The Green Wrap-up 22.January, 2012

According to a new report released today by Greenpeace, the fossil fuel industry has plans for 14 new coal, oil and gas projects that will dangerously increase global warming emissions at a time when massive widespread reductions are necessary to avoid catastrophic climate change.
O’Brien Mitsubishi, based in Normal, IL, is offering something way outside the norm: an absurdly low lease price – the cheapest we’ve ever seen – for on an electric vehicle.
Our landfills are growing by the second — but there’s plenty that we can do to help, while also adding some extra functionality or style in our homes! Find decorating inspiration in these five unique ways to reuse items you already have. Mother Nature will be pleased.
  • GreenJoyment(Ally): These are some great ideas, but I wish that there were pictures or more of a tutorial included. The book-bracket shelves sound really cool but I would have no idea how to make them from the description!
December 2012 was by far the biggest month ever for new wind power installation in the US with 5.5 gigawatts of new capacity! This brings the year to 13.2 gigawatts, another record!
…To this end, the Green Investment Report lays out a plan where a $700 billion investment in the global economy towards things like renewable energy and efficiency measures would go a long way towards curbing climate change.
Various sanctions have been imposed on Iran, including a European Union oil embargo, and this has prompted Iran to reduce its reliance on foreign oil. One way in which it is doing this is through heavy investment in natural gas-fueled cars. It just so happens that has the world’s second-largest natural gas reserves.
Right now, local, state, and federal lawmakers are hammering out the details in what is unfolding as one of the biggest climate fights of 2013.
Just as scientists are warning us that we are reaching the point of no return when it comes to stopping climate change, Greenpeace has released a report showing that multiple massive new “carbon bomb” projects are in the works.

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