Renewable Energy

U.S. Oil Exports at Record High – “Drill Now” Mantra Continues Our “Domestic Dysfunction”

Drill Now! The mantra from John McCain’s presidential campaign was reinforced yesterday as he stood on the high-tech Genesis oil rig off the coast of Louisiana. At the appearance, originally scheduled two weeks ago but postponed due to a hurricane and major oil spill, McCain said in a prepared statement, It is time for America to get serious about energy independence, and that means we …

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Giving Ethanol a Bad Name

Three environmental groups are once again on the EPA’s case after the agency denied Texas Governor Rick Perry’s request to temporarily waive federal ethanol mandates. The Renewable Fuel Standard, as written, is misguided and lacks sound environmental protections according to the  Clean Air Task Force, Environmental Working Group and Friends of the Earth. It is forcing farmers to plow up marginal land and wildlife habitat, while …

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BuildingGreen Publishes Product Directory for Residential Building Market

A new directory of residential green building products has been published by BuildingGreen, Inc., the publisher of Environmental Building News. The directory is aimed at homebuilders and homeowners and will hit the bookstores next December. It includes more than 1,400 products from the GreenSpec® database of green building products a database which the company has maintained since 1998. Products are selected for GreenSpec based …

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John McCain’s Leadership in Energy Crisis is Lacking

John McCain would have us believe he is the man to push through a new energy policy to ease the burden of rising gas prices and energy costs. The man, in other words, to solve the energy crises. But as Tom Friedman writes today in his New York Times op-ed Eight Strikes and You’re Out, his recent chiding of Congress to do something about America’s energy crisis, …

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Wave Energy Gets UK Government Financing As U.S. Companies Eye Possibilities

The UK government is financially backing an academic project generating wave energy. This type of clean energy is relatively new in the world and might be making inroads into the US too.   The Brits use gigantic black rubber snake-like devices moored on the waters just off the UK coasts. Aptly named Anaconda, the snake like devices, which are easily up to 200 meters …

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