How much did the US spend on imported oil in 2011?

Tweet Pin It More recent updates: How much oil did the US import in 2013? How much did the US spend on imported oil in 2012? I have often wanted to know how much we spend on foreign oil each year, but have found it harder than I would expect to look up.  So as […]

What’s Wrong with Newt Gingrich’s $2.50 per Gallon Gas Plan

Tweet Pin It I’m shocked to hear myself say this, but Newt Gingrich made several good points in his “$2.50 per Gallon Gasoline, Energy Independence and Jobs.” address recently. He wants to “Unleash the American people.”  He wants to have “the American people develop so much new energy that we [are], in fact, no longer […]

Don’t Delay on Climate Action!

Tweet Pin It Photo by Julian Koschorke for Speak Your Mind Please sign this urgent petition by 350.org calling for the US to not push for a delay on Climate Action until 2020.  The world can’t wait to act! We can’t wait to act!  Please sign it now. Sign USA: Don’t Delay on Climate Action! […]

Answers to your questions about Pennies Per Pound

Tweet Pin It As I have been speaking to people about my Pennies Per Pound CO2 Energy Stamp & Tax Idea I have been hearing a number of questions and concerns.  I love hearing from people that totally support the program, but it is even more important for me to hear from those that don’t […]

Pennies Per Pound to Save the Economy and the Planet

Tweet Pin It 19 pennies for the 19.4 lbs of CO2 from a gallon of gasoline If you have read my posts before, you probably know that I am a proponent of implementing some sort of energy tax to drive behavior toward energy conservation, energy efficiency and renewable energy. I have finally connected the various […]

Why Pennies Per Pound Better Than Cap & Trade

Tweet Pin It Why Pennies Per Pound is better than previous Cap & Trade ideas? Pennies Per Pound is simple and therefore significantly easier for people and business to understand and predict.  Pennies Per Pound would apply to everyone, not just major polluters, so everyone would be invested in saving energy and money. Cap & […]

Clean Air Act Controversy – In Her Own Words, Lisa P. Jackson

Tweet Pin It Have you heard the debate about the new Mercury and Air Toxins rule proposed by the EPA? This rule would reduce the amount of mercury that power plants can put out by 90%.  The technology exists and according to Lisa Jackson of the EPA, 50% of our coal power plants already have […]

Going for Solar: Your First Electric Bill (Step 12)

Tweet Pin It I cannot believe how excited I was about getting an electric bill.  I was eagerly anticipating our first electric bill after we turned on our Solar Awning.  Yeah, I’m probably a little crazy, but I was excited to see how low our net-usage was, that is, how little electricity we used from […]

Learning Wrong Lessons from Nuclear Disaster in Japan

Tweet Pin It Smoke rises from Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power complex in this still image from video footage March 14, 2011. Photograph: Reuters Tv/Reuters I fear that as a world, and particularly in this country, we are taking away the wrong lessons from the nuclear disasters happening in Japan as a result of the 5th […]