Posted on August 18, 2017Categories Environment, Science, UncategorizedTags , , , ,   Leave a comment on Wind and solar power are saving Americans an astounding amount of money

Wind and solar power are saving Americans an astounding amount of money

From Vox via Apple News: Wind and solar power are subsidized by just about every major country in the world, either directly or indirectly through tax breaks, mandates, and regulations. The main rationale for these subsidies is that wind and solar produce, to use the economic term of art, “positive externalities” — benefits to society that are not captured in their market price. Specifically, wind and solar power reduce pollution, which reduces sickness, missed work days, and early deaths. Every … Continue reading “Wind and solar power are saving Americans an astounding amount of money”

Posted on August 3, 2017Categories EnvironmentTags , , ,   Leave a comment on Gas Powered Lawn Care Pollution

Gas Powered Lawn Care Pollution

Years ago I pulled into the local gas station and saw a pickup pulling a big solar-powered trailer behind it.    As a eco-geek I was interested.  I have been following the solar industry for years and despite not being able to justify a solar roof for my home I have had a keen interest in solar energy.    I had to learn more. Turns out the company, Earth Friendly Landscaping, has a custom-built professional-grade lawn care equipment that is … Continue reading “Gas Powered Lawn Care Pollution”