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Yogi Berra and Wind Energy

Yogi Berra said “In theory there’s no difference between theory and practice. But in practice, there is.” In theory, who doesn’t love wind energy? The idea of harnessing nature’s gentle zephyrs to replace nasty tankers bringing crude from foreign shores … Continue reading

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It’s Not Easy Going Green, Part IV

Remember jatropha? In 2007, Goldman Sachs called it one of the best candidates for future biofuels. Time Magazine touted its promise in an article from January, 2009: Renewable energy, it turns out, does grow on trees. The fruit pods plucked … Continue reading

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Solar Energy Flim-Flam

A local radio ad touts the benefits of residential solar systems: 30% Federal tax credit (unlimited, through 2016) 50% Louisiana state tax credit (residential only) You can sell electricity back to the grid Five to six year payout of homeowner’s … Continue reading

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