Non-GM hybrid car sales were up 27% in January. The Toyota Prius accounted for 1/2 of all hybrid sales in the U.S. last year.
And when was the last time you saw a Prius TV commercial?
Gov. Ritter’s Energy Office announced 18 Insulate Colorado Partners. (Click on 2nd link.) The 18 partners received grants. The funds will be distributed as financial incentives directly to homeowners for the proper installation of either attic or exterior wall insulation. Significant heating/cooling and energy costs can be realized by making homes more insulated.
Lt. Gov. O’Brien will kick off the 2008 Space Exploration Conference (3rd annual) in Denver tomorrow. She will deliver the welcome address, which will include challenging industry leaders to invest in early childhood education. An educated society is an innovative society.
Another item: After a 2nd day of debate, a bill curbing predatory payday lending passed the CO House by a 33-30 vote. I’m all for this bill, which caps annual interest rates at 45% and allows lenders to charge no more than $60 per 12 months on all payday loans. However, and this is something I should be doing more of, I question the naming of the bill. Currently, it’s the Colorado Payday Lending Reform Act or CPLRA. What?! While the title is in no way Orwellian (Clear Skies/Healthy Forests anyone?), certainly something a little catchier would help boost the bill’s visibility. And now an admission: I’m not very good at coming up with catchy names or acronyms. But how about the Colorado Fair Lending Act? Or the Stop Preying on Workers Income Act? After all, I thought the basis of Republican tax policy was to make sure people keep what they earn.
Cry me a river. It’s everybody else’s fault but the Clinton’s that Obama is leading in popular votes, number of wins and delegates at this stage of the nomination process. Funny how the Clinton campaign says it wants to talk about issues, yet constantly attacks entity after entity. BTW, when the Clintons swear off of Fox, I’ll pay attention to their complaints about media coverage.