While solar energy is often touted as a way to avoid fossil fuels, California Senator Dianne Feinstein believes some public lands solar projects in the Mojave Desert need to be reexamined for their potential environmental impact.
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How will the market for ‘green products’ be affected by this recession?
After years of railing against special interests, I find myself presented with a quandary. Special interests are lining up behind the Smart Grid technology I love and, in doing so, risk saddling this cool program with the baggage intrinsic to special interests.
In advance of a scheduled protest this weekend, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid released a letter asking the Capitol Architect to switch the Capitol Power Plant from coal to 100% natural gas by the end of 2009.
After Tom Daschle withdrew himself from consideration today as Barack Obama’s Secretary of Health and Human Services because he failed to pay $130,000 in back taxes for a driver and a car, this old Daschle campaign is a bit ironic.
The 44th President faces enormous challenges implementing an environmentally-friendly agenda.
Though President Obama did not utter the word “environment” per se, he spoke both directly and indirectly about the major energy and environmental issues of today; more so than any of his predecessors.
There will be many firsts at Tuesday’s Presidential Inauguration, but mentioning the environment in the inaugural address will not be one of them: though pretty darn close.
“Well, it’s a sad night because we’ve reached the end of George W. Bush’s presidency and that means we have to unload what was a tremendous, rich, heavy-laden vein of comedy for us – like mining a dense vein of coal by god…” – David Letterman, January 16, 2009 The late night TV hosts have […]
Of course I knew when I left San Francisco early yesterday morning that I was one of many – thousands, hundreds of thousands, millions – coming to Washington to bear witness to history. But once the journey is begun, I am myself swept up in its tide.
Two small wind turbines, the type that would power individual homes, farms, or businesses are currently on display at the National Mall and contributing to the Washington, D.C. power grid.
Environmentally-friendly initiatives such as green jobs are at the center of his economic stimulus plan. So it’s no surprise that Obama’s inauguration will have the smallest “footprint” of any president in history.
An aide to Obama said the administration plans to facilitate 20 gigawatts (GW) or more of wind power and 4 GW of geothermal and solar power by 2012 through loan guarantees and fast tracked national renewable energy requirements. such as the Renewable Portfolio Standard.
Whether entertaining high-powered guests or for personal enjoyment, American presidents and their families have a long tradition of recreating on the grounds of the White House. When the ability to find simple seclusion in the outside world is nearly impossible, these seven White House facilities offer respite from the pressures presented by the job.
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