La Crosse, Tribune – La Crosse, WI By BETSY BLOOM The La Crosse County Board on Thursday formally opposed two proposed high-voltage power line projects that would route through the county. There isn’t a need for this line,” said Supervisor Marilyn Pedretti, who introduced the resolution objecting to the CapX2020 and American Transmission Company 345-kilovolt [...]
Energy Efficiency-A BRIGHT IDEA May 15, 2008-New report by the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) released today shows huge energy saving through efficiency have already occurred and lots more is available. It’s the U.S. energy boom that no one knows about. Energy efficiency may be the farthest-reaching, least-polluting, and fastest-growing energy success [...]
When we send money to foreign countries to buy nearly 70 percent of the oil we use every day, they build new skyscrapers and we lose jobs. When we spend that money building solar arrays and windmills, we build competitive industries and gain jobs here at home. — from a recent speech by Al Gore [...]
You’ve probably heard of the harmful health effects of the electromagnetic radiation (aka EMR or EMF) emitted by high voltage powerlines. You may also have heard that there’s no certain proof that the adverse health effects were caused by the EMF. It reminds one of how we heard for decades that there may or may [...]
Today’s Midmorning program on Minnesota Public Radio was a lively call-in on the topic of so-called “Clean Coal”. The Big Stone II coal power plant has of course been in the news lately, so this is a timely conversation. Check it out.