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  • Study: Fuels from corn waste not better than gas

    04/20/2014 10:21:49 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 4/20/14 | Dina Cappiello - ap
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) — Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows, challenging the Obama administration's conclusions that they are a much cleaner oil alternative and will help combat climate change.</p>
  • Analysis: Obama's aversion to Mideast conflicts fuels backlash from allies

    10/25/2013 6:54:59 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 10/25/13 | Matt Spetalnick
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - From Saudi Arabia to Israel, traditional U.S. allies in the Middle East are beginning to ask: Is America turning its back on us? President Barack Obama's diplomatic overtures to old foe Iran and his last-minute refusal to attack Syria have officials in Israel, the Gulf countries and Turkey wondering if Washington is deliberately neglecting them to avoid being dragged into a Middle East facing deeper sectarian strife and concerns that Tehran may be seeking a nuclear bomb. Media reports that the U.S. National Security Agency may have spied on the leaders of Germany, Mexico and Brazil have...
  • Peak Oil Flip-Flop

    04/14/2013 10:46:26 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 52 replies
    National Geographic ^ | April 10, 2013 | Bill Chameides
    There’s a new twist in the “peak oil” debate. Is it good news for the climate? Peak Oil Question Remains, Debate Continues Ever since M. King Hubbert advanced the theory of peak oil in 1956, experts and non-experts alike have been debating about timing and relevance. (See here, here, here and here.) Hubbert’s argument seems like a no-brainer. Oil is a finite natural resource, so there must come a time when oil production peaks and begins to decline. The question is, when? And for a world economy that is largely fueled by oil, that “when” question is quite germane. If...
  • All fossil fuels must be cut to avoid global warming, (two) scientists say

    02/21/2012 4:38:32 PM PST · by Libloather · 39 replies · 2+ views
    Canada ^ | 2/21/12 | Mike De Souza
    All fossil fuels must be cut to avoid global warming, scientists sayBy Mike De Souza, Postmedia News February 21, 2012 6:10 PM OTTAWA — Two Canadian climate change scientists from the University of Victoria say the public reaction to their recently published commentary has missed their key message: that all forms of fossil fuels, including the oilsands and coal, must be regulated for the world to avoid dangerous global warming. "Much of the way this has been reported is (through) a type of view that oilsands are good and coal is bad," said climate scientist Neil Swart, who co-authored the...
  • Soros, Progressive Money Fuels Latest Assault on Americans' Education & Career Choices

    02/08/2011 5:30:35 PM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies
    big government ^ | 2/8/11 | Capitol Confidential
    A group affiliated with progressive rainmaker George Soros became the latest to join the in vogue assault on for-profit education, accusing proprietary colleges last week of offering predatory loans to satisfy referral rules governing financial aid. The well-heeled National Consumer Law Center, masquerading as a legitimate consumer watchdog, released last Tuesday a report in which the group criticized the for-profit education industry for allegedly gaming the so-called “90/10″ rules, which mandates that at least ten percent of student financial aid must be secured from non-federal lenders. Even beyond the support of Soros, NCLC counts The Institute For College and Success...
  • ABC Fuels Myth Discourse Caused Shooting, Sawyer Astounded by Falling Support for Gun Control

    01/17/2011 6:01:30 PM PST · by Nachum · 40 replies
    News Busters ^ | 1/17/11 | Brent Baker
    “The country is pretty unified behind the idea that President Obama found the right words, the right tone at the right time,” ABC’s George Stephanopoulos announced Monday night in touting how a new ABC News/Washington Post poll found “78 percent approve of how he handled” the Tucson shooting, in contrast to Sarah Palin, “not so much, only 30 percent approve of her response.” When Stephanopoulos noted “the support for stricter gun control has dropped over the last few years,” anchor Diane Sawyer expressed astonishment: “Stricter has dropped?” Instead of detailing that trend, Stephanopoulos concentrated on some specific policies with overwhelming...
  • EPA: More renewable fuels required

    11/29/2010 5:29:59 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies · 2+ views
    Politico ^ | 11/29/10 | Robin Bravender & Darren Samuelsohn
    The Obama administration Monday increased the amounts of ethanol and other renewable fuels it wants to see as part of the nation’s gasoline supply, but a senior official took aim at the practice. Responding to a congressional mandate, the Environmental Protection Agency will require that 13.95 billion gallons of transportation fuel comes from renewable sources in 2011, or about 8 percent of domestic gasoline and diesel supplies. The overall percentage is lower than the 2010 standard, but the total volume is larger than this year’s mandate of 12.95 billion gallons.
  • Obama could kill fossil fuels overnight with a nuclear dash for thorium

    08/29/2010 12:01:55 PM PDT · by Nachum · 55 replies
    Telegraph [UK] ^ | 8/29/10 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    If Barack Obama were to marshal America’s vast scientific and strategic resources behind a new Manhattan Project, he might reasonably hope to reinvent the global energy landscape and sketch an end to our dependence on fossil fuels within three to five years. We could then stop arguing about wind mills, deepwater drilling, IPCC hockey sticks, or strategic reliance on the Kremlin. History will move on fast.
  • US demand fuels spike in small arms trade: UN survey

    07/09/2009 1:08:17 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 33 replies · 1,245+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 7/9/09 | Denis Rousseau
    GENEVA (AFP) – Ballooning US demand and the handgun's surge in popularity drove up the global trade in small arms by more than a quarter between 2000 and 2006, a UN-backed study showed Thursday. Those weapons in the hands of civilians, security forces or armed groups were behind the deaths of 450,000 people, said the authors of the Small Arms Survey 2009. Pistols, revolvers, rifles and heavy machine guns accounted for 60 percent of deaths through intentional violence of any kind, including the use of bombs, knives or bare hands, whether in conflicts or crime, the experts said. By 2006,...
  • Who Pays For New Fuels? Obama says: You Will!

    05/04/2009 11:05:08 AM PDT · by MosesKnows · 7 replies · 1,782+ views
    Car and Driver Magazine | June 2009 | Patrick Bedard
    Who pays for new fuels? Obama says: You will! By Patrick Bedard, Car and Driver June 2009 Remember last summer when crude oil was bumping its head on $147 a barrel and you were smoking your Visa card as each necessary gallon of regular zoomed skyward of four bucks? Talk about panic. Public opinion across the nation narrowed to a single uncertainty: Was this a disaster or a catastrophe? Detroit still says that it was last summer's spike in gas prices that finally pushed the Big Three over the financial cliff. Suddenly, the line for the high-profit rides was none...

    04/17/2008 6:28:52 AM PDT · by OESY · 16 replies · 50+ views
    New York Post ^ | April 17, 2008 | INDUR M. GOKLANY
    In recent years, we've heard that climate change could be catastrophic for nature and humanity. But it's becoming increasingly evident that over the next few decades, climate-change policies could prove even more catastrophic. Food riots have erupted in Mexico, Morocco, Egypt.... Supposedly climate-friendly policies in the United States and the European Union- subsidizing the production and consumption of such renewable biofuels as ethanol and biodiesel- have diverted such crops as corn, soybeans and palm oil from food to fuel. This, in turn, has increased prices for food worldwide at a time when the highly populous and newly prosperous East and...
  • The Truth About "Alternative Energy"

    12/05/2007 12:26:54 AM PST · by gpapa · 38 replies · 116+ views ^ | December 5, 2007 | Roy Innis
    Every week brings new claims that clean, free, inexhaustible renewable energy will soon replace the “dirty” fuels that sustain our economy today. A healthy dose of reality is needed. Over half of our electricity comes from coal. Gas and nuclear generate 36% of our electricity. Barely 1% comes from wind and solar. Coal-generated power typically costs less per kilowatt hour than alternatives – leaving families with more money for food, housing, transportation and healthcare. By 2020, the United States will need 100,000 megawatts of new electricity, say EIA, industry and utility company analysts. Unreliable wind power simply cannot meet these...
  • Alternative fuels may boost pollution: report

    11/13/2007 7:28:04 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 97+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 11/13/07 | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) - Some alternative vehicle fuels such as liquid coal can cause more harmful greenhouse gas emissions than polluters such as petrol or diesel, scientists warned in a US study released Tuesday. "Liquid coal, for example, can produce 80 percent more global warming pollution than gasoline," said the Union of Concerned Scientists, a non-profit environmental group, in a statement introducing its study. Liquid coal is viewed as a potential replacement to the oil on which countries rely heavily to fuel vehicles. "Corn ethanol, conversely, could be either more polluting or less than gasoline depending on how the corn is...
  • Black Carbon May be Second-Most Significant Global Warming Pollutant After Carbon Dioxide

    11/06/2007 6:29:34 AM PST · by Red Badger · 43 replies · 193+ views ^ | 11/05/2007 | Staff
    Alters Picture of Diesel Engine Benefits Black carbon—contained in soot from the combustion of biomass and fossil fuels—may be responsible for around 16% of the gross warming the planet is currently experiencing and may be the second-most significant global warming pollutant after carbon dioxide and ahead of methane, according to testimony provided by five scientists before the US House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform in October. Because of their increased fuel efficiency relative to gasoline-engined vehicles, diesels are seen as an improvement overs gasoline vehicles with respect to global warming issues. However, once soot warming is factored in, the...
  • Forest Service considers thinning near Estes Park ( reduce destructive wildfire potential )

    09/09/2007 7:21:56 PM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies · 533+ views
    Loveland Reporter-Herald ^ | September 09, 2007 | Ann Depperschmidt
    U.S. Forest Service officials have released a plan to reduce destructive wildfire potential on about 8,100 acres of forest land east of Estes Park. The goal of the Thompson River Fuel Reduction Project is to reduce the spread and intensity of wildfires that could affect private property and municipal water supplies in and around the Big and Little Thompson rivers and to protect the forest’s ecosystem. Historically, small fires thinned forest undergrowth and kept the chances for a large wildfire to a minimum. But through much of the 20th century, people suppressed those fires. That left a more dense undergrowth,...
  • A price to pay for alternative fuels (man fined for not paying motor fuel tax)

    06/12/2007 11:54:15 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 52 replies · 1,485+ views
    Charlotte Observer ^ | 6/9/07 | Bruce Henderson
    THOSE WHO MAKE THEIR OWN ENVIRONMENT-FRIENDLY GAS CAN AVOID PAIN AT THE PUMP BUT NOT THE TAXES. Bob Teixeira decided it was time to take a stand against U.S. dependence on foreign oil. So last fall the Charlotte musician and guitar instructor spent $1,200 to convert his 1981 diesel Mercedes to run on vegetable oil. He bought soybean oil in 5-gallon jugs at Costco, spending about 30 percent more than diesel would cost. His reward, from a state that heavily promotes alternative fuels: a $1,000 fine last month for not paying motor fuel taxes. He's been told to expect another...
  • President Bush on CAFE Standards and Alternative Fuels

    05/15/2007 6:03:42 AM PDT · by P-40 · 7 replies · 515+ views
    C-SPAN ^ | 5/14/2007 | none
    rtsp:// President Bush on CAFE Standards and Alternative Fuels Pres. Bush makes remarks on alternative fuel and auto efficiency standards at the White House. 5/14/2007: WASHINGTON, DC: 5 min.
  • Green Energy Enthusiasts Are Also Betting on Fossil Fuels

    03/18/2007 1:25:45 PM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies · 653+ views
    the new york times ^ | March 16, 2007 | MATT RICHTEL
    Silicon Valley’s technology investors have taken to the ramparts, threatening to tear down the oil and gas industries’ dominance with innovations that use ethanol, solar and wind. A chief champion of the cause has been Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, one of the marquee venture capital firms. Its principals, John Doerr in particular, have passionately advocated development of alternative energies as a way to create energy independence and clean up the carbon-saturated atmosphere. But Kleiner has also poured millions of dollars into Terralliance, a company that makes technology to enable more efficient drilling of oil and gas. The investment underscores...
  • Governor fuels board furor (criticized for saying chiropractic panel should represent the industry)

    03/09/2007 10:18:27 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 266+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 3/9/07 | Kevin Yamamura
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger drew immediate criticism Thursday for declaring that the state's Board of Chiropractic Examiners should represent chiropractors despite the panel's mission statement of protecting the public. The Republican governor made the remark as he tried to distance himself from his own chiropractic appointees, including two of his earliest bodybuilding friends, after the board took questionable actions last week that consumer advocates say favor the chiropractic industry. "They run their board by themselves, independent of us," Schwarzenegger said after touring the San Joaquin County jail in French Camp to promote his prison plan. "We don't give them directions. What...
  • Schwarzenegger proposes first-in-nation plan to cut carbon in motor vehicle fuels

    01/10/2007 11:37:49 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 344+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 1/10/07 | Kate Folmar and Paul Rogers
    SACRAMENTO - Pushing an aggressive agenda for his second term, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Tuesday called for a first-in-the-nation standard to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from motor vehicle fuels and also proposed even more borrowing ... In his annual State of the State address, delivered to a joint session of the Legislature, the Republican governor continued to buck the GOP establishment with his efforts to combat global warming and his pledge to provide health insurance for all Californians by placing new burdens on employers and insurers. --snip-- Continuing last year's $42-billion borrowing binge, Schwarzenegger said he'll seek authorization for another...
  • Showcase Pipeline Fuels Global Gas Flames

    09/24/2006 4:00:24 PM PDT · by blam · 3 replies · 421+ views
    BBC ^ | 9-24-2006 | Jorn Madslien
    Showcase pipeline fuels global gas flames By Jorn Madslien Business reporter, BBC News, Acergy Piper, North Sea The technology used to lay gas pipes deep under water is valuable At first sight, there is nothing hi-tech about the vast, rusty vessel that appears to float in the air above the choppy, three-metre waves. Seen from a helicopter, Acergy Piper is clearly too small to be an oil platform, but it does not look like a ship either. If anything it resembles a set from the movies Waterworld and Mad Max. Yet Acergy Piper is central to the heated debate about...
  • Congress Talks Up Alternative Fuels

    07/26/2006 4:35:24 AM PDT · by Brilliant · 6 replies · 398+ views
    WSJ ^ | July 26, 2006 | JOHN J. FIALKA
    WASHINGTON -- House lawmakers, sensing that fuel prices will be a top voter concern in the fall elections, are rushing out two energy bills that would fund projects to develop alternative fuels or ease reliance on imported oil. With only about 25 legislative days remaining before Congress adjourns, the chances of either bill passing Congress are slim. House Republicans said they will try to pass theirs in September. Democrats say that their bill will be used to rally voters for elections... House Republicans are renewing a push to open part of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska to oil...
  • It's Time To Clear The Air

    04/18/2006 7:37:31 PM PDT · by XtreMarine · 30 replies · 987+ views
    Tampa Tribune ^ | 18 April 2006 | MIKE SALINERO
    TAMPA - The introduction of a new, low-sulfur diesel fuel this fall promises to be the biggest advance in cleaning up the air since unleaded gasoline. Starting Oct. 1, retail fuel distributors will begin selling diesel fuel with sulfur levels of 15 parts per million, down from the current standard of 500 parts per million. The ultra-low sulfur fuel will allow millions of trucks and buses to use the latest pollution-control hardware. These filters will reduce soot and smog-causing gases from diesel engines by 90 percent, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The health benefits will be huge once...
  • Search For New Fuels Sparks Ethanol Frenzy

    04/01/2006 9:01:52 PM PST · by CAWats · 11 replies · 446+ views
    Investor'S Business Daily ^ | 3/31/2006 | ALAN R. ELLIOTT
    Not too long ago, ethanol had about as much street cred as hemp and cold fusion. Though it had its backers, the substance wasn't widely seen as a viable energy source. Then world oil supplies tightened, fuel prices reared and U.S. lawmakers passed an energy bill laden with alternative fuel incentives. Forecasts for the ethanol industry have subsequently blossomed. The corn used to produce ethanol is expected to rise from 996 million bushels in 2003 to 2.2 billion bushels next year, says the USDA. And the broader market for biofuels — primarily ethanol and biodiesel — could grow to $52.5...
  • Deployed fuels flight makes airlift delivery

    02/16/2006 4:36:26 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 204+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Feb 15, 2006 | Tech. Sgt. Veronica A. Aceveda
    2/15/2006 - SOUTHWEST ASIA (AFPN) -- When fuel supplies are not available in the region, tactical and ground forces rely on the 379th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron. A team is always on standby to fulfill an aerial bulk fuels delivery system request. The team consists of two fuels technicians who have undergone special training for this type of delivery, which involves hauling thousands of gallons of fuel in an aircraft. Staff Sgt. Erika Busbee and Senior Airman Michael Roberts from the 379th Fuels Management Flight make up one such team. “We both volunteered for this assignment,” said Airman Roberts, who...
  • Supreme Court fuels death penalty confusion

    02/02/2006 9:31:26 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 413+ views
    ap on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 2/2/06 | Gina Holland - ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court has triggered a debate over the mix of drugs used to carry out death sentences, with the justices delaying three executions and giving hope of eleventh-hour reprieves to other inmates. Florida and Missouri were forced to cancel executions by lethal injection this week. Prisoners in California, Maryland and other states are trying to win stays this month. An announcement from the high court last week is giving new hope for their appeals. The justices will consider whether a Florida inmate was wrongly barred from pursuing a claim that the lethal drugs cause pain in...
  • Switchgrass makes the State of the Union! (Cellulosic ethanol on tap)

    02/01/2006 8:26:01 AM PST · by cogitator · 21 replies · 568+ views
    NY Times | 02/01/2006 | Staff
    I was just impressed that the President's speech included a mention of switchgrass, which could become an important feedstock for cellulosic ethanol production. "We must also change how we power our automobiles. We will increase our research in better batteries for hybrid and electric cars and in pollution-free cars that run on hydrogen. We will also fund additional research in cutting-edge methods of producing ethanol, not just from corn but from wood chips and stalks or switchgrass. Our goal is to make this new kind of ethanol practical and competitive within six years."
  • Senate Approves Renewable Fuels Provision

    06/16/2005 4:08:47 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 339+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/16/05 | H. Josef Hebert - AP
    WASHINGTON - Utilities would have to generate at least 10 percent of their electricity from renewable sources under a measure the Senate approved Thursday. Separately, a package of environmentally friendly tax incentives was advanced by a committee as senators made clear their intention to fashion a sharply different energy bill from one passed by the House. Electric utilities would have to rely more heavily on wind turbines, solar energy, biomass from garbage or plants and other non-fossil fuels to generate electricity under the provision approved by a 52-48 vote. Opponents argued the mandate, which would begin in 2020, would force...
  • Bush urges development of alternate fuels

    05/16/2005 9:16:10 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 552+ views
    Monterey Herald ^ | 5/16/05 | Jennifer Loven - AP
    WEST POINT, Va. - With gasoline prices soaring, President Bush urged Congress on Monday to encourage development of alternate fuels like biodiesel and ethanol to make the United States less dependent on foreign oil. "Our dependence on foreign oil is like a foreign tax on the American dream, and that tax is growing every year," Bush said at the Virginia BioDiesel Refinery about 140 miles south of Washington. Bush flew here, about 30 miles from Richmond, to visit a production facility for biodiesel, an alternative fuel made from soybeans that is cleaner-burning and American-made, but carries a higher price tag...
  • Bush Will Push Nuclear Power As Clean, 'Renewable' Energy

    01/12/2005 5:33:11 AM PST · by Brilliant · 77 replies · 1,178+ views
    THE WALL STREET JOURNAL ^ | January 12, 2005 | JOHN J. FIALKA
    President Bush says the nation needs advanced nuclear-power plants, calling them a clean, "renewable" energy source for the future... New Mexico Republican Pete V. Domenici... said he welcomed Mr. Bush's remarks. "Without any question," he said, the long-term electricity-generating alternative to the nation's dwindling supplies of natural gas "will have to be nuclear power. If America is afraid of it, the world will use" advanced nuclear technology. Sen. Domenici is expected to offer an energy bill that will include financial incentives for the first new nuclear-power plants. Nuclear power now supplies 20% of the nation's electricity, according to the U.S....
  • Mexico Discovery Fuels Debate About Man's Origins

    10/11/2004 6:04:15 PM PDT · by blam · 36 replies · 2,137+ views
    Deseret Morning News, Sunday, October 03, 2004 Mexico discovery fuels debate about man's origins Archeologists are baffled by hominid bones By John Rice Associated Press MEXICO CITY — For decades, Federico Solorzano has gathered old bones from the shores of Mexico's largest lake — bones he found and bones he was brought, bones of beasts and bones of men. Mexican professor Federico Solorzano shows the supraorbital arch from the fossil of an early hominid. Guillermo Arias, Associated Press The longtime teacher of anthropology and paleontology was sifting through his collection one day when he noticed some that didn't seem to...
  • CA: Governor's popularity fuels higher expenses

    03/30/2004 7:59:13 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 32 replies · 170+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 3/30/04 | Gary Delsohn
    <p>For a variety of reasons, not the least of which is his celebrity status as a Hollywood icon, Schwarzenegger's job is boosting state security costs, siphoning cash from political donors and draining dollars from his own wallet.</p> <p>He's too popular, aides said, to fly on commercial airlines, as predecessor Gov. Gray Davis did, so he uses private jets. So far, he's not sought reimbursement - aides said that may change - and air travel is costing him tens of thousands of dollars.</p>
  • (Saddam) Seizure Fuels Fight Within Democratic Party

    12/15/2003 7:40:19 PM PST · by blam · 10 replies · 198+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 12-16-2003 | Julian Borger
    Seizure fuels fight within Democratic party Party fears arrest may make pro-war candidates more popular Julian Borger in Washington Tuesday December 16, 2003 The Guardian (UK) Howard Dean's nearest rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination seized on Saddam Hussein's capture to mount a sustained attack on the frontrunner, who has built his campaign on fierce opposition to the Iraq war. Sensing that the arrest could tip the balance in the counter-insurgency, ease US withdrawal and generally make the war more popular, Mr Dean's critics argued that his outspoken position on the issue would make him a liability in a head-to-head...
  • Smelly Employee Fuels Hygiene Policy

    08/26/2003 7:16:03 AM PDT · by bedolido · 48 replies · 1,109+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 08/26/03 | Staff Writer
    MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) -- City officials say one smelly employee is responsible for a new policy that requires all city employees to smell nice when reporting for work. The Murfreesboro City Council adopted the good hygiene policy Thursday: "No employee shall have an odor generally offensive to others when reporting to work. An offensive body odor may result from a lack of good hygiene, from an excessive application of a fragrant aftershave or cologne or from other cause." City attorney Susan McGannon said the problem had never come up in the 11 years she has worked for the city. But...
  • Recall fuels registrations

    08/01/2003 9:36:59 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 189+ views
    OC Register ^ | 8/1/03 | JOHN GITTELSOHN and RONALD CAMPBELL
    <p>Valerie Sharp walked up to the Republican booth at the Orange County Fair and presented her identification.</p> <p>"I need to register so we can get him out," Sharp, 41, of La Habra Heights, said of Gov. Gray Davis. "I hate to admit I wasn't registered in the last election. So you could say it's partly my fault he's there now."</p>
  • Reject Accusations Against Napolitano?

    10/14/2002 3:10:37 PM PDT · by Webby · 1 replies · 684+ views
    By now, I'm sure everyone is familiar with the commercial that appeared following the October 4th accusations. In this rather ridiculous commercial, the sheriff negates all accusations against Janet Napolitano. Yet he does nothing to assure Arizona's people that the accusations are truely false; he does not offer any evidence that negates the accusations. He only requests that Arizonians join him in refusing the accusations.
  • Arizona's Alternate Fuels Fiasco

    10/14/2002 3:05:56 PM PDT · by Webby · 704+ views
    The Attorney General claims she had no involvement in this financial disaster. However, the documents included here reveal the involvement of the office of the Attorney General as far back as October 1999. Memoranda from the Attorney General's office early in the implementation of the alt-fuels laws show that concerns surfaced about the actual prices of the vehicles.
  • Solar Power to Challenge Dominance of Fossil Fuels

    08/09/2002 7:39:51 AM PDT · by Momaw Nadon · 168 replies · 1,185+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo! ^ | Fri Aug 9, 9:31 AM ET | By Michelle Nichols
    MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Solar power is one of the world's fastest-growing renewable energy sources, offering a potentially endless supply of power generation capable of meeting the electricity demands of the whole planet. Yet two billion people in developing countries lack access to modern energy services, while solar power -- a possible solution because of its availability anywhere on the globe -- accounts for just 0.1 percent of the world's primary energy demand. "Solar power is all capital costs. What we are struggling with is how to get the capital -- how do we get the investment -- to these people...