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Pioneering Energy Smart futures in American municipalities

July 18th, 2012 · Comments Off on Pioneering Energy Smart futures in American municipalities

ClimateSolutions‘ New Energy Cities project, with funding from the Henry M Jackson Foundation, just released a study entitled Powering the New Energy Future from the Ground Up:  Profiles in City-Led Energy Innovations.  The study examines the real world experience in cities with populations under 250,000.  From the study’s executive summary: To date, large cities from New […]

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Tags: Energy · research

Taking time for a survey …

June 1st, 2012 · Comments Off on Taking time for a survey …

There are so many studies out there, so many surveys … most of the time, I don’t take them but here is one that is worth the time.    Researchers at the University of Western Australia want people who visit sites like this to take a quick survey (about 10 min.). The survey focuses on […]

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Tags: research · science

An election about science

January 13th, 2012 · 10 Comments

When it comes to the November 2012elections, few people identify science as the core issue. Economic concerns (JOBS! JOBS! JOBS!), fossil-foolish fueled anger at government, passions over the role of government, the Occupy Movement (what is happening to the 99% while the 1% profit?), and otherwise are among the many “core” issues.  A hidden element […]

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Tags: 2012 Presidential Election · Obama Administration · political symbols · politics · President Barack Obama · republican party · research · science

Post Watch: Balance and Absence aren’t top-flight journalism …

December 1st, 2011 · 2 Comments

As a native Washingtonian, weaned on morning and evening newspapers, The Washington Post is my hometown journal and has been (for too many decades) a key part of my window on the world.  Over the decades, however, that window has dirtied and darkened to distortion on critical issues to the point that I (and, well, […]

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Tags: journalism · Post Watch · research · science · Washington Post

Debunk me! “Lean, mean and easy to read …”

November 29th, 2011 · 14 Comments

Human society being what it is, we live in a world filled with myths. Count Dracula lives forever and drinks blood. Monsters hide under the bed. NASA faked the Apollo missions and the astronauts were actually in a desert film studio rather than on the mooon. The world’s scientists are conspiring to falsify data about […]

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Tags: research · science

Americans’ Christmas Eve wishes for a Clean Energy Future

December 27th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Hidden among the hustle and bustle of Americans’ preparations for Christmas, with snowstorms disrupting travel (and giving climate confusers another opportunity to proclaim “its cold and snowing today, therefore global warming isn’t real), the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) released poll results showing strong public support for clean energy and action on climate change. Strikingly, 82 […]

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Tags: climate change · Energy · Global Warming · politics · research

George Will will write about this, right? “cataclysmic and irreversible consequences for the Earth”

November 19th, 2009 · 1 Comment

A two degree centigrade warming of the globe above pre-industrial levels would have serious, some might say devastating, effects across the globe, with a range of serious consequences from weather disruptions to increased droughts (and floods) to extinctions to …  It is not a pretty picture. And, we are essentially guaranteed to hit that level […]

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Tags: George Will · Global Warming · research


March 14th, 2008 · 4 Comments

“If you assume, you make an ASS out of U and ME.”  Yes, that old ditty from grade school has direct relevance from time-to-time.  The atrocious ACCF/NAM study on the fiscal implications of climate legislation seems to take this adage to a new level. As already noted in Lies, Damned Lies, Statistics, and Statistics from […]

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Tags: climate change · climate delayers · Global Warming · lieberman-warner · research

WashPost Business Section worth a look

November 26th, 2007 · Comments Off on WashPost Business Section worth a look

Monday’s Washington Post business section has an excellent set of articles examining local green businesses.   They provide a window on those pursuing green productivity for, it seems, ethical/moral issues first (and financial as corollary) as per Honest Tea and those who started entirely with financial reasons (with any environmental/ethical/moral issues secondary, a corollary) as per Marriott (article […]

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Tags: building green · business practice · commerce · conservation · eco-friendly · Energy · energy efficiency · environmental · government energy policy · green · journalism · LEED · research · Washington Post

Making Green by Going Green: New Hampshire and Renewable Power

April 26th, 2007 · Comments Off on Making Green by Going Green: New Hampshire and Renewable Power

In The Economic Impact of Renewable Energy, Steven Lacey of Renewable Energy Access  examines the economic impact of New Hampshire’s moves toward a renewable portfolio standard (RPS).  An RPS creates a standard for a certain percentage of energy (electricity) to come from renewable sources. Lacey’s conclusion — based on work done by the University of […]

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Tags: renewable energy · research