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News :: Environment
Million Person Campaign Launched for Sustainable Energy
26 May 2004
Talk Energy (www.talkenergy.com)- is a new online community that specializes in sustainable energy. Its unique online software allows people from around the globe to participate in conversations regarding sustainable energy. Yesterday Talk Energy launched its “Million Person Campaign” with a goal of having one million people talking about energy. When Talk Energy achieves its goal, one member will win a $50,000 home energy renovation. www.talkenergy.com

Press Release

For Immediate Distribution May 25, 2004

Talk Energy- an online community for people interested in sustainable energy- is now live! www.talkenergy.com

"Nowadays, everyone is talking about energy – how to save it, how to produce it more cleanly and how to manage it. People are looking for a place to connect and that’s where Talk Energy comes in. We’ve created a community that bridges the gap between those who desire a sustainable future and those with ideas of how to achieve it. It’s a place where people can learn, teach, build real relationships, create solutions and share a passion for how we use energy," explains Mitchell, Talk Energy’s President.

Talk Energy announced that it will be giving away a $50,000usd Home Energy Renovation to one of its members as part of its "Million Person Campaign". "We’re excited about sustainable energy and want 999,999 others to be just as excited," says Mitchell.

Officially launched on May 25th, the site is already attracting attention from a wide range of people from across the globe. Home owners, engineers, inventors, business owners and individuals interested in energy have been logging on to read, ask and participate.

It’s a community where we can ask questions and find answers. Everyone wants to make a difference in the world but it’s sometimes difficult with a busy lifestyle and finding people in your immediate area with similar interests. Talk Energy allows individuals to participate in discussions, build projects and share knowledge at any time of day from their own homes.

Talk Energy provides discussion boards and hosting free of charge for non-profits, universities and research and development facilities that specialize in sustainable energy.

Organizations are given their own discussion tools, polls and calendars to post events. In turn, the organization can use their section to interact with their members and promote their activities. All free of charge, as an appreciation for the many volunteers who are making a difference.

"It is the goal of Talk Energy to provide the community that will forward the knowledge and efforts of all of those making a difference in how we use energy."

For more information, please contact Darrin Mitchell, President, Talk Energy (902) 888-2030 or darrin@talkenergy.com, www.talkenergy.com

See also:
http://www.talkenergy.com

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The Sun Is Our Key
26 May 2004
Good! Alternative energy is a must.
Get away from fossil fuel energy. Solar, wind, wave turbine and hydrogen is the future.
Not oil. Let the oil companies go under!
The future is now!
Alternative fuel could significantly reduce CO2 emissions
27 May 2004
Carbon dioxide emissions could be significantly cut if OECD countries used biomass -- fuel generated from agriculture and forest products -- instead of coal to generate electricity, according to a report by WWF and the European Biomass Association (AEBIOM) -- reducing emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2), the main global warming gas, by about 1,000 million tonnes each year.

Biomass provides a cost-effective and carbon-neutral source of energy that could provide 15% (from the current 1%) of the electricity demand from industrialized countries by 2020. It could supply power to 100 million homes, and is equivalent to replacing about 400 traditional large power stations. The report further shows that the substantial increase of biomass for clean power production would require less than 2% of land from industrialized nations and will not compete with food production and nature conservation.

In the Northeast, Southeast and West Coast regions of the US alone, the biomass industry has already provided about 70,000 jobs. The report further shows that biomass will be instrumental in meeting national renewable electricity targets under the Kyoto Protocol. In addition, Sweden is switching to biomass as part of the government's commitment to phase out nuclear power...

...Says Jean Marc Jossart, Secretary General of AEBIOM. "If governments and the power sector do not act now to encourage biomass as a long-term, stable, and secure option for renewable energy, they will lose out on a big opportunity to fight climate change and increase energy security."

SEE: http://www.panda.org/about_wwf/what_we_do/climate_change/news/news.cfm?u