Category Archives: Energy

Greener cars in Canada and green carpets

A_singer_climateA_ray_andersonThe Canadian government,
apparently lightyears ahead of US, has succeeded in getting automakers
to voluntarily reduce their vehicles greenhouse gas emissions up to
nearly 6 milion tons by 2010. We’ll get reaction and analysis on how
the historic agreement will impact the way cars are made for the rest
of us from Sierra Club’s Dan Becker. Also, a chat with Eco- evangelist
Ray Anderson, founder of Interface Carpets. We’ll hear how he went from
"plunderer of the earth" to being voted "the greenest CEO in America".    Listen
The cartoon is by Andy Singer.

Oil drilling in the National Arctic Refuge

1_arctic_autumnontaiga400NRDC Legislative Director Karen Wayland talks about the Senate’s decision to allow oil drilling in the National Arctic Refuge. Also read Orion and look at the pictures of Subhankar BarenjeeListen (11 min)

Arctic drilling, Auto Alliance deceptive ads, more crushed EV1s and more mercury

Arctic2_nrdcOur guests today are:
NRDC Legislative Director Karen Wayland talks about the Senate’s decision to allow oil drilling in the National Arctic Refuge. Also read Orion.
Automakeradresponse2_1David Friedman, Research Director for the Clean Vehicles Program of the Union of Concerned Scientists explains why they are protesting a new ad campaign by the Auto Alliance (a trade group of 9 manufacturers) that claims that "autos manufactured today are virtually emission free". Meanwhile the manufacturers have filed a lawsuit to prevent California to promote stricter pollution standards.

Ev1_crushed_1_3Chelsea Sexton tells how GM has requested police protection to been rush the EV1s they still had in Burbank and move them to Arizona to crush them as fast as possible.A_burningstack1_2 Feel free to post your comment on GM’s blog.

Navis Bermudez, Clean Water Advocate with the Sierra Club
in Washington explains how the new mercury regulations are going backwards allowing power plants to continue polluting.  LISTEN to the whole program


Stop the crushing, save the EV1s!

A_electric_car_gm_ev14_2Our guests for our
show include:

1. Chris Plaushin – National Manager of Regulatory
Affairs for AAA to discuss their new finding re the EPA’s descrepancies with gas

A_stopthedirtyairplan_32. Emily Figdor – Clean Air Advocate for USPirg will explain how the Senate’s Environment and Public Works Committee defeated S 131, the President’s Air Pollution Plan and refused to weaken the  Clean Air Act.

3. Dave Barthamus, Manager — Public Policy,
Environment & Technology Communications for General Motors Corp. will talk about their project ofEv1_crushed_3_2 hydrogen car and present GM’s point of view on crushing the electric vehicles, EV1s.
No info about that issue (yet?) on the GM’s executive blog, the fastlane blog, but you can post a comment.

Dont_crush_the_ev1s_14. Chelsea Sexton , former GM employee questions GM
crushing the EV1s she loves and wants to keep running. In Burbank where GM keeps a few remaining EV1s she is part of a
Vigil protest.
More info about the EV1s with the
EV1 Club and the death of the electric car (PBS program). Listen 

How green is Ford?


Ever wanted to ask top-level U.S. automakers why
they’ve been ‘dragging their wheels’ when it comes to taking the fast lane to a
cleaner car future? And what’s up with Bill Ford Jr., the once great green hope
of enviros? Is he a true believer and if so why is he and other in the auto
industry spending millions to defeat California’s emission-reduction laws?
Everything you ever wanted to ask Ford’s top two environmental execs this
weekend, plus a report on the Red Carpet – Green Cars initiative at this week’s
Academy Awards and a meeting with the Editor of The Natural Home and Garden Magazine.

First let me report for full disclosure that I am a founding member of Don’t be fueled! Mothers for clean and safe vehicles.
guests are Neil Golightly, Director of Ford’s
Sustainable Business Strategies and Andy Acho, Worldwide Director for
Ford’s Environmental Outreach Strategies.

They talk about the new hybrid SUV, the other alternative cars Ford has developed and what’s next.

A_robyn_griggs_lawrence_1We have also invited Robyn Griggs Lawrence, Editor-in Chief of the Natural Home and Garden Magazine, A_natural_home_garden_covera bi-montly about green living with quality and style.
She is the author of Wabi-Sabi House, finding beauty in things simple, humble and well used.



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