Thursday, July 31, 2008

Green Obama

So it would seem, Barak is already acting presidential, and his energy plan has both short and longterm goals. And .. due to the web, it's all documented for future review, making what was said, a matter of record in the hands of the public.

Cool. I'm good with that. When the rubber hits the road, we all know who said what about that gasprice. take a look.

How about a total tax credit for Electric, hybrid and fuelcell cars. Green car = ZERO TAX.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Pickens has a plan

or perhaps more accurately, a plan to make an army of followers to push forward a mass movement in the web social arena. Seeing is believing...

Of great interest to me is his passion and interest in windpower.

quoted: http://www.pickensplan.com/theplan
The United States is the Saudi Arabia of wind power.

Studies from around the world show that the Great Plains states are home to the greatest wind energy potential in the world — by far.

The Department of Energy reports that 20% of America's electricity can come from wind. North Dakota alone has the potential to provide power for more than a quarter of the country.

Today's wind turbines stand up to 410 feet tall, with blades that stretch 148 feet in length. The blades collect the wind's kinetic energy. In one year, a 3-megawatt wind turbine produces as much energy as 12,000 barrels of imported oil.

Wind power currently accounts for 48 billion kWh of electricity a year in the United States — enough to serve more than 4.5 million households. That is still only about 1% of current demand, but the potential of wind is much greater.

A 2005 Stanford University study found that there is enough wind power worldwide to satisfy global demand 7 times over — even if only 20% of wind power could be captured.

Building wind facilities in the corridor that stretches from the Texas panhandle to North Dakota could produce 20% of the electricity for the United States at a cost of $1 trillion. It would take another $200 billion to build the capacity to transmit that energy to cities and towns.

That's a lot of money, but it's a one-time cost. And compared to the $700 billion we spend on foreign oil every year, it's a bargain.
BTW if you dont know it already, T Boone Pickens is a multi Billionaire Texas Oilman

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

A Million Trees

Think about it, 1,000,000 trees. Assuming each tree starts off as a small one, with maybe 200 leaves, thats 200 million leaves taking in a dose of C02 and growing to well over several billion... OMG. huge. And it is all destined to happen in one place.. Los Angeles. Very cool and this gets our CTN coolgreentastic award for sure.

Neal Gray caught up with someone who is working with that, Neasha Monigan:

Visit www.MillionTreesLA.org