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Entries from July 2010

Energy HOME: Steps toward a solar life …

July 30th, 2010 · 11 Comments

Every day, I strive to Make Energy CENTS from the Home to the Globe. Whether programming the thermostat to low temperatures overnight to providing comments on national energy policy drafts to opening discussions as to Energy COOL technologies and concepts, my efforts to Energize America to a prosperous, climate friendly future cross a broad spectrum. […]

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Tags: Energy · solar · solar cooking · Solar Energy

The Darker Side of Lexus’ “Darker Side of Green”?

July 30th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Under the title The Darker Side of Green, Lexus (e.g., Toyota) has chosen to host a series of “debates” on climate change as part of its roll-out of hybrid Lexus CT200h. These events are hosted by a celebrity, with an environmentalist journalist and prominent skeptic ‘debating’ climate-change issues. To debate or not to debate: that […]

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Tags: advertising · anti-science syndrome · catastrophic climate change · climate change · climate delayers · environmental · Global Warming · global warming deniers · greenwashing

An Ecosystem View of Climate Change

July 30th, 2010 · Comments Off on An Ecosystem View of Climate Change

Take a moment to read this thoughtful guest post from matching mole. This may not be exactly what some people might expect from the title.  I’m not going to include a lot of alarming facts and figures or dire predictions.  Instead I’m going to introduce the basics of ecosystem ecology and show how CO2 accumulation […]

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Tags: climate change · environmental · Global Warming

Global Warming: Effing Scary! Complex! Easy!

July 29th, 2010 · Comments Off on Global Warming: Effing Scary! Complex! Easy!

Lafeminista’s Global Warming: Are you f***ing scared yet? highlights yet another reason for grave concern about the impacts of our using the atmosphere as a trash pit: we are killing life in the ocean as Scientists have discovered that the phytoplankton of the oceans has declined by about 40 per cent over the past century, […]

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Tags: catastrophic climate change · Energy

The Breitbart of the Climate Change World?

July 27th, 2010 · 7 Comments

A simple fact: Andrew Breitbart has been incredibly effective. With material that legal investigations, reviews by traditional journalism institutions, and other inspections have shown to be “severely edited” material utterly misrepresenting actual events, Breitbart provided the ammunition that enabled the takedown of an organization (ACORN) that had helped — quite literally — 100,000s of people […]

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Tags: anti-science syndrome · climate change · climate delayers · Energy · energy efficiency · Global Warming · global warming deniers · government energy policy · journalism · politics

“Forcing people to save is a cost that I am willing to bear.”

July 26th, 2010 · 4 Comments

Secretary of Energy Steven Chu took on conservative economists in comments this evening, where he spoke with strong praise for regulation and standards for driving energy efficiency in appliances and other energy-related systems. Chu explained that writing regulation and setting standards are — without exception — the lowest cost move with the highest payoff to […]

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Tags: climate change · department of energy · Energy · Obama Administration

Delivering the post mortem on climate legislation’s failure …

July 26th, 2010 · 3 Comments

If the US Senate has, collectively, any substantive understanding of science, concern about American security, and desire for American prosperity into the future, there will be climate legislation. Sadly, with Anti-Science Syndrome suffering Haters Of a Livable Economic Society dominating one of America’s two major political parties and with Climate Peacocks mewing their way around […]

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Tags: cap and trade · climate change · climate legislation · Congress · Energy · energy efficiency · politics

Two out of three ain’t bad …

July 26th, 2010 · Comments Off on Two out of three ain’t bad …

When it comes to environmental and energy cartooning, there is no other major outlet’s cartoonists who comes close to matching the knowledgeable and insightful cartooning that Tom Toles brings to the pages of The Washington Post. As commented before, With Toles, we don’t know whether to laugh or cry. But, he last won the Pulitzer […]

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Tags: political symbols · President Barack Obama · Washington Post


July 25th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Since before the 2008 election, the core challenge for the incoming President was clear: JOBS! JOBS! JOBS! Yes, we were amid a collapse of the economic system, it required stabilization. JOBS! JOBS! JOBS! Yes, our energy situation was (is) a mess and the climate is boiling. JOBS! JOBS! JOBS! Yes, our political system is broken. […]

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Tags: clean energy jobs · climate change · climate legislation · Congress · Energy · environmental · Obama Administration · politics · President Barack Obama

21st Century’s Martin Luther King speaks in Las Vegas

July 23rd, 2010 · 1 Comment

For most Americans, you don’t go to Las Vegas for truth but to escape reality. This morning, one of America’s most eloquent, thoughtful, and passionate speakers when it comes to energy, climate, and social issues took an hour out to speak truth in Las Vegas. Above is an hour long … but it is an […]

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Tags: Energy · environmental