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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 ...

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 ...
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