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

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Luckily no one was really at Plug-In 2009 to hear the Three Car Stooges at this point, they don’t have any pleasant surprises in store for us. If you’ve been wondering just how real the new Chevy Volt that gets 230 mpg in city driving is , well just take a look for yourself.

2009 141

Give Me A #BreakFreeLA & Then Give Me 100% Renewables RIGHT NOW

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Joe Galliani has been the Organizer of South Bay Los Angeles 350 Climate Action Group since 2009. I’ve lived in my house in Torrance, California for 23 years now. Been in L.A.

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Greenius On The Scene: Plug-In 2009

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Here’s a few shots from yesterday first full day of the Plug-In 2009 conference in Long Beach, California. I’ll be back there today for more Greenius coverage to be published later this week. The Creative Greenius with the new Nissan Leaf flat lithium ion battery. They’ll be making Leafs in Tennessee and they will be making many more batteries than cars. The Nissan spokesman told me they will be selling the battery as a standalone product too.

2009 116

Wayne Powell, Duddly Do Right For All The Right Reasons

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One of the biggest mistakes your friendly neighborhood Greenius made was back in the day when I first met Wayne Powell in 2009.

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Stop Climate Change Before It Changes YOU

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BREAKING NEWS: Exxon/Mobil Ordered Out of Torrance, Guilty of Greenhouse Gas Pollution

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“Pack Up Your Toxic, Fossil Fuel Factory With Its Climate-Changing Products & Get Out of Town By 2020!&# Greenius Rules. It’s true, I have declared it thus this very day, marking this date as the beginning of the end of the Exxon/Mobil era.

2009 212

Serving My Country – My Patriotic Duty

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October 24, 2009 South Bay Los Angeles Climate Action, Manhattan Beach. Robert Earl Bushweit (right) runs into his Detroit buddy, Percy, in a captured German town during WWII. And The River Opens For The Righteous.

We Stand With The Small Island Nations! Candlelight Vigil for Survival in Hermosa Beach

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Members of our South Bay Los Angeles 350 Climate Action Group speak to our representatives and fellow activists in Copenhagen at Friday night’s Candlelight Vigil in downtown Hermosa Beach. Unedited and unrehearsed, our straight from the heart messages.

2009 185

Riding Into A Better Future @ South Bay Bike Night

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December 2009 – Members of the newly formed South Bay Bicycle Coalition are happy with the Hermosa Beach “sharrows,” which allow bicyclists to use a lane of traffic on Hermosa Avenue.

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We Are ALL Tongan

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The idyllic island kingdom of Tonga. My friend Elizabeth is from the South Pacific Island Kingdom of Tonga, an exotic locale long fixed in my memory with images of Polynesian paradise. Tonga has sadly been in the news lately after an inter-island ferry sank on August 5 drowning over 70 people.

2009 191

Greenpeace CSI – On the Scene of a Climate Crime Spree!

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17, 2009. I’m very proud to be a Greenpeace volunteer and supporter and I had a blast last night at the Greenpeace holiday party in Silver Lake with Southern California Field Organizer for Greenpeace, the amazing Jenny Binstock.

2009 176

Welcome to the Clean Energy Revolution! Lying Lobbiests for Oil & Coal Punk’d in Copenhagen

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Here’s professional con man, Tim Phillips, paid lackey for the coal, oil and gas industries trying to use the Copenhagen Climate Summit as a propaganda platform and failing miserably.

2009 181

Hey Exxon! Hey Chevron! My Friends At the EPA Are Declaring What You Do Dangerous & You Will Pay. Pack Up Losers, It’s Time For You to Go!

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How do you like me now South Bay spewers of greenhouse gases? Yeah, I’m talking to you Exxon/Mobil mercenaries who work at the Torrance refinery and you amoral assassins who get your blood money from the Chevron refinery in El Segundo.

The Solangelist Learns To Install Solar & Loves It

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I have to admit that for the first few hours of day one in PV101: Introduction to Photovoltaics I was dazed and confused by all the foreign concepts I was trying to grasp at once. I wasn’t feeling very Creative or very Greenius. I was feeling mostly dumb ass.

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Why We’re Taking It To The Streets on Friday, December 11 – Shining Our Light On Copenhagen

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The Copenhagen Climate Treaty talks start next week on Monday, the 7th of December, a day that already lives in infamy but now awaits a new nom de plume.

2009 170

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

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Chevron Refinery, El Segundo, California. Here they are, folks, the very Hot List of Global Warming’s Worst Merchants of Death.

2009 170

The Greenius Goes Into Overdrive

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One of my goals for 2009 is to double the membership of the EPN and I ask you to literally join me and my fellow EPN environmental activists. The Greenius in Yosemite.

2009 130

Ted Lieu Wants My Money, Wants My Vote, But Doesn’t Want To Talk About AB 920

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My good green friend Dency Nelson – who just happens to be the 53rd Assembly District’s Democratic Man of the Year for 2009 – is a strong supporter of Ted’s and tells me that Ted is a real good guy and a good environmentalist too.

2009 173

Torrance Enviro Commish - From Curious to CringeWorthy

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The most recognizable symbol of Torrance Environmental Quality.

2009 130

Meet Your Next Car At Plug-In 2009

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Don’t miss Plug-In 2009 if you’d like to get on board the Cluetrain before it leaves the station without you. 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.

2009 100

Wakeup! The Sea Level is Rising & Another Island Nation’s People Are About To Become Climate Change Refugees

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Here is why I spend all of my time working on climate change issues and why we are gathering on the beach here in Southern California on October 24 in Manhattan Beach for 350.org International Day of Climate Action to demonstrate what sea level rise will do to us here on the West Coast.

Lillian Light Is No Lightweight - The Environmental Lioness of the South Bay is Fired Up, Ready To Go!

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And that brings me to EPN’s priorities here in 2009. The more time I spend with Lillian Light the more I admire, respect and flat out like her.

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What Can One Blog Do?

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Creative Greenius is a proud part of Blog Action Day 2009. Expect to be amazed on October 15, 2009. Tags: climate change blog action day 2009

2009 100

Bill McKibben’s Comment

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Bill McKibben says: October 22, 2009 at 8:48 am. “Can I just say–Joe’s amazing work is a prime example of what’s going on in every corner of the world.

2009 153

Why NPR Hates Electric Cars - A Greenius Expose

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After hearing Frank Langfitt’s report on National Public Radio’s Morning Edition this morning I quickly realized two things. Frank doesn’t know too much about electric cars and didn’t do much research before doing his report.

2009 173

The REAL Climate Change Debate: Are All Deniers Evil or Are Some Merely Ignorant?

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Either Way They Are More Dangerous To Your Future Than Any Terrorist. You wouldn’t know it from the mainstream media, your elected representatives or the folks at the US Chamber of Commerce, but we’re currently in the most threatening crisis our civilization has ever faced.

Shouldn’t We ALL Be Going to PowerShift 2009?

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I know I should be in Washington DC in two weeks to help take over the capitol on behalf of green jobs, clean energy and ending our carbon-based economy. I know I should be there contributing, blogging and shooting pictures, marching and lobbying and networking with my green brothers and sisters in arms. I know I should be there with the 10,000 young people who are gathering in Washington to hold our elected officials’ feet to the accountability fire. “I

2009 100

So You Think YOU Can Dance? Take To The Streets & Do The PowerShift Dance!

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These great kids down under are taking part in a ‘flash mob’ on the steps of the Sydney Opera House, dancing as a creative protest at the Power Shift 2009 youth climate summit. carbon producers citizen volunteer climate change environment fossil fuels green jobs flash mob Power Shift 2009

2009 109

Solar Smackdown in Torrance – Installer Sues City on Behalf of the Sun

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The current status of my case with Torrance is, the day the article came out (on April 28, 2009) I got a call from the Planning Dept. After a decade in the solar power installation business, Bradley Bartz is tired of being Mr. Nice Guy.

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The Summit On Clean Tech Law & The New Energy Policy

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My friend, attorney Leslie Williams, of Shaub and Williams , has been busy for the past few months putting together a big Renewable Energy Law Summit at the Southwestern Law School in L.A. and it takes place next week, on Sept 18.

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Greenius Salutes Greenpeace for Pittsburgh Climate Action – Demand Dramatic Action NOW

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23, 2009. It’s time – right now – to take dramatic action on climate change if you care about preserving a livable civilization for your children and their children.

2009 153

Cisco DeVries’ AB 811 Baby Goes Nationwide: President Clinton Backs USA PACE Bond Program

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Sept 24, 2009, New York City ( Sourced from prnewswire ) - The Clinton Global Initiative announced this afternoon a breakthrough for the long overdue clean energy retrofitting of America’s homes, commercial and apartment buildings.

2009 151

That Super Sexy Clean Tech Roundtable, Part II of a Greenius Exclusive

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Steve Westly (left) with Jeremy Snyder, General Manager, Tesla Motors (c) 2009 Joe Galliani. Bonnie Reiss, Pegasus Capital Advisors and University of California Regent (c) 2009 Joe Galliani. Bob Foster, Mayor, City of Long Beach (c) 2009 Joe Galliani.

2009 151

Nissan’s Killer EV App, the Plug-In Car That Puts the Nail in GM’s Coffin

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Your Creative Greenius will be covering the 2009 Plug-In Conference coming up next week from August 10-13 and I’ll see the Leaf up close and personal and talk to the Nissan people. I have seen the future and it is a new car electric car from Nissan.

2009 153

The Future Ain’t What It Used To Be

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This growth continues as, for example, more cars are expected to be produced in China in 2009 than in the U.S.

2009 151

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

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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…&#.

2009 151

Your AB 920 Greenius Update & A Call For Three Times The Sun!

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One of the groups I support and learn from is Environment California who have been great advocates of AB 811 and AB 920, the one-two punch for solar we absolutely need to drive solar sales at the rate demanded by today’s CO2 levels.

2009 153

If You Love the Ocean Consider This… Then Do Something

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That’s why I’m so happy to learn today that Oceana, the international ocean conservation group, is rolling out a new ad campaign tomorrow designed to influence policy makers arriving in Copenhagen for the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 15), December 7 -18, 2009.

2009 141

Heidi On The Hot Seat

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As if the climate plan goal wasn’t hard enough, Aten holds a position infused with local politics - so much so that after reading a first draft of the one-hour interview we had conducted on January 15, 2009, she asked me not to publish our conversation as recorded and transcribed.

2009 158

The Greenius Solution To All California’s Problems: AB 920 + AB 811

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AB 920 + AB 811 = Solar Powered Electric Cars & PV Powered Charging Stations. I used to get frustrated with people when they couldn’t grok what was so blatantly obvious to me.

2009 151

350 Climate Action – South Bay Style! The Whole World is Watching…

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That’s why the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted yesterday to pass a resolution declaring October 24, 2009 “International Day of Climate Action&# for L.A.

2009 141

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

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I initially gave Exxon/Mobil till 2020 to get out of Torrance and clean up their toxic mess here in my town.

Outstanding Video of Today’s South Bay Los Angeles 350 Climate Action In Manhattan Beach

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Huge thanks to Ryan Christensen and his USC film school students who produced this video and got it uploaded so quickly. Check out some photos Mrs. Greenius took at the event by clicking HERE. And here’s a link to some great shots Greenpeace has put up too – like this one.