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CEO Mary Barra & General Motors Make Sure The Greenius Is Rewarded For His Many Years Of EV Advocacy

Creative Greenius

That same year, in my role as founding organizer of climate action group, 350 South Bay Los Angeles, I was able to bring my skills and experience to a wider community and make the case for our need to switch to 100% fossil free transportation to stave off the impending climate crisis.

The Greatest Solar Powered Music Festival in World History! SUNSTOCK JUNE 18 Los Angeles

Creative Greenius

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

Creative Greenius

” He always was so ahead of the curve… Like I say, I live in Torrance, home of the exploding Exxon Mobil refinery where our Air Quality Management District just gave the refinery operators exemptions to exceed pollution limits while they restart the aging climate wrecker back up. . Real leadership is coming from The Carson Coalition and Communities for a Better Environment and from all the Bernie Sanders for President supporters.

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Al Muratsuchi Votes To Kill Community Choice Then Finds Out He Was Duped & Calls Me To Apologize

Creative Greenius

They also blow away the restrictions the investor-owned utilities place on solar and pay rooftop solar power generators a retail price for the extra energy they produce. Let the f **s apologize for a change. You’d think the International Brotherhood of ELECTRICAL workers would be smart and strategic enough to have unionized the solar installers and would be aware of the UCLA Luskin report that says that putting solar on only 5% of L.A.

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The Solangelist Learns To Install Solar & Loves It

Creative Greenius

Our group was an interesting and friendly mix of unemployed construction workers looking for new careers; electricians, iron workers and other licensed contractors looking to expand into solar installation; and three or four guys who were there to learn how to do a self install of solar for their home, shop or cabin. By “ utility interactive&# they mean what’s commonly called grid-tied solar.

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Wendy Greuel Our Best Bet To Get To 100% Renewable Energy In Time

Creative Greenius

And you would think that would be especially true for anyone running to become our United States representative from the 33rd Congressional District – the person who will be following the great Henry Waxman in that position. But in fact, both Wendy Greuel and Marianne Williamson have each reached out to me and I have taken their asks seriously and with more thoughtfulness than usual given the crossroads we find ourselves at climate wise.

2014 269

I’ve Done The Math – Now I’m Doing Something About It

Creative Greenius

And so it is that I resigned from my position as Director of Strategic Partnerships and Public Affairs for CBS EcoMedia effective the first of this month and I will now be devoting my full time to working on climate change response with the South Bay 350 Climate Action Group, the South Bay Bicycle Coalition and 350.org. I can’t do it with the climate clock ticking so loudly now and with so many critical parts of the math equation in my own South Bay backyard.

2013 289

Serving My Country – My Patriotic Duty

Creative Greenius

It’s not the men and women in uniform’s fault in any way and it does not diminish their personal service but it is not the same thing as putting your life on the line to protect and defend our American way of life. And the people who are MY heroes and the ones I consider our greatest patriots today are on the front lines fighting climate change. . October 24, 2009 South Bay Los Angeles Climate Action, Manhattan Beach.

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Bill McKibben’s Comments on GRID Alternatives and Rooftop Solar in an Exclusive Greenius Video

Creative Greenius

Personally I haven’t stopped working since I began organizing for 350.org in June of 2009 , and I know myself well enough to understand that I’ve been keeping the throttle open to avoid thinking about the consequences of the global warming we’re already too late to stop. I asked Bill about the work my friends at GRID Alternative are doing and his thoughts on the adoption of rooftop solar in this final segment of my video interview with him.

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Wendy Greuel Gains Green Ground in South Bay L.A. – Stands Up & Speaks Out To Keep Hermosa Hermosa

Creative Greenius

Today that person turned out to be Wendy Greuel. And it’s true that Ted has come out against fracking and is signing on to Holly Mitchell’s strong anti-fracking bill and reportedly has called “climate change” his number one priority. I’ve never personally witnessed any passion out of Ted or felt that he had the fire in his belly on the environment or was any kind of climate action hero. .

2014 267

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

Creative Greenius

After a decade in the solar power installation business, Bradley Bartz is tired of being Mr. Nice Guy. He’s tried the sugar and honey approach for ten years but instead of catching flies he’s caught hassles and obstructions from local Southern California city officials who haven’t kept up with modern technology and remain both ignorant and adversarial when it comes to helping their citizens go solar. solar installers. BRADLEY’S BACKGROUND IN SOLAR.

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Exclusive Greenius Video: Bill McKibben on Hermosa Beach as a Carbon Neutral City

Creative Greenius

Bill is the founder of 350.org and we’ve only previously talked together on the radio, so it was a great joy for me to meet Bill in person and exchange hugs and fist bumps. carbon producers citizen volunteer climate change energy efficiency environment environmental legislation renewable energy solar power 350.org Bill McKibben Eaarth Joe Galliani L.A.

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Solar Powered Greenius Producing Massive South Bay Energy

Creative Greenius

As our climate change crisis worsens and spins out of control with each passing day there’s no time to spare for those of us whose job it is to educate and motivate our fellow citizens to actions that cut our greenhouse gas emissions. And when you hear the questions folks ask at events like these you instantly realize just how little people know and understand about what’s happening to our climate and their world.

2009 163

The Curious Case of Buying A New State Senator From The South Bay

Creative Greenius

I’m an environmental activist, not a party person. Billy’s no doubt spreading his Benjamins (try not to visualize that) because he wants less regulation, more development and someone who won’t stand up for the climate against greenhouse gas emitters and polluters. Amy knows we need to transition from fossil fuels to 100% renewable energy as quickly as possible because climate scientists give us only about a decade to do so in order to avoid climate catastrophe.

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We Are ALL Tongan

Creative Greenius

But surprisingly, a subject Elizabeth didn’t know a lot about is Tonga’s frontline role as a victim of the climate change crisis. Today all 3000 inhabitants of the Carteret Islands have been relocated as they become the first climate change refugees. Here’s what I learned that you need to know too… Climate change is happening much faster and much more severely than expected just two years ago when the big UN IPCC report came out.

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

Creative Greenius

“Pack Up Your Toxic, Fossil Fuel Factory With Its Climate-Changing Products & Get Out of Town By 2020!&# is also the very same company that has paid tens of millions of dollars, year after year to spread FUD about their role in climate change. And yes every single person in that movement is a hapless dupe. Let’s try any of those for a change. How would that be for a change? One voice can change the world.

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The Summit On Clean Tech Law & The New Energy Policy

Creative Greenius

Sunpower Corporation’s VP of public policy, Julie Blunden, will be sharing her views on how incentives and laws shape & drive demand for solar energy. UCI’s solar energy research center will be presenting their advice on partnering with the private sector to leverage research in the pipeline & to commercialize it. And you know if I was there in person I’d also be bringing up the MORAL obligation that is a part of all of these issues.

2009 183

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

Creative Greenius

Our relationship started about a month ago when we spent an evening together carpooling to a UCLA workshop on communication climate change that we both participated in. We covered: global warming, nuclear power, clean air, smart growth, globalization and the environment. And on globalization we actually had a union person speak. I personally want us to do more about us getting out of Iraq but the committee voted against me and said it was not an environmental issue.

2009 207

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

Creative Greenius

Ted doesn’t talk about the bill in public, won’t put anything about it on his own web site, and looks down at his shoes and changes the subject if you ask him about the bill personally. I believe AB 920 is the second punch of what will be the one-two combination that drives the rapid adoption of solar energy production in California. Our conditions for producing clean, renewable solar power here in Southern California far exceed those in Germany and Spain.

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Greenius Gets Groove On with Greenpeace & GRID Alternatives

Creative Greenius

I’ve been up on roofs installing solar… among other things. We actually change people’s lives and the lives of those around them. Like these guys above securing the solar panels to the rack of the Long Beach house we worked on. Thanks to them, a family’s electricity is now solar-powered. Kyle and his fellow Greenpeace road crew took their Rolling Solar truck with them to every single one of those Warped Tour stops.

2009 163

The View From Here Today

Creative Greenius

I contributed the following to the World Wildlife Climate Witness site last week and it was published this morning. We’ve always planned on retiring and spending the rest of our lives right here, but these days we’re worried about what climate change is already doing – and about the far more serious consequences headed our way. I’ve been blogging on the environment since October of 2007.

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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. I have to admit I’ve shared a pretty dire world view when it comes to the current and coming impacts of climate change. First off you might be surprised that our cities have Climate Action Plans, but don’t be.

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

Creative Greenius

AB 920 + AB 811 = Solar Powered Electric Cars & PV Powered Charging Stations. What I’m seeing plain-as-day right now is the simple and obvious solar solution to all of California’s budget and growth problems. I’m seeing you and me changing the course of history – while we still have a gambler’s chance, right here and right now. Assemblyman Huffman knows what a priority getting feed-in tariffs for solar and wind generation are in California.

2009 174

The Most Powerful Greenius In America

Creative Greenius

We haven’t really changed our lifestyle at all unless you count turning off a few powerstrips and all the computers before we go to bed. But I will admit that one thing has changed even more than the size of our electric bill and that’s the size of the solar PV system we now need to generate 100% of our electricity – because the same moves that cut our electric bill also cut the number of solar panels we need by 50% too.

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Superstars of AB 811 Rock Palm Desert @ EcoMotion Conference

Creative Greenius

Part I – Burning Man’s Got Nothing On This “ World Changing Revolutionary Movement “ You know you’re at some kind of special conference when all the sessions seem to end way too soon and the eight hour agenda blasts by like the all star jam session at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame dinner. Admittedly I am a geek when it comes to AB811 type programs that give people loans to put solar on their roof and add energy efficiency to their homes.

2009 163

Hey, Torrance City Council! Was That $80,000 Check You Took From Exxon A Bribe? Hush Money? Or Did You Just Sell Your Soul?

Creative Greenius

Click on the breaking news above and you’ll finally get to see the greenhouse gas numbers on our two local climate changing refineries that I’ve been demanding for a year now. The Greenius says the children of the South Bay and all of California should hold this fluffer for Exxon personally responsible for the hell and high water that’s coming their way. Those 750 acres are now slated to become a large scale solar powered energy plant.

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The Curious Case of the Torrance Enivornmental Commission

Creative Greenius

I certainly felt like the odd man being the only person in the audience, and it gave the entire two and a half hour meeting a certain private performance aspect. I introduced myself to Linda Cessna, the lead staff member, and someone I’ve been corresponding with since last year about the City’s participation in the the new solar financing program, AB 811. Fortunately there was one other person in the room who made my attendance time very well spent.

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California Goes To Hell In A Handbasket But Greenius Says AB 811 is Our Route To Green Heaven

Creative Greenius

See, California’s AB 811 is all about funding solar energy and energy efficiency for property owners. It’s pretty swell all by itself, but it doesn’t work too well in the current state economic climate where IOUs have ruled and our ex movie star Governor has gone full on looney tunes taking to posting wacky YouTube videos interacting with his big old OJ style knife. Now the money from the Feds changes that equation.

2009 163

Creative Greenius and the Marine Exchange Transformation

Creative Greenius

For those of you wondering what your friendly neighborhood Greenius does when he’s not blogging or hanging out with 999 other climate activists at Al Gore’s Climate Reality Leadership Corps training , the answer is he works for a living. And just in case you were wondering – the Greenius speaks only for himself personally with this blog post and no one should think I’m speaking on behalf of CBS EcoMedia or that they approved this message.

Your Greenius Earth Day Reality Check: Waiting For The Magic Bullet

Creative Greenius

Today is Earth Day 2012, a day filled with celebrations of the environment and all the things being done to try and improve it and make it more sustainable. You can go to festivals and visit the booths of green nonprofits and solar energy companies, take part in composting workshops, learn about wildlife protectors and electric car companies. You might even get the chance to hug a person wearing a polar bear costume.

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Creative Greenius and the Marine Exchange Transformation

Creative Greenius

For those of you wondering what your friendly neighborhood Greenius does when he’s not blogging or hanging out with 999 other climate activists at Al Gore’s Climate Reality Leadership Corps training , the answer is he works for a living. And just in case you were wondering – the Greenius speaks only for himself personally with this blog post and no one should think I’m speaking on behalf of CBS EcoMedia or that they approved this message.

Traveling Through Time, Exploring the String Theory and Hugging the Giant Sequoias

Creative Greenius

Indeed as it turned out he knew far more than the President or any member of Congress did on the subject but none of them cared because Gore’s personality and persona didn’t work on TV. I’ve always said that it’s a curse to be truly intelligent in the USA and nobody in American politics ever fails when they attack the smartest person in the room for having too damn much intelligence and not enough common man “I want to have a beer with that dude&# appeal.

Your Greenius Earth Day Reality Check: Waiting For The Magic Bullet

Creative Greenius

Today is Earth Day 2012, a day filled with celebrations of the environment and all the things being done to try and improve it and make it more sustainable. You can go to festivals and visit the booths of green nonprofits and solar energy companies, take part in composting workshops, learn about wildlife protectors and electric car companies. You might even get the chance to hug a person wearing a polar bear costume.

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The Solangelist’s Vision Shines Brighter

Creative Greenius

The Greenius Plan To Spread Rooftop Solar Faster Then The Common Cold. If you’ve followed The Adventures of the Solagnelist thus far you know that I am seriously jonesing to generate all my electricity from my own rooftop solar power. The quickest and most effective way to make that happen today is to green the current grid, house-by-house, by installing rooftop solar energy systems that feed clean, renewable power into the grid the second they’re switched on.

2009 163

ICL model predicts lithium-ion batteries most competitive for storage applications by 2030

Green Car Congress

We have found that lithium-ion batteries are following in the footsteps of crystalline silicon solar panels. Personally, I was always quite skeptical toward lithium-ion storage for stationary applications, but when it comes to the levelized cost of storage—investment, operation and charging cost, technology lifetime, efficiency and performance degradation—lithium-ion combines decreasing cost with sufficient performance to dominate the majority of power system applications.

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Traveling Through Time, Exploring the String Theory and Hugging the Giant Sequoias

Creative Greenius

Indeed as it turned out he knew far more than the President or any member of Congress did on the subject but none of them cared because Gore’s personality and persona didn’t work on TV. The USA got the leap on everyone else with solar, wind and other fossil free energy as well as electric cars and other alternative fuel vehicles.

ExxonMobil expands participation in MIT Energy Initiative’s low-carbon research; Mobility of Future study

Green Car Congress

The study—part of MIT’s five-year Plan for Action on Climate Change—examines how the complex interactions between advanced drivetrain options, alternative fuels, refueling infrastructure, consumer choice, vehicle automation and government policy will shape the future for personal mobility. The future of personal mobility in urban areas, with a focus on the potentially disruptive role of autonomous vehicles and ride-hailing services.

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Greenius Weekend Update

Creative Greenius

And to help kick it all off for you, after the jump I’ll offer up the first ever Greenius Weekend Update: There will be plenty of time very soon enough to be overwhelmed with the crushing hard backhand of climate change and budget reality. The key to Manhattan Beach scoring the EVs was Councilman Richard Montgomery’s personal contacts with the Mini E decision makers. Solar Homes Tour A Big Hit. Tags: environment

2009 163

Headless Body In Topless Bar

Creative Greenius

Gotta love them internets… Today it saddens me on a deep personal level - not to mention chapping my hide - that as a decades long subscriber to the Los Angeles Times, the Wall Street Journal and my local Daily Breeze I am witnessing the newspaper industry literally evaporating away in my hands as I unfold the papers now delivered to my house - not by a boy on a bicycle, but by adults in a mini van in the dead of night. Tags: environment

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X PRIZE Foundation Aims to Launch $100M in Prizes Over Next 10 Years, Targeting 4 Key Areas

Green Car Congress

The X PRIZE Foundation (XPF) is expanding its vision to address worldwide challenges in the areas of Energy & Environment; Exploration of the Oceans and Space; Life Sciences; and Education & Global Development with $100 million in prizes over the next 10 years. Energy & Environment. X PRIZE’s Energy & Environment Prize Group intends to catalyze a new era of clean, renewable, cost-effective energy with minimal impact on the climate and environment.

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Study finds V2G-capable electric school buses cost-effective with current technology; financial and environmental benefits

Green Car Congress

Electric school bus fleets with vehicle-to-grid (V2G) capabilities are cost-effective with today’s technology, and could save schools money while reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving public health, according to a new study by a team at the University of Delaware’s College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment (CEOE). medical and climate change costs), the net present benefit would be $5,700 per seat.

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Using the PHEV (Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle) to Transition Society Seamlessly and Profitably From Fossil Fuel to 100% Renewable Energy

Green Car Congress

It offers the solution to several significant transitions we need: moving society from burning fossil fuels to substituting renewable resource fuels such as solar, wind and biofuels; and from using fossil materials as fuel to using them for other recyclable uses. It solves the storage problems faced by the electric utility companies in absorbing and adapting to the highly variable power and energy generated by solar and wind. Distributed Solar and Wind with the PHEV.

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Car Companies Standardize Plug for Electric Vehicles : Gas 2.0

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Portland and San Francisco Battle For Electric Car Domination Chicago Gets First Solar Powered EV Charging Station World’s Top 10 Fastest Electric Cars A Few Pictures of Upcoming Electric Cars: Source [ PhysOrg.com ] Image Credit: Clayton B. Write For GO About Advertise Contact Login Explore GO Media: News & Opinion Family & Lifestyle Business & Technology Gas 2.0 Like this post? Subscribe to our RSS feed and stay up to date.

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