For cruisers, who generally sail in areas where the sun and wind are abundant, combining solar and wind power is a no-brainer—especially when the alternative is burning diesel fuel to charge batteries. “When you use the power of the wind to move your home,” Mike says, “you feel good. And when you can power the rest of your needs with renewable energy, it completes the… Continue
, triplepundit.com , Wednesday, December 30, 2009. By Shannon Arvizu.
After six days and more than 400 miles of real-world road testing of the 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid, I am happy to report that the car has earned its green cred. It travels more than 600 miles on a single tank of gas and provides instantaneous MPG performance, based on current driving patterns. I took it all across Southern California during the holiday season, from the San Clemente shoreline to the San Bernardino… Continue
Added by Dan Bass on December 30, 2009 at 6:30pm —
The first trip gave newbie cruisers Mike and Joanne the chance to get a feel for their energy needs. They left home with a diesel engine set up to charge a 12-volt, 366 amp-hour battery bank that powered the boat’s electrical loads. Though the engine worked well for cruising when winds were low and produced more than enough energy for battery-charging, it was less than… Continue
NEW YORK (Dow Jones)--U.S. crude inventories fell for the fourth week in a row and by slightly less than analysts' expectations last week, according to data released Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Energy.
Crude oil stockpiles fell by 1.54 million barrels to 326.01 million barrels for the week ended Dec. 25, compared with an average survey estimate of a decline of 1.7 million barrels. The American Petroleum Institute, an industry group, reported Tuesday afternoon a 1.7-million… Continue
Added by Geoff Bailey on December 30, 2009 at 11:17am —
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Oil prices rose above $79 a barrel Wednesday in Asia despite a surprise rise in weekly U.S. crude inventories ahead of the release of government data.
Benchmark crude for February delivery was up 19 cents to $79.06 a barrel at late afternoon Singapore time in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract added 10 cents to settle at $78.87 on Tuesday.
If you believe in something such as Pushing This Plan. Then you must realize that in order to help push it over the top. You have to get the knowledge of the plan, to become more mainstream in the public awareness. As well as educate the public in the process.
Now I am referring to reaching the people on a regular basis, and so, culturing and cultivating interest, and promoting our alternative energy plan. And I know that I use these words culturing and cultivation often with regards… Continue
On December 27, during what is called the “Meet the Press Roundtable” New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg made the Pickens Plan case by talking about the need for energy independence.
This discussion was in the context of the failed attack on an airliner on Christmas day, but Bloomberg echoed what Boone Pickens has been saying for the past 17 months: We are funding both sides of this war and we are transferring our wealth to… Continue
Added by Geoff Bailey on December 28, 2009 at 10:35am —
The Canadian government is considering building a network of hundreds of compressed and liquefied natural gas fueling stations along the country’s busiest highway corridor, Highway 401, from Quebec City to the U.S. border at Windsor, Ontario.
The federal government was approached about the project by EnCana, one of North America’s biggest suppliers of natural gas. EnCana is also advocating tax incentives for trucking companies that… Continue
Added by Geoff Bailey on December 28, 2009 at 10:33am —
For more than a decade the energy industry has steadfastly argued before courts, Congress and the public that the federal law protecting drinking water should not be applied to hydraulic fracturing , the industrial process that is essential to extracting the nation's vast natural gas reserves. In 2005 Congress, persuaded, passed a law prohibiting such regulation.
Now an important part of that argument -- that most of the millions of gallons of toxic chemicals that drillers inject… Continue
Added by Scott Baker on December 27, 2009 at 10:14pm —
You have just returned home from a long day at work. You want to simply eat dinner, sit on the couch and maybe watch some TV. The last thing your thinking about doing is patrolling the US Border . . . or is it?
Tens of thousands of people are volunteering daily to do just that, patrol the 1250 mile long border between Texas and… Continue
Added by EditorSWR on December 27, 2009 at 12:33pm —
I am looking for renewable energy companies in Jourdanton, Texas area. The reson for this is I am tired of the high electric bills. If I start now, maybe I will be able to resell the excess energy back. This in turn lowers the energy cost for others and lowers my CO2 footprint. I have learned from the military the easiest way cause change is by leading and providing the example. After other home owners in my area see what I have done and the benifits, maybe this will help lower cost, CO2… Continue
Several states have adopted green building codes. Which first of all requires a site survey to see if the site will support a new building construction utilizing solar heat and other solar technologies. And if nearby mountains or tall buildings immediately south of the site. Do not shade the sunlight, then provisions must be made for solar energy within the construction. I am referring to passive solar thermal features that must be incorporated into sites if the survey allows.