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Thursday, May 17, 2007

that carbon-neutral hummer

Ok, Jill (see comment) -- that could be true! Of course there are biofuels & biofuels, but that's another subject!

I have just been doing some research on "carbon offsets" (I'll post the story soon) and was already thinking if I'd heard the phrase "carbon neutral" one more time I'd scream, and then seeing it on a Hummer was too much. Why didn't the guy just say this car runs on biofuels?

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

sign of our wacky times

On highway 101 Sunday, I trailed a Hummer with stickers on the back that said: "My vehicle is carbon neutral. What about yours?"

Friday, May 11, 2007

Delaware's offshore wind

An update on the situation in Delaware -- this pertains to my recent story, "Gone with the Wind," in Salon, which is accessible on this site. On Tuesday, the Public Service Commission approved the bid for offshore wind -- a tremendous victory for this zer0-emissions, promising technology. It seemed like very welcome news for a state where the wind option is extremely popular -- until Gov. Ruth Minner, who has previously backed a "clean coal" project by NRG Energy, issued a press release yesterday that seemed critical of the wind choice that her own commission had reached and again seemed to back "clean coal." Three more state bodies have to weigh in on the choice in the next two weeks. Stay tuned....

and meanwhile, Happy Mother's Day!