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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 ...

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 ...

Roh Moo-hyun, 1946-2009

Former President Roh ended his life on May 23, tormented by allegations of corruptions against him and his family. I won’t go into the pro or cons of President Roh.  I left Korea in 1998, so I can’t really take a ...

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 ...

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 ...
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