Tag Archives: renewable

Electric cars and bacterial plastics

We need to get better at using organisms. Organisms are alive so they can breed. That is, they’re renewable. Some of them can be used in ways that, people claim, are sustainable. That is, using some organisms is supposed to … Continue reading

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Moving towards the renewables: biotech and more

On this crowded, hungry planet, we need to move on from fossil fuels. Because the fossil fuels are going to run out. We need to get into the renewables. Including the ‘biobased industries’. My fellow blogger Daniela at the aptly … Continue reading

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Where are we going with biofuels?

The word ‘sustainable’ can ring hollow. Like ‘the environment’ and ‘the people’, ‘sustainable’ is an easy thing to say without meaning much. One of my most loyal blog followers, eqfe, has commented a few times about my ‘sustainable’ tag here. … Continue reading

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The Carbon Crunch: How We’re Getting Climate Change Wrong

Lisa Palmer at the New York Times interviewed Dieter Helm, a professor of energy policy and an advisor to Britain’s Department of Energy and Climate Change. They discussed Prof Helm’s book about the ‘carbon crunch’. Prof Helm isn’t impressed with … Continue reading

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