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Serving My Country – My Patriotic Duty

Creative Greenius

Here he is singing it solo acoustic in 2008. Robert Earl Bushweit (right) runs into his Detroit buddy, Percy, in a captured German town during WWII. And The River Opens For The Righteous.

Environmental Charter High School Gets Solar; Greenius Goes EcoMedia

Creative Greenius

That’s why for the past week I’ve been working at my new job in Manhattan Beach where I’ve transitioned from the volunteer advocacy efforts I’ve been contributing since 2008 to a professional role in sustainability partnerships for CBS EcoMedia.

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Hot Tub Time Machine WayBack Wednesday – Reposted Word-for-Word from June 25 of 2008

Creative Greenius

Wednesday, June 25, 2008. Right now, here in 2008 the cat is on the roof for global warming. There’s an old joke that most of us baby boomers first heard when we were kids.

The Further Adventures of The Solangelist

Creative Greenius

As we move into the final month of the year 2008 I keep looking up at my rooftop longingly.

Inside The Green Task Force

Creative Greenius

For more than a year now in this blog I’ve been researching and reporting on climate change, energy and transportation issues and related environmental stories covering them on both a personal and a global perspective.

Top Ten Greenhouse Gasers in California Currently Destroying Your Childrens’ Future

Creative Greenius

So let’s take a look, straight from our friends at the California Air Resources Board* , at the Top Emitters of Greenhouse Gases in California, for 2008. Chevron Refinery, El Segundo, California. Here they are, folks, the very Hot List of Global Warming’s Worst Merchants of Death.

The Cat Is Still On The Roof – And The Roof! The Roof! The Roof Is On Fire!

Creative Greenius

I originally wrote and published this piece in June of 2008 under the title “The Cat Is On The Roof – This Joke is at YOUR Expense…&#. Wednesday, June 25, 2008. Right now, here in 2008 the cat is on the roof for global warming.

Exxon/Mobil Guilty of Climate Change Coverup. Now Ordered Out of Torrance 3 Years Sooner.

Creative Greenius

Company records show that ExxonMobil handed over hundreds of thousands of pounds to such lobby groups in 2008. I initially gave Exxon/Mobil till 2020 to get out of Torrance and clean up their toxic mess here in my town.

The Future Ain’t What It Used To Be

Creative Greenius

The amount of ice flowing out of Greenland during the summer of 2008 was nearly three times more than that lost during the previous year.

ToxicTown Torrance Has A Chemical Problem

Creative Greenius

It was no surprise to the Greenius when a recent Greenpeace report identified 169 chemical industry lobbyists who killed this same legislation in 2008.

Yeah, I Got Your Chevy Volt, Right Here. Day 2 @ Plug-In 2009

Creative Greenius

At the 2008 Plug-In Conference in San Jose, Coulomb had the charging game all to themselves, but they were one of half a dozen charging players at this year’s show.

The Most Powerful Greenius In America

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FOLLOW ME IF YOU WANT TO LIVE. As our planet’s atmosphere overheats because the greenhouse gas firewall we’ve built by burning fossil fuels works so damn well, there is one secret weapon we can all still whip out if we want to fight back and try to save ourselves from frying.

Solar Powered Greenius Producing Massive South Bay Energy

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Felix Kramer,, at Plug In 2008 in San Jose / photo by Creative Greenius (c) 2008. Marilyn Lyon of the SBESC with your Creative Greenius at the PV Street Fair June 7.

Welcome AlphaInventions.Com Readers & Happy Valentines Day

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As our Creative Greenius traffic continues to multiply exponentially - we’ve now surpassed our entire 2008 page hit total in just the first 42 days of 2009 - one of the reasons why is referrals from other web sites.

Why NPR Hates Electric Cars - A Greenius Expose

Creative Greenius

Welcome To Plug-In 2008. Electrifying Day at Plug-In 2008. Professor Franks Has Given Birth - Day 3 at Plug-In 2008. Top Ten Things I Learned at Plug-In 2008.

Exxon/Mobil To Fund Solar Financing Bond For Torrance Homeowners

Creative Greenius

Our nation’s leading climate scientist, Dr. James Hansen testified before Congress in June of 2008: “Today I testified to Congress about global warming, 20 years after my June 23, 1988 testimony, which alerted the public that global warming was underway.

The Greenius Goes Into Overdrive

Creative Greenius

And it’s why I’ve been writing about California’s AB 811 since September of 2008. The Greenius in Yosemite.

Manhattan Beach, The South Bay’s Greenest City

Creative Greenius

So it was an easy yes for me when Sona Kalapura, the Environmental Programs Manager for Manhattan Beach, invited me to attend 2008’s final meeting of the Manhattan Beach Environmental Task Force held just one week before Christmas. Happy New Year!

Heidi On The Hot Seat

Creative Greenius

Since May of 2008 Heidi’s job has been to help the South Bay cities through the action plan process, which starts with each city joining ICLEI, which is the local governments for Sustainability. All Global Warming Is Local.

Electrified Blondes in Convertibles For Everyone!

Creative Greenius

You can read all about it in my Greenius guide to plug-ins and my coverage of Plug-In 2008. I have seen the future my friends and it looks exactly like a 76 degree January day filled with beautiful people driving gorgeous plug-in hybrid and plug-in electric cars.

Meet Your Next Car At Plug-In 2009

Creative Greenius

Last year’s Plug-In 2008 gave attendees an insider’s advantage on the Plug-In technology that will quickly replace today’s obsolete, planet-killing fossil fuel centric cars. Creative Greenius readers were right there with me as I live blogged from the event: Top Ten Things I Learned At Plug In 2008. Day 3 At Plug In 2008. Electrifying Day At Plug-In 2008. Welcome To Plug In 2008.

Greenius Flashback: Talking EVs and CO2 One Year Ago On Larry Mantle’s “Airtalk”

Creative Greenius

Just about one year ago on July 2, 2008 I was on Larry Mantle’s “Airtalk&# (KPCC-FM 89.3 One year ago I said we only had about 12 months to turn things around: Here’s the audio clip of what I had to say on July 2, 2008: Tags: environment Pasadena) talking about getting my electric car and my solar panels. I’m a member supporter of KPCC, my favorite NPR station, and I think Mantle does one of the most intelligent shows on the radio.

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Greenius Talks Climate Change Sense of Urgency with Bill Nye the Science Guy

Creative Greenius

In this excerpt from the complete video provided by Plug-In America on YouTube , I ask the panel about the sense of urgency I felt at the 2008 conference but found lacking here in 2009: Tags: climate change electric cars environment plug-in cars Bill Nye the Science Guy Chelsea Sexton Chris Paine greenhouse gas emissions Joe Galliani In August I covered the Plug-In 2009 Conference in Long Beach for Creative Greenius and provided exclusive photos and commentary.

The View From Here Today

Creative Greenius

I am driven to spend my time trying to wake people up and to working to make a difference because I took Dr. James Hansen, our nation’s top climatologist and Director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, seriously when he told the US Congress on June 23, 2008: “…we have used up all slack in the schedule for actions needed to defuse the global warming time bomb.

Real Men of Greenius

Creative Greenius

Check out his videos from the 2008 election at Harvard’s Campus Voices. Thanks to my creative and green friend Sam Novey, Class of 2011 at a little place back east they like to call Harvard University, I now offer up the following video with an important message for you always thirsty college kids: As my Ivy League bro Sam likes to say: Because Reusing A Solo Cup Doesn’t Mean Going Home Solo.

The Confederacy of Dunces

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But it doesn’t take TV Guide to tell you that their show jumped the shark on September 18, 2008. While our nation’s economy teeters on the brink of a catastrophe caused by the same defiantly ignorant individuals who supported every bonehead policy of the President who spent a trillion dollars invading the wrong country, here’s what those same failures and losers have to contribute to the debate now.

Where Do The Biggest SUVs Go From Here?

Hybrid SUV Blog

How far will big hybrid SUVs go? In a previous post about AFS Trinity’s 150 mile per gallon vehicle, we highlighted one company’s rage about the popularity of hybrid SUVs that get only a few more miles to the gallon than their standard fuel counterparts.

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150-mile per gallon hybrid fights back at LA Auto Show

Hybrid SUV Blog

Like Milton from Office Space , did the LA Auto Show try to move Edward Furio to the basement? Last June, we told you about the 150-mile per gallon hybrid developed by Washington state company, AFS Trinity Power Corporation.

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Peugeot reveals pricing for new 2008

Green Cars News

A late comer to the now hugely popular ''compact crossover'' market, Peugeot is still hoping that its new 2008 vehicle can make significant inroads into the sector, thanks to its combination of competitive pricing and low emissions.

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2008 Ford Escape Hybrid: 500K Miles, Still In Patrol Service

Green Car Reports

A white base-model 2008 Ford Escape Hybrid has just crossed 500,000 miles, which possibly makes it the highest-mileage Escape Hybrid on the road. If you ever had any doubt that hybrids were durable--and many people do--here''s a case study to set your mind at ease. That''s much higher than the Escape Hybrids with 300,000 miles of taxi service in San

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Plug In 2008

Plug In Partners

T he Plug in 2008 National PHEV Conference in San Jose by most accounts was a big success. The announcement, which follows Google's request for proposals from companies with electric car technologies, came Tuesday during the Plug-In 2008 conference in San Jose, Calif.

Winterize your Electric Car

Electric Cars are for Girls

What does it take to winterize your electric car, and keep it running well (and far) in the cold

Kick Gas 2008

Revenge of the Electric Car

“It’s gonna be Earth Day on STEROIDS !&# That’s how EV fan Paul Thomas lured us to the sun-scorched Barona Drag Strip to film this year’s Kick Gas Festival. Barona has seen many grudge matches over the years, but this was one we couldn’t miss; the first head to head between electric dragsters and old school gas guzzlers. Would Michael Kadie’s electric blue coupe kick gas in more ways than one?

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2008 Zap Xebra Electric Motorcycle Recalled (Again)

Green Car Reports

Back in 2009, we told you about the official National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recall of the 2008 Zap Xebra three-wheeled electric motorcycle. At the time, the NHTSA said the recall was to rectify an excessively long braking distance, which U.S. electric vehicle vendor Zap and the Chinese maker of the vehicle, Qingqi group Motorcycle

Barak Obama or John McCain - Which Candidate will Revive the Electric Car?

DIY Electric Car

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Conference confirms plug-in fever

Plugs and Cars

Plug-in 2008 in San Jose, California witnessed a noon-time address by new heavy-weight convert, Andy Grove, former CEO of Intel. Attesting to consumer desire for plug-ins, hundreds of people flooded the Plug-in 2008 auditorium for the low-cost “public” event, which included Plug In America’s Chelsea Sexton participating in a panel discussion. Once again, a conference on plug-in cars. Coming on the heels of the Google/Brookings event in Washington, D.C.,

Plug-in Manufacturers Grow

Plug In Partners

more A nd here is the announcement from Hyundai as reported in Wired : Hyundai Going Electric With Hybrids and Plug-Ins By Keith Barry September 01, 2008 Hyundai's been making so many announcements about electric vehicles and hybrids lately you'd think it was ZAP.

U-M study finds substantial change in age composition of US drivers between 1983 and 2008; younger drivers represent smaller portions of their age groups

Green Car Congress

Changes in percentage of teenagers with driver’s licenses, 1983 to 2008. In contrast, in 2008, the largest group included those 70 years and older. Data: Sivak and Schoettle. Click to enlarge.


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GM Finally Unveils Production Chevy Volt Popular Mechanics By Larry Webster September 16, 2008 After 100 years of making cars, it's party time at the General's house.

Christmas Presents

Open Source Civic EV Kit

Santa was good to me this year. I received a Link-10 battery monitor from my parents. I don't think they understand what it does and why it costs so much, but okay, they got it for me anyway. The items on the right came from Belktronix. The wires on the upper left are the Link-10 voltage prescaler.

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