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Entries from December 2007

Global Warming Impact: An agenda item for 2008 and beyond?

December 31st, 2007 · 9 Comments

The Lieberman-Warner American Climate InSecurity Act (A-CISA) has, as its core centerpiece, a poorly structured Cap and Trade program, inadequate for achieiving required reductions in US (and Global) GreenHouse Gase (GHG) emissions while giving away $500 billion (and likely more) to serial polluters, making the task of reducing America’s fossil-fuel addiction that much more costly […]

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Tags: carbon tax · Global Warming

Schizophrenia in my inbox … Global Warming on the mind

December 30th, 2007 · Comments Off on Schizophrenia in my inbox … Global Warming on the mind

Message to message, my inbox demonstrates a split mentality, item A frequently seeming to be from a different world than item B.  My mailbox is confused. Let’s take e-mails from two warriors against Global Warming: Senator Barbara Boxer sharing with me magnificent news about huge progress on the Global Warming front. Bill McKibben letting me know that […]

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Tags: Bill McKibben · climate change · Global Warming · lieberman-warner · politics · Uncategorized

“Experiencing the Rape of the World …”

December 26th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Suzanne Vega … Toni Childs … Roberta Flack … voices with lyrics that, through my life, have found their ways to touch my soul.   Tracy Chapman’s haunting voice is one that does not just touch, but often sears my soul, with lyrics that speak to me in new ways almost every time that I […]

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Tags: Global Warming

Fee-bating toward an Energy Smart future: The French path

December 26th, 2007 · 3 Comments

Energize America has long had a FeeBate incorporated into it to encourage a more rapid move toward more fuel efficient, lower polluting vehicles. Charge a sliding FEE on low mileage, high polluting vehicles and give a reBATE to high mileage, low polluting vehicles. Balance this such that the collected Fees pay a good share of the […]

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Tags: automobiles

Excessiveness defined? One Boston Christmas light display …

December 26th, 2007 · 3 Comments

By Jamaica Pond, in Boston, Dominic Luberto comes close to defining excess when it comes to lighting.   Having spent over $10,000 on lights, just this year, he will have over 250,000 lights up.  Estimated electric bill of $2000 per month (although, to be honest, this sounds like an embarassed understatement of actual costs). “But, when […]

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Tags: Global Warming

Energy COOL: Solar Busing Down Under

December 26th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Adelaide, Australia, has become the home for an-all electric city bus, the Tindo.  The icing on the cake: the Tindo (aboriginal word for sun) will get its electricity from a $AU550,000 solar PV system on Adelaide’s central bus station.  Even better: rides are free as part of Adelaide’s public transport system.

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Tags: bus · PHEV · solar

The Pope’s Message ….

December 25th, 2007 · Comments Off on The Pope’s Message ….

Now, at this time of midnight mass, perhaps it is worth a moment to take a look toward Rome and Pope Benedict XVI’s message for the World Day of Peace, 1 Jan 2008: Humanity is one great family 6. The social community, if it is to live in peace, is also called to draw inspiration […]

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Tags: climate change · Global Warming

Dominion … the truthiness continues …

December 24th, 2007 · Comments Off on Dominion … the truthiness continues …

Dominion Virginia Power is pursuing paths forward that will worsen the Commonwealth’s pollution profile, which isn’t anything to brag about at this time.  And, they are wrapping their polluting path in an advertising campaign “Sometimes at least part of the answer actually is blowing in the wind.”

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Tags: dominion virginia power · global warming deniers · renewable energy

Dreaming of a Green Christmas

December 24th, 2007 · Comments Off on Dreaming of a Green Christmas

Join us at Energize America looking for solution paths toward a prosperous, climate-friendly future. One of those paths is to seek out renewable energy choices which can include a Green Christmas in terms of power source choices to help protect a White Christmas for tomorrow.

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Tags: renewable energy

Christmas lights: melting away White Christmas?

December 24th, 2007 · 6 Comments

Oh, Christmas Eve, the beautiful lights on the streets, glowing above the snow … scratch that, lighting up the soggy ground, with inflatable reindeer merry-go-rounds, mangers, flashing light displays, and so on …  As with much of American society, the excesses of last year are only targets to be topped this year. The Washington Post […]

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Tags: carbon dioxide