A Michigan Energy Policy

Those of you who are Jon Stewart watchers probably remember his recap of the past presidents’ commitments to develop an energy policy in the US.  But seriously, if not now, when? We are seeing renewed discussion in the Senate on ethanol subsidies, the debate on offshore oil drilling is a constant background drum, the fraking needed…

Jolt the Volt

The boys and I took the Volt to the Thumb this week for my Grandma’s 84th birthday party.  It was a blast (more here at my Mom’s blog).  It was hot (thanks, Michigan, for the almost 50 degree weather swing this week) and the wind was blowing in Pigeon. I charged the car at my…

Interesting Video on Offshore Wind Measurement

Check out this link on http://www.youtube.com/axystechnologiesinc the AXYS buoy that will be deployed on Lake Michigan in the fall.  The Michigan project is under GVSU’s MI Alternative & Renewable Energy Center. Here’s a good story on the recent permitting successes. http://www.grandhaventribune.com/content/gvsu-acquire-offshore-wind-data-collecting-buoy

“Hype Aside, ‘Green Jobs’ Are For Real”

Check out this article from CNBC!  I know I’m breaking all the rules by posting this at 4:15 on Friday afternoon but with a head-line like that, I couldn’t resist. http://www.cnbc.com/id/43249813 Hype Aside, ‘Green Jobs’ Are For Real GREEN, JOBS, ENERGY, ENVIRONMENT, CLEAN ENERGY, ALTERNATIVE ENERGY, SOLAR, GREEN JOBS, WIND POWER, OBAMA, JOB TRAINING. CNBC.com…

My Transformer

My boys are convinced my Volt is a Transformer for many reasons, but the primary one is that their Bumblebee toy has a Chevy shield on the front, just like the Volt.  It’s very entertaining! I am having a blast with the Mountain mode trick.  It really does seem to have a good impact on…