Monthly Archives: October 2011

Join me for coffee and MasterMind group!

As we work-home-alone professionals and entrepreneurs have found out the hard way — You can’t do it alone! You could go to a Starbucks for WiFi access, a venti iced skinny cinnamon dolce latte, and even remote contact with fellow … Continue reading

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Half of a 12 Step Program for Addiction to Oil

As someone who would know once said (then president George W. Bush), “We’re addicted to oil.” About two thirds of oil consumption in the United States goes to transportation – personal vehicles, trucks, buses, and airplanes. As mentioned in the … Continue reading

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A future without oil or coal

Could you imagine that within 40 years, we could stop fueling vehicles with petroleum and stop powering electricity plants with coal and nuclear? That it would come from renewable, biofuels, and some natural gas? In his new book, “Reinventing Fire: … Continue reading

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Think local, act global, and surrender to economic globalization

A couple months ago at a farmer’s market, I was talking to a woman who owns a solar panel installation company. She was giving me background information on the industry, and complained about Chinese companies that are beating out their … Continue reading

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Why I think Ford will win Green Car of the Year Award

The closest that green cars have to the Oscars is the annual Green Car of the Year Award, which has been in place since 2005. The award, given out by Green Car Journal, has named its 2012 model year finalists, … Continue reading

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Feel dumb about EVs? Plug In America offers a solution

Boy did I feel dumb! Over dinner last night, a friend was asking me about what I’ve been doing lately in my career. At one point in my long answer, I attempted to describe electric vehicle technology. I said that … Continue reading

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You know its mega-mainstream when Good Housekeeping writes about green cars

Could there possibly be a more mainstream, “Aw shucks mom!” magazine than Good Housekeeping? So, by the time an article called “What Type of Green Car is Right for You?” makes it to print, green machines are closing in on … Continue reading

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Conundrum faced by green cars similar to genetically modified foods

In California, voters may be deciding next year whether genetically modified foods should be labeled on packages, so that consumers can learn more about what they’re eating. Activists in the state are concerned about what GMOs (genetically modified organisms) could … Continue reading

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“Freedom” from oil addiction: What’s the best strategy for success?

Following the Sundance Award winning film, “Fuel,” Josh Tickell and his wife filmmaker Rebecca Tickell have made another movie in this theme, called “Freedom.” The movie begins by exploring the devastating BP oil spill in the Gulf last year. It … Continue reading

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Seal Beach is the last place I’d expect to grieve the slaughter of eight people

Sometimes things happen that are the very last that you’d expect. That was the case for me Wednesday and Thursday, when I got an email from my church minister about the eight-person murder at a Seal Beach, Calif., hair salon. … Continue reading

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