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“I Vote for Energy …”

Editor: The first link above and video below are parodies of the actual Vote 4 Energy campaign; the second link is to the author's blog; this link is to API's actual Vote 4 Energy campaign.The American Petroleum Institute opened up its “...

Posted January 5, 2012    

Has the Navy Set Sail or Aborted the Mission to Use Green Fuels?

In 2008, Admiral Gary Roughead, U.S. Navy, then Chief of Naval of Operations, established  Task Force Energy and Task Force Climate (prior to the Obama Administration).  Since then, Task Force Energy has provided a...

Posted December 15, 2011    

“We can’t wait” … The President Stands Up to Fossil Interests

President Barack Obama might finally have crystalized to a core message that, honestly, should have been core from the election through today.We cannot wait …- To address the health care inequities, costs, and shortfalls- To foster a more honest...

Posted December 14, 2011    

Durban: Putting the Dust into the Dustbin of History?

This guest post, from Heather Libby in Durban, South Africa, provides a window in thinking as to the gap between the negotiating halls and people suffering from climate chaos a few miles away, the gap between putting happy faces on a...

Posted December 8, 2011    

“We can’t wait …” President Obama’s $4 Billion Energy Efficiency Announcement

“We can’t wait …” President Obama’s words as to a private-partnership set of building energy-efficiency investments that will total $4 billion are, sigh, ever-so-true across a huge portfolio of issues. And, well, let us be clear that this $4 billion...

Posted December 2, 2011    

Previous Warming Periods May Have Caused Mass Extinctions

This guest post from scientist FishOutOfWater looks at the what might be the closest event in Earth’s history to what humanity, through its ever mounting carbon emissions, is rapidly heading the planet to …The most precise study yet of the the earth...

Posted November 21, 2011    

Occupy Keystone XL: 13,000 Protest Pipeline at Whitehouse

A screeching halt to Keystone XL plans? November 7th, 2011 · No Comments Today, the day after some 13,000 people surrounded the White House to call on President Obama to apply leadership in denying the Keystone XL pipeline application (excellent...

Posted November 8, 2011    

If You’re Male and <40, Thank The Clean Air Act …

We know that the regulation leads to a safer society and that regulatory paths toward reducing pollution loads leads to a healthier society.  These are simply facts.   Those facts, however, can be difficult to translate from larger...

Posted November 3, 2011    

If Only Keystone XL Were A Solar Company …

Life is filled with what ifs … What if I won the lottery? What if I fell off the bicycle? What if … In contemplating what has been going on with Solyndra, today’s news (for those who hear it) seems to raise one of those ‘what if’ moments: What if...

Posted September 29, 2011    

Cost-Effective Renewable Power Homes

One of the nation’s most important (and sadly too little discussed) intercollegiate competitions is on in Washington, DC: the biennial Solar Decathlon. Open to the public for a few more days (through 2 October), the Decathlon brings together 19...

Posted September 28, 2011    

A CHIP Shot At A Better Future?

One of the nation’s most important — and sadly too little discussed — intercollegiate competitions is about to open in Washington, DC: the biannual Solar Decathlon.  For two weeks, twenty university teams from around the globe will compete...

Posted September 19, 2011    

Solar in DC Heats Up

As the sun bursts through weeks of massive rain, the Washington, DC, area is entering into several hot solar weeks. The Washington Redskins and NRG Energy are holding a press conference 15 September to inaugurate Fedex Field’s solar panel...

Posted September 14, 2011