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Entries from August 2011

“BREAKING: Tea Party Activists arrested at White House” … Sources reporting President seeks meeting to forge compromise to end protest

August 31st, 2011 · 3 Comments

706 Tea Party members arrested in prolonged demonstrations in front of the White House … protesting that President Bachman (or Perry or …) wasn’t living up her promise to send climate scientists to prison. This sort of event would get banner headlines. A series of events, with people being arrested every day, would be banner […]

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Tags: climate delayers · Energy · politics · production tax credit

Finding another currency …

August 31st, 2011 · Comments Off on Finding another currency …

Day in, day out, for two weeks dedicated and impassioned Americans of all creeds, races, (adult) ages, have made a choice that likely would have been thought unthinkable just less then three-years ago when President-Elect Barack Obama stated that climate change mitigation would be the top agenda item for his Administration: they have chosen to […]

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Tags: 2012 Presidential Election · climate change · Energy · environmental · global warming deniers · government energy policy · politics

Four Transport Alternatives to Canadian Tar Sands

August 31st, 2011 · Comments Off on Four Transport Alternatives to Canadian Tar Sands

Yet another guest post from the thoughtful BruceMcF. There has recently been a flurry of activism regarding regulatory approval of the “XL Pipeline” in support of bitumen production from Canadian Tar Sands. Along with hundreds arrested in front of the White House, this is an issue that has attracted substantial attention from a variety of […]

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Tags: Energy · guest post · trains · transportation

A retirement meriting simply celebration … goodbye Potomac River Coal Plant

August 30th, 2011 · Comments Off on A retirement meriting simply celebration … goodbye Potomac River Coal Plant

Retirements often create uncertainty. They can be times for celebrating accomplishments and marking an individual’s opportunity to move forward to something that they crave to do (whether political activism, fishing, spending time with grandkids, or …).  These events are usually tinged by sadness, as they are also life transition moments with someone passing into, as […]

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Tags: Energy

My Master Metered Condo and Its Priorities

August 30th, 2011 · 2 Comments


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Tags: Congress · economics · Energy · energy efficiency · master metering · politics

Cool shirt … but what is the carbon (and other pollution) footprint?

August 3rd, 2011 · 1 Comment

The Climate Reality project is an interesting concept: > a global day-long event looking to the realities of climate science and climate disruptions impacts (existing and forecast), time zone by time zone. While not surprisingly under attack from the global warming denial machine (GWDM), we can expect that Gore and his team will assemble 24 […]

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Tags: Al Gore · climate change · clothing · government energy policy