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Entries from July 2007

Act NOW to change America:

July 31st, 2007 · Comments Off on Act NOW to change America:

The House is considering, amid all the energy legislation, instituting a nation-wide renewable power standard (RPS). HR969 is up for a vote TODAY!  ACT NOW! Oh … boring … the snores have begun … No Actually CRITICAL to moving toward a prosperous and sustainable energy future. Here is a step that you can take to […]

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Tags: alternative energy · renewable energy

Breakthroughs coming in with the tide?

July 30th, 2007 · Comments Off on Breakthroughs coming in with the tide?

These are the Best of Time and Worst of Times for EcoGeeks. We know that Global Warming is already wreaking havoc, that snipping our hair is likely to show mercury, that plastics just don’t go away. But, boy, it is truly the best of times. One can’t pause for a moment without seeming to miss […]

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Tags: ocean power · water

Tic-Tock Goes the Carbon

July 30th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Written by A Siegel    Monday, 30 July 2007 digg_url = ‘’;Lou Grinzo, at The Cost of Energy, often has some of the best commentary on energy issues out there, succinctly catching key elements of major reports and articles from all over the spectrum. He also provides tools of interest, such as the Energy Clock. […]

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Tags: Energy · Global Warming

Global Warming: Seven Generations, not Seven Years …

July 29th, 2007 · 3 Comments

We live in a “time of consequences.” We, as individuals and collectively, are setting the path which will determine the living conditions for millenia to come.  This time of consequences is both long term and quite immediate. This is true for the individual. Do you invest in an energy efficient future life? Will you unplug […]

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Tags: Global Warming

Energy COOL: Frying in the Sun

July 26th, 2007 · 6 Comments

There are many tremendous technologies, processes, and such out there that can help us move toward a prosperous and sustainable energy future.  These range from urban bike programs to energy efficient public housing to finding out just how easy it is to cook with the sun. Or, as advertised here, Frying in the Sun. ANNOUNCEMENT […]

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Tags: solar cooking

Goliath Slays David? Cheer for Goliath!

July 26th, 2007 · Comments Off on Goliath Slays David? Cheer for Goliath!

Front-page of the Metro section is not where readers typical turn to a tall tale suitable for the fiction section, something with an “H” for Horror. In With Close Contacts, Md. Wind Project Gets Boost, Post readers discover that a well-connected industrialist (Goliath) has run roughshod over concerned environmentalists (the David) through a legislative end […]

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Tonight, a hero has a name …

July 24th, 2007 · Comments Off on Tonight, a hero has a name …

We each have heroes in our lives, some quite personal and close, others remote to us.  Some to whom we can attached face and powerful emotion, others to whom our respect is a less tangible relationship. For me, those who serve for a greater good, often anonymously, often at great personal sacrifice are a form […]

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Tags: Uncategorized

Maryland is Energizing America: Electricity Profit Decoupling

July 23rd, 2007 · 1 Comment

Every so often, need to delve into one of those policy arenas which are — on their face — arcane, but critical pieces of moving the nation on the path toward a sustainable and prosperous energy future, on the path to Energize America.   Just as Renewable Power Standards are critical to helping drive America’s […]

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Tags: electricity · energy efficiency

“This is the last time I will speak with you …”: w/Action Item

July 20th, 2007 · Comments Off on “This is the last time I will speak with you …”: w/Action Item

No, this is not a GBCW diary … But words from one of the latest Greenpeace advertisements on Global Warming. Take the 1 minute and 43 seconds to watch this with me. NOTE UPDATE at end of diary — ask the next President a question on Global Warming.

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Tags: Energize America · Global Warming

Energy Bookshelf: Warming stories

July 19th, 2007 · 2 Comments

On a cold winter’s night, storms outside, wrapped in a blanket by a crackling fire, whiling away the hours reading a good book. Well, there are an increasing number of great books that suggest that blanket and fire will be required fewer and fewer evenings in the coming years. The genre of Global Warming literature […]

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Tags: Global Warming