Blog posts • Dec 27, 2011 16:02 SGT
A 112 page report by the UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme) and International Panel for Sustainable Resource Management on consumption and production.
Blog posts • Dec 12, 2011 12:56 SGT
With the solar industry delivering ferocious cost reductions, falling as much as 11% in just 6 months, it's little wonder that some predict that solar will be cheaper than coal in the very near future. Fascinatingly though, Joshua Hill over at Cleantechnica reports that even many positive reports about grid parity and solar competitiveness are overrestimating solar's true costs. New research claims that many studies are simply ignoring the 70% drop in cost of solar since 2009, for example, and are incorrectly estimating a system's lifespan at 20 years, when the real number is 30 years or more. (Modern panels also lose efficiency much more slowly than older technologies.)
And as Clean Technica notes, this doesn't even take into account the astoundingly high hidden costs of coal and other fossil fuels. Folks used to ask whether we can afford to go solar. Increasingly, the question seems to be whether we can afford not to.
Going solar is not as expensive as you think. Different systems which harness solar energy, including solar heaters are getting cheaper and saves money in the future. There have been many reports about grid parity and solar competitiveness, over-estimating solar's true costs. This is in addition to the unaccounted high hidden costs of coal and other fossil fuels.
Press Releases • Dec 05, 2011 15:37 SGT
STARTING YOUNG A green tech firm that helps you cut bills Chloros co-founder Peter Goh was a businessman first and environmentalist later, reports TEH SHI NING
Blog posts • Dec 05, 2011 12:00 SGT
Good Paper recently published a story on Chloros Solutions, and how we, at Chloros, are committed to educating and helping individuals save on their utility bills whilst at the same time become greener.
Read about it in: http://www.goodpaper.sg/save-money-by-saving-the-world/
Read about us in the Good Paper: http://www.goodpaper.sg/save-money-by-saving-the-world/
Blog posts • Nov 30, 2011 15:49 SGT
If you ever took high school French, you probably learned (and forgot) words like la patisserie and la boulangerie. But you likely never heard la ressourcerie- and it wasn't your teacher's fault. Joining France's countless pastry shops and bakeries is a new kind of shop, which collects unwanted goods, repairing them if necessary, selling or upcycling them if possible, and, if all else fails, properly recycling them. And their numbers are growing.
Ressourceries, which could be translated as "resource shops," operate something like Goodwill or the Salvation Army, accepting donations of used goods and reselling them at discounted prices. But the ressourceries take it to the next level by just about anything that's brought through the door.
The results are impressive; photos of a Paris ressourcerie look like an upcyling wonderland. Lamps with plastic bottle shades, tennis ball photo frames, a mirror framed by recycled tires sit among shelves of books and racks of clothing. The Interloque Ressourcerie in Paris even collects and repairs old computers, creating affordable options for simple uses.
According to the national network's web site, ressourceries have four functions:
- Collect and add value to waste to resell objects at modest prices
- Increase public awareness of "eco-citizen" acts of reducing waste through the three Rs
- Act for the environment
- Develop an economy of solidarity and cooperate openly with all
With the repair and resale of old goods, everyone wins: Jobs are offered to those with low social-economic status; goods are sold at reasonable prices; raw materials are saved; the City spends less money collecting and sorting trash.
So far, there are only two ressourceries in Paris and around 80 in France. But the idea is catching on, and four more are set to open in the capital in 2012.
"Resource shops" in France accept donations of used goods, repaired or recycled and finally resell them at discounted prices.
Blog posts • Nov 29, 2011 13:57 SGT
Al Gore explains the "New Normal" of long periods of droughts followed by short period of heavy rains. He also rebuts climate deniers point-by-point.
Al Gore explains the "New Normal" of long periods of droughts followed by short period of heavy rains. He also rebuts climate deniers point-by-point. http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/17314260#utm_campaign=synclickback&source=http://climaterealityproject.org/video/hour-24-new-york/?template=basic&medium=17314260
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Chloros Solutions Pte Ltd is a Singapore start-up company that operates in the area of Green Technology Consultancy and Projects Management. As of March 2011, Chloros Solutions Pte Ltd is funded by SPRING Singapore under the YES! (Young Entrepreneurs Scheme) Scheme.