And Then There Was One Print E-mail
Written by AlterMyEnergy   
Friday, 05 September 2008 13:40
Thomas Friedman wrote an OP-ED piece yesterday titled "And Then There Was One". He says that Barack Obama is the only remaining green candidate. "With his choice of Sarah Palin, John McCain has completed his makeover from the greenest Republican to run for president to just another representative of big oil." McCain has been absent from voting eight times to extend the tax credits and subsidies to expand the wind and solar industries. "So please, students, when McCain comes to your campus and flashes a few posters of wind turbines and solar panels, ask him why he has been AWOL when it came to Congress supporting these new technologies."

Please Read The Full OP-ED Here

Last Updated on Friday, 05 September 2008 13:44
 
Obama's Energy Plan Print E-mail
Written by AlterMyEnergy   
Tuesday, 05 August 2008 15:33

obama energy policyPresidential nominee Barack Obama's energy plan will invest $150 billion over 10 years to advance the next generation of biofuels and fuel infrastructure, accelerate the commercialization of plug-in hybrids, promote development of commercial-scale renewable energy, invest in low-emissions coal plants, and begin the transition to a new digital electricity grid. A principal focus of this fund will be devoted to ensuring that technologies that are developed in the U.S. are rapidly commercialized in the U.S. and deployed around the globe. Obama's energy plan will also:

  • Save more oil within 10 years than we currently import from the Middle East and Venezuela combined.
  • Put 1 million Plug-In Hybrid cars – cars that can get up to 150 miles per gallon – on the road by 2015, cars that we will work to make sure are built here in America.
  • Ensure 10 percent of our electricity comes from renewable sources by 2012, and 25 percent by 2025.
  • Implement an economy-wide cap-and-trade program to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent by 2050.
To read Obama's full energy plan click here.



Obama's Record on Energy and Oil

Last Updated on Thursday, 07 August 2008 02:51
 
Green Jobs for America - Keep Our Dollars Home Print E-mail
Written by AlterMyEnergy   
Sunday, 03 August 2008 05:00
The United Steelworkers (USW), the Sierra Club, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), Green for All and the Blue Green Alliance, a partnership of the USW and Sierra Club, have launched the national Green Jobs for America campaign. Running through the fall, the campaign will focus on a commitment to clean, renewable energy to make the U.S. more energy-independent, to help end our dependence on fossil fuels and to create hundreds of thousands of green jobs.

Visit the campaign web site

Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 August 2008 15:57
 
Al Gore's Challenge to Repower America Print E-mail
Written by AlterMyEnergy   
Friday, 18 July 2008 17:02

Former Vice President Al Gore gave a speech yesterday focusing on changing our entire electricity sector to carbon-free wind, solar and geothermal power within 10 years and to use that power to fuel a new fleet of electric vehicles.

Watch the video below or read the full transcript here.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 August 2008 15:17
 
Pickens Plan Print E-mail
Written by AlterMyEnergy   
Thursday, 10 July 2008 02:51

T. Boone Pickens plan calls for building new wind generation facilities that will produce 20% of our nation's electricity and allow us to use natural gas as a transportation fuel. The combination of these domestic energies can replace more than one-third of our foreign oil imports. He says that we can do it all in 10 years. In my opinion the new wind infrastructure is a great idea but switching to natural gas for transportation seems to be related to his life in the oil business. Either way it is an excellent sign when a big oil man with billions of dollars to invest recognizes the need for a green energy infrastructure.

Pickens Plan Official Site


Last Updated on Thursday, 31 July 2008 15:02
 
McCain's Energy Plan Print E-mail
Written by AlterMyEnergy   
Monday, 07 July 2008 16:22

John McCain will reform federal government research funding and infrastructure to support the cap and trade emissions reduction goals and emphasize the commercialization of low-carbon technologies. Emissions Permits Will Eventually Be Auctioned To Support The Development Of Advanced Technologies. A portion of the process of these auctions will be used to support a diversified portfolio of research and commercialization challenges, ranging from carbon capture and sequestration, to nuclear power, to battery development. Funds will also be used to provide financial backing for a Green Innovation Financing and Transfer (GIFT) to facilitate commercialization. For more information about McCain's energy plan click here.

McCain's Record on Energy and Oil

Last Updated on Monday, 07 July 2008 17:35
 
Nader's Energy Plan Print E-mail
Written by AlterMyEnergy   
Monday, 07 July 2008 16:36

Ralph Nader agrees with the Apollo Alliance's "Ten-Point Plan for Good Jobs and Energy Independence. It calls for a $313.72 billion dollar federal investment over the ten years, Apollo progressively shifts the burden of American energy consumption away from fossil fuels and onto domestic renewable energy markets such as the wind, biomass, and solar energy industries. The ten points are; Promote Advanced Technology and Hybrid Cars, Invest In More Efficient Factories, Encourage High Performance Building, Increase Use of Energy Efficient Appliances, Modernize Electrical Infrastructure, Expand Renewable Energy Development, Improve Transportation Options, Reinvest In Smart Urban Growth, Plan For A Hydrogen Future, and Preserve Regulatory Protections. For more information about the Apollo Alliance and Ralph Nader's energy plan click here.

Nader's Record on Energy and Oil

Last Updated on Monday, 07 July 2008 17:36
 
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