Utilizing the recent development of fiber optic technology in a service titled, “Google Fiber,” Google has become their own Internet provider. Unlike standard cable wiring used by competitors, Google Fiber operates through fiber optics, a significantly more consistent and rapid transmission that sends signals of light through flexible glass tubing rather than cable wiring. Network […]
Former state television reporter, Chai Jing, released the groundbreaking documentary highlighting China’s pollution entitled “Under The Dome.” Since its release on Saturday February 28, 2015 via Chinese video platforms such as Youku and Tencent, the film has had over 100 million views. Some have compared it to Al Gore’s Inconvenient Truth. Chai Jing is a […]
Elizabeth C. Economy’s The River Runs Black is a must-read for those looking for a comprehensive history and analysis of China’s environmental situation. Additionally, those interested in globalized economy and the environmental future of the world should also invest in this book, as Economy discusses the influence of China’s situation on the world. As a whole, The River Runs Black is well-written and well-structured with information that substantiates the relevance and significance of environmental
Gregory Zuckerman’s The Frackers tells the stories of these energy tycoons, intertwining the accounts of their personal and professional losses and gains in a dramatic narrative. Each of these men greatly impacted the economical and environmental spheres of American history. From the introduction of fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, which is a technique of pumping gallons of various liquid substances, including water, into shale rocks to create fissures for gas to escape – to horizontal drilling, a method that involves drilling narrow strips of rock that are loaded with oil beneath the ground – Zuckerman shows the cunning and innovation of the leading men in the industry. The Frackers details the transformation of the United States from a country dependent on foreign imports for its energy industry to the world’s largest producer of natural gas.
The Collaboration Economy by Eric Lowitt explores the ways in which modern corporations, the state of the environment and social justice issues are inextricably intertwined. In the first part of The Collaboration Economy, Lowitt delineates the deficiencies associated with the current state of the economy, which he coins the “Waste Economy.” He depicts the current economic framework as unsustainable, impractical and inefficient, both environmentally and financially. His descriptions make evident the need for concerted action to develop more future- […]
The International Energy Alliance is pleased to announce that the United States Internal Revenue Service recently determined the IEA to be exempt from federal income tax under Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 501(c)(3). According to IEA founding member, Andrew Hunter, “This is a major achievement for the IEA. Pursuing nonprofit tax exempt status was not […]
As a student interested in hospitality and hotel management, and as a longtime member of the IEA, it seemed to me that Marriott recognizes that one of the most pressing concerns around the world today is energy conservation. Evidence of this can be found in the great effort Marriott has gone through in order to LEED certify many of […]
The IEA is very pleased to announce that it has appointed a new board chairman, George Jared Schoeffel. We believe Schoeffel’s background will enable IEA growth in strategic areas. Looking forward to future growth with Schoeffel at the lead. I feel fortunate that I have been able to participate in many capacities in the International Energy […]
During the Spring 2014 semester at Haverford College, students in Chemistry 112 lab made biodiesel under the instruction of Professor Kelly Matz. The task was designed to explore the how biofuel is produced and how biofuels might alleviate the pressures of global warming, greenhouse gas emission, increasing fuel costs and dependency on foreign oil.
In Tesla Motors’ open letter released June 12, 2014, CEO Elon Musk announced that the company has removed the many patents owned by the company, releasing them “in the spirit of open source movement, for the advancement of electric vehicle technology”. The purpose of this, according to Musk, is to allow other manufacturers to use […]
A recent article in The Economist discusses the problem of the increasing air pollution in China. The article, entitled “Something in the Air”, discusses the recent air quality in Beijing, China. The air has been polluted in China at record high levels and is very dangerous for Chinese citizens. The smallest and most dangerous thing […]
China is known for its industrial might. Manufacturers, miners, utilities and builders accounted for over 45% of China’s GDP in 2012 — “The Economics” The post-industrial age is growing fast in China. In the United States, people create more things and then export the manufacturing for these items to less expensive labor markets, such as […]
On November 12, 2012 The International Energy Agency published its World Energy Outlook. The report states that by 2017, the US will become the number one producer of oil, and that by 2030 the US will be completely self sufficient on oil and become a net exporter. What caused this?• Technologies have improved, allowing drillers […]
On behalf of the Energy Club of Palm Beach State College I would like to thank Andrew Hunter and the rest of the International Energy Alliance for allowing us to join their organization, and we look forward to working with the IEA. Allow me to introduce myself and the Energy Club, my name […]
Next time you are thinking that recycling the bottle you are thinking about throwing into the non recyclable trash won’t make much of a difference, think again. Recycling has many benefits: less waste is sent to landfills, resources are conserved, pollution is reduced, and products made with recycled materials require less energy to be manufactured. Many of […]
Recycling has many benefits; less waste is sent to landfills, resources are conserved, pollution is reduced, and products made with recycled materials require less energy to be manufactured. Many of the materials we use in daily life can be recycled. Below is a list of the most common materials we use and details how much […]