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  • Electric vehicle fee proposed for Minnesota

    03/21/2017 7:31:30 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 21 replies ^ | 3/21/17 | Mike Hughlett
    Electric vehicle owners in Minnesota would have to pay a $75 to $85 annual "surcharge" under proposed legislation since they do not pay the state's gasoline tax. State governments across the country are increasingly seeking to slap such fees on electric vehicles, some exceeding $150 per year. The Minnesota fee would cover vehicles that are all-electric and plug-in hybrids based on electric motors, but exclude gasoline-electric hybrids. The fee is aimed at making electric vehicle drivers pay their fair share of road maintenance costs, which are partly funded by gasoline taxes, said Rep. Pat Garofalo, R-Farmington, the author of the...
  • France bans plastic dishes

    09/12/2016 12:34:44 PM PDT · by PROCON · 16 replies
    AP ^ | Sep. 12, 2016
    PARIS (September 12, 2016) — France's latest efforts to reduce pollution will also affect nature lovers hitting the countryside for an outdoor meal: Under a controversial new ban, picnickers won't be able to buy plastic goblets to drink their beloved wine, or plastic knives to make ham and butter baguette sandwiches. Life in the office will be different, too, as coffee machines will no longer cough out plastic cups, as part of the country's plans to be more environmentally friendly.
  • Enviros Claim Brexit Will Be ‘Catastrophic’ For Nature

    06/24/2016 8:14:31 AM PDT · by rktman · 55 replies ^ | 6/24/2016 | Michael Bastasch
    Environmentalists are freaking out that Britain voted in favor of leaving the European Union on Thursday– something activists claim will be “catastrophic” for the environment. British environmentalists took to Twitter to vent their fears about leaving the EU after the “Brexit” vote. Activists have been arguing for months that leaving the EU would allow “climate deniers” to gain more power and undo environmental protections. From an environmental perspective this is catastrophic. Fight now on to ensure EU standards maintained and cooperation on climate continues.
  • Which woman is living 'sustainably'?

    04/23/2016 6:39:30 AM PDT · by rktman · 86 replies ^ | 4/23/2016 | Patrice Lewis
    I got a phone call from my old friend “Jane” this week. Jane and I went to high school together. We’ve kept in touch over the years as our lives took radically different directions. She became a city mouse: got married, moved to Seattle and became very involved in the sustainable movement. I became a country mouse: got married, moved to a small farm in Idaho and helped start a woodcraft business. Jane’s burning ambition is to get me to live as sustainable a life as she does. She can’t understand why I don’t embrace her vastly superior green lifestyle.
  • New Belgium, Ben & Jerry’s donate $100K to fight climate change ( Colorado )

    12/16/2015 8:09:10 AM PST · by george76 · 37 replies
    BizWest ^ | December 15, 2015 | Dallas Heltzell
    FORT COLLINS - New Belgium Brewing has joined forces with Ben & Jerry's to donate $100,000 to a California-based nonprofit that works to mobilize the snow-sports community to battle climate change. The two "B-corp" companies, Fort Collins-based New Belgium and South Burlington, Vt.-based Ben & Jerry's, partnered to create a special beer and ice cream, with a portion of their proceeds going to Pacific Palisades, Calif.-based Protect Our Winters. The companies presented the check to POW on Friday during a celebration at Stoney's Bar and Grill in Denver. ... In addition to fundraising for POW, the campaign encouraged people to...
  • New Belgium beer & Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Support WildEarth Guardians (the Anti-Coal Crowd)

    12/16/2015 8:23:54 AM PST · by Stayfree · 11 replies
    Free Republic ^ | December 16, 2015 | Self
    FORT COLLINS - New Belgium Brewing has joined forces with Ben & Jerry's to donate $100,000 to a California-based nonprofit that works to mobilize the snow-sports community to battle climate change. The two "B-corp" companies, Fort Collins-based New Belgium and South Burlington, Vt.-based Ben & Jerry's, partnered to create a special beer and ice cream, with a portion of their proceeds going to Pacific Palisades, Calif.-based Protect Our Winters. The companies presented the check to POW on Friday during a celebration at Stoney's Bar and Grill in Denver. ... In addition to fundraising for POW, the campaign encouraged people to...
  • Apple's Tim Cook to Join Group of Corporate Leaders Tackling Chinese Environmental Problems

    10/19/2015 3:36:39 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 11 replies
    Apple Insider ^ | October 19, 2015 20:50 UTC | Roger Fingas
    Apple CEO Tim Cook is joining the CEO Council for Sustainable Urbanization, a group formed by the Paulson Institute and the China Center for International Economic Exchanges in order to divert the environmental impact of China's urban growth. "Apple is committed to running our global operations on 100 percent renewable energy and we're working hard to reduce emissions throughout our global supply chain," Cook said in prepared statement from the Paulson Institute. "We look forward to participating in the CEO Council's effort to advance China's green transformation and hope to do our part in helping China reach its climate goals."
  • PopeWatch: Green Encyclical Likely to be Worse Than Anticipated

    06/12/2015 7:25:08 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    The American Catholic ^ | June 12, 2015 | Donald R. McClarey
    Judging from one of the three designated presenters at the rollout of the Green Encyclical on June 18, the Encyclical appears likely to be worse than critics feared. Rorate Caeli gives us the details: The Vatican has just revealed in today’s Bollettino the line-up of speakers for the official presentation of the “Environment Encyclical”, Laudato Si, on June 18 at the New Synod Hall. – Cardinal Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson, President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace; – His Eminence Metropolitan John (Zizioulas) of Pergamon, representing the Ecumenical Patriarchate and the Orthodox Church; – Prof. John Schellnhuber, Founding...
  • Revealed: How environmentalists were allowed to draft Obama's White House energy policy

    07/08/2014 9:05:21 AM PDT · by kiryandil · 8 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 7, 2014 | David Martosko, US Political Editor
    A trio of activists from the Natural Resources Defense Council wrote a 110-page draft that became Obama's latest global-warming plan Two lawyers and a graduate of a Berkeley program advocating a 'sus­tainable envi­ron­ment and a just society' crafted the document in 2010The move is seen as revenge against the second Bush administration for allowing energy producers to advise the White House in secret meetingsThe document's lead scientific author now helps run a global-warming super PAC run by billionaire liberal Tom SteyerPresident Barack Obama’s aggressive and controversial Climate Action Plan grew out of a draft proposal from one of America's...
  • From Hunters & Fishermen to Greenies on Earth Day: “You’re Quite Welcome!”

    04/26/2014 5:12:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | April 26, 2014 | Humberto Fontova
    "Over four decades ago, Americans from all walks of life came together to tackle a shared challenge," declared President Obama in his Earth Day address. "The first Earth Day was a call to action for every citizen, every family, and every public official. It gave voice to the conservation movement." In fact, well before the first Earth Day, millions of Americans "came together" in a “conservation movement.” Alas, to President Obama and most of his staff those millions of Americans mostly belonged to those insufferable rustics who “cling to guns and bibles.” To wit: The Pittman-Robertson Act (1937) imposed an...
  • Electricity Prices Soar As Government Regulation Surges

    12/26/2013 4:21:28 PM PST · by jazusamo · 16 replies ^ | December 26, 2013 | IBD Editorial
    The Cost Of Green: In the midst of an unparalleled energy boom, U.S. electricity prices have skyrocketed to new highs. This paradox is a result not of the free market, but of runaway government "green" regulation. Unnoticed by virtually everyone except the sharp-eyed folks at, new federal data show that electricity prices have never been higher. In November, the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Electricity Price Index hit 202.284, an all-time record and nearly 20% higher than just six years ago. This might strike some as strange, given the private-sector shale-fracking boom going on in the Midwest, Northeast and Texas,...
  • Green Britain: Energy Blackouts Imminent

    10/15/2013 9:36:14 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 10/14/2013 | Enza Ferreri
    The UK is facing its greatest risk of blackouts since 2007/08 in the coming winter. The National Grid, responsible for balancing the country’s supply and demand of energy, last week has given this warning because Britain’s reserves of electricity have halved in 12 months. The UK and the USA are in the same boat here. Both countries have governments that have – or pretend to have — fallen for the Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW) theory hook, line, and sinker.
  • 6 Green Lies Threatening to Starve You

    05/07/2013 8:01:04 PM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    PJ Media ^ | Walter Hudson
    Ain’t prosperity grand? We have so much to eat in this country that we toss nearly half of it in the trash. At least that’s the finding of a recent study conducted by a prominent environmental organization. From the Los Angeles Times:
  • November milk prices expected to increase 30 cents (NOW EXCEEDS gas in some places)

    12/28/2012 5:41:49 AM PST · by GailA · 48 replies
    AGRI-VIEW ^ | Posted: Thursday, December 13, 2012 8:00 am | N/A
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  • Historic Bridges of Yosemite Valley Under Siege

    07/08/2012 7:46:08 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 37 replies
    Perhaps no river crossing in Yosemite Valley has been more photographed than the historic Stoneman Bridge: a single, arching span faced with rough-hewn granite that provides a dramatic foreground to Half Dome, the park's most iconic natural marvel. Yet the 205-foot bridge is slated for possible removal under proposed plans for restoring the natural flow of the Merced River. As a federally designated "Wild and Scenic River," some say its course should be shaped only by nature as it meanders through the valley — and bridge abutments alter that course. The future of the roughly 80-year-old Stoneman and two other...
  • Coal activists' strategy exposed

    03/05/2012 8:41:06 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 6 replies
    The Austrailain ^ | 6 March 2012 | Annabel Hepworth
    A COALITION of environmental activists has developed an extraordinary secret plan to ruin Australia's coal export boom by disrupting and delaying key projects and infrastructure. The strategy includes mounting legal challenges to up to a dozen key mines and exploiting the Lock The Gate movement against coal-seam gas to put pressure on governments to block mining. A funding proposal for the Australian anti-coal movement, obtained by The Australian, declares that 2012 and 2013 are critical years to stop tens of billions of dollars of investment and says the aim of the strategy is to "disrupt and delay" projects "while gradually...
  • Ann Arbor City Council gives preliminary approval to Greenbelt expansion

    11/22/2011 10:09:45 PM PST · by Darren McCarty · 3 replies ^ | 11-22-2011 | Ryan Stanton
    Ann Arbor officials are considering an expansion of the Greenbelt district boundaries one mile east into Salem Township and one mile west and south into Lodi Township.The Greenbelt Advisory Commission recommended the expansion plan at its Sept. 14 meeting, and GAC Chairman Dan Ezekiel, a local science teacher, appeared before the Ann Arbor City Council Monday night to lobby for its approval by council."The result would be to add seven sections in Lodi and three sections in Salem, and a section is a square mile," Ezekiel told council members.The council voted 9-1 to give initial approval to the expansion, with...
  • The American 'allergy' to global warming: Why? (it's that "faith" thing)

    09/25/2011 2:22:17 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 73 replies
    CBS News ^ | September 25, 2011 | AP
    [snip] ....What's going on? "The desire to disbelieve deepens as the scale of the threat grows," concludes economist-ethicist Clive Hamilton. He and others who track what they call "denialism" find that its nature is changing in America, last redoubt of climate naysayers. It has taken on a more partisan, ideological tone. Polls find a widening Republican-Democrat gap on climate. Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry even accuses climate scientists of lying for money. Global warming looms as a debatable question in yet another U.S. election campaign. From his big-windowed office overlooking the wooded campus of the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory in Palisades,...
  • Solyndra ‘Green’ Executives: $100,000+ In Obama Donations And 20+ White House Trips

    09/15/2011 6:15:14 PM PDT · by TenthAmendmentChampion · 14 replies
    Sad Hill News ^ | 9/8/11 | Sad Hill
    How glorious, watching investigative reporters on primetime news meticulously dissect the $535 million Obama-Solyndra connection while co-anchors squeeze in comprehensive charts and detailed explanations on where all of the taxpayer’s stimulus money went since Obama needs another ‘this-will-fix-it’ $300 billion; oops, now $400 billion; hold it, ok, $450 billion. No? Fine, but [the] MSM wouldn’t also be ignoring Project Gunrunner and the Obama-GE connection simply because AP Members such as The Washington Post and CBS receive $ millions in ObamaCare subsidies, i.e., bribes? I mean, that would be a conspiracy...
  • AREDAY opens with call to greenies to toughen up ( lefties on parade )

    08/19/2011 2:45:28 PM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    Aspen Times ^ | August 19, 2011 | Scott Condon
    The American Renewable Energy Day conference in Aspen didn't cite Gore by name, but one of the opening speakers on Thursday suggested that audience members adopt aggressive tactics when dealing with climate deniers. Jigar Shah, CEO of an organization called the Carbon War Room, told the audience they must “confront the liars” on climate change issues or they are “part of the problem.” Shah urged them to “make a scene in public” by confronting politicians or speakers who suggest that alternative energy isn't a viable option for handling power needs and reducing carbon emissions. ... Lester Brown...founder and president of...
  • Solution to the Global Food Crisis - Let them eat TURD BURGERS!?

    06/02/2011 5:17:08 PM PDT · by domeika · 20 replies
    YouTube ^ | 6/2/2011 | youtube
  • Kelly McParland: Ontario quietly reverses field on wind, solar energy

    02/12/2011 9:00:13 PM PST · by george76 · 32 replies
    National Post ^ | February 12, 2011 | Kelly McParland
    Times of international turmoil are great moments for domestic governments to make important announcements they don’t want to be noticed. Especially if the announcement involves a sudden reversal in policy that could seriously embarrass the government. So Friday afternoon was an ideal time for Ontario’s Liberal government to take a big chunk of its alternative energy program and chuck it overboard. .. After years of touting wind projects as a critical piece of the alternative energy puzzle, the government let slip — very quietly — that offshore wind projects are no longer part of the game plan. Turns out there...
  • Gov. Malloy (CT) Taps Yale Professor To Head Combined Energy, Environment Department

    02/10/2011 12:04:03 PM PST · by raybbr · 6 replies ^ | 2-10-2011 | CHRISTOPHER KEATING
    HARTFORD — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy this morning named Yale University professor and environmental expert Daniel C. Esty to lead his recently announced state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. Esty, 51, serves as director of the Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy and Yale's Center for Business and the Environment. In 2007 and 2008, Esty served as Presidential candidate Barack Obama's campaign adviser on energy and the environment. Malloy earlier this week revealed his plans to consolidate the state Department of Environmental Protection with the Department of Public Utility Control, for the new Department of Energy and Environmental...

    01/26/2011 6:51:40 PM PST · by Little Bill · 94 replies · 1+ views
    self | 1/26/2011 | self
    I recieved a Propane delivery today at $4.04 a gallon. Luckily I am a Paraniod FReeper so the hit was $222 for 55 gallons Before I took precautions I used about 800 gallons a year, Heating and Cooking, this price is insane. Anyother horror stories out there.
  • Two flight schools at Santa Monica Airport denied by City Hall

    12/27/2010 12:03:54 PM PST · by pabianice · 20 replies · 2+ views
    Santa Monica Daily Press ^ | 12/24/10 | Taborekwrite
    SMO — City Manager Rod Gould has denied two applications for new flight schools at Santa Monica Airport, citing the "particularly intense environmental impacts" the schools would have had. The move went against a recommendation from Airport Director Bob Trimborn but was in keeping with guidance from the Airport Commission, which last month voted 3-1, with one abstention, to urge denial of the applications. The schools, the Flight Academy and Angel City Flyers, had sought to operate a maximum of three airplanes for flight instruction. The Flight Academy, which is based in Washington state, had applied to operate one plane,...
  • San Francisco shutting down power plant Jan. 1 (Green de-development continues)

    12/21/2010 10:31:33 AM PST · by wac3rd · 28 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 12-21-2010 | John Cote'
    San Francisco's last fossil fuel power plant will start the new year by shutting down. The Potrero Hill plant, one of the dirtiest in California, will cease operations on Jan. 1, state officials are expected to announce today. The plant, operated by Houston-based GenOn Energy Inc., formerly Mirant Corp., could be fired up in the event of a dramatic power emergency before being decommissioned permanently on Feb. 28, officials said."Cross your fingers," said Yakout Mansour, president of the California Independent System Operator, which oversees the state power grid. "It would have to be something very significant for us to need...
  • Unintended Consequences: Greens protect coal deposits and destroy rainforest

    11/24/2010 12:32:29 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 9 replies
    JoNova ^ | November 25th, 2010 | joanne
    Oops.Brought to you by the same kind of people who regulate free markets to the point where you can get detained for selling light bulbs heat balls, comes the cry for a “free market solution” on carbon emissions. These people wouldn’t know a free market if it was the only bridge across a swamp full of crocodiles. Is that a stable path; a simple choice; a tested way through the quicksand?  No No! There’s a log (it looks like a log)… “it’s natural”. (It’s two hundred million years of natural selection.) Playing with fake markets is begging to be bitten,...
  • California Prop 23: Green Hedge Fund Banker is Definitely a Vested Interest

    10/07/2010 1:57:43 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 2 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Oct. 7, 2010 | Anne McElhinney
    We hear a lot about “vested interests” in America these days. Here in California – it is the cry of Global Warming alarmists who are opposed to proposition 23 that is to be voted on in the November election. Prop 23 will suspend a “Global Warming solutions” act that will push up energy prices and drive even more jobs out of the state during one the biggest recessions in living memory. Understandably there is a lot of opposition to the Global Warming Act and Prop 23 is proving surprisingly popular in a state that practically invented the Green movement. Two...
  • Environmental School [Named for AlGore] Built on Toxic Soil

    09/09/2010 1:30:51 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 17 replies
    MyFoxLA ^ | Sept. 8, 2010 | Gigi Graciette
    Los Angeles - A new LAUSD school dedicated to environmental studies is set to open in Los Angeles on Monday, despite concerns about environmental safety. The Carson-Gore Academy of Environmental Sciences is a state of the art school that took five years and 75 million dollars to make. The elementary school was named in honor of biologist Rachel Carson and former vice president turned environmentalist Al Gore, but public health advocates say Carson-Gore is an environmental mistake. Jane Williams, California Communities Against Toxics (CCAT): "This school site is horribly contaminated ... there is an operating oil well on one side...
  • Sestak Screws Up

    09/03/2010 4:42:40 AM PDT · by Tribune7 · 16 replies
    Sestak screws up. OK, that's one of those phrases that you could copy to a clipboard from which to paste into a story for convenience sake but yesterday Pennsylvania's 7th District Congressman and Democrat nominee for U.S senate has admitted to doing so, which makes it a bit more newsworthy than normal. Joe Sestak has announced that he erred in seeking to send $350,000 in taxpayer money to the Thomas Paine Foundation, which is an organization owned by Drew Devitt aimed at promoting the cause of atheism, to design a new kind of windmill which would be built by New...
  • The Anti-Drilling Commission

    07/26/2010 2:57:24 AM PDT · by Scanian · 4 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | July 26, 2010 | Jeffrey Folks
    The commission appointed by President Obama to investigate the Gulf oil spill (the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling) does not include a single member with specialized knowledge of petroleum engineering. This is akin to performing a heart transplant with a surgical team that has never set foot in an operating room. Of the seven members appointed to the commission, not one is a petroleum engineer, and all have long-standing ties to the environmental movement. This is certainly the case with Frances Beinecke, Donald Boesch, Terry Garcia, and Frances Ulmer, all of whom have...
  • Stumbling about in the dark

    04/04/2010 9:06:22 AM PDT · by myknowledge · 9 replies · 476+ views
    The Australian ^ | March 30, 2010 | Bjorn Lomborg
    AS well-intentioned gestures go, Earth Hour is hard to beat. At 8.30pm on Saturday, March 27, nearly a billion people in more than 120 countries demonstrated their desire to do something about global warming by switching off their lights for an hour. Earth Hour is surely one of the most successful publicity stunts to be dreamed up. First organised in Sydney in 2007 by the local chapter of the WWF, its popularity and the level of participation that generates has exploded in recent years, to the point that there is barely a corner of the earth that the campaign hasn't...
  • Daily baths and showers polluting the environment

    03/24/2010 4:46:39 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 29 replies · 749+ views
    Daily baths and showers polluting the environment Showers and baths are polluting water supplies partly due to growth in shampoos, gels and skin products, new research claims. By Richard Alleyne, Science Correspondent Published: 11:15PM GMT 24 Mar 2010 Researchers have detected substances in water supplies that have come from prescription drugs and toiletries. In the past environmental concerns have focused on sewage as a source chemical pollution as it is thought antibiotics and the active ingredients of pills are flushed down the lavatory. But now the new research by the US Environment Protection Agency suggests that waste from showers and...
  • GOP senators absent at start of climate debate

    11/03/2009 2:53:12 PM PST · by opentalk · 11 replies · 474+ views
    AP ^ | Nov 3, 2009 | DINA CAPPIELLO and H. JOSEF HEBERT
    WASHINGTON — All Republicans except one are boycotting the start of committee debate on a bill to curb greenhouse gases in a protest that the bill's economic costs have not been fully examined. Republican Sen. George Voinovich of Ohio attended the session to explain the GOP's argument for staying away. He said the tactic "is not a ruse" to block the bill, but concern that is widespread impact on the country has not been made clear. Sen. Barbara Boxer of California, the panel's chairman, argued the EPA already has provided "a full blown economic analysis" and that Majority Leader Harry...
  • Exposing the Green World Order

    11/01/2009 6:57:04 PM PST · by Coleus · 3 replies · 437+ views
    tna ^ | 08.21.09 | James Perloff
    The environmental movement, bent on regulating America under its green thumb, has such a vast array of lobbying groups, proposed measures, and specialized terminology, that it is difficult for busy Americans who are wary of this movement to stay current with the debate.   To the rescue comes Steve Milloy’s Green Hell. At 294 pages, it is not encyclopedic, but just the right length to bring readers up to date on the methodologies, motives, and fallacies of this movement, and how to combat it. Green Guilt The core environmental “danger” greens currently discuss is global warming, allegedly caused by man-made carbon...
  • The Dark Side of the Toyota Prius.

    10/19/2009 8:10:28 PM PDT · by GSP.FAN · 25 replies · 1,208+ views
    The report alleges that Toyota exploits guest workers, mostly shipped in from China and Vietnam. According to the NLC, these workers are “stripped of their passports and often forced to work — including at subcontract plants supplying Toyota — 16 hours a day, seven days a week, while being paid less than half the legal minimum wage.” Workers are forced to live in company dormitories and deported for complaining about poor treatment, the report finds.
  • The Real Misery Rate: 24 Percent !

    08/17/2009 8:44:43 PM PDT · by ex-Texan · 20 replies · 1,103+ views
    Portland Tribune ^ | 8/13/2009 | Peter Korn
    In Oregon, one in four people can’t find full-time jobs Here’s the thing that worries unemployed Woodstock resident George Snipes: What if things are worse, much worse, than we are being told? They are, says Andrew Sum, an economist who heads the Center for Labor Market Studies at Northeastern University in Boston. Sum has analyzed employment data for all 50 states, and he says that those charts provide statistical verification of what Snipes feels in his gut: Oregon’s 12.2 percent official unemployment rate is something of a red herring and far from a true indicator of the social hardship taking...
  • The Apollo Alliance ( what are they building ? ) (VIDEO)

    07/30/2009 7:04:41 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 5 replies · 1,572+ views
    Glenn Beck via RBO ^ | July 29th | Procrustes
    Below Fox News Channel’s Glenn Beck explains the Apollo Alliance on his July 28 show. Beck mentions the Obama administration’s “stimulus” blueprint, “The New Apollo Program: Clean Energy, Good Jobs,” which you can read here.
  • All Austinites may soon shoulder extra green energy costs

    07/17/2009 11:52:46 AM PDT · by wolfcreek · 31 replies · 486+ views
    Asutin American Statesman ^ | 7.17.2009 | Marty Toohey
    To meet ambitious renewable energy goals, city must find a way to pay for them. Austin's electric utility could soon reverse a long-standing practice of selling wind, solar and other renewable energy only to customers who choose to buy it, four Austin City Council members and a mayoral aide said this week.
  • Honda Insight 1.3 IMA SE Hybrid (Hilarious car review!)

    05/18/2009 8:22:32 AM PDT · by Crazieman · 82 replies · 4,213+ views
    Times Online UK ^ | May 17, 2009 | Jeremy Clarkson
    Much has been written about the Insight, Honda’s new low-priced hybrid. We’ve been told how much carbon dioxide it produces, how its dashboard encourages frugal driving by glowing green when you’re easy on the throttle and how it is the dawn of all things. The beginning of days. So far, though, you have not been told what it’s like as a car; as a tool for moving you, your friends and your things from place to place. So here goes. It’s terrible. Biblically terrible. Possibly the worst new car money can buy. It’s the first car I’ve ever considered crashing...
  • Shoppers, Unite! Carrotmobs Are Cooler than Boycotts

    05/16/2009 6:32:04 AM PDT · by chickadee · 20 replies · 771+ views
    Time ^ | May 15, 2009 | Jeremy Caplan
    Forget sticks, and stick with carrots instead. So says Brent Schulkin, founder of a fledgling movement of activist consumers employing a kind of reverse boycott that he calls a Carrotmob. The concept is simple: instead of steering clear of environmentally backward stores, why not reward businesses with mass purchases if they promise to use some of the money to get greener? "Traditional activism revolves around conflict," says Schulkin, 28, a San Francisco–based activist turned entrepreneur. "Boycotting, protesting, lawsuits — it's about going into attack mode," says the former Googler and onetime game developer. "What's unique about a Carrotmob is that...
  • Economy booster: California looking to ban plasma TVs

    05/01/2009 2:32:07 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 15 replies · 828+ views
    Hot Air ^ | March 23th | Ed Morrissey
    The state energy commission denies it wants to ban any kind of television sets. They claim that they just want to limit the market only to those models that provide better energy efficiency in order to save costs and cut down on emissions. The Orange County Register notes that the annual savings in energy costs between comparable plasma and LCD models amounts to a grand total of $30 per year.
  • Save Capitalism

    04/22/2009 11:27:58 AM PDT · by Scanian · 2 replies · 275+ views
    IBD ^ | April 21, 2009 | IBD
    The Environment: Wednesday's airwaves, print media, cable news shows and Webosphere will be filled with nonsense about the scourge of capitalism, corporations and humanity. All of it will ignore the real truth. Buried beneath all the badgering and fear-mongering about lavish Western lifestyles is a reality that the stuck-on-green left won't talk about and the average American isn't aware of: The world, especially in developed nations, is a cleaner — and greener — place than it was when the environmental movement began. Every year Steven Hayward, a scholar at the Pacific Research Institute and the American Enterprise Institute, compiles his...
  • Postlethwaite lambasts climate deniers on eve of green film premiere [Age of Stupid]

    03/15/2009 8:43:54 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 39 replies · 1,358+ views ^ | March 14, 2009 | Felicity Carus
    Oscar-nominated actor compares those who do not accept human-induced global warming with Holocaust deniers Actor Pete Postlethwaite yesterday denounced climate change deniers as a "negative force" with their "heads in the sand". Ahead of Sunday's premiere of The Age of Stupid, an environmental doomsday docudrama, he compared those who do not accept that human-induced global warming is occurring with Holocaust deniers, and said the evidence for global change is now beyond doubt. "The naysayers are a negative force," said Postlethwaite, whose new film, The Age of Stupid, premieres on Sunday. "Because that can be really bad for people who are...
  • Bike registration bill rankles Portland riders

    03/09/2009 9:16:42 AM PDT · by the_devils_advocate_666 · 55 replies · 1,316+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | Saturday, March 07, 2009 | Jeff Mapes
    In some places you don't mess with gun rights. In Portland, you don't mess with bikes. So it was no surprise Friday when Portland's avid cycling community erupted after four Oregon legislators proposed a $54 fee for registering adult bikes every two years. BikePortland, a local cycling blog, was besieged with complaints. The "intention is exactly to discourage and kill cycling," one blogger fumed. Another fretted about the hefty tab for his garage full of bikes. Rep. Wayne Krieger, R-Gold Beach, one of the chief sponsors of House Bill 3008, conceded the legislation probably won't pass, particularly with "everybody struggling"...
  • 'Green' jobs compete for stimulus aid (just print more money and share the wealth. /sarc)

    12/24/2008 3:39:10 AM PST · by tobyhill · 9 replies · 436+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 12/24/2008 | Paul Kane and Michael D. Shear/wp
    In one of the first internal struggles of the incoming Obama administration, environmentalists and smart-growth advocates are trying to shift the priorities of the economic stimulus plan that will be introduced in Congress next month away from allocating tens of billions of dollars to highways, bridges and other traditional infrastructure spending to more projects that create "green-collar" jobs. The debate has centered on two competing principles in the evolving plan: the desire to spend money on what President-elect Barack Obama calls "shovel-ready projects," such as highway and bridge construction, vs. spending on more environmentally conscious projects, such as grids for...
  • John McCain will protect the planet [infinite barf]

    10/07/2008 12:47:56 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 18 replies · 504+ views
    The Seattle Post-Intelligencer ^ | 2008-10-06 | Brendan Woodward
    John McCain has earned a part of his maverick reputation by supporting strong and purposeful environmental policy that protects our common resources and public land. His history of advancing change within his own party makes him the best presidential choice for protecting the Earth. As an environmental entrepreneur and co-chairman of McCain's Environmental Coalition in Washington, I can attest that his leadership is inspiring a new generation of Republicans to revisit our philosophical roots as conservationist in the tradition of Teddy Roosevelt.
  • Financial crisis darkens outlook for climate talks [ouch]

    10/05/2008 8:54:15 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 28 replies · 557+ views
    AFP via Google ^ | 2008-10-05
    PARIS (AFP) — Wall Street's sickness and its contagiousness for the world economy are bad news for the already faltering effort to craft a new pact to tackle climate change. Tighter budgets, shrinking corporate profits and worries about jobs could crimp manoeuvering room at upcoming UN talks on toughening curbs on greenhouse-gas emissions, sources say. But -- so far, at least -- the crisis does not appear to be having an impact on investment in clean technology, say these sources. Indeed, some are confident that spending on wind, solar and other renewables may even rise.
  • Glenn Beck: Crazy town Express

    06/26/2008 5:40:45 PM PDT · by dvan · 7 replies · 192+ views
    The Glenn Beck Show ^ | 6/26/2008 | Glenn Beck
    Glenn Beck: Crazy town Express Audio Available: June 25, 2008 - 12:47 ET Drill Alaska! Why should the "pretty" states get a free-pass when it comes to drilling for oil? Just because you have snow capped mountains and exotic wildlife doesn't mean you can't play host to a few drilling fields. Buy Now! GLENN: The people who are running this country, they're on a train to crazy town. Let me give you the example. This is from the front page of today's Wall Street Journal. As the mile-high city gears up to host Democratic bash for 50,000 organizers, they are...
  • Residents and others lament loss of trees

    05/05/2008 6:53:31 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 33 replies · 266+ views
    The Montgomery Gazette ^ | April 30, 2008 | Melissa J. Brachfeld
    In the community of Shady Grove Woods, trees are becoming more and more scarce. Residents and other anti-Intercounty Connector activists marched through the neighborhood on Saturday, pointing out the trees that were cut down to make way for the six-lane highway. ‘‘It’s just that we didn’t have a say in it in so many ways and we’re not talking about a two-lane road, we’re talking about a major highway running through here,” resident Sam Chim said of the ICC. ‘‘We have a lot of nice, private woods back here and now we’re going to have a highway running through instead....