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May 20, 2011

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Solutions for Integrating PV into the Grid
Electric Light & Power, May 20, 2011
Several opportunities exist to hasten massive PV integration into the grid.

Who Will Reap the Dividends of Fuel Economy?
The New York Times, May 20, 2011
When it comes to automobile fuel economy, two analysts suggested, the worst shall do best.

Pumped Up: Are Americans Addicted to Oil?

NPR, May 20, 2011
As many Americans struggle with higher gas prices, others look for ways to live using fewer fossil fuels.

With $4 a Gallon Gasoline, Consumers Continue to Demand More MPG
NRDC Switchboard, May 19, 2011
Evidence from new polls, April sales figures and May used cars prices demonstrate that American drivers, fed up with high gas prices, continue to demand fuel-efficient cars.

As School Roofs Crumble, Toronto Finds Solar Solution
The New York Times, May 19, 2011
Toronto schools are pursuing an innovative renewable solution to their roofing problem.

What's Holding Back Corporate Sustainability Efforts?
GreenBiz, May 18, 2011
Insights from SAPP’s annual conference, Sapphire Now.

Forget the Gas Tax, A Driving Tax May Be Next
CNN Money, May 18, 2011
The driving tax is seen as a more precise way to charge motorists for road use.

Accenture Study Finds 60% of Consumers Would Consider Plug-In Electric Vehicles for Next Car, But Charging Preferences Could Challenge Utilities; Plug-In Hybrids Preferred Over Pure EVs
Green Car Congress, May 18, 2011

Unleashing Energy Retrofits
NRDC Switchboard, May 16, 2011
Reducing energy consumption of existing buildings is a comparatively achievable, low-tech value proposition.

Sungevity, Lowe's Cut Deal to Bring Solar to the Masses
Huffington Post, May 16, 2011
Obtaining a personalized estimate for installing panels will get a lot easier.

We Must Electrify the Transport Sector
FedEx blog (originally published in The Financial Times), May 9, 2011
We cannot fix today’s gasoline price spike. But we can finally put ourselves on the path to a future in which we are in much stronger control of the fuel supply that drives our vehicles – and our economy.


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June 2, 2011

Does RMI support any work to build soil carbon by the thermal conversion of biomass?
Not combustion of the base carbon structure of biomass, but fractionation highest valued use.
Thanks for any updates

The Executive Director of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation, http://www.cec.org/Page.asp?PageID=1115&AA_SiteLanguageID=1
has asked me to speak on biochar, a five minute talk, "unmediated face-time" with the top three environmental officials of north America.

A great opportunity to expand on the broad applications and benefits for soil-c solutions directly to Lisa Jackson, Mr. Juan Rafael Elvira Quesada and Peter Kent.

Please advise and I can insert points & links to the categories related to your work and I'll add them to my source links.

The title is;The Establishment of Soil Carbon as the Universal Measure of Sustainability

A great opportunity & pregnant with possibilities, to expand on the broad applications and benefits for soil-c solutions

Since we have filled the air , filling the seas to full, Soil is the Only Beneficial place left.
Carbon to the Soil, the only ubiquitous and economic place to put it.

Excited in Virginia,

Erich J. Knight
Chairman; Markets and Business Committee
2010 US BiocharConference, at Iowa State University

EcoTechnologies Group Technical Adviser
Shenandoah Gardens (Owner)
1047 Dave Barry Rd.
McGaheysville, VA. 22840
540 289 9750
Co-Administrator, Biochar Data base & Discussion list TP-REPP

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