If you watched President Obama's State of the Union address last night, you heard his strongest words yet on the related issues of climate change and alternative energy. His observation, that "12 of the hottest years have all come in the last 15" makes it clear that he does not intend to skirt the issue in his final term. Still, at least one green blogger - who regularly covers environmental issues on Green4U - has some concerns, namely, fracking:...more
When I picked up a gallon of milk at the store today, I looked at it in a new way. I was buying energy. This insight came courtesy of the US Energy Information Administration‘s recent ‘Today in Energy’ article about industrial energy consumption....more
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America imports about 70 percent of its oil, costing over $700 billion dollars a year. This last summer, Al Gore challenged America to “commit to producing 100 percent of our electricity from renewable energy and truly clean carbon-free sources within 10 years.” We know that the energy crisis will not solve itself; therefore, we must do what we can to reach this goal and free America from its dependency.
This year, the Santa Monica AltCar Expo featured nearly one hundred energy efficient vehicles as well as demonstrated new cleaner technologies. Attendees were able to ride and drive many of the vehicles on display, allowing them to see and feel the difference. For those of you who missed out, the Expo will also be held at the Palmers Event Center in Austin, Texas October 17 and 18.
So yesterday, my heart sank while watching GOP delegates hold up
signs and chanting the mantra “Drill, baby, drill!” any time a speaker
mentioned “energy independence.” Sarah Palin argued that the drilling
solution is only a bridge until we build alternative solutions,
acknowledging that the US will never have enough oil to sustain itself
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