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Why does everyone calling for or condemning government "green power" mandates ignore the frustrations resulting from public utility monopolies and regulatory Balkanization? by TokyoTom

The incessant calls for - and criticism of - government-funded/mandated "green/clean power" pork both ignore root causes and potential common ground. As a result, both sides of the debate are largely talking past each other, one talking about...

Empowering power consumers: Google beta tests software to give consumers real-time info by TokyoTom

"If you cannot measure it; You cannot improve it." -- Lord Kelvin Consistent with its mission to "organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful," Google , whose climate change-related efforts...

Leadership on climate change and clean energy from ..... Google? by TokyoTom

I just lost my prior attempt at this post so forgive the brevity and lack of analysis in this one. Google is stepping up its activities and announcements (by CEO Eric Schmidt ) in the climate change / clean energy / "smart grid" interface, including...