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Why does Jay Rockefeller hate good investments?

December 27th, 2010 · 3 Comments

Let’s play word association. Read the following phrase and what’s the first thing that comes to mind. Rich family … There are, of course, many possible from Hilton to Mellon to Rothschilds to … Yes, there are many that might come to mind.  For me, the ‘first to mind’ would be the Rockefellers.  Robber baron […]

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Tags: clean emissions · climate change · climate delayers · Congress · environmental

Nissan’s aggressive Leaf campaign sets an example

September 13th, 2010 · 3 Comments

Last evening, my better 95+% was flipping through the channels and received the rare: stop, go back to that. What was that? A Nissan “innovation” advertisement in which the Nissan Leaf played a prominent roll, “if you never needed to buy another gallon of gas …” Watching this well-done advertisement made me think of Who […]

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Tags: advertising · automobiles · clean emissions · climate change · environmental · Global Warming · political symbols

Hey, Twit Claire, we do not have “50 years” …

July 16th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Senator Claire McCaskill, who has been anything but a shining star on thoughtful thinking for creating a prosperous and climate-friendly America, has let loose with another doozy. “I think it’s still a work in progress,” said Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill, who worries that a cap would be a loser for Democrats in November. “You know, […]

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Tags: cap and trade · carbon tax · clean emissions · climate change · Congress · democrats · Energy

The Power of No Regrets … a reprise …

December 11th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Occasionally, it seems worthwhile to resurrect earlier discussions, to try to bring attention to elements that should be part of our national dialogue but which, sadly, seem not ingrained in people’s thinking. No Regrets strategic thinking looks to satisficing — how would this pan out across multiple scenarios. Considering what a No Regrets Strategy would […]

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Tags: clean emissions · climate change · Energy · energy smart · environmental · financial policy · Global Warming · politics · pollution

Coal’s Sacriligeous Caroling

December 10th, 2008 · Comments Off on Coal’s Sacriligeous Caroling

In a time of year when it can be hard to go into public without being overwhelmed by Christmas carols, the sound of jingling bells can sicken many of us. And, it is hard for many to associate this season and carols with any form of religiousity due to the mass commercialization of across the […]

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Tags: advertising · carbon dioxide · clean emissions · climate change · coal · Energy

“This is Reality”: “Clean Coal” Vaporware

December 4th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Today, Al Gore and a coalition of leading environmental organizations are launching This is Simply put, despite all the glowing ads that you’ve seen and bipartisan romancing of clean coal, “clean coal” remains not much more than powerpoint slides and technological dreams that might (MIGHT) work in 20 years or so, at a very […]

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Tags: clean emissions · coal · Energy

Greening the School House

June 13th, 2008 · 22 Comments

Last month, to far (FAR) less attention than it merited, the House of Representatives (facing an Administration veto threat) passed the 21st Century Green High-Performing Public School Facilities Act with $20 billion for greening public schools across the nation. Taking aggressive action to green schools is about one of the smartest steps the nation can […]

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Tags: analysis · architecture · architecture2030 · building green · business practice · cities · clean emissions · Congress · conservation · democrats · emissions · Energy · energy efficiency · Global Warming · green · greenwashing

Waving a white flag … Samuelson and Global Warming

June 4th, 2008 · 5 Comments

Robert J. Samuelson simply doesn’t believe in America, in American ingenuity, in Americans ability to rise to challenges and solve problems. From an acquaintance, This week’s Newsweek magazine carries a column by Robert Samuelson, titled Just-Call It Cap-and-Tax. Samuelson likes to say he’s not an economist. In this column, he certainly showed that to be […]

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Tags: analysis · carbon dioxide · carbon tax · clean emissions · climate change · climate delayers · Congress · emissions · Energy · environmental · Global Warming · global warming deniers · lieberman-warner

A Prosperous, Climate-Friendly Society

October 1st, 2007 · 21 Comments

Peak Oil. Gas Prices. Global Warming. There are real problems and real threats with terrifying implications that merit response. Yet, threat and crisis creates opportunity. We have, before us/US, an opportunity for transformation. For responding to threat and handling crisis to create something better, to turn to a better path. And, well, the question becomes […]

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Tags: carbon neutral · carbon tax · clean emissions · climate change · emissions · Energy · Global Warming · government energy policy

iPod COOL Energy: Bike to the Future?

March 24th, 2007 · 4 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 ‘iPod Cool’.   This is the fourth of a new series, iPod […]

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Tags: bicycles · cities · clean emissions · eco-friendly · energy efficiency · environmental