
03:49 Tom Raftery: http://green.venturebeat.com/2009/09/22/trilliant-abb-partner-to-make-smart-grid-technologies-interoperable/
03:49 Tom Raftery: http://green.venturebeat.com/2009/09/22/silver-spring-networks-gobbles-up-greenbox-to-become-smart-grid-powerhouse/
03:50 Tom Raftery: http://green.venturebeat.com/2009/09/14/itron-teams-with-openpeak-for-more-advanced-home-energy-use-management/
03:51 Tom Raftery: http://www.nist.gov/public_affairs/releases/smartgrid_092409.html
03:51 Tom Raftery: http://www.reuters.com/article/environmentNews/idUSTRE58L59720090922?feedType=RSS&feedName=environmentNews
03:53 Tom Raftery: http://en.cop15.dk/news/view+news?newsid=2177
03:53 Tom Raftery: http://www.businessgreen.com/business-green/news/2250179/south-korean-utility-spend-4bn
03:54 Tom Raftery: http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20327271.900-better-world-global-green-heroes.html?DCMP=OTC-rss&nsref=environment
03:56 Tom Raftery: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/politics/article6851682.ece
03:58 Tom Raftery: http://www.triplepundit.com/2009/09/better-place-renault-let-a-100000-electric-cars-bloom/
03:58 Tom Raftery: http://www.hp.com/hpinfo/newsroom/press/2009/090921b.html?mtxs=rss-corp-gcnews
04:00 Tom Raftery: http://www.apple.com/environment/
04:01 Tom Raftery: http://www.triplepundit.com/2009/09/ebay-greenhouse-gas-emissions-reduction-target-15-percent-by-2012/
04:01 Tom Raftery: http://www.triplepundit.com/2009/09/nissan-tackles-the-silent-electric-car-problem/
04:02 Tom Raftery: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/25/technology/25bulb.html?_r=2&src=twt&twt=nytimesscience
04:09 cgarvey: Thanks again Tom!
04:09 Joe Garde: cheers tom
04:09 Tom Raftery: Thanks everyone for your time, interest and contributions

September 21st GreenMonk Energy & Sustainability show

Here is the chatstream from today’s Greenmonk Energy and Sustainability show:
03:30 Tom Raftery: About to kick off the show Info
03:31 cminion: Afternoon
03:31 Tom Raftery: Do we have working audio/video
03:31 cminion: very quiet here
03:31 marilynpratt: sound is a bit off
03:32 yellowpark: morning
03:32 marilynpratt: good
03:32 marilynpratt: yes great
03:32 yellowpark: yes
03:33 Tom Raftery: http://www.colorado.edu/news/r/f6f88ba8825d16175be07468e0d47fc3.html
03:34 dahowlett: hello peeps
03:35 yellowpark: hi dennis
03:35 Tom Raftery: http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2009/09/gallery_glaciers
03:36 yellowpark: makes for big paddling on the bright side
03:36 monkchips: ah feck tom you trying to depress us again?
03:36 Tom Raftery: http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2009/sep/17/bluefin-tuna-fishing
03:36 dahowlett: @monkchips – @tom’s mission in life is to be more curmudgeonly than me
03:36 Tom Raftery: http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1921177,00.html?iid=digg_share
03:36 monkchips: ;-)
03:37 monkchips: yay!
03:37 Tom Raftery: http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/blog/2009/sep/16/climate-change-beer-quality
03:37 marilynpratt: good news from US- is it suspect?
03:37 cminion: ??
03:37 dahowlett: @tom must be ‘pissed’ off
03:38 Tom Raftery: http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2009/jun/28/bp-alternative-energy
03:38 Tom Raftery: http://blogs.zdnet.com/green/?p=7343
03:38 cminion: Short term goals
03:39 monkchips: i am watching. have been tweeting!
03:40 monkchips: Landis and SAP http://www.landisgyr.com/en/pub/media/press_releases.cfm?news_ID=4012
03:40 yellowpark: @monkchips multi tasking!
03:41 marilynpratt: thanks :-)
03:41 monkchips: there is so much hideous fud in this space
03:41 Tom Raftery: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2009/09/boulders-smart-grid-city-goes-mostly-live.php
03:41 monkchips: this week the story was smart meters to cost consumers £300 each
03:41 dahowlett: Doesn’t @monkchips know? Multi-tasking is said to be unethical. Personally I think that’s a crock
03:41 monkchips: currentcost should be so lucky!
03:42 monkchips: i mean- we know they dont cost that much
03:42 monkchips: absurd!
03:42 Tom Raftery: http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2009/sep/08/carbon-capture-north-sea
03:43 dahowlett: That’s one giant brain fart
03:44 monkchips: i will happily keep it in my shed
03:44 Tom Raftery: http://www.marcgunther.com/2009/09/20/fpl-americas-no-1-wind-power/
03:44 marilynpratt: so the sea will become a hazardous waste dump
03:45 monkchips: @marilynpratt the sea already is.
03:45 marilynpratt: and we know that never happens in above ground storage
03:45 monkchips: this would actually make use of the big holes from all the oil we sucked out
03:47 monkchips: tom- you got a better idea?
03:47 Tom Raftery: http://en.cop15.dk/news/view+news?newsid=2117
03:48 Tom Raftery: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=lithium-ion-batteries-hybrid-electric-vehicle-recycling&sc=CAT_TECH_20090916
03:48 monkchips: VERY interesting news from Frankfurt
03:48 monkchips: the electric vehicles were all taken off their stands etc when it opened to the public!
03:49 monkchips: that is – the EVs are all concepts for industry insiders…..
03:51 Tom Raftery: http://solveclimate.com/blog/20090911/aussie-activists-target-world-s-most-polluting-coal-plant
03:52 Tom Raftery: http://in.reuters.com/article/oilRpt/idINB47611720090913
03:52 Tom Raftery: http://www.ptinews.com/news/279619_Victorian-govt-to-export-brown-coal-to-India–Report
03:52 yellowpark: Interestingly, E.On announced today they have produced an electricity menu
03:52 monkchips: ah ****
03:53 monkchips: so much for tech transfer.
03:53 monkchips: they also sell paper to japan
03:53 monkchips: ******* idiots
03:54 Tom Raftery: http://www.snp.org/node/15664
03:54 dahowlett: @tom – where’s the beer?
03:55 Tom Raftery: http://www.forexyard.com/en/reuters_inner.tpl?action=2009-09-16T103243Z_01_LG56714_RTRIDST_0_EU-GRID-NORTHSEA
03:55 dahowlett: them jocks are strapping
03:55 dahowlett: @tom – my head is still on the beach
03:55 monkchips: jocks? you mean “sweaties…”
03:56 Tom Raftery: http://homecamp.org.uk/2009/09/18/adventures-in-home-energy-monitoring-or-how-i-became-the-energy-enforcer/
03:57 monkchips: did you see the comment from his dad?
03:57 monkchips: CLASSIC!
03:57 dahowlett: wonderful!
03:58 marilynpratt: As a parent ROFL
03:58 cminion: Oddly enough for us, my gf pays the elec bill and im the one who is trying to reduce it
03:58 Joe Garde: spend most of my time running around after my kids to turn off lights!
03:58 monkchips: the really crucial point about joe
03:58 monkchips: and energy management
03:58 monkchips: is that he doesn’t believe in anthropomophic climate change!
03:58 marilynpratt: Brilliant
03:59 dahowlett: yes Tom – you are a horrible energy dictator
03:59 Tom Raftery: http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20327251.300-better-world-redefine-the-bottom-line.html
03:59 marilynpratt: same applies for gas at pump in the states
03:59 dahowlett: Living in Wigan: electricity cost £144/month. Andalucia €50/month
04:00 monkchips: ah shite i have to bank out now. but sarkozy is my man of the week- beyond GDP http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2009/09/14/sarkozy-adds-to-calls-for-gdp-alternative/
04:00 Joe Garde: WINDPOWER OUTLOOK 2009 PDF http://www.awea.org/pubs/documents/Outlook_2009.pdf
04:00 Tom Raftery: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/8266200.stm
04:01 marilynpratt: just look at the health record in the US – poor
04:03 dahowlett: Wind famrs expanding in Sierra Nevada/Alpujarra
04:03 yellowpark: thanks tom
04:03 Joe Garde: Thanks Tom, glad you made it this week
04:03 marilynpratt: Excellent show Tom
04:04 Tom Raftery: Thanks everyone for your time and interest
04:05 Tom Raftery: (and all your excellent contributions obviously!)

September 7th GreenMonk Energy and Sustainability show

This is the video from today’s GreenMonk Energy and Sustainability show – see below for the chatstream:

03:30 Tom Raftery: Do we have audio/video?
03:31 MikeTheBee: I weren’t
03:31 MikeTheBee: Video and Audio
03:31 iangb: i can see and hear
03:31 MikeTheBee: Yep
03:32 MikeTheBee: Bank Hol Last week in UK
03:33 Tom Raftery: http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2009/sep/03/arctic-temperatures-climate-change
03:33 MikeTheBee: The more the merrier
03:35 Tom Raftery: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/bigphotos/15234166.html
03:36 Tom Raftery: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/environment/article6821896.ece
03:36 MikeTheBee: increasing from the 1900′s by the look. the start of coal usage
03:38 Tom Raftery: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8240406.stm
03:39 Tom Raftery: http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2009/sep/04/drax-protesters-sentenced
03:41 Tom Raftery: http://www.youtube.com/talkingenergy
03:44 Tom Raftery: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/BP-announces-giant-oil-find-apf-2273328778.html?x=0&.v=1
03:45 Tom Raftery: http://blogs.wsj.com/environmentalcapital/2009/09/03/bps-tiber-find-fodder-for-oil-optimists-or-pessimists/
03:46 Tom Raftery: http://www.mnn.com/technology/research-innovations/blogs/uranium-the-new-foreign-oil
03:47 Tom Raftery: http://en.cop15.dk/news/view+news?newsid=1983
03:48 Tom Raftery: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8241016.stm
03:49 Tom Raftery: http://tcktcktck.org/stories/campaign-stories/when-it-comes-climate-change-londons-dropping-10-10
03:50 dahowlett: Was that Tara Aso or Tara Asshole?
03:50 Tom Raftery: http://www.1010uk.org/
03:51 Tom Raftery: http://www.thestar.com/news/ontario/article/690868
03:52 liveireland: getting solar heating this week myself!! :)
03:53 Tom Raftery: http://www.greenbiz.com/news/2009/09/03/duke-leaves-coal-trade-group-over-anti-climate-bill-stance
03:55 Tom Raftery: http://www.ecofriend.org/entry/eco-tech-metal-reflector-to-make-concentrated-solar-power-affordable
03:57 Tom Raftery: http://www.ecofriend.org/entry/eco-gadgets-uganda-telecom-debuts-their-first-solar-powered-cellphone
03:58 Tom Raftery: http://www.idc.com/EI/research/UtiliQ.jsp
03:58 dahowlett: Screw solar heating, I want solar air con
03:59 Tom Raftery: http://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/defense-contractors-pursue-the-smart-grid
03:59 monkchips: bah missed the start of the show
03:59 Tom Raftery: Coolerado
04:00 dahowlett: Got it: http://www.coolerado.com/
04:00 monkchips: low energy aircon? talk about a global necessity!
04:01 Tom Raftery: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2009/09/gps-systems-real-time-traffic-data-save-drivers-carbon-emissions-four-days-per-year.php
04:02 monkchips: that is BOLLOCKS
04:02 monkchips: if everyone use it the bottleneck moves. this model wont scale
04:02 monkchips: this from GPS marketing board?
04:02 liveireland: ntl acting up here will have to watch repeat
04:02 cminion: @monkchips yeah i was just wondering if it would scale
04:03 monkchips: wanna cut carbon – cycle instead.
04:03 Tish Shute: Tom what do u think about the Plug Alliance in the US pushing Zigbee
04:03 MikeTheBee: from TomTom or GarmIn?
04:03 cminion: or move closer to your work
04:03 monkchips: we spoke to ford
04:03 monkchips: the other day though and they are all over zigbee right?
04:04 MikeTheBee: Did you discusss the Aussie Oil Slick
04:04 monkchips: ******* GREAT call.
04:04 dahowlett: I sue Google Maps on my Nokia N96 for GPS data
04:04 Tish Shute: Google Power Meter were making a case against the Zigbee and Plig Alliance approach
04:04 liveireland: I’ll plug you into the liveireland next week Tom..missed u this week
04:04 monkchips: “eevees”
04:04 dahowlett: use…not sue…doh!
04:04 Tish Shute: not Plig Plug hehe
04:05 dahowlett: I”ve doubled my distance for working…10 yards instead of 5 yards
04:05 monkchips: hey tish- interesting. the car people, part of the smart grid, atre definielt talking zigbee
04:06 monkchips: not a bad audience for the show this week, considering its a public holday in the US. well done tom.
04:06 cminion: Cheers for the show, time for home i think
04:06 Tish Shute: Google P M were making “you own your own data ” argument hehe!
04:06 dahowlett: TTFN
04:06 liveireland: slan
04:06 Tish Shute: bye thanks Tom!
04:06 MikeTheBee: Cheers Tom, and all
04:06 Tom Raftery: Thanks evertonre for interest, contributions & time

July 20th GreenMonk Energy and Sustainability show

Here is the chatstream from today’s GreenMonk Energy & Sustainability show:
03:31 Tom Raftery: Audio & video check – can you see/hear me?
03:31 MikeTheBee: Wainting to compare Tom’s resolution :-)
03:32 SukiFuller: Howdy All.
03:33 CosmoCat: Hi
03:33 SukiFuller: Packing break for you Tom!
03:33 MikeTheBee: Hi Suki, U got a pic of yet?
03:33 Joe Garde: Hi Tom
03:33 Tom Raftery: http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/canada/tiny-nation-at-war-with-rising-tide-51207557.html
03:34 Joe Garde: .tv
03:34 liveireland: ok u have our audience
03:34 MikeTheBee: Ah found TOm back on Ustream
03:35 SukiFuller: @mikethebee pic?
03:35 Tom Raftery: http://edition.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/weather/07/20/pakistan.rainfall/index.html?iref=topnews
03:35 MikeTheBee: I was on the Livestream Player form 10mins ago Hah
03:36 MikeTheBee: It didn’t change automaticalyy
03:36 Tom Raftery: http://www.physorg.com/news167278462.html
03:39 SukiFuller: I lost the stream.
03:39 MikeTheBee: I’, OK
03:39 Joe Garde: nah its grand
03:40 Tom Raftery: http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/unclimatewarmingintellectualrights
03:40 MikeTheBee: Fan is quiet now as well. Less carbon :-)
03:41 Tom Raftery: http://greenbiz.com/blog/2009/07/16/walmart-sustainability-index
03:41 SukiFuller: Hehe – packed box was affecting my router
03:43 Tom Raftery: http://www.katescomment.com/carbon-cost-download-vs-cd/
03:44 MikeTheBee: @sukifuller Those Chinese again :-)
03:45 SukiFuller: @mikethebee and I haven’t even gotten there yet!
03:45 Tom Raftery: http://www.upi.com/Energy_Resources/2009/07/17/Desertec-African-solar-power-for-Europe/UPI-18021247870250
03:49 MikeTheBee: Did you get your invite to visit them yet
03:49 Tom Raftery: http://blogs.wsj.com/environmentalcapital/2009/07/17/bp-gives-up-on-jatropha-for-biofuel/
03:49 SukiFuller: So would the money made from this be pumped back to African nations?
03:50 Tom Raftery: http://blogs.wsj.com/environmentalcapital/2009/07/14/biofuels-bonanza-exxon-venter-to-team-up-on-algae/
03:52 Tom Raftery: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jeff-biggers/jimmy-carters-next-urgent_b_240624.html
03:52 SukiFuller: Nice to know
03:54 Tom Raftery: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jeff-biggers/jimmy-carters-next-urgent_b_240624.html
03:55 Joe Garde: and in a cork accent too lol
03:55 Tom Raftery: http://sandbag.org.uk/new_map
03:58 Tom Raftery: http://environment.uk.msn.com/news/headlines/article.aspx?cp-documentid=148623002
03:58 Tom Raftery: http://realtimecarbon.org/
04:00 Joe Garde: not the leafblower tho…
04:01 Joe Garde: wind up job?
04:01 SukiFuller: For you yanks that would be flashlight.
04:02 Joe Garde: there’s another device out there you can charge your phones too along with torch etc
04:02 Tom Raftery: http://www.environmentalleader.com/2009/07/16/gri-touts-46-increase-use-of-gri-guidelines-in-sustainability-reporting/
04:02 Tom Raftery: http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2009/07/seaicedata
04:03 SukiFuller: @joegarde hmmm, would be a great workout if garden tools worked like that
04:03 Tom Raftery: http://www.energy.gov/news2009/7640.htm
04:03 Joe Garde: ah yes!
04:04 Tom Raftery: http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2009/jul/20/ipcc-pachauri-climate-change-cost
04:06 Joe Garde: SukiFuller I’m @onlinemeetings on twitter just followed you
04:06 MikeTheBee: Thx, Tom, I kept loosing you.
04:06 SukiFuller: Excellent stuff as always!
04:06 Joe Garde: thanks again tom… gotta go
04:07 Tom Raftery: Thanks guys for all the contributions, great stuff!
04:07 SukiFuller: @mikiethebee then it might not have been my boxes and router then
04:07 MikeTheBee: Ah, I caught the end that time.
04:08 MikeTheBee: @sukifuller, I think you were just a little ahead of me.
04:08 SukiFuller: @mikethebee well can always listen to the recording…I need to follow you on TV

June 1st GreenMonk Energy and Sustainability show

Had a great show today with plenty of links and feedback from viewers – here is the transcript from the show.

03:31 Tom Raftery: Can anyone see/hear me?
03:31 cgarvey: A/V all good
03:31 mikethebee: Vid and auio ok
03:32 mikethebee: my typing rubbish
03:33 Tom Raftery: http://environment.uk.msn.com/news/headlines/article.aspx?cp-documentid=147696467
03:35 Tom Raftery: http://planetark.org/ark/53151
03:37 Tom Raftery: http://www.coolerado.com/news/
03:38 Tom Raftery: http://redgreenandblue.org/2009/05/26/oil-giant-shell-on-trial-for-nigerian-environmentalist-saro-wiwas-execution/
03:39 Tom Raftery: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken_Saro_Wiwa
03:40 Tom Raftery: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1189929/The-return-flight-bumblebee-creates-buzz.html
03:42 Tom Raftery: http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/27622.wss
03:44 Tom Raftery: http://www.apesphere.com/blog/29/2009/05/30/Has_CSR_become_a_code_word_for_profit_trumps_ethics
03:46 Tom Raftery: http://www.newenergyworldnetwork.com/renewable-energy-news/by_technology/energy_efficiency/energy-technologies-institute-develops-uk-energy-system-blueprints-for-2050.html?utm
03:48 Tom Raftery: http://community.nortel.com/go/blogs/greenroots/2009/05/28/guest-post-energy-star-standard-released-for-computer-servers
03:49 Al: Bit of a joke though
03:49 Tom Raftery: http://greeninc.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/05/29/coming-soon-a-new-eco-label-for-tvs/
03:51 Al: Energy star rating
03:51 Al: For servers
03:52 Al: The power we consume on our servers is less than the tolerance on their specs
03:52 Tom Raftery: http://www.clearstandards.com/carbontracker.html
03:53 Al: Except in this case our servers would not be
03:54 Al: compliant that is
03:54 Al: They should ahve been much more agressive
03:54 Al: Just like carbon targets
03:55 dahowlett: aaah…stream here as well
03:55 Tom Raftery: http://www.fastcompany.com/blog/ariel-schwartz/sustainability/volvo-employees-green-their-commutes-cell-phone-application
03:56 dahowlett: I was over the other place
03:56 dahowlett: yes – I was over on the Ustream thingy
03:56 Tom Raftery: http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/real_time_noise_and_air_quality_monitoring_over_mobile_internet.php
03:59 Tom Raftery: http://edition.cnn.com/2009/TECH/05/28/cnnheroes.suzan.lakhan.baptiste/index.html?eref=rss_topstories
04:01 Tom Raftery: http://www.ecofriend.org/entry/eco-tech-scientists-to-recreate-stars-on-earth-for-limitless-energy
04:04 Al: Its the carbon police
04:04 Al: Their coming to get you
04:04 mikethebee: Gr8 feature on BBC R4 Farming today about Thanet Earth. First time I had heard of it. http://www.thanetearth.com/
04:04 dahowlett: the fire is under your desk
04:05 dahowlett: in themeantime…it’s time to go sunbathing
04:05 cgarvey: All good Tom, thanks again for the informative show!
04:05 dahowlett: nice one Tom
04:05 Al: Thanks Tom
04:05 Tom Raftery: Thanks everyone for joining in and contributions
04:05 Tom Raftery: Great show see you all here next week!
04:05 mikethebee: well done again
04:06 Al: Maybe using Google’s wave would be a nice addition
04:06 Tom Raftery: I’d love a Google Wave account
04:06 Tom Raftery: There is only a v limited release of accounts afaik yet
04:07 Al: Maybe you have to attend a European Google I/O
04:07 Tom Raftery: Probably – and can’t make a case for going to it :-(
04:08 Al: Cheers Tom l8r

April 20th GreenMonk Energy and Sustainability show


Check out the video above of today’s GreenMonk Energy and Sustainability show along with chat stream below:

04:30 TomRaftery : Hi all – kicking off the show in a min
04:30 mikeTheBee : Hello Tom.
04:30 ustreamer-40756 : Hiya
04:31 mikeTheBee : Could ustreamers note their names if poss.
04:31 TomRaftery : Audio & video ok?
04:31 mikeTheBee : Not yet for me
04:32 mikeTheBee : Okay
04:32 mikeTheBee : 6 viewers
04:32 Suki_Fuller : Hello all.
04:33 TomRaftery : http://blog.beliefnet.com/choprafamily/2009/04/1500-farmers-in-india-commit-m.html
04:34 mikeTheBee : 7 viewers
04:35 TomRaftery : http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2009/apr/14/global-warming-target-2c
04:35 mikeTheBee : 9 viewers
04:35 mikeTheBee : 11 viewers
04:36 ustreamer-19973 : how do we set out names?
04:36 mikeTheBee : Just a comment will work, or login for name
04:36 ustreamer-19973 : THanks i get it
04:36 TomRaftery : http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2009/apr/09/shipping-pollution
04:37 monkchips : does the debate now move from Sustainability to Survivability?
04:37 ustreamer-19973 : 19973: Chris Phillips (Will create an account later(
04:37 monkchips : massive implications for which species we protect and so on
04:37 TolkienLibrary-2627 : you can type /nick and a nickname
04:37 monkchips : what the shit? whoa….
04:39 TomRaftery : http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/04/090413102225.htm
04:39 mikeTheBee : 10 viewers
04:39 monkchips : tom- what are the sustainability implications of Oracle acquiring Sun – or is that just too much of a stretch
04:40 monkchips : sun v positive on green.
04:40 monkchips : has done a lot of good work
04:40 monkchips : some nice low power techniques
04:41 TomRaftery : http://washingtontimes.com/news/2009/apr/19/rising-sea-levels-in-pacific-create-wave-of-migran/
04:41 TomRaftery : http://money.cnn.com/2009/04/13/technology/gunther_electric.fortune/index.htm
04:42 mikeTheBee : 13 viewers
04:43 TomRaftery : http://gas2.org/2009/04/19/car-companies-agree-on-plug-standard-for-electric-vehicles/
04:43 ustreamer-549 : ?
04:43 Suki_Fuller : Internationally also?
04:44 cminion-7005 : We they should have learnt that from history, if you look at how hte national grid came about
04:44 mikthebee-nametest : .
04:44 Suki_Fuller : Awesome.
04:45 TomRaftery : http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20090414/wl_asia_afp/chinaenvironmentgovernment
04:45 mikeTheBee : Good tip re /nick TolkienLibrary, thx
04:45 monkchips : a lot of the good environmental news comes from China. that top down thing can be bloody useful in sustainability
04:45 TomRaftery : http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/apr/19/china-environment-kyoto
04:46 mikeTheBee : Ought to work for the EU too!
04:47 TomRaftery : http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2009/apr/20/police-intelligence-e-on-berr
04:48 monkchips : those fucking fucks. that is corporatism at best, fascism at worst
04:48 Suki_Fuller : That makes people in my profession look bad.
04:49 TomRaftery : http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2009/apr/18/coal-carbon-capture-storage
04:49 Suki_Fuller : *Shame*
04:49 monkchips : UK police share info with the “department for business, enterprise and regulatory reform”#
04:49 monkchips : which then shares it with a French company, with a huge French government shareholding
04:50 monkchips : to establish coherent PR story etc
04:51 Suki_Fuller : @monkchip – Exactly – bite the nose to spite the face
04:51 ustreamer-73483 : hi folks
04:51 TomRaftery : http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2009/apr/19/sellafield-nuclear-plant-cumbria-hazards
04:52 mikeTheBee : 14 Viewers
04:53 ustreamer-73483 : the irish sea?
04:53 ustreamer-73483 : jesus
04:53 monkchips : its easier to catch the fish when they glow in the dark…
04:53 ustreamer-73483 : justin
04:53 Suki_Fuller : lol
04:53 Suki_Fuller : not right James not right
04:53 ustreamer-73483 : what fish?
04:53 TomRaftery : http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/15/world/asia/15coral.html?_r=2
04:53 mikeTheBee : Sellafield processing rather storage surely.
04:55 JustinParks : long term investment?
04:55 monkchips : i think its goodness
04:55 TomRaftery : http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/04/090419212516.htm
04:55 monkchips : research has shown
04:56 monkchips : that small areas, kept clear, can significantly increase biodiversity
04:56 cminion-7005 : less food transported, less petrol required to drive people around???
04:56 monkchips : @tomraftery – its just the Ryanair model for the globe. pay at the point of excretion
04:56 mikeTheBee : Ah Ryan Air per Kg charing
04:57 JustinParks : Im not going to mention the Cow emissions in congunction with fat folk
04:57 Suki_Fuller : The only people that get upset are fat
04:57 monkchips : more likely to drive? nah – the morbidly obese have those nice
04:57 monkchips : little electric cars….
04:57 JustinParks : better…
04:57 TomRaftery : http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/12/opinion/12friedman.html?_r=1&ref=opinion
04:58 JustinParks : I saw a documentry on this
04:58 JustinParks : paid to farm nothing
04:59 TolkienLibrary-2627 : good concept
04:59 TolkienLibrary-2627 : viva Costa Rica…
04:59 Suki_Fuller : Coolio
04:59 TolkienLibrary-2627 : and Borneo
05:00 TomRaftery : http://climateprogress.org/2009/04/17/epa-obama-find-carbon-dioxide-is-a-danger-to-public-health-and-welfare-requiring-regulation/
05:00 JustinParks : Here Tom: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/documentary_archive/4551977.stm
05:00 monkchips : gotta run! client call. thanks Tom. great show as ever
05:01 mikeTheBee : Did you hear? Siemans comment re Dublin’s Carbon Footprint being bigger than Londons, per capita.http://www.rte.ie/business/2009/0420/mibusiness.html
05:01 JustinParks : did you check http://www.cooltribe.com/
05:02 TolkienLibrary-2627 : now following you at twitter… this was great! thnxs
05:02 JustinParks : yeah goodo so very environmental orientated site
05:03 JustinParks : that could be fun
05:03 mikeTheBee : Thx all
05:03 Suki_Fuller : Wow. Great articles today & as always awesome show
05:03 JustinParks : spammers contribution to climate change
05:03 TomRaftery : Thanks everyone for a great show
05:03 mikeTheBee : Thx Tom
05:03 JustinParks : thnaks Tom
05:03 JustinParks : lluegoi
05:03 Suki_Fuller : Thanks Tom
05:03 TomRaftery : Justin – you are right – forgot to mention the spam carbon footprint story – d’oh!
05:04 TolkienLibrary-1882 : thnxs Tom
05:04 TomRaftery : Thanks for the kind words Suki
05:04 JustinParks : lolo seriously?
05:05 TomRaftery : I’ll get link – one sec
05:05 JustinParks : I was “kindof” takin the mick… out of spammers
05:05 JustinParks : but I suppose its very true
05:05 cgarvey : sorry, missed it.. will catch the recording hopefully!
05:06 TolkienLibrary-1882 : don’t know who tweeted about this show, but came in by twitter…
05:06 TolkienLibrary-1882 : loved the articles…
05:06 TomRaftery : http://www.eweekeurope.co.uk/news/report-shows-spam-s-massive-carbon-footprint–633
05:07 TomRaftery : TolkienLibrary – great, thanks for joining in
05:07 TomRaftery : This time every Monday
05:07 TomRaftery : cgarvey – I’ll have the recording up shortly on GreenMonk.net
05:07 TolkienLibrary-1882 : so spam not only bad for my productivity it seems!
05:07 JustinParks : thanks, pleasure Tom, gotta run
05:08 TomRaftery : TolkienLibrary, exactly
05:08 TolkienLibrary-1882 : what would be the impact of twitter on the environment?
05:09 TomRaftery : Significant too I suspect but it can be a force for good – I use it to disseminate stories
05:09 ustreamer-35467 : Tom sorry Joe and I missed you today, Cheers Mark (Charmer)…
05:09 TomRaftery : np Mark – will have recording on GreenMonk later today
05:11 TolkienLibrary-1882 : whenever you ask a question, the answer is already somewhere on the internet: http://earth2tech.com/2009/04/15/twitters-an-energy-guzzler-other-hard-truths-for-web-20-app-addicts/