Tag Archives: Energy efficiency

The day nuclear power dropped off the list of viable clean energy sources

Many public officials and even leaders in the environmental community, myself included, were beginning to accept that nuclear power was not only a part of a clean energy future for America, but a cornerstone for the package of alternatives to … Continue reading

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Why are gas prices rising, and just how high will they go this year?

As the people of the Middle East flex their underdeveloped democratic muscles, the oil merchants are nervous and their nerves are costing us far more money at the pump. It is clearly time to reduce my use of gasoline and … Continue reading

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What is clean energy and how can I get some?

The problem of producing enough energy has always forced leaders and civilizations into a position of making sweeping moral choices and to pit nation against nation and people against people. There is always a price to pay for energy. Throughout most … Continue reading

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The worst and best car commutes

How does your commute compare to others? Is your city among the worst commutes in the nation? Or are you fortunate to live in a place where the trip to work is a breeze? An analysis of commuting costs and … Continue reading

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What is the “State of the Air” in your city? How’s the breathing where you live?

I can think of several people with whom I work or with whom my children play who have asthma.  You probably know someone with asthma, or you have asthma yourself. It seems normal now, but I don’t recall knowing anyone … Continue reading

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Will your next car be a hybrid? Here are some fuel-efficient options.

Sure, you want to drive a fuel-efficient vehicle, for a lot of reasons—practical and altruistic. Even a hybrid would be sweet. But you don’t want to spend a pile of extra money, and you don’t really want to be bored … Continue reading

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Georgia Voters Can Help State with Energy Efficiency: Vote Yes on Amendment 4

On November 2, Georgia voters will face a number of constitutional amendments on the ballot. One that they should certainly support is Amendment 4 (Vote Yes on Amendment 4), which will make it possible to clean up waste in state … Continue reading

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A renewable idea for increasing energy efficiency in the heartland

A non-profit organization in Kansas has found a way to separate energy efficiency and leaving the earth in better shape for our children from the controversies of global warming and government policy.  The NY Times described the work of Climate … Continue reading

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Weekend Blogpost: Pro-life Cover of TIME, Is Debt “W’s” Fault, Christians Wielding the Political Sword, and more

 1.   The First Nine Months of Your Life:  Mere Comments points to the cover and cover story in the Oct. 4 Time magazine, that could suggest that the editors are acknowledge what many of us see as self evident: life … Continue reading

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Let There be Light: the paradox of efficiency

As lighting our world has become more efficient over the centuries, total consumption has increased manyfold.  That’s likely to happen in the future, as well, says resource economist Rusty Pritchard, president of Flourish.  He writes on the Flourish Blog: Light … Continue reading

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