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So to summarise:
High oil price --> stricter energy guidelines and energy savings.
Low oil price --> stricter energy guidelines and energy savings.

#LED #lighting #oil
LED lighting is getting a boost in the Middle East from the low price of oil, as governments in the region rewrite their energy policies to try and reduce their own consumption.
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I spent 6 eventful years with Bo and can vouch for every word in the article :)
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As a lighting specifier I haven't selected a single compact fluorescent for years. Linear fluorescent is a different story though. #LED is mature for most applications now.
 
We only have a few LEDs in the house but it's already clear that they're hugely superior to CFLs. I've bought my last swirly bulb. 

http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2016/02/01/ge_will_phase_out_cfl_light_bulbs_in_favor_of_led.html
In 2008, Brendan Koerner wrote on Slate, "I'm constantly being told that the simplest way to improve my green cred is to start using compact fluorescen ...
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+Brett Cooper And the large size of induction lamps make them inefficient. That's why nobody uses them...
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My dad took a photo of my mum last week.
Sometimes you're not quite sure if the photo is colour, or black and white with some photoshopping.
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Your Dad certainly savioured the moment :)
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#daylight is not static, rather, it continuously changes the appearance of the world around us. Like here, with only a second between each frame.
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I'm keeping a watchful eye on +Gooee. Interesting stuff.
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Solar frikkin highways!
 
Roads in France to be paved with panels that collect solar #energy http://bit.ly/1nJhJfx #tech #electricity #renewable
Over the next five years, France will pave 1000 km of roads with a composite material that can adapt to thermal expansion in road surfaces.
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There would be a traffic speed relationship to car spacing. Then you could measure congestion in terms of average to peak power ratio.
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Experts hail more focus on outdoor education
Education News & Top Stories - The Straits Times

Featuring +Carmen Leong
Education experts here welcomed the Ministry of Education's (MOE) announcements in an Addendum to President Tony Tan Keng Yam's Address in Parliament two weeks ago that a stronger emphasis will be placed on outdoor education in the coming years.. Read more at straitstimes.com.
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I think that living in Wellington makes some of this easy. We're blessed with the town belt and easy access to a variety of natural forms.

Reading through the article, I was looking for comments on built environments as well. Urban navigation is something that we develop. Spatial relations, way-finding and even safe behaviour come from doing, not just being told.
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Today I'm happy to see:
1. an astronomer
2. a woman
3. a New Zealander
4. all of the above
featured on +Google's doodle.
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And also sad to see that her life ended at 40.
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Interesting take on emergency evacuation; everybody has access to more light which may not be good in the end?

With the great development in #LED   and #lithium  battery technology we can probably afford much higher emergency lighting levels with little additional cost.

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Emergency lighting standards in the spotlight this week after concerns about the prescribed light levels. But aren't we forgetting that now everyone has their own personal emergency light?
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I do understand.

I guess I was grandstanding
to make a point
about lack of ethical / morals in
the wider business community.

And a selfish component of society.
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Soil erosion is a topic I'm truly concerned about. Every time I see the clear cut/burnt hills of New Zealand I can't help but think of days past when they were covered by lush forests binding the soils.
We know what needs to be done, let's do it.
 
Only 60 Years of Farming Left If Soil Degradation Continues
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/only-60-years-of-farming-left-if-soil-degradation-continues/
Generating three centimeters of top soil takes 1,000 years, and if current rates of degradation continue all of the world's top soil could be gone within 60 years
"About a third of the world's soil has already been degraded."
"The causes of soil destruction include chemical-heavy farming techniques, deforestation which increases erosion, and global warming. The earth under our feet is too often ignored by policymakers, experts said."
"Unless new approaches are adopted, the global amount of arable and productive land per person in 2050 will be only a quarter of the level in 1960, the FAO reported, due to growing populations and soil degradation."
"Soils play a key role in absorbing carbon and filtering water, the FAO reported. Soil destruction creates a vicious cycle, in which less carbon is stored, the world gets hotter, and the land is further degraded."

[Wikipedia]
Soil retrogression and degradation
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soil_retrogression_and_degradation

And another article:
Soil degradation
http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/soildegradation/

"Soil degradation is a serious global environmental problem and may be exacerbated by climate change. It encompasses physical, chemical and biological deterioration. Examples of soil degradation include loss of organic matter, decline in soil fertility, decline in structural condition, erosion, adverse changes in salinity, acidity or alkalinity, and the effects of toxic chemicals, pollutants or excessive flooding."
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One of few places I've walked out of, still hungry and with a lost face. I had two business visitors from West Island and wanted to show them a part of Welly's excellent F&B scene. With more beers on tap and a regular Tuesday night, what could possibly go wrong. After 15 minutes of waiting we managed to get a menu but not even a glass of water. Staff saw us over and over but never made an effort to actually approach us. The place was not overly busy and there were plenty of staff. After at least 10 minutes of additional waiting to order we made the decision to get some food -elsewhere. There are so many fantastic places in wellington, I won't waste my time here again, sorry.
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Total surprise walking up a random dark staircase to be met by exceptionally friendly and knowledgeable staff who are happy to cook up a special concoction to your liking. Otherwise try their unique mixes like chocolate and blue cheese cocktail.
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Divine Mille-feuille, friendly staff, always busy.
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These guys are amazing, good products, friendly service, nice setting. Brought their Éclair for office tea, mighty popular.
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