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Entries from September 2012

Green Festival DC … interesting/valuable few hours

September 30th, 2012 · Comments Off on Green Festival DC … interesting/valuable few hours

While I plan to return to this, for a more substantive discussion when I have time, I spent several hours at the Green Festival, DC, yesterday and found this worthwhile. At the DC Convention Center, today is the second/last day and I would recommend this to others. Among (many) interesting, surprising, enjoyable items: Electric / […]

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Tags: Energy

Coal, Oil, Gas (COG) Spokesman Hits Radical Environmentalists

September 29th, 2012 · Comments Off on Coal, Oil, Gas (COG) Spokesman Hits Radical Environmentalists

Gene Vashing speaks for “Coal, Oil, Gas America” about how environmentalists seek to destroy the job creation opportunities due to significant fossil fuel use. Now you see we’re just COGs in this great machine we call America …Coal, Oil, Gas … Why, that’s just nature. Let’s join Gene and fight to end “COGBashing”.PS: And, by […]

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Tags: Energy

Romney-Ryan Seek to Raise Americans’ Energy Prices: (a) Electricity

September 27th, 2012 · 2 Comments

The Romney-Ryan energy plan has been appropriately castigated for embracing and enshrining fossil fuels while disdaining and dismissing renewable energy systems (and, well, totally ignoring energy efficiency).  (One could say that the Romney-Ryan campaign is rejecting energy from heaven and embracing (with passion) energy from hell.) With mindless ‘Drill, Baby, Drill’ cheering, enraptured sonnets for Keystone […]

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Tags: 2012 Presidential Election · coal · electricity · Energy

Military seeks to end “The Burden” and create opportunities

September 27th, 2012 · 3 Comments

Vice Admiral Dennis McGinn, USN (ret’d) opens The Burden‘s trailer with these words: Oil, natural gas, coal have been very good for the United States … Key to his words: “have been”. Rich natural resources have been key to America’s emergence, over the centuries, into a global powerhouse. Combined with (regulated) capitalism enabling best practices […]

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Tags: Energy

Office Waste is now on the FBI’s Most Wanted list

September 27th, 2012 · Comments Off on Office Waste is now on the FBI’s Most Wanted list

Talk about a catchy conference title: Recycling lands on FBI’s most-wanted list While it might not go as far as Don’t Mess With Texas, this does allow one one to imagine a crumpled aluminum can on a Post Office poster alongside a mass murderer. This was the title for the first presentation in the GreenGov […]

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Tags: Energy

Ashamnu: Our souls have transgressed with climate silence …

September 25th, 2012 · 2 Comments

Arev Yom Kippur … The eve of the Day of Atonement. After the period of reflection and engagement with others between Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur, this is a moment to turn to internal considerations and the relationship between the individual and G-d. As part of the prayers for the Day of Atonement, the Vidui, […]

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Tags: 2012 Presidential Election · climate change · Global Warming

Exelon exec asserts PTC irrelevant to wind industry prospects

September 25th, 2012 · Comments Off on Exelon exec asserts PTC irrelevant to wind industry prospects

Last week, at the Maryland Clean Energy Center (MCEC)’s annual “summit, Exelon had a major presence. This shouldn’t surprise anyone as with Exelon’s acquisition of Constellation Energy, Exelon became a major player in the Maryland economy and Marylanders’ energy use become a significant portion of the Exelon business portfolio. With Exelon sponsorship came various visible […]

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Tags: Energy · wind power

GreenGov offers a window on government at its best

September 23rd, 2012 · 1 Comment

Over the next several days, what might be the most important Federal government conference on energy and climate issues this year (with the sad GAO last-minute cancellation of GovEnergy) will occur in Washington, DC. The GreenGov conference, co-sponsored by the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) and the Association of Climate Change Officers (ACCO), provides ten […]

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Tags: Energy · environmental · Obama Administration

Energy COOL: Maryland (MCEC)

September 18th, 2012 · 3 Comments

Since diving into the deep end when it comes to energy issues, almost every day sees new fascinating concepts, approaches, and technologies. Fascinating … exciting … even hope inspiring at times. And, as well, as the passion builds, so many of these are truly Energy COOL. One pleasure of attending energy-related conferences is the chance […]

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Tags: Energy · energy cool

PBS News Hour’s public service: demonstrating the shallowness of mainstream modern American journalism

September 17th, 2012 · Comments Off on PBS News Hour’s public service: demonstrating the shallowness of mainstream modern American journalism

In a year with seeming unending demonstrations of mounting climate disruption and increasingly on-target science-based reporting on climate change, this PBS News Hour chose to present to the public a shallow ‘he-said, she-said’ report giving visibility to one of the blogosphere’s most prominent anti-science syndrome sufferers without providing the casual viewer any context for understanding […]

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Tags: climate delayers · journalism