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“If you can’t plug your car in …”

March 19th, 2012 · 2 Comments

This public service video — from an actual Chevy owner (as you’ll see by the production quality) and Plug-In America — speaks to many of the values and value streams that actual people look to when it comes to the return-on-investment from buying an electric vehicle (PHEV or EV).  Quiet enough to listen to birds […]

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Tags: advertising · automobiles · PHEV

Senator Webb Doesn’t Want You to See This Ad

April 1st, 2011 · Comments Off on Senator Webb Doesn’t Want You to See This Ad

Very simply, clean air saves lives. Senator Webb doesn’t want Virginians to realize this as he takes a prominent role in the efforts to shred the Clean Air Act.

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Tags: Energy

Did you chant “Drill, Baby, Drill”?

May 5th, 2010 · 1 Comment

The choice is rather stark … Do we follow the voices chanting in the below or do we listen to The Bear and pay attention to the Friends of the Earth? This Friends of the Earth ad should strike us all hard in the face.

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Tags: Energy

The Most Environmentally Unfriendly Super Bowl Ad

February 7th, 2010 · 47 Comments

The $millions put into Super Bowl advertising cannot, in general, be seen as anything approaching environmentally friendly considering what is core to most of the messages: consume and, well, consume more. There are, of course, some advertisements that are wrapped in “green” and which have at least a (debatable) case to made that they are […]

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Tags: advertising

Making Sustainable Options Fun …

October 13th, 2009 · Comments Off on Making Sustainable Options Fun …

Let’s face reality, it takes a sort of unusual person to describe crawling through attics to seal air leaks or slithering in crawl spaces to insulate piping as a “fun” activity. Turning over the compost pile; separating materials for recycling; turning off lights; putting on an extra sweater while turning the thermostat down in winter; […]

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Tags: advertising · environmental

Not so cool coal …

January 19th, 2009 · Comments Off on Not so cool coal …

It is amazing that Peabody Coal has chosen to do this. Right on the tail of Clean Coal Carolers, Peabody is throwing sun glasses on ever-so cool clean coal.

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Tags: coal · Energy

Drill … Lower Gas Prices … Build SUVs: Lies to an Ugly Future

September 18th, 2008 · 5 Comments

During the Republican primaries, John McCain fell in Michigan, in part because he was living in reality when it came to Global Warming rhetoric, a reality uncomfortable for the flat-earth, reality-denying wing of the Republican party. Come this November, McCain doesn’t plan to make the same mistake. The Palin-McCain campaign’s latest ad is, not surprisingly, […]

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Tags: Energy

Oily Green: Time for Washing up Some Washington Greenwashing

June 15th, 2008 · 3 Comments

The Washington Nationals have a beautiful new stadium. A tax-payer paid stadium. A stadium padded itself on the back for its green attributes. This beautifully green stadium is plastered with: advertisements for that every so environmentally friendly Exxon-Mobil. Yes, that Exxon-Mobil that has so happily (and generously) supported global warming denialists as a path to […]

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

Obama Message Coopted by Pollution Front Group

April 28th, 2008 · Comments Off on Obama Message Coopted by Pollution Front Group

The Astroturf Organization Formerly Known As ABEC has come out with a doozy of a first ad. In the battle to protect our future, the alphabet list of astroturf organizations working to undercut a habitable tomorrow is an ever-growing soup.  Tracking the  $35 million+ associated with “Americans for Balanced Energy Choices provided easily full-time employment […]

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Tags: astroturfing · carbon dioxide · coal · Energy · environmental · Global Warming

Chamber of Commerce: April’s Fool …

April 2nd, 2008 · 6 Comments

Yesterday, on 1 April 2008, the US Chamber of Commerce issued a memo that suggests that they want to make April’s Fools of all Americans through their continued efforts to distort discussion about energy issues in a way that takes the truth out of truthiness.   And, what is impressive (and depressing) is how the Chamber’s […]

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Tags: business practice · climate change · climate delayers · environmental · pollution