I heard an interesting program on NPR this morning about an environmentally friendly wall plaster manufactured in my very own home state of New Mexico. The radio show talked about how back in the good olâ€™ days of the Spanish Conquest, people here in the great Southwest used … [Read more...] about American Clay Natural Plasters
Archives for January 2007
I'm not so sure about this one. Compact fluorescents are great. I switched out almost all the bulbs in my house except for a few places where I have switches with a dimmer (because most of them won't work with a dimmer). I would encourage anyone else who wants to save money to … [Read more...] about If you can’t convince people to switch, legislate it!
Okay, I'm sure you're saying to yourself, "What's this guy's obsession with Wal-Mart?" I'm not obsessed. I just keep finding these weird articles. Here's a new one from the Dallas Morning News (registration required). Wal-Mart bought its own power company in Texas. That … [Read more...] about Wal-Mart to sell renewable energy in Texas?
Every time we get a blast of expensive oil prices and high gasoline prices at the pump, we see another round of media stories about alternative energy and how it's going to change everything. This media coverage is mostly right, but only if oil stays expensive. When oil prices … [Read more...] about Alternative energy still too expensive to make much of a dent
An American Wind Energy Association news release announces that wind power generating capacity increased by 27 percent in 2006, and is expected to grow a similar percentage in 2007. Here's what else the release says: The U.S. wind energy industry installed 2,454 megawatts (MW) … [Read more...] about Wind power generation in the US growing by double digits