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How does my energy use compare to my neighbors'?

Jul 29, 2010
Easy Answer: Grab some recent power bills and find out....
Posted In: cutting energy, electricity, energy audit, energy bill, marketplace money, power, reducing energy bill

How does the new Michigan oil spill compare to the spill in the Gulf of Mexico?

Jul 28, 2010
A broken oil pipeline discovered Monday near Marshal, Mich., is estimated to have spilled about 19,500 barrels of oil--or more than 800,000 gallo...
Posted In: bp oil spill, Kalamazoo, Marshall Michigan, Michigan oil spill

Which states have the cleanest and dirtiest beaches?

Jul 28, 2010
The National Resources Defense Council has released their annual beach report--highlighting the country's dirtiest and cleanest swimming spots....
Posted In: Beaches, cleanest, dirtiest, National Resources Defence Council, summer, swimming

100% recyclable... bath tissue? Yuck.

Jul 27, 2010
A Minnesota colleague of mine, Cindy Ojczyk, sent me a tip on some bath tissue she'd spied that was labeled "100% Recyclable."...
Posted In: recyclable

What's in the new energy bill? What do you think of it?

Jul 27, 2010
Today, aides for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev) outlined a slimmed back energy and oil spill bill that would:...
Posted In: BP, energy, energy bills, energy policy, Home Star, liability, oil spill, Reid

What's the BP quarterly report look like?

Jul 27, 2010
Easy Answer: BP says the spill will cost it $32 billion and CEO Tony Hayward is out October 1....
Posted In: BP, Earnings, Oil, oil spill, picture this, quarterly report

U.S. hesitant to accept Dutch oil clean-up tech

Jul 27, 2010
The Dutch have some of the best oil spill clean-up technology in the world, and they've offered it to the U.S. to help with the BP oil spill -- only to be told that their help is not necessary.
Posted In: Environment, Oil

U.S. wind power slumps on low demand

Jul 27, 2010
Groundbreaking is scheduled this morning on Terra-Gen Power's Mojave desert wind farm, one of the largest in the world. But demand for wind power nationally is down.

Which US state produces the most wind power?

Jul 26, 2010
**Easy Answer: Texas is the biggest wind generator by a long shot....
Posted In: power, study, wind, wind energy