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Four years of falling electricity demand: can this continue?

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AUSTRALIA -- In 2012, National Electricity Market electricity consumption continued its four-year decline. Everyone seems surprised that electricity demand continues to decline despite population and the economy growing. This highlights the limits of economic forecasting and the lack of "bottom-up" modelling based on real activity.

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Video: The Story of Change

The_Story_of_Change"We are not broke. There is money. It's ours and its time to invest it right."

Can shopping save the world? The Story of Change urges viewers to put down their credit cards and start exercising their citizen muscles to build a more sustainable, just and fulfilling world.

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Video: School grows food on campus

school-lunches-pic1No more French Fries and Sloppy Joes for lunch at one Washington school where a new pilot program is feeding students fresh whole food from the garden, not a can.

Students pick their own food from a garden.

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How Convenience is Killing Our Planet

bags_killing_usA compelling infographic illustrating how plastic bags are killing our planet.

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Put Down that Bottle

byob_whatelseinbtlPlastic Bottles Are Bad for Your Health

The simple fact that Americans consume 1,500 single-serve water bottles per second made of PET plastic has sufficed to make these disposable bottles a target of environmentalists concerned about the impact of so much trash. Until very recently, however, it has been assumed that the PET bottles pose no direct health risk to humans who drink from them.

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Paper or Plastic? Some Communities Say Neither

bags_california_storyBill Hoffman, owner of Aptos Jewelers in Aptos, Calif., sells bracelets, rings and pendants for thousands of dollars each. He balks at the notion of charging customers an extra 10 cents for a shopping bag, but Mr. Hoffman has no choice. It is the law.

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