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Starting back up !

I have watched for the last couple of years as new, cleaner technologies have advanced, as countries have committed to clean energy policies and as the Clean Energy mindshare has increased. It is time to get back in the business of writing about emerging technologies that could provide, clean, inexpensive energy for all.

Economic Rules for Energy Production

Economic Rules for Energy Production

Does it matter ?  How could I write such a thing ? The arguments continue on whether or not the effects of man-made pollutants and energy policies CAUSE global warming.  Unfortunately it seems to have become a political debate with Anti Cap & Trade (mostly Republicans) on one side and Al Gore Democrats on the […]

Stimulus Plan Energy Review

Stimulus Plan Energy Review

I spent some time reviewing the current version of the Senate Stimulus bill. This is the ‘compromise’ version led by Ben Nelson and Susan Collins. They have proposed a reduced bill size of approximately 780B dollars.

Change the Gas Tax

I propose a variable federal gas tax which would create a more fixed retail gas price, how is that for political speak. I think it is simple, let me explain. Set a target retail price for gasoline, and vary the federal tax collected as the price of oil increases or decreases. If market based oil prices rise, and the subsequent gas at the pump goes up then the federal tax is lower to maintain a gas price within a range.

Conservation Corps

Conservation Corps

A timely post from during the campaign, revisted now. Auto workers, manufacturing workers, college students, all need work. Work creates value, creates income, creates a better economy.

Drill, Baby, Drill !

Drill, Baby, Drill !

Coal companies and Oil companies are defining the future energy plans of this country.

We are at a key moment in our economic, political and environmental futures. There is an increasing awareness of the need for energy independence and environmentally friendly energy. We have an opportunity to solve these legitimate issues in a far reaching, planet saving, approach or fall back on the easy way. I, for one, do not want to be part of a generation that takes the easy way.

Clean Coal ?

Clean Coal ?

Please stop talking about Clean Coal as some kind of solution for energy independence and/or global warming issues. It can not do either of these. Let’s use some common sense. Coal to replace gasoline ? Coal to replace home heating oil? We could build more coal fired electricity generating plants, but that does not reduce our dependency on foreign oil for the other two needs.