Here is some of the latest environmental news: The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has admitted that nobody knows how much methane is being leaked into the air by industrial hydraulic fracturing ('fracking'). According to … [Read more...]
Runner Susan goes solar and you can too.
Last night the Argyle Council voted unanimously to allow Runner Susan (RS) an SUP for solar panels on her home. After living through the fracking shale nightmare, a Clean Air Act violation by one of the many facilities near her and foaming water that … [Read more...]
I’m saving money with solar panels!
I'm learning how to read the meters that come with my solar panels. Today I figured out that 057 means I'm producing more than I'm using, and I was. When the city finally let me turn on my panels 9 days ago my usage for the month at that time was … [Read more...]
I’m turned on!
Although my solar panels were installed several weeks ago, Oncor had to put in a meter and turn them on and they just got a-round-to-it late Thursday. Friday was my first full day using my solar panels and my estimated usage, according to TXU was … [Read more...]
Lookie! My new solar panels are up!
Dear Readers and Fracking Mafia Stalkers, My solar panels were installed last week while I was in Austin and I've been too busy to even tell you about it. To remind you: in installment #8 of my series, "Goodbye natural gas you dirty boy! It's … [Read more...]
Solar panels fitting
This week I had my measurements taken for my solar panels. As I mentioned in the 8th installment of my series "Goodbye natural gas you dirty boy! It’s over between us," I am going solar because Texas Solar incentives are back! I just … [Read more...]
Goodbye natural gas you dirty boy! It’s over between us! #8
GO SOLAR! CLICK HERE - Texas Solar incentives are back for a short time. I just contracted with One Block Off The Grid for solar panels that will offset approximately 50% of my electricity usage and lock in a low rate of approximately 3.2¢/kWh for … [Read more...]
FACTs about clean energy. Spread the word.
FACT: “We have enough wind and solar to power our country 100 times over.“ FACT: Modernizing our electric system will build a strong economy & create jobs & energy independence while protecting our environment. FACT: This past year, … [Read more...]
Goodbye natural gas you dirty boy! It’s over between us! #7
I am finally completely off the gas pipe in my home! A few weeks ago, my hot water heater went out. It was the last appliance in my home that used gas. I have replaced it with an electric water heater. I wanted to use solar but, unfortunately, I … [Read more...]
My Weekend: Fracking, H2S gas, the beach, friends & food, wind energy & Hell on Earth
Friday I drove through the Eagle Ford Shale on the way to Corpus Christi for a viewing of the documentary, Split Estate. Although Corpus residents are no strangers to the petroleum industry, the crowd was shocked to learn the truth about fracking. … [Read more...]
Wind energy development increases personal income and employment In rural areas
A new study by five researchers, published in the current issue of Energy Economics, found "that for each megawatt of wind capacity,a county gains half a job and just over $11,000 in total personal income." The Economic Impact of Wind … [Read more...]