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My Two Cents on Fracking

I’m sympathetic to Wintercow’s concerns about banning fracking: among other things, a hardline approach to natural gas will forego the benefits of substituting for coal (which burns far dirtier). At the same time, some of the cautions introduced in NY’s legislation seem reasonable–particularly the minimum aquifer proximity requirements. Innovative fracking is a great technology, but […]

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The village nearest where I live is (lovely) Fairport, NY. One of the features of being a Fairport resident is that you can purchase your power through Fairport Electric, which is a village owned power company that purchases power from the New York Power Authority, and then sells it to residents for very low prices.  […]

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In the year 2000 there were 8,354 oil and petroleum based product spills in US navigable waters. 5 years later? 4,073. ┬áIn 2008? 3,633. In 2009? 3,492. How much oil has been spilled? 2000: 1.43 million gallons 2005: 2.36 million gallons 2008: 777,000 gallons 2009: 196,000 gallons While 10x less oil spilled in waters since […]

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Cool Electric Grid Maps

HT: Kay May. I though there would be more density in California.

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… and with zero calories too! The point of the cap and trade plan is to raise energy costs substantially – to intentionally NOT give consumers a break on winter heating costs. Have fun blaming that on greedy energy companies. I don’t think Americans are that dumb.

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