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Is corrected online graphic enough? WashPost Cost-to-Buy vs Cost-to-Own fail

March 11th, 2012 · No Comments

On Friday, 9 March 2012, The Washington Post front page had a prominent article laying out a case for ridiculing the Department of Energy for awarding an “affordability prize” to a $50 light bulb. The article laid out how the bulb was so expensive to purchase and discussed how that purchase price would deter people [...]

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Tags: Energy · Washington Post · energy efficiency · journalism · lighting

Where’s the front-page correction? WashPost Fails Math, Fails Ethics, Fails Readers

March 10th, 2012 · 3 Comments

The Washington Post’s front page, 9 March 2012, featured an article entitled “Affordability award goes to $50 light bulb” (and the online title: Government-subsidized green light bulb carries costly price tag). Reading like a partisan hit job against the Department of Energy’s efforts to use ‘prizes’ to foster technological innovation into the market place, this [...]

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Tags: Energy · LED · Post Watch · Washington Post · electricity · incandescent lighting · lighting

Steve King revels in wasting taxpayers’ money

February 13th, 2012 · No Comments

At the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), Representative Steve King (R-IA-5) made it very clear not just that he purposefully wastes taxpayers’ money but that he takes joy in doing so.
King referred to the House office building janitors during Pelosi’s time as speaker as her “Stasi troops” — referring to oppressive secret police in East [...]

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Tags: Energy · energy efficiency · lighting · political symbols · politics

Citizens Against Government Waste Promotes Wasteful Citizenry

December 20th, 2011 · No Comments

One of the precepts from the right-wing sound machine (RWSM) is horror at government standard setting that leads to an improved marketplace. Whether seatbelts for cars or speed limits or building standards or …, there is little to no problem finding screaming voices letting us know how this is a fundamental invasion of individual rights [...]

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Tags: 2008 Presidential Election · 2012 Presidential Election · Congress · Energy · conservation · energy efficiency · lighting · politics

Unpublished letters: “What is the long run?”

April 21st, 2011 · No Comments

WarrenS has taken on an admirable resolution: to send a letter to the editor (LTE) (or, well, a major politician) every single day, on the critical issues of climate change and energy. This discusses his approach and here is an amusing ‘template’ to for rapid letter writing.
Now, I have always written letters and even had [...]

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Tags: Energy · Washington Post · lighting · unpublished letters

Holiday Lighting … scrooge or savior? (an annual refrain …)

December 2nd, 2010 · 1 Comment

Do you love those displays of Christmas (or Hannukah or Kwanza or …) lights? Are you awed by those so impassioned that they string up 1000s of lights in awesome displays worthy of a city center? I once did, pausing on cold winter nights, white clouds issuing from my mouth, enjoying being in the [...]

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Tags: energy efficiency · lighting

Power of Efficient Lighting … notes from an energy ‘geek’-aholic

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, [...]

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Tags: Energy · business practice · lighting

A Giant step behind Wal-Mart

August 1st, 2010 · 1 Comment

When I hop onto my bike early in the morning because we’re out of coffee or need some bread, a Giant Food grocery store is the closest option. The store recently went through a renovation and is amid a “grand opening”. Wandering through this store, however, makes this author’s head spin contrasting [...]

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Tags: Energy · LEED · energy efficiency · greenwashing · lighting

Christmas Lights … scrooge or savior? (an annual refrain …)

November 30th, 2009 · Comments Off

Do you love those displays of Christmas (or Hannukah or Kwanza or …) lights? Are you awed by those so impassioned that they string up 1000s of lights in awesome displays worthy of a city center? I once did, pausing on cold winter nights, white clouds issuing from my mouth, enjoying being in the [...]

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Tags: Energy · energy efficiency · environmental · green · lighting · political symbols · pollution

Energy COOL: Soon to be shining down on a street near you?

May 2nd, 2009 · 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 truly Energy COOL.
There are many ways to see America’s energy [...]

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Tags: Energy · electricity · energy cool · lighting