On a more positive note my blog was mentioned in the April report of a website downunder called www.emergentfutures.com The monthly newsletter is free and more importantly informative. The local newspaper that reports on the Tiburon Peninsular is now carrying my articles which will appear weekly are titled "Lindsay Leveen The Green Machine" http://www.thearknewspaper.com/ I will use these articles which are limited to 500 words to teach laypeople about the hope and hype of energy alternates.
It is very interesting to see in the news today that the Rockefeller Family is at odds with the management of Exxon Mobil about Exxon's avoidance of renewable energy as part of its portfolio http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080430/bs_nm/exxon_dc Yes old John D may be turning in his grave now that his descendants have a preference for the color green in something other than the color of money.
Some good news on the conservation front. Gasoline usage in the USA dropped in February and is likely to continue to drop this year compared with last. http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080407/us_nm/usa_eia_gasoline_dc Conservation is the only real and appropriate alternate to overcome the high price of energy and the resulting massive emissions of carbon. A real dent will be made by individuals driving less, eating less, heating less, and making fewer latte runs to Starbucks. I had previously blogged about the 140 Degree Latte, Looks like old Starbucks should merge with Stone Cold Ice Cream as Starbuck's profit has dropped by 27% and they are going to be stone cold even with their new drink called Rigor Mortis http://money.aol.com/news/articles/_a/fewer-latte-runs-sends-starbucks-2q/n20080430203109990008 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rigor_mortis