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AskPablo: Online Shopping

This week Julio asks: “Is it more environmentally friendly to shop online or shop in-store? Or, is there a guideline I should use,…

AskPablo: Foodmiles

Perhaps spawned by the immense popularity of Michael Pollan’s book The Omnivore’s Dilemma or just the recent explosion of interest in both food…

AskPablo: Well to Wheel Efficiency Part III

In Part I we learned about the energy required to overcome rolling resistance and aerodynamic drag. In Part II we learned about the…

AskPablo: Well to Wheel Efficiency Part II

This week we are continuing last week’s discussion on vehicle efficiency, from well to wheel. In last week’s column I introduced calculations for…

AskPablo: Well to Wheel Efficiency Part I

With gasoline prices as high as they are many people are concerned about vehicle efficiency. Other people who are concerned about their impact…

AskPablo: Going up?

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AskPablo: American Idle

Is it better to let your car warm up for a bit or tear off down the road right after ignition? Having lived…

AskPablo: Lightbulb Philanthropy

Are you concerned about your contribution to the climate change crisis? Are you still unsure about carbon offset programs? Well, you are not…

AskPablo: Climate Change Q&A with Hoff Stauffer

This week we are honored to have climate change expert Hoff Stauffer answering reader submitted climate change questions. Thank you to all of…

AskPablo: Cold Storage

According to Supercomputing Online ” in 2005, total data center electricity consumption in the U.S., including servers, cooling and auxiliary equipment, was approximately…

AskPablo Special Feature: AskHoff!

Next week Hoff Stauffer will be answering questions about global climate change and what we, as a global community, can do about it.…

AskPablo: Glass vs. PET Bottles

Chris McLaren, owner of Lush Beverages of Ottawa, Canada, sent this week’s question. He changed his packaging from glass to PET this year,…

AskPablo: Is Netflix saving the world?

Could it be true? Is Netflix helping to solve the global climate catastrophe? This weekend Netflix reached an impressive milestone; one billion DVDs…

AskPablo: Electric Hand Dryer or Paper Towel?

So you’re standing in a public bathroom, having just washed your hands. You look to the paper towels, you look to the electric…

AskPablo: Home Energy Saving Tips

Last week I was invited to the home of Stacey Delo of DowJones Online to film a segment on home energy saving tips…