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A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Is there a polite way to say "Too much plastic"?

I probably should have held my tongue. It was a nice event, organized and executed by volunteers. But I was already aggravated because the outdoor lunch was being...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Sep. 20, 2020
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Sep 26, 2020 at 8:57 pm | 31 comments | 13750 Views

TIM TALK

Democrats doubling down on climate change

Democrats in the Legislature are doubling down on California's already expansive and expensive efforts to curb global warming/climate change. Gov. Jerry Brown...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 12, 2015
Last comment by Kennethtok, on Sep 2, 2017 at 10:08 am | 31 comments | 14657 Views

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Lots of media coverage as Swalwell calls it quits for 2020 presidential bid

Congressman Eric Swalwell received more media coverage Tuesday when he cancelled his presidential campaign than he did when he announced or at any other stage. Swalwell...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 11, 2019
Last comment by Ranger Up, on Jul 20, 2019 at 9:52 am | 31 comments | 6746 Views

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A conservative Black scholar's view on Race in America

Hoover Institution Senior Fellow Shelby Steele minces no words when he describes the current Black Lives Matter and other racial protests—they are a “distraction&rdquo...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 9, 2020
Last comment by DKHSK, on Jul 17, 2020 at 11:30 am | 31 comments | 26374 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Is Offshore Wind a Reliable Renewable?

One of the big knocks against renewable resources is their intermittency. The sun doesn’t always shine, the wind doesn’t always blow. One way to see...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jun. 21, 2020
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Jun 28, 2020 at 11:31 am | 30 comments | 18506 Views

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Cancelling opinions and people's jobs

The cancel culture that has infected colleges for years now sadly is spreading throughout the sciences and beyond. The latest example, as reported by KTVU, is...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 29, 2020
Last comment by Kevin, on Jan 6, 2021 at 9:35 am | 30 comments | 6222 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

First rolling blackout since 2001 hits Palo Alto! And more are coming!

==I You can also find an update (Aug 17) and a

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Aug. 14, 2020
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Aug 17, 2020 at 2:58 pm |
30 comments | 12196 Views

COUPLE'S NET

He Doesn't Want to Talk. She Doesn't Want to Have Sex.

. . ....

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 28, 2015
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Jun 3, 2015 at 8:02 pm | 29 comments | 29484 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

The Weird Thing about Population Growth

There are a lot of people on the planet, with more added every day. It took 200,000 years to get to one billion...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on May. 17, 2020
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jun 19, 2020 at 12:05 am | 29 comments | 19207 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Palo Alto's climate goals threatened by inadequate power grid

The City of Palo Alto’s emissions goals are in jeopardy because of its outdated electrical grid. During a February 2 Utilities Advisory Commission (UAC)

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Feb. 6, 2022
Last comment by Larry, on Feb 13, 2022 at 1:11 pm |
29 comments | 11285 Views

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New heights for NIMBYs

Many San Ramon Valley residents are taking NIMBY (Not in my back yard) attitudes to new heights. An estimated 450 people gathered last weekend to protest against...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 28, 2014
Last comment by Ms. bunny, on Sep 3, 2014 at 8:52 am | 29 comments | 14281 Views

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Being offended goes with life

Condoleezza Rice has a simple message for the 19-year-old students she teaches at Stanford. “You do not have a constitutional right not to be offended.” Amen. There...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 1, 2017
Last comment by Nanny state, on May 6, 2017 at 3:35 pm | 29 comments | 9647 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Will the Coronavirus Save Lives?

I saw an eye-opening statistic the other day. Coronavirus to date has killed almost 15,000 people worldwide (as of March 22). It may be 2x or 3x that by the time...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Mar. 22, 2020
Last comment by Jetman, on Mar 28, 2020 at 12:59 pm | 29 comments | 12830 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Palo Alto Utilities breeds mistrust with lack of transparency around outages

A week ago the electricity went out across a large section of Palo Alto. About...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Apr. 4, 2021
Last comment by Bystander, on Apr 14, 2021 at 11:45 am | 29 comments | 9484 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

On price gouging and other obstacles to HPWH adoption

It is hard not to be worried about climate change these days. More...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Sep. 5, 2021
Last comment by EPL, on Sep 25, 2021 at 4:37 pm | 28 comments | 13819 Views

TIM TALK

Time for high-speed train plans to die

President Donald Trump and his administration may have bailed out taxpayers in California despite the bellows from Sacramento politicians. When the federal Federal...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 30, 2019
Last comment by Jake Waters, on Jun 4, 2019 at 8:45 am | 28 comments | 6933 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Demystifying heat pump water heaters

There is a surprising amount of water heater inertia in our area -- we are clinging to old-style heaters. I’ve been scratching my head about it. Mid-peninsula...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jan. 17, 2021
Last comment by MrScott, on Mar 28, 2021 at 3:37 pm | 27 comments | 41351 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

About the Express Lanes Coming to 101

The Chair of the California Energy Commission, David Hochschild, recently observed that “electricity rates are climate policy”. I agree. We need to design...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Mar. 28, 2021
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Apr 4, 2021 at 2:17 pm | 27 comments | 14323 Views

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God loves to heal his children

Progressives hit a new low this week when they complained bitterly about Congress holding a moment of silence and remembering those killed and wounded Sunday in...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 9, 2017
Last comment by ecindia, on Feb 7, 2018 at 1:19 am | 27 comments | 8108 Views

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Thinking of leaving the Bay Area? You're not alone

The humming Bay Area economy and its world renown innovation culture are magnets for entrepreneurs, but they are counter-acted by the soaring costs of living in...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 4, 2019
Last comment by hellyjanes900, on Aug 24, 2019 at 4:12 am | 27 comments | 9568 Views
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