The opening ceremony is hours away and sporting events have begun for the 2012 summer Olympics in London. Besides a life-long joy at exposure to new sport, great sports feats, and the basic global harmony concept of the Olympic games, the London games caught my attention for the organizers’ plans to make it totally [...]
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June 29th, 2011 · 7 Comments
When it comes to discussing the value and power of a clean-energy future, in a way that touches core values and life-experiences of a good share of Americans, perhaps it is time to think and speak UMW. No … not the United Mine Workers. Instead, when we think UMW and energy, we should turn to [...]
November 23rd, 2010 · 1 Comment
Very simply, across the economy, energy efficiency is almost certainly the top investment option — as individuals, businesses, communities, government … The rate of return possibilities are tremendous and unlike gambles to grow business or play the stock market, this is ‘guaranteed’ cash in the bank.
And, it is ‘cash in the bank’ in terms of [...]
October 18th, 2010 · No Comments
Like many people, I can happily spend time playing with my kids, have coached sports teams for years, can tune out with a foolish comedy, happily read fiction, can become entranced with a recipe, thrilled at an outdoor experience … e.g., there is much to life outside the study of energy and climate issues. Truly, [...]
August 3rd, 2010 · No 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.
The concept of Silver Bullet solutions concerns me and [...]
April 9th, 2010 · 1 Comment
Developing a lower total ownership cost (TOC) can often require paying a bit more money upfront. When it comes to energy efficiency and renewable energy (EE/RE), that upfront incremental cost is too frequently a barrier to achieving that more cost effective longer term solution. A bond program targeted specifically for EE/RE in government facilities [...]
February 24th, 2010 · No Comments
Jack Hidary, one of the more innovative green entrepreneurs, is at the Vancouver Olympics evidently enjoying himself at events (evidently speed skating) but, more importantly, engaging with world leaders (political, cultural, private sector) to foster engagement toward more sustainable practices.
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In this video, Hidary discusses Vancouver’s Green Olympics (VANOC [...]
January 8th, 2010 · 4 Comments
This cross-post from DWG provides an excellent perspective on the heavily peer-reviewed study, just published in Science magazine, that provides strong material about the serious health (environmental and human) implications of Mountain Top Removal (MTR). For links to numerous other discussions, see here.
The rapacious polluters in the coal industry are celebrating. The approval of a [...]
January 5th, 2010 · No Comments
I regret not seeing Kate Sheppard’s excellent discussion at Mother Jones prior to writing Whole Foods’ CEO vs Whole Foods’ Values? and Whole Paycheck’s “Crazy Uncle”’s crazed global warming ignorance. Kate addresses the connection between Mackey’s statements/views, Whole Foods’ lobbying (or lack of it), and governmental action on environmental issues. As with The New [...]
January 4th, 2010 · 2 Comments
Whole Foods’ CEO, John Mackey, has made news with a New Yorker profile quoting him promoting the rejection of climate change science. (See Whole Paycheck’s “Crazy Uncle”’s crazed global warming ignorance.) When it came to his climate science ignorance, the article’s author commented
One would imagine that, on this score, many of his customers, to say [...]