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Bike for Free: RNC and DNC opportunity

August 12th, 2008 · No Comments

For both the Democratic and Republican National Conventions (DNC/RNC), a bike sharing program will be made available to delegates, media and representatives. Humana is providing 1000 bikes in partnership with Bikes Belong, a biking advocacy coalition. While, sadly, the bikes will be available only from 7 am to 7 pm (perhaps to reduce [...]

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Ratatouille and Department of Energy TV Spot

July 3rd, 2007 · No Comments

Disney Pixar is contributing to an Energy Smart feature. Check out the ad from DOE’s Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy office.

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Deniers new Hot Topic: Predicting a Global Freeze

July 1st, 2007 · 9 Comments

The obfuscation effort, the campaign to confuse the globe on Global Warming continues unabated despite Exxon’s well-publicized claims to cut off funding for their campaign.  A coming cold day for a warm globe, in that stalwart of rational journalism – The Washington Times, is another shot in the battle to confuse on facts to inhibit [...]

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Tags: General · Global Warming · global cooling · global warming deniers

Energy Bookshelf: Urban Future

June 25th, 2007 · 2 Comments

Truth be told, anyone with their eyes open is overwhelmed by the wealth of interesting, insightful, and high quality material out there — in soft (blogosphere) and hard (books, etc) copy.  This drives us, all too often, into stovepiping our focus, gaining ever more knowledge about an ever narrower focus area.
Our challenges — as individuals, [...]

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Tags: Energy · General · cities · energy efficiency

Big Time Solar Around the Corner?

June 8th, 2007 · 1 Comment

In wind, geothermal, tidal, biomass, hydrogen, and so on, amazing developments are emerging every day. Advocates of specific options make them seem like the Silver Bullet solution to all our problems even though some (corn ethanol, for example) create as many problems as they solve.  In any event, the real issue is that we should [...]

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Solar Electricity as Cheap as Coal Electricity

May 21st, 2007 · No Comments

Photon Consulting has issued a report claiming that, by 2020,
by 2010, the cost of solar will be below the price of grid electricity for at least 50 percent of OECD residential demand, equivalent to around 1,500 GW of solar power. This is much larger than the 15 GW of cell/module production PHOTON Consulting anticipates for [...]

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Financial world tackling Climate Change?

May 15th, 2007 · No Comments

To continue the stream of business news related to tackling Global Warming (Wal-Mart and Kohl’s solar; MSNBC Europe’s 50 low-carbon companies, News Corporation’s climate change strategy), a key player in the financial services world has made a commitment of $50 billion targeted toward tackling Climate Change.  Citi plans to build on $10 billion it has [...]

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Tags: General · business practice

Low-Carb Gurus: low-carbon that is …

May 9th, 2007 · No Comments

CNBC Europe has a list of Top 50 Low-Carbon Pioneers in Europe.

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Gasoline … a hot summer?

May 3rd, 2007 · No Comments

News reporting is going on that gasoline might top $4 gallon across much of the United States by the end of summer.  The Energy Information Agency’s gasoline report provides one sign that this might be the case.  This graphic representation of gasoline stocks doesn’t look so good — basically, it shows current gasoline stocks about [...]

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Pelosi: Paint the People’s House a Brighter GREEN!

April 23rd, 2007 · 2 Comments

As discussed in Pelosi is painting the House GREEN, in the beginning of March, Nancy Pelosi directed the House Chief Administrative Officer to come up with a plan to ‘Green the House’.
This is moving forward. As per Democrats Painting the House GREEN …, the preliminary report (summary: pdf) of the Green the Capitol Initiative was [...]

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Tags: Energy · General · Global Warming · Nancy Pelosi · conservation · energy efficiency