Last October, Secretary of Energy Dr. Steven Chu promised that by the end of this spring, the White House would have solar panels on its rooftop as well as a solar water heater installed. Would it surprise you to learn that this has not happened yet?
The good news is that News Corp. is taking great strides towards creating a greener place to work and live. But it must be tough balancing act for them to justify its product line that doesn't agree with those values.
While the mere mention of Halliburton may provoke a lot of ranting, we really need to see why it's so successful. The reason is pretty simple: We're just not moving fast enough towards other sources of energy.
Fort Sumter National Monument is taking the first shot at ushering in a new era of energy independence with plans to take the island off the electric utility grid and make it completely self-sufficient.
I'm not sure which is worse: using bailout money to fund the making of outdated, gas-guzzling automobiles, or to pay executives to oversee the creation of embarrassingly bad advertisements for those cars.
All this talk about how the Cordoba project will be funded begs a bigger question: shouldn't we be trying to find an energy alternative to oil so that we don't have to continue to send our dollars to hostile nations and entities?
Certainly discussing the stimulus program's potential flaws is worthwhile. However, it's surprising that such an accomplished professor as Roger Meiners would rely on such reductionist and cynical hyperbole.
hat happens when millions of gallons of oil spill into the Gulf of Mexico, threatening environmental destruction and the loss of thousands of jobs? You'd think that a move toward renewable energy would be met with much fanfare.
It's not that the super rich aren't making large contributions to a great deal of causes. They are, but what isn't happening is the grand scale investment risk that existed in the era of John D. Rockefeller, Jr.
If our energy needs in the near and mid-length future were expected to be met by renewable and more environmentally friendly sources, this oil rig explosion would make a much larger impact on these companies' share prices.
In deciding to divorce, the Gores have doubled their carbon footprint by creating the need for two residences. Though they have purchased carbon offsets for their property, that's like buying oneself out of conscription during the Civil War.