Category Archives: Environment

Lucrative wind blowing into Colorado

9News.com is running an article about wind power in Colorado. For those of you from outside the state, our current Democratic governor Bill Ritter ran his campaign based heavily on the promise of renewable energy. He said that he would go out of his way to make Colorado a leader in renewable energy, including wind… Read More »

Bush administration censors global warming info

Dunno why I am surprised by this. This administration has done this basic action again and again over the last 6 years. But there’s something about this one that seems more arrogant than the others. And more frustrating. As reported by the New York Times, the Bush administration has basically forbidden government scientists and employees… Read More »

Heat your house *and* generate electricity

Now this is what I am talking about. There’s a new type of home furnace which not only provids heat, but also generates electricity! There’s a new fad starting, which might eventually prove to be more a revolution than a fad: an efficient furnace that also generates electricity.The “micro-combined-heat-and-power” units, or CHPs, turns natural gas… Read More »

California’s new solar energy policy

Big news out of California last week, as Arnold Schwarzenegger signed California’s new solar power policy into law: The bill, which cleared the state Senate last week, calls for the installation of 1 million rooftop solar panels on homes, businesses, farms, schools and public buildings by 2018. The solar systems would generate 3,000 megawatts of… Read More »

Tips to improve fuel economy

Wanna save some money by not fuelling up so often? Edmunds.com has posted a list of tips for increasing fuel economy: “By changing your driving habits you can improve fuel economy up to 37 percent right away (depending on how you drive). Combine several tips and perform routine maintenance and you will save real dollars,… Read More »

Another wind farm for Xcel

I know that I like to point out all the bad news that Xcel Energy generates. I figure I should balance that out with some good news: according to 9news.com, Xcel has a new wind farm coming! From the article: “An Oregon company says it’ll build a 50-turbine wind farm in southeastern Colorado, big enough… Read More »