Category Archives: Energy Efficiency

Laguna Beach Visitor versus Resident Pollution

Laguna Beach Visitor versus Resident Pollution David Hanssen has an LA Times article trying to count Laguna Beach visitors. The city says 3 million a year. Visit Laguna says 6 million. But there are only 2,000 parking spaces. And only … Continue reading

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Suggestions for the Laguna Beach Climate Protection Action Plan Renewal

Suggestions for the Laguna Beach Climate Protection Action Plan Renewal   In considering possible updates to the Laguna Beach Climate Protection action plan, I wanted to discuss some specific emission reduction methods that are under the control of the residents … Continue reading

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Trump’s Hypocrisy on Dropping Out of Paris and Killing Climate Science

Trump’s Hypocrisy on Dropping Out of Paris and Killing Climate Science   It was amazing that Trump dropped out of the Paris Climate Change Agreement without mentioning that he and his compatriots were doing everything they could in the budget … Continue reading

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We Can Achieve the Paris Agreement Even Without Trump

We Can Achieve the Paris Agreement Even Without Trump   The Washington Post argue that Trump should keep the US in the Paris Agreement, because it doesn’t cost us anything, and we can still act as an important world leader. … Continue reading

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The Continuing 2017 Budget Saves Science Funding

The Continuing 2017 Budget Saves Science Funding   Trump’s skinny budget for 2018 that slashed the Science and NIH Medical Research budgets left some scared. My science friends kept telling me that it was the Congress that made the budget, … Continue reading

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The New York Times Needs More Science Writers, Not a Science Phony

The New York Times Needs More Science Writers, Not a Science Phony   The big brouhaha over bringing a climate science denier on board the venerable New York Times shows a lack of appreciation of science. Science does really lead … Continue reading

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Impressions from the March for Science in Washington, DC

Impressions from the March For Science in Washington, DC.   Many of the speakers are young, and they speak with emotion and fervor, which is not something that an old and calm blogger like me. That is what the movement … Continue reading

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Automobiles’ Cleaner Energy Future

Automobiles’ Cleaner Energy Future Environmentally knowledgable people are very disappointed by the Republicans calling for a review of Obama’s CAFE standards, which probably means trying to get rid of them. This was called for by one of Trump’s now infamous … Continue reading

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Can the Local Nature of Energy Save Us?

Can the Local Nature of Energy Save Us? A lot of energy production and use decisions are local. While Trump canceled progressive regulations, some of which were being blocked in the courts anyway, energy users can often make lower pollution … Continue reading

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