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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Join Me For A Visit To Reality

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Clean Coal is a shameless marketing scam designed to allow coal companies to keep raking in the bucks while they continue to destroy the environment. They know it’s a lie, but they’ll say and do anything to make their profits. I hope they’re saving those dollars to pay the carbon tax they have coming due. Tax what we burn, not what we earn, says the Creative Greenius - and Al Gore.

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Serving My Country – My Patriotic Duty

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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.

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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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Greenius on Patch.com: Finding Free Green to Fund the Green Idea City

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I’ve been writing about this program since 2008 , just a few months after Gov. I don’t need to tell you how tight money is today.

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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.

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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.

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The Most Powerful Greenius In America

Creative Greenius

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, CalCars.org, 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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.

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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.

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

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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

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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 350.org 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

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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.

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The Confederacy of Dunces

Creative Greenius

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.

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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.

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

DIY Electric Car

Tags: Editorials candidates senator barak obama john mccain ev electric vehicle phev hybrid range extended campaign race 2008 energy sustainable clean solar wind biofuels diesel hydrogen

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Battery Racks, Continued

Open Source Civic EV Kit

I did some more work on the battery racks over the past few days. The biggest challenge is getting everything to fit properly without hitting any blockages. At this point, I think I have all of the metal pieces cut, but I don't have the bolt holes drilled.

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Rotating the Brushes on the Warp9 Motor

Open Source Civic EV Kit

Many people don't realize that the Honda crankshaft going into the transmission actually turns clockwise for the forward direction, as opposed to counter-clockwise for the vast majority of cars. As such, most EV motors have advanced timing on the brushes to optimize counter-clockwise rotation.

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New Karma in Detroit!

Electric Cars are for Girls

Fisker's Karma is a production-ready plug-in hybrid, - meaning TODAY, not 2010 - and it's coming to the North American International Auto Show in Detroit on January 15th

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Rear Trunk Battery Rack

Open Source Civic EV Kit

Today was busy, so you should see a few posts. This first one is all the work I did installing the rear trunk battery rack base. As I mentioned before some of this will be verbose as I'm trying not to lose all the finer details. A few posts ago, I cut some 1.5"x1.5"

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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.,

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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.

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Goal!

Plug In Partners

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.

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PIP Declares Victory

Plug In Partners

I t's pretty rare when you get to declare victory and bring the troops home. And those of us at Plug in Partners are grateful to our partners and friends who have made this announcement not just possible, but in a very real sense, a reality.

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Toyota Plug In

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Japan and Europe by 2010 By Yuri Kageyama, The Associated Press June 11, 2008 TOKYO -- Toyota is introducing a plug-in hybrid with next-generation lithium-ion batteries in the U.S., T oyota President Katsuaki Watanabe made his company's intentions clear yesterday about PHEVs.

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Featured EV Video: Living with an EV part 4

DIY Electric Car

Gav's EV Conversion - Living with an EV - IV from Gav on Vimeo. If you aren't familiar with Gav, he's been a long time contributing member of DIYElectricCar under the name of "kiwiev."

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VW Jumps on the Bandwagon

Plug In Partners

A nother major manufacturer is jumping on the plug in hybrid bandwagon.

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