Monthly Archives: December 2007

Leaner, brighter New Year ball of old

All eyes will be on the new LED Crystal Times Square New Year’s Eve ball tonight which is more energy efficient and brighter than last year. The 9,576 Philips Luxeon LEDs replaced the 600 incandescent and halogen bulbs of the … Continue reading

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Civic Hybrid tax credit drops

A federal income-tax credit on the Honda Civic Hybrid will drop to $1,050 on January 1, down from $2,100 today. The law limits the biggest credits to roughly the first 60,000 hybrids that each carmaker sells providing an incentive for … Continue reading

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Creating a future

The race is on to become leaders in self preservation. States and communities that become innovators and solution makers will have an edge. With electricity rate caps set to begin to be lifted at the end of 2009, they said, … Continue reading

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Energy bill increases cash for Ethanol producers…

…while in Europe, government has chosen not to feed feedstock.fuels Ethanol prices are now trading in line with gasoline prices for the first time since late August and, fueled by the new U.S. energy bill, are likely to rise further, … Continue reading

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Martin Library Environmental Series

Martin Library will host a panel discussion on Thursday, February 21, 2008 on Environmentalism in York as part of their community programming series called GO!. The series runs from February 4 – April 5 and is called Our Precious Planet.

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Less than 1/2 watt

Friends of mine gave me an ultra efficient pair of Ikea night lights for Christmas. The unit that shuts off by day takes only .3 watt to run. A typical incandescent night light takes 7 watts. The LED bulb may … Continue reading

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Prius 10 – Detroit/govenment ?

When Congress sent an energy bill to President Bush for his signature, it arrived in a Japanese-built Toyota Prius hybrid — a move that rubbed two Michigan Republicans the wrong way. “It is a huge slap in the face, calculated … Continue reading

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Diesel Accord gets 62.8 mpg

The car was on a clean technology tour sponsored by the Diesel Technology Forum. Honda expects to bring the clean-diesel car to the U.S. by 2010. It gets 62.8 miles a gallon on the highway, but otherwise looks and feels … Continue reading

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Fuel economy = less highway funds

I was listening to President Bush talk at a rotary luncheon this week and he brought up a time-of-day highway access charge. He cited raising fuel economy standards would cause less tax revenue at the pump. There is this impending … Continue reading

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Flex-fuel potential

DB writes Greenmesh: I just noticed that Tom’s on the East has E-85 gas. I am impressed with that and am wondering if I can use it in my Toyota Matrix without any adjustments. I don’t believe that your Toyota … Continue reading

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