Monthly Archives: January 2007

Climactic change for business

I view the president of the United States as the CEO of the largest company of all companies. His board of directors are the smaller companies with interests in the United States which have supported him. It’s no surprise to … Continue reading

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Home Heat and Efficiency: Part IV – heat rises

In 1749, Benjamin Franklin heated a row of ten townhouses in Philadelphia from a single apparatus, replacing ten fires with one. The device was probably adapted from Roman hypocausts, a method of supplying heat to a stone building with a … Continue reading

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A long way from Volcanoes

When I was in high school and dinosaurs roamed the earth, we were obsessed with volcanoes. Science fairs were littered with volcanoes; huge messy displays of energy waste. I don’t know why geothermal explosions were so popular other than humans … Continue reading

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Prez attacks fed fleet gas guzzelers…

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and to strengthen the environmental, energy, and transportation management of Federal agencies, it is hereby ordered as follows: White House … Continue reading

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Green highlights from the Harrisburg auto show

General Motors has a prototype of their Sequel fuel cell car at the Pennsylvania Auto and Boat Show in Harrisburg. You can’t see any of the guts, but they give a basic description and the specifications are interesting.

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VW Bluetec comes to Washington

Volkswagen of America unveiled the next step in the company’s U.S. diesel strategy at the Washington, D.C. auto show.

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State of the Union: Bush tells U.S. to burn dreams in our cars

Bush told us last night to cut gasoline usage during his State of the Union Address.

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Energy firms take on the feds to get green

Caterpillar Inc.,BP,Duke Energy Corp., General Electric Co., Lehman Brothers, Pacific Gas and Electric Co., among other energy related industries, issued a statement this week forming the United States Climate Action Partnership.

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Home Heat and Efficiency: Part III – Beyond the potbelly

Beneath this lump under the drywall of my bedroom wall is a secret passage to the heavens. It was covered with an old pie plate when I found the 6 inch diameter hole.

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Home Heat and Efficiency: Part II – Fireplace

Enclosing the fire pit. About 9 years ago, I rented a cabin in the Adirondacks with a friend to go skiing. The gas lit, rustic cabin had two potbelly stoves. It was about 0 degrees outside the night we arrived. … Continue reading

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