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Making the Sea Green

We always hear so much about hybrid cars, solar panels, and now when we think about farms, wind comes to mind.   True--homes, cars, and factories emit much of the pollution. But there are other culprits as well. Research indicates that ...

DME: another potential renewable fuel?

Biofuels. Solar. Wind. Tidal. Algae. Switchgrass. In the alternative energy debate, there are many sources of energy that are exotic, even “sexy.” There’s one source, however, that has much potential but falls under the radar: dimethyl ether, or DME. ...

Powered by Arsenic!

Okay, so I admit I’m old enough to remember (vaguely, I’m not that old!) when Jimmy Carter put solar panels on the White House! Solar power is coming into its own. We have dreams about the Mojave becoming the new ...

Obama’s Ambitious Plan

Today President Obama announced that folks from various and industry groups are backing him up on his plan to reduce greenhouse gases and improve automobile fuel efficiency. It’s about time. Critics will pick apart his plan. Environmentalists say he didn’t go ...

Maybe the energy firms will come around . . .

Constellation Energy’s CEO Mayo Shattuck just sent out a statement that the Baltimore-based corporation, which operates about 35 power plants in 11 states, is supporting the House’s climate change bill. Whatever you think about the climate change bill, or energy ...

Are we finally over the hemp?

Rep. Ron Paul of Texas recently introduced another bill in Congress (with Barney Frank, of all folks!) to allow farmers to cultivate legally industrial hemp. It’s about time! Decades ago, Congress banned the production of hemp in its incremental war ...

Los Angeles – A Green Nirvana?

Yet another friend with whom I’ve re-connected on Facebook asked me, as if I hadn’t heard this before, if I know that Los Angeles is the smoggiest city in the country. True, at face value, LA is about as green ...

An Introduction

Green is the new black—hip, cool, sleek. To some it may be the new blue—depressing if you read about the continuing trends in global warming, pollution, and environmental damage our lifestyle are creating in the world. I guess to some ...
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