Monthly Archives: April 2009

The week that was

Last week was a time for America to march resolutely in opposite directions.   On the one hand California’s Air Resources Board on Thursday approved a regulation to minimize the amount of carbon in fuel, the Environmental Protection Agency ruled … Continue reading

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Technology will redefine the oilsands

The Alberta oil sands has been the target of heavey criticism for it’s pollution and excessive energy requirements. New technology will give the sands a facelift. Significant use of natural gas and water will become a thing of the past. Here are … Continue reading

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Conflicted environmentalists

It’s as if the worst fear of an environmentalist had come true. Industry could produce carbon dioxide and then offset it by sequestering carbon in biochar. “147 small environmental and human rights organizations, [called] the growing support for biochar a … Continue reading

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Energy secretary Chu – “agnostic” about natural gas for transportation

When US energy secretary Steven Chu was asked about using natural gas for transportation he seemed reluctant to endorse it’s use. He said: “I’m agnostic, really, about it …if we significantly shift our use of transportation to use natural gas … Continue reading

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When green isn’t green

Californians pay a lot more for their power because of their definition of “green power”. As of December 2008 the average price per kilowatthour in California was $12.96. In nearby Oregon the price was $7.26 and in Washington $6.69. Part … Continue reading

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