Gov. Ritter’s Energy Office is offering a suite of programs and financial support to tornado affected residential properties in Windsor. The GEO has announced four opportunities for support for those impacted by the tornado that touched down in Weld County in May 2008. GEO will help homeowners, renters, and builders save money and save energy as they rebuild their community through the following programs:
ENERGY STAR New Homes
Energy $aving Partners
Solar Domestic Hot Water
Dr. Reese Halter at AlterNet assesses our readiness for climate change: we’re not ready for it. The latest evidence supporting this view: the California wildfires that continue to burn out of control.
A CNN article tries to look at the “reality” of bringing wind power to our electricity portfolio. It contrasts some opposing view-points (which follows the corporate stenographers’ lazy methodology of he-said/she-said type reporting) but doesn’t go very deep into the subject. It spends more time looking at government regulations, which will be necessary to fully flesh out the technology, than the technology itself. In another typical fashion, it examines wind energy by itself under a microscope. No mention of solar or geothermal power is made. There is no examination of the big picture. Thankfully, there are scientists and even some policy makers whose job is to look at the big picture. Our portfolio must expand quickly from fossil fuels. It can be done. Will it?