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Porche experiments with hybrid flywheel

Posted by Tom Jackson on Feb 12, 2010

If the Prius and other hybrid electric cars leave you dissatisfied, know at least that Porche is tinkering with an ...

Greenpeace leader admits lies on global warming

Posted by Tom Jackson on Aug 21, 2009

Tell me it isn't so. Turns out the Artic ice won't all be gone by 2030 because of global warming and this ...

The cap and trade fiasco

Posted by Tom Jackson on Jul 01, 2009

Toward the end of the Weimar Republic in Germany there was a joke going around Berlin about why the street ...

Doubts cast on EPA’s role in regulating carbon...

Posted by Tom Jackson on May 13, 2009

The EPA's big power grab, setting itself up to regulate carbon dioxide as a threat to human health, may be ...

This muddy water don’t taste like wine

Posted by Tom Jackson on May 11, 2009

With apologies to ZZ Top...the Yadkin Riverkeeper's Muddy Water Watch is holding two classes to train volunteers to monitor construction sites ...

Killing coal, tilting at windmills

Posted by Tom Jackson on May 08, 2009

Despite ever increasing electricity demands, there's a huge slowdown in the construction of coal fired power plants--nine just this year, ...

Construction: greener, cleaner than you imagined

Posted by Tom Jackson on Apr 22, 2009

For having such a dirty reputation, the construction industry is a lot greener than many thought--accounting for less than one-percent ...

Green jobs–mostly a sham

Posted by Tom Jackson on Apr 21, 2009

If it were Rush Limbaugh saying this, that would be one thing. But this is a distinguished group of researchers ...

EPA declares carbon dioxide a danger

Posted by Tom Jackson on Apr 17, 2009

We knew this was coming. Now the only debate is whether the EPA will get authority to write the regulations ...

CFLs burn twice the electricity as previously thought

Posted by Tom Jackson on Apr 09, 2009

Compact fluorescent light bulbs were supposed to significantly cut our energy use. Now it turns out, they're consuming twice as ...

City or suburb: which has the biggest carbon footprint?

City or suburb: which has the biggest carbon footprint?

Posted by Tom Jackson on Apr 09, 2009

Surprisingly, this study shows urban apartments use more energy--up to 70 percent more--than comparable residences in the suburbs. This swats down ...

Earth hour candle sets townhouse ablaze

Posted by Tom Jackson on Apr 01, 2009

Last weekend, in case you missed it, concerned citizens of the earth were encouraged to turn off all their lights and ...

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