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Caution: Green Zone Ahead

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stochastic excursion
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green goods
stochastic excursion   8/9/2012 2:35:25 AM

Looking at the eco-footprint of mass-produced goods can reveal lots of room for improvement.  Sometimes though it seems like improving one green benchmark leads to a heavier burden on natural resources in some other aspect of the product.  Still, these steps are important to take, hopefully strengthening the commitment to get more bang out of our non-renewable resources buck.

A positive impact of on-shoring is worth thinking about, and that's reducing the amount of energy consumed maintaining a global supply network with the giant container ships currently in use.  If greener is really the direction of progress, then the local hub model of global production seems to be a good contribution. On the other hand maybe worth revisiting putting merchant ships under sail...

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prabhakar_deosthali   8/8/2012 12:52:38 AM

The true green zone in electronics will become reality only when we have all the lectronic componentsand PCBs made from bio-degradable material.

The material science has to play a very important role in this process

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LED lighting opportunities
Eldredge   8/7/2012 9:07:31 PM

I am looking forward to seeing LED lighting as a cost effecive alternative to the other options that are currently in use.

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Ariella   8/7/2012 7:59:34 PM

Those are pretty impressive numbers, and a bit of bright news for a change.

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