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Flexible Emission Fees Set New Direction Towards Sustainable Development?
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Blog item  Apr-17-2012       stevehinton   stevehinton

A recent report from The Nordic Council of Ministers ( title: Flexible Emission Fees: an incentive for driving sustainable production and consumption) is optimistic that growth and environmental goals can be reconciled. If the conclusions of the report can be implemented, it could set a new direction towards sustainable development.

The starting point for the investigation that forms the basis of the report is an economic innovation from Swedish engine innovator, Anders Höglund, from the Swedish Sustainable Economy Foundation. Höglund postulated that the principles of control engineering that he had applied to make diesel engines burn clean could be applied to the economy. '

Control technology is the application of control devices to a process to ensure it performs to requirements. In the case of the engine, advanced micro-processor and sensing technology is applied to a rather "dirty" invention like the diesel engine. Fast feedback, computer control and some final stage cleaning ensure that the combustion in the engine is controlled precisely. The height of control technology is possibly the modern fighter jet that is unstable without the help of the advanced computer control.

In the old days, the economy was paper-controlled;...  See entire blog item


Inventing For The Sustainable Planet, Chapter 18
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Blog item  Apr-1-2010       stevehinton   stevehinton

Community Action for Sustainability. Day #5

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Reporter Max Wahlter has been visiting the sustainable city of Porena (see earlier journeys).  He has discovered a new way of working based only on behaviour and what can be done today. He has attended four parts of the workshop. This is the fifth, where they get ready to go before the committee to present their proposals for change. Can't be done? Read on ...


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I Was At Copenhagen And Did Nothing; Pause For Reflection
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Blog item  Dec-23-2009       stevehinton   stevehinton

Cycle-powered Christmas lights < Cycle-powered Christmas Lights

Now, in the wake of COP 15 at Copenhagen, as the waves of commentary die down to a gentle swell, I continue my uneasy reflections. I was there, not for COP15 but on other business for the Water and Food Award.Copenhagen was a changed city – police and road blocks everywhere – but also temporary booths, exhibitions, spontaneous colourful demonstrations and not least the massive Klimaforum, buzzing with alternative activities....  See entire blog item


Inventing for the Sustainable Planet, Chapter 17
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Blog item  Apr-11-2009       stevehinton   stevehinton

Community Action for Sustainability. Day #4

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Reporter Max Wahlter has been visiting the sustainable city of Porena (see earlier journeys).  He has discovered a new way of working based only on behaviour and what can be done today. He has attended three parts of the workshop. This is the fourth, where they get ready to go before the committee to present their proposals for change. Can't be done? Read...  See entire blog item


Sustainable Water and Food prize launched
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Blog item  Jan-23-2009       stevehinton   stevehinton

Water and Food are Human Rights that nearly 900 million of our fellow human beings are not receiving.

The Award for the Humanitarian Water and Food project that shows sustainability, innovativeness and potential will be presented in Copenhagen, Denmark in August 2009.

When we can send a man to the moon, surely we can feed everyone? And we can do it in a sustainable way. Studies show that when...  See entire blog item


Article from the future: Energy Descent
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Blog item  Jan-22-2009       stevehinton   stevehinton

In an imaginary town of Retford, not too far into the distant future, a group decided  to drive a transition. One major cornerstone was to redefine work as we know it.

Read all about this remarkable journey in the latest edition of the IN-TIME(S)  Newsletter from the Future. The Newsletter is an extract from the book, Inventing for the Sustainable Planet.

Read the newsletter article here


Inventing for the Sustainable Planet, Chapter 16
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Blog item  Jan-14-2009       stevehinton   stevehinton

Community Action for Sustainability 

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Reporter Max Wahlter has been visiting the sustainable city of Porena (see earlier journeys).  He discovered a new way of working based only on behaviour and what can be done today. He has attended two parts of the worshop. This is the third where they plan the transition, agree the steps and get ready for...  See entire blog item


Inventing for the Sustainable Planet, Chapter 15
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Blog item  Dec-8-2008       stevehinton   stevehinton

Community Action for Rapid Transition to Sustainability 

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Reporter Max Wahlter has been visiting the sustainable city of Porena (see earlier journeys).  Yes but .. you hear this a lot....how are you going to get people to cooperate to transition a community to sustainability? THAT is the challenge. Max is participating in such a process. He already discovered a new way of working based on focusing only on behaviour...  See entire blog item


Inventing for the Sustainable Planet, Chapter 14
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Blog item  Dec-4-2008       stevehinton   stevehinton

Community Action 

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Reporter Max Wahlter has been visiting the sustainable city of Porena (see earlier journeys).  It certainly seems to be sustainable with its food grown everywhere, where people walk everywhere and its clever approach to transport....  See entire blog item


Inventing for the Sustainable Planet, Chapter 13
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Blog item  Nov-12-2008       stevehinton   stevehinton

Green business is healthy businessThe Well-Being Business Model

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Reporter Max Wahlter has been visiting the sustainable city of Porena (see earlier journeys).  He  visualized a "Centre of Well-Being", and finalizes the trip with some deep questions about how to make it work financially. This is...  See entire blog item


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