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How to Be a Guilty Environmentalist

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Becoming an environmentally conscientious person is a slippery slope of guilt and anxiety: each time I have taken a step towards trimming my carbon footprint I find that it never seems to be enough. When turning off lights and recycling cans was no longer enough I switched to vegetarianism, and once there I next had to start worrying about how much I fly. Now I am ashamed even just thinking about my food miles and water footprint, and I feel a pang of guilt every time I buy exotic fruit.

CRS Comments on Proposed Revision to the FTC Green Guides

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Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) issues comments on the Federal Trade Commission's recently released proposed update to its Guides for the Use of Environmental Marketing Claims ("Green Guides"). 

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Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) issues comments on the Federal Trade Commission's recently released proposed update to its Guides for the Use of Environmental Marketing Claims ("Green Guides"). 

The Wind & the Willows: Renewable Energy Development in Inner Mongolia

One of the brightest spots in new renewable development is happening in an unexpected place—the steppes of Inner Mongolia
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A weekly look at the intersection of environmental markets and policy, brought to you by the staff of CRS.

by Alex Pennock

The Breeder's Dilemma

Can you call yourself an environmentalist and still have kids?
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Our decision to start a family didn’t come down to anything resembling the cold calculus of a greenhouse gas inventory (though we did make a spreadsheet with columns for pro and con). It was more a decision from our heart than our head about whether to bring another U.S. consumer into a world possibly dipping its toe into the sixth Great Extinction. And consume he will. Americans are some of the biggest greenhouse gas emitters in the world, and compared to most of our brethren around the world we look like Gullivers in the land of the Lilliputian, emissions-wise. As much as my wife and I have done to reduce our daily impact on the planet, I just guaranteed the perpetuation of that impact for generations to come. Is this my parting gift?

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Our decision to start a family didn’t come down to anything resembling the cold calculus of a greenhouse gas inventory (though we did make a spreadsheet with columns for pro and con). It was more a decision from our heart than our head about whether to bring another U.S. consumer into a world possibly dipping its toe into the sixth Great Extinction. And consume he will. Americans are some of the biggest greenhouse gas emitters in the world, and compared to most of our brethren around the world we look like Gullivers in the land of the Lilliputian, emissions-wise. As much as my wife and I have done to reduce our daily impact on the planet, I just guaranteed the perpetuation of that impact for generations to come. Is this my parting gift?

Renewable Energy Markets 2010 Concludes, But the Work is Just Starting

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(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) October 26, 2010 - The exhibit booths are being dismantled and put inside crates and boxes for shipment home. The Renewable Energy Markets 2010 (REM 2010) conference has concluded, and our temporary space in the Exhibit Hall of the DoubleTree Hotel is being turned over to tables and booths associated with the American Numismatic Association. Tradable renewable energy certificates (RECs) give way to collectible coins.

Green-e Energy Certifies OneEnergy Renewables' OneEnergy Wind RECs

Pacific Northwest based OneEnergy Renewables' 100% domestic wind renewable energy certificate product now certified
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Center for Resource Solutions announced today that OneEnergy Renewables' new renewable energy certificate (REC) product "OneEnergy Wind RECs" is now Green-e Energy Certified. OneEnergy Renewables joins the growing network of renewable energy providers that offer products certified by Green-e Energy, the nation's leading certification and verification program for renewable energy.

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Center for Resource Solutions announced today that OneEnergy Renewables' new renewable energy certificate (REC) product "OneEnergy Wind RECs" is now Green-e Energy Certified. OneEnergy Renewables joins the growing network of renewable energy providers that offer products certified by Green-e Energy, the nation's leading certification and verification program for renewable energy.

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