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Sometimes NIMBY is good: ATOMIC STATES OF AMERICA

Article: Sometimes NIMBY is good: ATOMIC STATES OF AMERICA

“Not in my backyard” – it’s an attitude environmentalists frequently encounter when proposed renewable energy installations move closer to becoming real ones. The Cape Wind project, for instance, has encountered stiff resistance from wealthy part-time residents of Cape Cop who, while supporting renewable energy in general, don’t want their view spoiled. That’s a fairly easy example of the NIMBY attitude to dismiss, as are those involving resistance to most wind projects.

But what if a coal or nuclear plant was planned for nearby? Would you want to be “downstream” from either of those? Would the label NIMBY seem fair for those who protested such development? If you think so, you may want to check out ATOMIC STATES OF AMERICA, which premieres on January 23rd at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.

Landfill gas powers craft studios in North Carolina

Article: Landfill gas powers craft studios in North Carolina

Many crafters have discovered greener ways to create their wares: reused and/or upcycled materials, for instance, have become very popular among the crafty set. But if your medium is something like glass or ceramics, heavy energy use is just a part of the process: it takes a lot of heat to melt glass for blowing or to fire up a kiln. A craft incubator program in North Carolina, the EnergyXchange, has figured out a way to lower the footprint of these artistic endeavors: landfill gas.

Green tech finds (2/17/11)

Article: Green tech finds (2/17/11)

Plug in a wind turbine, get solar power at night, and charge your phone with water… this week’s green tech finds.

Democrats Stage First Bright Green Political Convention

Article: Democrats Stage First Bright Green Political Convention

DENVER, Colorado, August 24, 2008 (ENS) – As delegates from across the country converge on Denver for the Democratic National Convention opening Monday, most of them are buying offsets to neutralize the carbon dioxide emitted to power their planes, trains and cars. This Green Delegate Challenge is part of the Democrats’ year-long effort to make…

Candy Manufacturer Converts Garbage Gas to Sweets

Article: Candy Manufacturer Converts Garbage Gas to Sweets

DALLAS, Texas, May 18, 2008 (ENS) – The Mars Snackfood U.S. plant in Waco, Texas has started using landfill gas – methane – to cook some of the world’s best known chocolate snacks. The venture is expected to cut both the company’s energy costs and the release of climate warming greenhouse gases into the environment.…

Dell Computers' Home Campus Now Runs on Green Energy

Article: Dell Computers' Home Campus Now Runs on Green Energy

ROUND ROCK, Texas, April 8, 2008 (ENS) – Computer giant Dell is serious about meeting its commitment to become carbon neutral this year. Dell announced April 2 that its entire 2.1 million square-foot global headquarters campus, home to more than 10,000 employees, is now powered with green energy. “It’s time for our industry to take…

The Future is Green: Zero Carbon and Zero Waste

Article: The Future is Green: Zero Carbon and Zero Waste

With the year winding to a close, many of us take time to reflect on the months gone by and to gaze into our own personal crystal ball to see what the next year might hold. The future is green, from TreeHugger’s point of view, and there are more new ways to insure this is…

Waste Management Plans to Open 60 Landfill Gas Plants

Article: Waste Management Plans to Open 60 Landfill Gas Plants

Waste Management operates a vast quantity of landfills across America, many of them sanitary landfills which are much better for the environment than traditional dumps. During September, Waste Management has announced that they will be retrofitting 60 of their landfills landfills into landfill gas to electricity plants. This initiative does prevent some pollution and is…

TreeHugger Tip: Getting Green Power

Article: TreeHugger Tip: Getting Green Power

The thought of using renewable energy is pretty exciting for most of us, and the benefits of using green power are familiar to even a casual TreeHugger reader. Produced by wind, sun, landfill gas, biomass, and other renewable sources, it’s becoming available to more and more people across the US. More than half of retail…