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New GreenMonkTV website

GreenMonk TV home page

I’ve created a new website to showcase all the GreenMonkTV videos we’re starting to produce. There aren’t too many videos there just yet but they’ll start to fill out as more videos are produced and published.

The site will contain a mixture of sponsored, and non-sponsored videos (and sponsored videos will always be clearly identified as such).

GreenMonk will have several video products on offer to clients and prospective clients – everything from conference coverage, to moderated screencasts to straight-up video interviews.

Check out the site, and feel free to let me know what you think in the comments.

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Convergys’ Mary Ann Tillman talks Smart Grid CIS software

I talked to several of the exhibitors at the Smart Grids Europe 2010 conference in Amsterdam last week.

Amongst them was Mary Ann Tillman of Convergys. Convergys are a large US company with 75,000 employees in over 70 countries and revenues in 2009 over $3bn.

Convergys business was traditionally customer information (billing) software for mobile phone companies. Convergys realised that with the rollout of Smart Meters, utilities will need to change billing software to one capable of taking in vast quantities of customer data in real-time. Kinda like mobile phone companies have been doing for quite a while now…

Last year convergys rolled out their first smart grid CIS solution for an investor backed utility in the US.

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TrickleStar demo’s their energy saving devices

I attended the Smart Grids Europe Conference 2010 in Amsterdam last week. One of the people displaying there was Thomas Joergensen of TrickleStar.

TrickleStar are not a Smart Grid company per se, what they offer instead are devices to cut down on energy consumption in the home. As such, their clients are utility companies who want to help their customers cut their consumption as well as companies and individual homeowners interested in reducing their energy bills.

What kind of devices do they have? As can be seen from the video, the two main devices they were showcasing at the conference stand were ones which cut standby power to your peripherals (monitor, printer, ext hd, etc.) when you shut off your computer. Given I have already published some videos about the amount of electricity drawn by devices in standby mode (phantom load), I was delighted to see these great solutions.

I asked Thomas if there was any metering functionality in the devices and he said that was something they were working on.

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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

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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

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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!)

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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

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GreenMonk Energy and Sustainability show 6-April-09

Free Webcam Chat at Ustream

Apologies for the delay in posting this but I copied the chat stream incorrectly and lost it. I contacted @mikethebee, a faithful follower who has saved the chatsteams in the past and fortunately he had a copy!

So here, thanks to Mike, is the chat stream from the show:
03:30 mikeTheBee : afternoon all. lovely day
03:31 TomRaftery : Hi everyone – kicking off in a couple of secs
03:31 ustreamer-64306 : Indeed! Morning here
03:31 mikeTheBee : 64306 wheres here?
03:32 ustreamer-64306 : Arizona. Yourself?
03:32 mikeTheBee : London for me
03:32 ustreamer-64306 : all okay
03:32 TomRaftery : Audio & video ok?
03:33 mikeTheBee : Hello ok
03:33 ustreamer-64306 : shy perhaps?
03:33 ustreamer-64639 : nice hat
03:33 mikeTheBee : 6 viewers
03:35 mikeTheBee : http://theenergycollective.com
03:35 TomRaftery : http://maps.grida.no/go/graphic/world-greenhouse-gas-emissions-by-sector
03:36 TomRaftery : http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/stern-kingsnorth-should-be-shelved-1658035.html
03:37 mikeTheBee : 8 viewers
03:38 TomRaftery : http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2009/apr/01/bp-solar
03:40 TomRaftery : http://www.worldchanging.com/archives/009674.html
03:42 cgarvey : arrived late, sorry.. watch a good docu on Discovery about a similar CSP facility (in Barcelona? maybe it’s Seville)
03:42 mikeTheBee : 9 viewers
03:43 cgarvey : oh cool! that would be very cool!
03:44 TomRaftery : http://www.triplepundit.com/pages/us-solar-market-had-record-growth-in-200.php
03:45 mikeTheBee : CSP Could work in Arizona but not well in Kent
03:46 TomRaftery : http://news.cnet.com/8301-11128_3-10207323-54.html?part=rss&tag=feed&subj=GreenTech
03:46 mikeTheBee : But we could have concentrated solar voltiac.
03:47 ustreamer-41305 : Morning!
03:47 TomRaftery : http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/02/business/global/02electric.html?_r=3
03:48 mikeTheBee : You said we need to wait for the Dord, but they may not survive without sales. its a quantry
03:48 mikeTheBee : Ford not Dord!
03:50 TishShute : are there any 4 wheel drive electric cars available – only time I use a car is to go to the Catskills (live in NYC)
03:50 mikeTheBee : But we don’t buy every year, I will ask Ford to offer a swap-over when available and see if they will agree, to get a sale this year.
03:50 divydovy : Tom – don’t know if you saw this: double ROCs for <50kW renewable generation in UK from 1st April: http://www.provenenergy.co.uk/DoubleROCs.php
03:50 cgarvey : 4WD in NYC?
03:51 TishShute : that is what i need i pay a fortune to park my subaru in NYC!
03:52 TishShute : but hiring current 4 wheel drive is prohibitive
03:52 divydovy : thanks :)
03:52 TishShute : yes not 4 NYC!
03:53 TishShute : to get up the mountain – no buses go up !
03:53 TomRaftery : http://blogs.msdn.com/see/archive/2009/03/31/software-downloads-help-microsoft-and-customers-reduce-carbon-footprint.aspx
03:56 TomRaftery : http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/apr/05/ice-shelf-wilkins-antarctic
03:56 mikeTheBee : lol
03:57 cgarvey : 1/2 the size of Scotland, but that doesn’t take from the point/significance
03:58 TomRaftery : http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/06/us/06wanted.html?_r=3&th
03:59 divydovy : Is Osama on there too?
03:59 mikeTheBee : 11 viewers
04:00 mikeTheBee : Don’t drop that Chewing Gum!
04:01 TomRaftery : http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/27116.wss
04:01 TomRaftery : http://www.smartmeters.com/the-news/499-national-grid-plans-smart-grid-test-in-massachusetts.html
04:02 cgarvey : (bio-deg. chewing gum link http://www.cnn.com/2009/TECH/science/04/03/chewing.gum.bio/index.html )
04:03 TishShute : thanks for all these superb links!
04:03 divydovy : thanks Tom, great show
04:03 cgarvey : I’m good, ta .. loads of reading on the solar CSP stuff for me!
04:03 mikeTheBee : Not me. Thx Tom
04:03 divydovy : @cgarvey check out: www.trec-uk.org.uk
04:04 cgarvey : cheers dave
04:04 cgarvey : thanks again Tom .. love the format!
03:30 mikeTheBee : afternoon all. lovely day
03:31 TomRaftery : Hi everyone – kicking off in a couple of secs
03:31 ustreamer-64306 : Indeed! Morning here
03:31 mikeTheBee : 64306 wheres here?
03:32 ustreamer-64306 : Arizona. Yourself?
03:32 mikeTheBee : London for me
03:32 ustreamer-64306 : all okay
03:32 TomRaftery : Audio & video ok?
03:33 mikeTheBee : Hello ok
03:33 ustreamer-64306 : shy perhaps?
03:33 ustreamer-64639 : nice hat
03:33 mikeTheBee : 6 viewers
03:35 mikeTheBee : http://theenergycollective.com
03:35 TomRaftery : http://maps.grida.no/go/graphic/world-greenhouse-gas-emissions-by-sector
03:36 TomRaftery : http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/stern-kingsnorth-should-be-shelved-1658035.html
03:37 mikeTheBee : 8 viewers
03:38 TomRaftery : http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2009/apr/01/bp-solar
03:40 TomRaftery : http://www.worldchanging.com/archives/009674.html
03:42 cgarvey : arrived late, sorry.. watch a good docu on Discovery about a similar CSP facility (in Barcelona? maybe it’s Seville)
03:42 mikeTheBee : 9 viewers
03:43 cgarvey : oh cool! that would be very cool!
03:44 TomRaftery : http://www.triplepundit.com/pages/us-solar-market-had-record-growth-in-200.php
03:45 mikeTheBee : CSP Could work in Arizona but not well in Kent
03:46 TomRaftery : http://news.cnet.com/8301-11128_3-10207323-54.html?part=rss&tag=feed&subj=GreenTech
03:46 mikeTheBee : But we could have concentrated solar voltiac.
03:47 ustreamer-41305 : Morning!
03:47 TomRaftery : http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/02/business/global/02electric.html?_r=3
03:48 mikeTheBee : You said we need to wait for the Dord, but they may not survive without sales. its a quantry
03:48 mikeTheBee : Ford not Dord!
03:50 TishShute : are there any 4 wheel drive electric cars available – only time I use a car is to go to the Catskills (live in NYC)
03:50 mikeTheBee : But we don’t buy every year, I will ask Ford to offer a swap-over when available and see if they will agree, to get a sale this year.
03:50 divydovy : Tom – don’t know if you saw this: double ROCs for <50kW renewable generation in UK from 1st April: http://www.provenenergy.co.uk/DoubleROCs.php
03:50 cgarvey : 4WD in NYC?
03:51 TishShute : that is what i need i pay a fortune to park my subaru in NYC!
03:52 TishShute : but hiring current 4 wheel drive is prohibitive
03:52 divydovy : thanks :)
03:52 TishShute : yes not 4 NYC!
03:53 TishShute : to get up the mountain – no buses go up !
03:53 TomRaftery : http://blogs.msdn.com/see/archive/2009/03/31/software-downloads-help-microsoft-and-customers-reduce-carbon-footprint.aspx
03:56 TomRaftery : http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/apr/05/ice-shelf-wilkins-antarctic
03:56 mikeTheBee : lol
03:57 cgarvey : 1/2 the size of Scotland, but that doesn’t take from the point/significance
03:58 TomRaftery : http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/06/us/06wanted.html?_r=3&th
03:59 mikeTheBee : 1 viewers
03:59 mikeTheBee : 1
03:59 divydovy : Is Osama on there too?
03:59 mikeTheBee : 11
04:00 mikeTheBee : Don’t drop that Chewing Gum!
04:01 TomRaftery : http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/27116.wss
04:01 TomRaftery : http://www.smartmeters.com/the-news/499-national-grid-plans-smart-grid-test-in-massachusetts.html
04:02 cgarvey : (bio-deg. chewing gum link http://www.cnn.com/2009/TECH/science/04/03/chewing.gum.bio/index.html )
04:03 TishShute : thanks for all these superb links!
04:03 divydovy : thanks Tom, great show
04:03 cgarvey : I’m good, ta .. loads of reading on the solar CSP stuff for me!
04:03 mikeTheBee : Not me. Thx Tom
04:03 divydovy : @cgarvey check out: www.trec-uk.org.uk
04:04 cgarvey : cheers dave
04:04 cgarvey : thanks again Tom .. love the format!