In DC, our leaders are arguing over how much of our Alaskan wilderness we should open up for oil and gas extraction. In the meantime, some enterprising folks, with a lot less clout but a lot at stake, have decided to go their own renewable way.
How many electronic devices do you have in your home? How many televisions, computers, iPods, video games, and telephones do you use on a daily basis? Today I am reintroducing the Smart Electronics Act.
Can a liberal education prepare you to compete in the Solar Decathlon? In the spirit of Emerson, "Self Reliance," from Middlebury, will be the only submission from a liberal arts school to the Department of Energy's architectural competition.
Fuel for cars made from sunlight, wind turbines that could be suspended in the air like kites, a method to capture carbon dioxide based on the human lung; all are possibilities that the Department of Energy is helping explore.
We consume a breathtaking 19 million barrels a day, and 70 percent of it is used for transportation. If we don't want to see a catastrophic disruption of global climate, we need to start acting with urgency right now.
Flawed state regulatory policies for underground longwall coal mining have not only failed to protect American citizens and their private property and critically important waterways, but stand in violation of state constitutions.
Between holiday shopping bills now due, increased winter heating bills and the upcoming income tax season, many people are feeling the pinch right now. Your best bet for getting back on track is to trim expenses.
The Dodd-Frank Act gave the CFTC until January 2011 to set limits to curb excessive speculation in the energy markets. Lo and behold, Chairman Gensler told lawmakers the CFTC wouldn't meet the deadline "because it doesn't yet have sufficient data."
Anyone who believes the Democrats got a 13 month extension of unemployment this week should think again. It is more like 2 months. Unless a rise in the debt ceiling beyond the 2012 elections is part of the package.
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.
What is needed is a practical and bottom-up clean energy policy consisting of short- term measures to increase new technology investment in the long term -- essentially what the President has called for.