02 Jul '11, 12pm

Summer-notes: A single spliff represents CO2 emissions an amount equal to running a 100-watt light bulb for 17 hours

According to a recent report conducted and published independently by the Evan Mills, Ph.D., a long-time energy analyst and Staff Scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the amount of energy we spend growing weed is rather extraordinary. A grow house can use lighting as bright as that of an operating room, use an air-change rate 60 times that of a normal home, and have the energy consumption of a data center. Yeesh!! Because of indoor cultivation of marijuana, and the need to grow indoors in order to hide operations from authorities, the industry has an outstanding footprint. The study states that Cannabis production results in: $5 billion energy bill each year Electricity use equal to 2 million average US homes 1% of national electricity consumption Greenhouse gas pollution equal to 3 million cars What is even more fascinating to learn from the report is h...

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The Truth about the So-Called "Light Bulb Ban"

thedailygreen.com 01 Jul '11, 10pm

July 1, 2011 at 3:19PM by Jim DiPeso | comment A group of congressmen, including one Michele Bachmann, are backing legisla...

Free Market Takes That Incandescent Bulb And Sh...

treehugger.com 03 Jul '11, 9pm

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energybulletin.net 25 Jun '11, 4pm

The US Department of Defense (DoD) is the largest oil consuming government body in the US and in the world “Military fuel ...

Free Market Takes That Incandescent Bulb And Sh...

treehugger.com 03 Jul '11, 9pm

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Electricity Tariffs To Go Up From July 1: Musta...

channelnewsasia.com 30 Jun '11, 11am

SINGAPORE : Households can expect to pay an average 6.6 per cent more for their electricity in the July-September quarter ...

WWF and Kimberly-Clark Corporation Announce New...

worldwildlife.org 29 Jun '11, 4pm

WASHINGTON, DC AND DALLAS, TX – June 29th , 2011--Today, Kimberly-Clark and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) announced the expans...

DOE Offers $4.5 Billion in Guarantees for 3 Fir...

sustainablebusiness.com 01 Jul '11, 1pm

The US Department of energy is offering conditional commitments for loan guarantees of approximately $4.5 billion to suppo...