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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 ...

CARB seeks to ban black as a car paint color

Posted by Tom Jackson on Mar 25, 2009

Really, you couldn't make this stuff up if you tried. The California Air Resources Board has authored an impressively detailed study ...

EPA to declare carbon dioxide a dangerous pollutant

Posted by Tom Jackson on Mar 25, 2009

This little noticed news (the EPA put out their press release Friday, guaranteeing minimal coverage) reminds me of a joke. Two ...

Chinese debut all-electric car

Posted by Tom Jackson on Feb 20, 2009

It's a plug-in model, no internal combustion, and it gets 93 miles per charge, goes up to 72 miles per ...

Researchers: Biofuels could replace 1/3 of our gasoline...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Feb 11, 2009

General Motors and Sandia National Laboratories produced this study that says we could replace one-third of our gasoline use with biofuels ...

Green technology pounded by recession

Posted by Tom Jackson on Feb 06, 2009

There is a certain cadre in the environmental movement that would like nothing better than for the whole industrial world ...

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