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Energy Smart Scott

July 21st, 2008 · 3 Comments

Amid skyrocketing oil, gasoline, coal, and electricity (coming to a neighborhood near you) prices, 2008 offers Americans quite serious and stark choices between knowledgeable, impassioned, and thoughtful candidates when it comes to finding paths toward a prosperous 21st century economy, on the one side, and Fossil-Fool candidates focused on tightening our shackles to the ever-more [...]

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Tags: Congress · Energy · Uncategorized · politics

What to do about gas prices?

July 15th, 2008 · Comments Off

Americans United for Change has launched a campaign to Free Our Oil! While an interesting response to the Republican focus on lying to support drilling, I challenged this campaign, stating that this effort supports a quite dangerous framing of the problems and solutions.
If we make this just about gas prices, we are caught into a [...]

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Tags: Energy · PHEV · Uncategorized · fuel economy · gasoline · oil · peak oil · political symbols · politics

Energy Smart Jeff

July 14th, 2008 · 6 Comments

Amid skyrocketing oil, gasoline, coal, and electricity (coming to a neighborhood near you) prices, 2008 offers Americans quite serious and stark choices between knowledgeable, impassioned, and thoughtful candidates when it comes to finding paths toward a prosperous 21st century economy, on the one side, and Fossil-Fool candidates focused on tightening our shackles to the ever-more [...]

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Tags: Congress · Energy · Uncategorized · politics

Updated: What Fraction Of America’s $4+/Gallon Gasoline Is Due To The War In Iraq?

July 11th, 2008 · Comments Off

Just how much of the pump price of gasoline is attributable to the war in Iraq? A dollar? Three dollars? None. That conversation recently swirled around me and, one one point, someone commented that well over half (or more than $2) of America’s $4.10 gallon of gas is due to the war. Another person asked [...]

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Tags: Energy · Uncategorized · gasoline · peak oil

George Bush: “Goodbye from the world’s biggest polluter.”

July 10th, 2008 · 1 Comment

George W Bush ended his time at the G8 summit, the last that he will attend as US presidency, with the following statement. 
Goodbye from the world’s biggest polluter.
According to the Telegraph reporting,
He then punched the air while grinning widely, as the rest of those present including Gordon Brown and Nicolas Sarkozy looked on in shock.

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Tags: G8 · Uncategorized · politics · pollution

Busing students … school systems feel the pain

July 1st, 2008 · No Comments

Just a short note, something that should not be at all surprising. Just as drivers and airlines are feeling the pitch of skyrocketing fuel prices, so are school systems. As an example, Nova Scotia’s Acadia school board is now working to get a new school bus contract. The previous contract paid on a [...]

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Tags: Energy · Uncategorized · gasoline

Energy COOL: A stroll in a garden

June 29th, 2008 · 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.
This is a somewhat different path of discover [...]

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Tags: Uncategorized · climate change · eco-friendly · energy cool · environmental · green

George Carlin: Global Warming Denier … ?

June 27th, 2008 · Comments Off

This video is the rage among the Global Warming denial sect, as they pass it around and post it with great glee following Carlin’s death. Their RIP is a celebration that George was one of theirs.

You got people around you.
The country’s full of them right now, people walking around all day long, every minute of [...]

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Tags: Global Warming · Uncategorized · analysis · climate change · climate delayers · environmental · global warming deniers

TRADITION! WashPost Global Warming reporting Fair and Balanced

June 27th, 2008 · 5 Comments

Tradition!
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The Washington Post is establishing a firm 21st Century tradition: when it comes to Global Warming, take guidance from Faux News, “Fair and Balanced”.
Multiple times in the pastweek, both in reporting and on the editorial page, The Washington Post continued a seemingly iron tradition of coloring Global Warming science by ensuring that skeptics and deniers [...]

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Tags: Uncategorized

Fair and Balanced strikes WashPost Global Warming reporting … again

June 26th, 2008 · Comments Off

Earlier this week, two Washington Post articles demonstrated, yet again, the Post’s editors’ dedication to modeling Post reporting after Faux News when it comes to Global Warming: “Fair and Balanced” over objective and truthful. In what were otherwise quite interesting and even valuable articles to read, the Post inserted material from Global Warming deniers and [...]

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Tags: Global Warming · James Inhofe · Uncategorized · Washington Post · climate change · climate delayers · global warming deniers · jim hansen · journalism · media