Buy An Electric Focus, Get Solar On Your House

Great idea! If you get one of the new Ford Focus Electrics, you can get a rooftop solar array permitted and installed for only $10k!

With the 10k tax credit for buying an electric this whole thing is actually quite … Read the rest

Smart, Very Smart

Building walls based on animal skin. Cool & Smart. We will never run out of better models and better design when looking to nature. Considering that the buildings we build account for over 50% of the pollution we poison ourselves … Read the rest

Solar Panel Breakthrough

Solar panel made with ion cannon is cheap enough to challenge fossil fuels. Good news on the alternative power front — anything to help us get some nearly free energy.

Seems to me that anything that gets us using … Read the rest

The Self-Powered Future


Self-powering feels good. Sustainability feels good. It’s not always easy or even cheaper, but it does feel good to *not* waste. I get that buzz when I ride my bike. People who farm/garden/build their natural environment feel it. I’ve never … Read the rest

Progress, Washington, Same Sentence


Obama just did this: More than doubled the required average fleet MPG by 2025 for US automakers.

Lots of info there —basically each car company has a range of vehicles. Those vehicles all have a miles per gallon score. … Read the rest

Crawling Into the 21st Century

The old industrial city where I was born hit it’s industrial peak anywhere from 40 to 100 years ago, depending on who you ask and how you count.

Regardless, it’s been a while since this place has cracked the Top … Read the rest