May 18, 2009

Urban

Pay it back!

The financial community should repay their bonuses for the past decade — the profits were illusory. That money could be used to bail out failing banks and insurers

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Dumb idea

hudsonharr

Rerev boss in his low-carbon shirt AP reports that the campus gym at the University of Oregon has installed dynamos on each of its running machines, to generate electric power. But the twittish academics freely admit the idea is not cost-effective. Its a classic example of Greenwash – pointless eco-activity where the embodied energy in the dynamos is probably double the carbon that will ever be saved.
The deal with ReRev of Florida is the latest in a growing number of college campuses and exercise clubs across the country where workouts produce watts.

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