Category Archives: Energy Blog

Resilience Fresh Salsa

I’m about to ship some fresh salsa to my urban daughter, Jessalyn. She and her husband are just starting to garden, so I wrote this recipe for her… Step one: Grow canola. Direct seed in late fall, harvest in early … Continue reading

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N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center

The Solar Center has changed its name. It’s now the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center. Brilliant move.

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In Wood We Trust

The folks out at KQED in San Francisco are running a “Science of Sustainability” project, with affiliates across the country. They sent WUNC TV out to the plant to do a segment on Piedmont.

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Keeping the Faith

2014 got off to a rough start. Brutal, really.

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2012 Life Cycle Analysis

I admit, we are late with this, but it’s good news. We made progress on our energy balance in 2012.

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Whirlwind Tour

Seven days ago Tami and I set out in Baby Blue, our Westphalia camper to travel to Miami for the Grassroots Festival.

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100 Mile Closet

I just spent a couple of days with Eric Henry from T.S. Designs and I have discovered a source for local socks.

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Westy Acquisition

Tami and I just flew to Vermont to buy a diesel Vanagon that has been converted into a Westfalia camper.

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Planet Money T-Shirt

Last week the folks at NPR’s Planet Money did a week long series on a t-shirt they created.

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Regulatory Cost Per Gallon

For awhile now I have been interested in how much money we spend on the regulatory aspects of producing a gallon of fuel.

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