Daily Green Wrap-up 7.October, 2012

A philosophical question from your automotive enthusiast future: does a supercar need to make noise in order to be a supercar? The easy answer might be no. If they’re more powerful, do everything faster, attract the opposite sex, cost a gang of money and look better in orange than actual oranges, what more are you looking for?
Two architects in Chicago have designed a building so sustainable that it actually cleans the air around it.
We’re guessing Mitt Romney won’t be hanging out with Cee Lo, Leo or the Bieber anytime soon. Or Fisker spokesman Roger Ormisher, for that matter.
Those are the celebs that got their own Fisker Karma extended-range plug-in vehicles before the Republican presidential candidate called the California-based automaker a “loser” in last week’s presidential debate with Barack Obama, according to Wired. Romney lumped Fisker in with Solyndra, Tesla and Ener1, all of which are green-oriented companies that Romney says shouldn’t have received U.S. Department of Energy loans.
This is a two-bedroom, two-bathroom LV-model home by Rocio Romero in Los Angeles, California. Originally built in 2008, the modern prefab will be the subject of an open house on November 3, 2012, and this is actually the first Rocio Romero open house in Los Angeles. Bryce and Bianca’s LV Series home has solar panels, a water catchment system, French oak floors, a walnut kitchen, a Viking range, walnut furniture, and a deck that runs the length of the home creating canyon and skyline views.
Every day, millions of pounds of food are sent to landfills around the world, but one fashion designer has come up with a clever way to remove some of that uneaten food from the waste stream. London-based designer Hoyan IP turns leftover bits of food into belt buckles, buttons, and other useful accessories. The “Bio-Trimmings” line raises awareness about global food waste issues while doing its part to prevent food waste from entering landfills.
Last winter, fossil-fuel enthusiasts began trumpeting the dawn of a new “golden age of oil” that would kick-start the American economy, generate millions of new jobs, and free this country from its dependence on imported petroleum. Ed Morse, head commodities analyst at Citibank, was typical. In the Wall Street Journal he crowed, “The United States has become the fastest-growing oil and gas producer in the world, and is likely to remain so for the rest of this decade and into the 2020s.”

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