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The sun could get us into hot water

Solar energy is huge here in CA.  Pasadena has become quite the hub, and cable TV ads are touting the next “Saudi Arabia” on its way in the Mojave.  We just had an election that attempted to put solar panels ...

Less NOx and SOx = more tots?

I love The Economist.  I guess the UK has to have one tame level-headed publication considering its outrageous tabloids and magazines.  The latest little tidbit I ran into on their web site quoted an MIT professor’s study that basically says Not ...

Another battery powered mini-car

Now Mitsubishi is in the electric car race. Today the firm introduced the i-MiEv, which runs solely on battery technology.  Yes, it’s pricey (about US$47,000), but mass-production could lower the price.  Look for it in 2010!

Water Rationing in LA

Hey Angelinos, in case you’ve been asleep, we have mandatory rationing.  As of June 1st, LADWP permits watering on Mondays and Thursdays only.  They announced this with much fanfare last week . . . and none of the related links ...

Going Green by Pigging Out?

Pollution from agriculture and animal husbandry are the elephants in the room that many in and out of the green movement don’t want to talk about.  But if you take a look at some of the most polluted towns in ...

Forget Green – What about White?

It's a headline too cool to pass up!  . . . Energy Secretary Steven Chu wants roofs around the world to be painted white. It sounds ridiculous at first--what about hydrogen, solar, switchgrass, etc.? But if the data rings true, painting cars, ...

How can we become energy independent?

There is not one straight path to energy independence and efficiency. While some sources such as biofuels and hydrogen are “sexy” and “exotic,” they are not a complete solution to the fix we find ourselves in.     I find that the ...

Cap-n-Trade . . . or Cap’n Crunch?

There’s been much discussion in the US and abroad about moving to a cap-and-trade system. How can I put this term in layman’s terms? Okay, I’m a dog owner, so let’s give you a real life scenario (if there’s such ...
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