climate. US stores invest in 'greener' production

<>Other designers may be clipping their wings, but Raf Simons is spreading his. Now China is firmly set on his horizon.

Simons detailed plans for his eponymous label, which include his first ad campaign, a small furniture collection and two more stores in Asia - all despite the grim economic

With the group's sales expected to increase 15 percent to 9 million euros, or $12.1 million at current exchange, this year, the Belgian designer, who launched his signature menswear label in 1995, has every reason to be positive.
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Energy Smart Michael

Amid skyrocketing oil, gasoline, coal, and electricity (coming to a neighborhood near you) prices, 2008 offers Americans quite serious and stark choices between knowledgeable, impassioned, and thoughtful candidates when it comes to finding paths toward a prosperous 21st century economy, on the one side, and Fossil-Fool candidates focused on tightening our shackles to the ever-more costly (pollution, financial, otherwise) and archaic oil-coal based energy system.

One of these clear choices comes in America's 'energy capital', Houston, Texas, where former wind power executive Michael Skelly is challenging far-right winger John Culberson.  

Michael was an easy choice for membership in the ranks of the Energy Smart Act Blue page. Join me after the fold for some indications as to why.

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Plug In America's Letter to Governor Schwarzenegger

March 17, 2008

Dear Gov. Schwarzenegger,

President George Bush called on Americans this month to "get off oil" and start to drive electric vehicles. With gas nearing $4 a gallon, global warming threatening disaster, and our national security at risk, the president got it right.

Unfortunately, powerful California regulators are perilously close to killing the electric car all over again.

On March 27, the California Air Resources Board will revise their history-making program that put more than 5,000 highway-capable Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEVs) on the road and reduced our output of carbon dioxide--the main global warming gas--by one million metric tons.

But new revisions by the Board's staff will profoundly weaken the program again instead of propelling our country toward a pollution-free future. This proposal would require each automaker to produce only about 150 ZEVs per year through 2015.

That's less than what consumers are demanding...

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It's been a Chilly Winter for Politics

I remember when I first heard Obama speak. It sent good chills up my spine, kind of like when you hear someone who can really sing.  I listened a few times and then realized he wasn't saying much. The thrill was gone.

I remember listening to Hillary speak. I was inspired by her health care and economic issues and her intelligence shined though. I got goose bumps thinking that this woman could be the next President of the United States.

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Climate Spacecraft Built, Remains Unused - Why?

I came accross something today that I want to draw attention to. After spending a LOT of money on a spacecraft designed to measure the world's energy consumption, NASA has apparently killed the project in the 11th hour. Anyone who cares about global warming: this is worth reading:

http://www.desmogblog.com/a-desmogblog-e xclusive-investigation-into-nasas-dscovr -climate-station

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