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Energy COOL: Turning gurgling into clean electricity

September 11th, 2013 · 1 Comment

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 trulyEnergy COOL. The fifth annual DC Renewable Technology conference provided multiple opportunities […]

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Tags: alternative energy · Energy · energy cool · renewable energy

Bright Rays of Sunshine Hit DC: A preview of The Solar Decathlon

September 19th, 2011 · 4 Comments

One of the nation’s most important (and sadly too little discussed) intercollegiate competitions is about to open in Washington, DC: the biennial Solar Decathlon.  For two weeks, 19 university teams from around the globe will compete across ten categories (thus, “decathlon”) that show the house works (can they get household chores and tasks done, like […]

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Tags: alternative energy · architecture · Energy · renewable energy · solar · solar cooking · solar decathlon · Solar Energy · sustainability

Nine Pitfalls of Alternative Energy

September 2nd, 2011 · Comments Off on Nine Pitfalls of Alternative Energy

This guest post comes courtesy of Barath. We’re at the end of economic growth as we know it.  Not everyone has realized this yet, but it has arrived nevertheless [see discussions here and here]. As gas prices remain high and climate chaos becomes ever more apparent, people and institutions are rightly argue ever more insistently […]

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Alternative Energy Roundup

May 15th, 2010 · 1 Comment

A guest post from Mark Louis re alternative energy … This was a pretty big week in energy news.  First, Senators John Kerry & Joe Lieberman introduce the American Power Act(greatest name ever).  Then, to help drive home the need for a comprehensive energy bill, the EPA announced new regulations for greenhouse gas emissions, reminding […]

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Tags: alternative energy · Energy

Getting FIT

August 22nd, 2009 · Comments Off on Getting FIT

This is a guest post from the very thoughtful ApSmith who merits paying attention not just on this … but FIT is something that should be on the agenda to help move us forward toward more rapid deployment of clean energy options. The NY Times’ Green Inc blog highlighted several plans to introduce feed-in tariffs […]

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Tags: alternative energy · electricity · government energy policy

Stimulate me

January 1st, 2009 · 10 Comments

Stimulate Etymology: From Latin stimulatus past participle of stimul? (“goad on”) . Verb: to stimulate: To encourage into action. To arouse an organism to functional activity. Synonyms: encourage, induce, provoke, animate, arouse, energize, energise, excite, perk up Antonyms: de-energize, sedate, stifle For eight long years, this nation has been de-energized, had productive advancing of the […]

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Tags: alternative energy · analysis · architecture · architecture2030 · building green · eco-friendly · Energize America · Energy · energy efficiency · Global Warming · government energy policy · green · Obama Administration

Move aside Gore. Move aside Pickens. Google is at the Podium!

September 10th, 2008 · 2 Comments

At the Corporate ECOforum, Google CEO Eric Schmidt gave a talk that looks well worth hearing. Schmidt began his talk with a Google Earth heavy discussion “of rising temperatures and government policies that are either speeding up or slowing down climate change.” There’s a total failure of political leadership, at least in the United States, […]

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Tags: alternative energy · climate change · Energy · energy efficiency · environmental · Global Warming · google · government energy policy · green · renewable energy · solar · wind power

Vote Energy Smart, not Energy Dumb!

April 2nd, 2008 · 7 Comments

One of the greatest joys in the 2006 election, amid the triumph of capturing both the House and Senate, came with now Congressman Jerry McNerney‘s defeat of Richard Pombo in CA-11. Pombo was in real competition to be the worst member of Congress when it came to energy and environmental issues.  On the other hand, […]

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Tags: alternative energy · Congress · Energy · politics

Beyond Petroleum … to what?

March 1st, 2008 · Comments Off on Beyond Petroleum … to what?

British Petroleum has made much in recent years with advertising that “BP” stands for “Beyond Petroleum”.  The latest news from this fossil-fuel giant indicates that “Beyond Petroleum” is becoming a question:  “Beyond Petroleum to what?”  Todd Hayward, BP’s Chief Executive Officer, has put the Corportion’s green businesses on the auction block.  The price tag he’d […]

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Tags: alternative energy · business practice · oil · renewable energy

While we were distracted …

December 15th, 2007 · Comments Off on While we were distracted …

Bait and switch … To an extent, many energy activists feel like they’ve been distracted with a shiny object (the “Energy Independence Security Act”) while dirty dealing has been going on behind our backs.

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