Mean Joe Green #3: ‘Clean’ Coal!?

Published on March 29th, 2008 | by

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Both of our “green” democratic candidates were recently heard stumping for “clean” coal technologies! I have two big problems with this: 1. There is no such thing as “clean” coal (see #2), And, 2. We are decades away from clean “coal” technology being widely deployed anyway. In the same amount of time we could deploy […] read more

Tangled Up In Green: Sobering Effects of Corn Prices

Published on March 27th, 2008 | by

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As I start to stockpile bourbon (it’s made from at least 50% corn) as an investment strategy, I wonder why we are doing this to ourselves. You practically can’t read a newspaper or news magazine without someone condemning the use of corn as an alternative fuel source these days. And who wouldn’t. The ethanol boom […] read more

Branded Wind Farms: The American Way?

Published on March 24th, 2008 | by

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An eight-turbine wind farm will open in Panhandle, Texas in May. But instead of referring to it as “that Panhandle wind farm,” it will be have a branded, corporate name: “The Wege Wind Energy Farm, provided by Steelcase.” Huh? Steelcase, a large furniture company out of Michigan, has agreed ahead of time to buy all […] read more

Tangled Up in Green: Green Makes War On Us All

Published on March 24th, 2008 | by

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Five years have gone by. The U.S. casualty toll is now 4,000. It is estimated that some 80,000 plus Iraqi civilians have lost their lives in the war. Photo Courtesy of Luke Plunkett @ Kotaku.com There isn’t a body count for wildlife, native plants, or eco-systems that have been killed in the struggle. War takes […] read more

President Albert Gore Jr. (in a parallel universe)

Published on March 24th, 2008 | by

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Very funny video clip from Saturday Night Live showing Al Gore giving a Presidential address. One of the best lines is when he says that there is no need to worry about hurricanes and tornadoes because of the “anti-hurricane and tornado machine I was instrumental in helping to develop.” [kml_flashembed movie=”http://widgets.nbc.com/o/4727a250e66f9723/47e2b9c54a470e96″ width=”384″ height=”316″ wmode=”transparent” /] read more

Mean Joe Green#2: Things Can ALWAYS Get Worse!

Published on March 22nd, 2008 | by

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This cartoon was inspired by Bush’s recent intervention to weaken limits of smog-forming ozone in our air. John Walke, the Clean Air director for the National Resources Defense Council, called the intervention an “unprecedented and unlawful act of political interference”. With all due respect Mr. Walke, after the past 7 years unprecedented and unlawful moves […] read more

Tangled Up in Green: The Five Years War

Published on March 21st, 2008 | by

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[UPDATE: After posting this, I was introduced to a wonderful piece on the same topic written by A Siegel for his blog Energy Smart. Please be sure to check out his post, too–it contains lots of great information.] We’ve got five years, stuck on my eyes Five years, what a surprise We’ve got five years, […] read more

U.S. Law Complicates Canadian Oilsands

Published on March 20th, 2008 | by

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When the U.S. Congress passed the Energy Independence and Security Act last December, the bill included a passage that could effect Canada’s oilsands, and that has the Canadian government nervous. The law prohibits federal procurement of fuels that produce more global warming emissions than conventional sources. Canada is concerned because the fuel taken from the […] read more

Group Sues EPA for Inaction on Coal Permit

Published on March 19th, 2008 | by

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Giuliani Firm to Do Legal Bidding A Navajo Nation enterprise has filed a lawsuit against the US Environmental Protection Agency Tuesday for dragging its feet on an air permit for a proposed coal-fired power plant. Dine Power Authority of the Navajo Nation and Houston-based Sithe Global Power have partnered to build the $3 billion, 1500 […] read more

Wyoming Passes Carbon Capture & Sequestration Legislation

Published on March 18th, 2008 | by

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Law Helps Smooth Way For “Clean Coal” Last week, Wyoming Gov. Dave Freudenthal signed a bill that recognizes that surface owners control the underground pore spaces where carbon dioxide could be stored or sequestered. A companion bill, gives the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality the authority to regulate the long-term storage of carbon dioxide. “With […] read more

Mean Joe Green #1: “Putting the P in GOP”

Published on March 15th, 2008 | by

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Editor’s note: Political cartoons are a staple of editorial pages and other websites focused on politics, and we’re delighted to bring you the first of our own series of cartoons from our own “Mean Joe Green” Mohr. Of course, we greenies would love a presidential candidate that took a strong-handed, common sense approach to addressing […] read more