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Only the utilities provide true utility, perhaps because water, sewage treatment and energy are so ubiquitous and so difficult to brand that there's no obvious way to turn them into fetishistic statements. If someone could make advertising flow out of the cold tap, it's a sure bet that they would.

I don't know about sewage treatment, but bottled water is certainly getting some traction ; and the TV ads now contain EDF and Total branding, with some of the upstarts companies such as Poweo going for the greenwashed reputation...

Un roi sans divertissement est un homme plein de misères

by linca (antonin POINT lucas AROBASE gmail.com) on Sun Jan 11th, 2009 at 07:40:50 PM EST
Not to mention so called "green power" which you can ask to get from your power provider, at a certain extra cost. But it will still be the same electrons...

Peak oil is not an energy crisis. It is a liquid fuel crisis.
by Starvid on Mon Jan 12th, 2009 at 11:31:30 AM EST
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