Clean Energy

A bump in the road...

  • Posted on: 3 March 2012
  • By: GreyHawk

For those following this year's Presidential election festivities (as well as keeping tabs on the GOP's ongoing record-breaking race to obstruct, deconstruct, vilify & destroy all possible progress in the United States), there's a possible minor news item that may be seized upon by the Right to try and take the wind out of the sails of President Obama's re-election bid.

The President is running on job creation, saving the auto industry, rebuilding the economy & creating new energy initiatives (among other things), and up to now his record hasn't been bad. Recent news from GM, however, may give some of the opposition party something to grab onto:

GM Will Stop Building Volt Plug-In to Cut Inventory

General Motors Co. said it will halt production of its Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid car for five weeks in an effort to control its inventory. The car maker had a stock of about 6,300 Volts on hand at the end of February.

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Apparently, this will lead to the layoff of 1,300 workers.

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Are Concurrent Disasters Fueling Debate For Safer Alternatives?

  • Posted on: 7 June 2010
  • By: GreyHawk

And we shouldn't forget the deja-vu inducing Ixtoc I disaster from June 3, 1979 or the Exxon Valdez incident off the coast of Alaska from March 24, 1989.

There are others, but these help illustrate some of the primary factors -- and unwelcome, unexpected and unplanned costs -- that fossil fuel dependency incurs.

There are other options. There are significant changes we can make in policies and procedures that impact energy, transportation, manufacturing and construction that would drastically alter our dependency on fossil fuels while strengthening our economy and reducing waste. Before we can make these adjustments, however, we must accept that we are accountable for the decisions that we make and the policies we pursue, not only as individuals but as a nation and as a civilization.

The question is, are we mature enough as a species to make the commitment to growing up and making the difficult adjustments required to review, alter and adjust our current consumption and utilization toward sustainable alternatives?

And if not now, then when?

How much damage do we need to do, how scared or large the negative impact must we witness before we decide that there are options we must explore, develop and adopt?

How Would You Read This?

  • Posted on: 2 June 2010
  • By: Connecticut Man1

I love sites like Campaign for America's Future or Think Progress because they provide near infinite resources to the left leaning kind of people like myself that, in the past, were fighting so many of the big political arguments of the day without the benefit of any credible sources for research material. But they are not perfect.

Where else but Think Progress' The Progress Report are you going to find a page of material sent to you in your email inbox with pre-fact-checked material that is almost always timely and insighful. I.E. and from yesterday's (June 1st) The Progress Report:

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Air Conditioning Tips I Used to Lower my Energy Bill

  • Posted on: 26 June 2009
  • By: enricof

Air conditioners were introduced 10 years back and have improved and advanced a lot since then. The main reason for no effective cooling in your house can be due to the lower or older version of AC that is incapable of providing enough cooling in your house. The older versions of the AC are made on the seasonal energy efficiency ratio ranging from 6-7.

HVDC: Piping in the Sun, to a City near you?

  • Posted on: 12 November 2008
  • By: jamess

If only we could take all that Solar Energy baking the World's Deserts,

Bottle it up, (using modern technology),

and send it to the Metropolitan areas, that run on Energy.

EcoEnergy 101: Wind Farm vs Salmon vs Tesla Technology

  • Posted on: 10 November 2008
  • By: jamess

(and No ... the Fish aren't being electrocuted!)

But it does seem that our 19th Century Power Grid is already putting the Brakes on the 21th Century Green Energy transformation (already in progress, in some areas) ...

Find out how ... and what should be done about it ...