Get Energy Smart! NOW!

Blogging for a sustainable energy future.

Get Energy Smart!  NOW! header image 4

Breaking: Greenpeace sends SEC complaint re TransCanada’s inflated jobs claims

January 26th, 2012 · 4 Comments

A correspondent just provided the text of material that Greenpeace has sent to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) making a case that TransCanada is potentially in violation of security laws due to its use of inflated job figures as part of a strategic influence campaign to drive the Obama Administration into supporting this misguided […]

[

Tags: Energy

Ending the year on a charitable note …

December 30th, 2011 · 1 Comment

This is a tough time for many in this nation and around the globe. And, our local, national, and global challenges are hard to overstate. My household, due to luck and good fortune with some hard work and effort thrown into the mix is not as troubled as too many others when it comes to […]

[

Tags: environmental

Volkswagen’s Dark Side

June 28th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Volkswagen has made noise with pretensions of being the greenest automaker. Greenpeace UK has taken a look at Volkswagen’s claims and determined that those pretensions could just be noisy greenwashing.  Volkswagen—which has previously stated it wants to be ‘the most eco-friendly automaker in the world’—has seriously dark-sided views on fuel efficiency standards and CO2 emissions. […]

[

Tags: automobiles

Facebook … unFriend unfriendly Coal

September 16th, 2010 · Comments Off on Facebook … unFriend unfriendly Coal

We all have choices to make in life, some easier than others. Perhaps to basic MBA penny-pinching, earning dollars off others’ lungs through ignoring coal pollution’s externalities, or a Corporate culture that remains ignorant of social costs, one of the most popular websites in the globe made the choice to poison all 500,000,000 of its […]

[

Tags: coal · Energy

Barack’s Grandma Goes Solar

August 20th, 2009 · Comments Off on Barack’s Grandma Goes Solar

As part of a 20-day “how to” workshop on solar power, Kenyan students installed solar panels the Senator Barack Obama School in Kogel, Kenay, and on Mama Sarah’s home. Mama Sarah as in the President’s grandmother. As she put it, “I am very pleased that my home has been improved thanks to solar energy and […]

[

Tags: solar · Solar Energy

Greenpeace Grossly Understates Value of Energy [R]evolution

March 11th, 2009 · 3 Comments

Earlier today, in a very interesting session featuring Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Sven Teske (Greenpeace), and Joe Romm (Climate Progress), Greenpeace released the latest in their series of Energy [R]evolution analyses. This high quality report conducted by the German Aerospace Center lays out, using quite conservative estimates, how “the United States can meet the energy […]

[

Tags: analysis · carbon dioxide · climate change · Energy · environmental · Global Warming

Senator Bernie Sanders: 80% by 2050 isn’t enough

March 11th, 2009 · Comments Off on Senator Bernie Sanders: 80% by 2050 isn’t enough

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) spoke this morning at the release of a Greenpeace Energy [R]evolution report that lays out, using quite conservative estimates, how “the United States can meet the energy needs of a growing economy and achieve science-based cuts in global warming pollution – without nuclear power or coal.” And, do so not just […]

[

Tags: climate change · climate legislation · Congress · emissions · environmental · Global Warming · government energy policy

Global Warming refugees on DC streets

September 17th, 2008 · Comments Off on Global Warming refugees on DC streets

Every day, it seems, brings fresh news and fresh images of Global Warming‘s mounting impact on humanity (and human activities), local ecosystems, and the global ecosystem. Just coming across my desk are images of Global Warming refugees appearing in the nation’s capital. These refugees provide dramatic images underlining “how global warming is making polar bears […]

[

Tags: climate change · Global Warming · political symbols

Fix or Ditch Lieberman-Warner: Reason 327: It’s smart politics!

February 16th, 2008 · 5 Comments

Barbara Boxer has been a real leader on Global Warming issues in the US Senate. A leader who suffered for far too long under the ‘tutelage’ of Senator James Inhofe (R-Exxon).  Sadly, for whichever set of reasons, Senator Boxer has being working hard to corral votes in support of the fatally flawed Lieberman-Warner Coal Subsidy Act […]

[

Tags: Global Warming · government energy policy · lieberman-warner · politics

Friend of FoE? Greenpeace speaks on Lieberman-Warner Coal Subsidy Act

February 5th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Greenpeace has sent a letter to Senator Barbara Boxer expressing their support for Friends of the Earth (FoE)  effort calling on the Senate to Fix or Ditch the Lieberman-Warner Global Warming Bill.   Senator Boxer jabbed back at FoE “They’re sort of the defeatist group out there. They’ve been defeatists from day one. And it’s unfortunate. […]

[

Tags: climate change · Congress · Energy · environmental · financial policy · Global Warming · government energy policy · lieberman-warner · politics