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54.5 MPG by 2025: Polite Applause by Car Makers

Filed under: Climate Change | Energy | Environment | Science & Technology — by Will Kirkland 07/29/2011 @ 11:29:36 AM
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After months of hand-wringing by industry lobbies and environmental groups, President Obama announced the new round of Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards, known as CAFE, on Friday in Washington. The standards call for … [Keep reading >>]

Pioneering Green Legislation in New York a Model for Other States

Filed under: Energy | Environment — by JKaplan 07/9/2011 @ 3:55:28 PM

Fabiola Carrion on July 8, 2011 – 12:00pm

On the eve of its adjournment, New York’s state legislature provided a new opportunity to create thousands of jobs for New Yorkers. The … [Keep reading >>]

Tell Dick Cheney to shut the frack up

Filed under: Action! | Corporations Watch | Energy — by Will Kirkland 07/9/2011 @ 3:48:47 PM

Dear William,

Fracking is a harmful gas drilling method that poisons drinking water. There’s a bill making its way through the California legislature right now that would force energy companies that … [Keep reading >>]

Getting ‘em Out of their Cars

Filed under: Energy — by Will Kirkland 06/27/2011 @ 12:11:35 PM
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“While American cities are synchronizing green lights to improve traffic flow and offering apps to help drivers find parking, many European cities are doing the opposite: creating environments openly hostile … [Keep reading >>]

Coal: The Warning Labels We Need

Filed under: Energy | Environment | Humor — by Will Kirkland 06/27/2011 @ 12:04:04 PM
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Solar Windows

Filed under: Energy | Environment | Science & Technology — by Will Kirkland 06/25/2011 @ 11:57:16 AM
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Windows are, by their nature, solar devices, as the Romans discovered when glass was first used, and as cats and humans know who bask in their warmth.  Driven by the … [Keep reading >>]

China Thinks Big — Efficiencies

Filed under: Asia | Energy | Environment — by Will Kirkland 06/24/2011 @ 2:07:05 PM

The Chinese government is considering plans to subsidize the use of energy-efficient materials and renewable energy technologies in new buildings and is encouraging provincial and municipal governments to impose stricter … [Keep reading >>]

In Rebuilding Iraq’s Oil Industry, U.S. Subcontractors Hold Sway

Filed under: Energy | Middle East — by Will Kirkland 06/17/2011 @ 8:51:41 AM
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…American drilling companies stand to make tens of billions of dollars from the new petroleum activity in Iraq long before any of the oil producers start seeing any returns on … [Keep reading >>]

Solar City

Filed under: Energy | Science & Technology — by Will Kirkland 06/17/2011 @ 8:42:41 AM
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In a world where hope is running close to empty, this is a sniff of good news.

Two-thirds of New York City’s rooftops are suitable for solar panels and could jointly … [Keep reading >>]

Wind-ing Up in Oregon

Filed under: Energy | Environment — by Will Kirkland 05/31/2011 @ 4:51:27 PM
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“Wind is the only thing that is going to save rural Oregon,” said Judge Gary Thompson of Sherman County Court, “especially since all the timber is gone and the sawmills … [Keep reading >>]

The Last Mountain: Robert Kennedy Jr on Mountain Top Removal

Filed under: Energy | Environment | Labor / Unions — by Will Kirkland 05/25/2011 @ 8:38:21 AM
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Along with the report on Massey Energy and the disastrous April, 2010 explosion that killed 29 miners, Amy Goodman on Democracy Now interviewed Robert Kennedy, Jr about the release of … [Keep reading >>]

Massey Energy: Guilty!

Filed under: Corruption | Disaster | Energy | Labor / Unions — by Will Kirkland 05/25/2011 @ 8:27:09 AM
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In April of last year the country was riveted by news of another coal mine explosion. As the last camera was shut off, 29 men had died; twenty nine families torn apart. … [Keep reading >>]

Words for Acts

Heaven doth with us as we with torches do,
Not light them for themselves; for if our virtues
Did not go forth of us, 'twere all alike
As if we had them not.

Measure for Measure
Willy S; 1604

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