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Fool Me Once. . . PDF Print E-mail
Nuclear Energy

Click on the image to enlarge this cartoon by Matt Davies:

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What's Wrong with this Picture? What's wrong with the South? PDF Print E-mail
Renewable Energy

Utilities in Charge? Legislators Living in the Past?  Time to move South Carolina into the 21st Century!

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You can find more information at AWEA's web site

 
Food for thought: Warning, Consumption of Oil Will Result in Death! PDF Print E-mail
Oil

When I was younger (much, much younger), I played a pen and paper role-playing game with my friends called Twilight 2000 (absolutely no relationship to the current group of popular vampire novels/movies).  The game’s premise revolved around the aftereffects of the world’s nations becoming embroiled in World War III.  A central problem that the player’s characters had to address was that all of their machinery ran on oil and gasoline and the fact that the oil fields and refineries were some of the first strategic targets of both sides.  So the characters are stranded in Warsaw, Poland with no way of communicating with home base or anyone beyond their own group.  They are alone and need to find a way home.  In days gone by the mantra used to be that an army travelled on its stomach; you could only go as far as your supply train could stretch.  It seems that we have a subtle twist on that premise: an army travels on its gas can.

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Oil Dependence: Ignorance Won't Lead to Bliss PDF Print E-mail
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U.S. Oil Dependence Threatens Security, Economy, Environment
New Joint Report Shows the Problems with and Solutions to U.S. Oil Addiction

Washington, DC – On the eve of Memorial Day weekend, the Sierra Club and the American Security Project released a joint report entitled "Ending Our Dependence on Oil," which shows how America’s addiction to oil threatens our national security, our economy and our environment.

"Memorial Day is the day when we honor the sacrifices of servicemen and women, and it is also one of the starting points of the summer, during which many Americans take to the roads for travel and vacations," said James M. Ludes, PhD., Executive Director of the American Security Project. "There is no doubt that our nation's addiction to foreign energy sources represents a dire security issue, and the release of this report – on this important holiday - represents an important first step toward developing solutions that can end our oil addiction and make our nation more secure."

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