OK, we start with a cartoon on the web site of the McKinney Tea Party, depicting President Obama as a high-stepping, vaguely simian character dressed as a trumpeter in a marching band. The headline is "McKinney Sustainability Plan." A label over the president identifies him as, "Dear Leader Obama." ... More >>
When you set aside any aesthetic hangups and knee-jerk assumption that any vehicle without an internal combustion engine is a piece of junk, it's pretty hard to argue that electric cars aren't a good idea. If we're are going to drive anyway -- and current habits and decades worth of automobile-centr ... More >>
A company that supplies electricity to Texans called American Electric Power filed to renew its application to export electricity to Mexico with the U.S. Department of Energy back in December.
It operates a 720-megawatt coal-fired power plant near Vernon, and apparently it has been supplying our so ... More >>
A couple of months back we noted that as part of the U.S. Department of Energy's $115-million EV Project, which will spend a few years analyzing if and how much folks actually charge their rides, San Francisco-based ECOtality will be plugging in electric vehicle charging stations at a handful of ... More >>
The U.S. Department of Energy has coughed up $115 million for something called The EV Project, rolled out in October 2009 with the intention of spending the next 36 months analyzing how and how much folks actually charge their electric cars. A report's due in 2015, and Dallas is among the 18 citi ... More >>
The missus, in conjunction with the 5-year-old who lives in our house, recently dug up a hunk of backyard to grow a garden -- because, look, the boy will eat green only if he can personally yank it out of the dirt, whatever works. And a few other folks in the neighborhood have the hots for a communi ... More >>
Mayor Tom Leppert's made it quite clear in recent months: West Dallas sits high atop his to-do list. To the checklist, add this item: weather-stripping, caulking and insulating some 400 homes that aren't terribly energy efficient. The city council's Housing Committee will get the full details today ... More >>