Renewable Energy Mandates

Renewable Energy Mandates

I recently watched the Michael Moore film, “Planet of the Humans.”  Not coincidentally, Moore released the film on the 50th Earth Day and fifty years after his first film, an Eagle Scout project, which dealt with pollution in his hometown in Michigan.  I was struck by...

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Sea Level Rising

Sea Level Rising

SEA LEVEL RISING BLOG I am a sailboat sailor. Tides, seas and winds are the essence of our pleasure and challenge. The storm’s sediment deposits and currents certainly impacted the bay’s depth and its channels for navigating. I live very close to the water where...

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PLASTIC BAG BANS AND COVID-19

PLASTIC BAG BANS AND COVID-19 Before COVID-19 blindsided us, warnings about possible health consequences of banning single-use plastics for the protection of the environment fell on deaf ears. Reusable bags can contribute to the spread of COVID-19 and other viruses....

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Paper Vs. Plastic

Paper Vs. Plastic

Paper vs Plastic I recall the time when supermarkets and other retailers introduced plastic shopping bags. They were not well received at the time. The phrase “paper or plastic?” was offered as a packaging/carrying option. At the time the “Save the Forests” movement...

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THE PARIS AGREEMENT (AKA AS COP21)

THE PARIS AGREEMENT (AKA AS COP21)

My granddaughter has a chore board hanging in our home. It contains a host of tasks/chores she can complete that provide her with responsibilities, awareness to her immediate environment and beyond and, ultimately, her reward (earning an allowance). Although not...

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Clean Energy – At What Price?

Clean Energy – At What Price?

A look at weather dependent renewable energy. I recall the early days of solar energy in the 1970s. In the late 70’s hot water heater roof top collectors were being offered by utility companies.  Having fabricated a solar hot water heater for our family’s swimming...

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CO2 – Nature’s Building Block or Pollutant

CO2 – Nature’s Building Block or Pollutant

Each year I plant a vegetable garden.  I have a great southern exposed plot that gives me ample sunshine. I work the soil every year adding my own compost, mulch and a little help from Miracle-Gro. I make sure I get plenty of water and weed it regularly.  It provides...

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From Earth Day To the New Green Deal

From Earth Day To the New Green Deal

The Road to Hell is Paved with Good Intentions I recall the first Earth Day in 1970 as it was the year I began High School.  At the time and for most of the 1970’s, I worked in businesses that were weather dependent.  I paid more attention to the air, sun,...

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It’s Really About Pollution, Isn’t it?

It’s Really About Pollution, Isn’t it?

I was fortunate enough to be able to visit my daughter in China recently. I observed Earth Day April 22nd2019 while cruising on the Yangtze River. We traveled throughout China seeing major cities, the countryside and rural areas. Comparing Earth Day to its origin...

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