I purchased and installed a Black and Decker Power Monitor yesterday. It works pretty good, but as little power as we use at home, it is slow in responding. It's downfall (in my opinion) is that has to wait for the black bar on the electric meter to go by the sensor. If the wheel is moving slowly, it can take almost 10 seconds for the bar to pass. Until that happens the monitor assumes that the power has not changed from the last reading. It's only other detriment (IMHO) is that reads in $$. I… Continue
Added by Tom Manson on February 28, 2009 at 8:00pm —
The C & O trail runs from WV to DC. The trails are wide enough people can ride horses to work. I've been riding horses since 1967 cross country before everything was developed. I'd get home from school and ride over 30 miles visting friends, riding through parks, etc. I alway's rode bareback so we could swim in the lakes. There's too much development and not enough green. The strip mining in UT & MN changed our planet. Everything we do impacts the planet. Even moving a rock from a river… Continue
Added by Susan on February 28, 2009 at 5:15pm —
There is so much being done now in the bio-fuel industry but we seem to have a lack of application. In Minnesota alcohol production is growing but the focus is all on fuel for transportation. My proposal is subject to the cost of producing bio-fuel and I have tried finding out what it is but apparantly it's some kind of secret. What I propose if it's economicly viable is to build the next alcohol plant next to an Electric Power plant to use as fuel. The other possiblity is building one next to… Continue
I have a question about why we can't get something to reduce the consumption of fuel in the cars we are presently driving? All the talk about reduction of dependency of foreign oil is all future reference. I have heard several incidents over the years of inventions that reduces the consumption of fuel in vehicels. But the big oil, and/or auto-makers bought up the patents and shelved them. If there is something that can be done now, why can't we get access to it, and start this process now??????
This Facebook group was created in response to the Gore Challenge.The goal for this group is to establish a bellwether to test the global IQ on alternative energy and global concerns on the changing earth climate.…
The "ALLIGATOR" IN YOU HOUSE! eating your hard earned money and adding to our dependency on foreign oil!
By Al Lepinsky
A story published in The "FAIR FACTS" NEWS LETTER, Spring 2008 edition.
ITS NO SECRET that the state of our economy presents new challenges in the cost of living for most home owners. As consumers, we’re being hit hard with skyrocketing costs for gasoline, heating fuel and electricity, property taxes, adjustable rate mortgages, etc. As the cost… Continue
Added by Al Lepinsky on February 28, 2009 at 9:51am —
BUILDING COMMUNITIES Webinar Series-Focus on Sustainability, Tuesday, March 17, 2009 from ~11:15 AM to 1 PM in Yodel Hall, Government Services Building, N3150 Highway 81, Monroe, Wisconsin 53566. Topic: Green Collar Jobs. Bring your lunch and join us and UW Extension staff for an informative webinar and discussion to follow. Webinar starts promptly at 11:30 AM. Soft Drinks are provided. Questions? Call GCDC at 608.328.9452 or email email@example.com.
By KAHRIN DEINES Associated Press
Feb. 27, 2009, 6:25PM
HELENA, Mont. — Texas oilman T. Boone Pickens appeared with Montana's governor Friday to pitch his plan for decreasing the nation's dependence on foreign oil, a strategy that could give windy states like Montana a key role.
Speaking at an energy conference for leaders in business and education, Pickens said oil prices are destined to return to painful highs within the year, pumping renewed urgency into efforts for… Continue
FUEL is an insightful portrait of America’s addiction to oil and an uplifting testament to the immediacy of new energy solutions. Director, Josh Tickell, a young activist, shuttles us on a whirlwind journey to track the rising domination of the petrochemical industry—from Rockefeller’s strategy to halt Ford’s first ethanol cars to Vice President Cheney's petrochemical company sponsored energy legislation — and reveals a gamut of available solutions to… Continue
Added by Solar Man on February 28, 2009 at 6:11am —
Along with increasing concerns over stronger hurricanes, Florida stands to lose the most if sea-level rise inundates the world's coasts. If the Greenland or West Antarctic ice sheets were to completely melt, sea-levels would rise by 20 feet or more.
By 2100, sea level along Florida’s coast could rise as much as 20 inches by 2100; possibly even more if the Greenland or West Antarctica ice sheets break up more rapidly than predicted. It is… Continue
What do you think would happen if the foreign countries, upon who we now depend for oil, were to cut the United State’s supply of their oil? We would disintegrate as a nation. This recession were are in would be a minor blimp in comparison. Las Vegas would become a ghost town, so would Pahrump. The interstate highways would become vacant and return weeded cow paths. Virtually all jobs would disappear.
And it wouldn’t take long for that to happen either.
The National Clean Energy Summit - hosted by the Center for American Progress Action Fund - was successful in gathering leaders, but what do our energy partners and allies think? Boone Cam has the first reaction to the Summit from partners and allies John Podesta, President and CEO of the Center for American Progress, Mike Morris, Chairman of American Electric Power and Dennis Bode, CEO, American Wind Energy Association. Watch the full summit at…Continue
We have been told that our 'Way Of Life' is non-negotiable but it looks like Nature has other ideas.
Another way to describe the situation is to note that desertification is speeding up world wide, including in the United States, and that will have a profound influence on how and where we live.
I have not yet located Nature's spokesperson to object to the fact that we were not consulted on… Continue
HANCOCK, Massachusetts (CNN) -- Imagine climbing 276 steps to change a light bulb. That's all in a day's work for Rian Harford.
The Zephyr wind turbine towers over Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort in Massachusetts.
He's a mountain operations mechanic at Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort. And that light bulb isn't just a regular light bulb. It belongs inside an air-traffic warning light that sits 253 feet high upon a wind… Continue
Added by Mark Shand on February 27, 2009 at 3:30pm —
We cannot let our representatives do this! What do they not understand? If they do this, they will kill our local economy. They think by hindering incentives for Oil & Gas will create more incentive for renewables. In reality we would only hinder our own production of fuel for our country and would then have to rely on imports from nations that are more unstable than our own. Obviously, they are not listening. We need a bridge, and that bridge is natural gas. Where will this natural gas… Continue