Clean Air Technologies Series kick-off: Shock-absorber packs ‘power’-ful punch

Over the centuries, ways have been found to put energy to work and as long as creative thinking never ceases, work on finding new ways to put energy to work will continue. Figured out have been methods to harness the power of the sun, wind, water and geothermal steam. Consider also the addition of the seemingly limitless supply of … Read more

Put one’s energy house in order and score one for the environment

Energy-wise, can we get more from what is currently available? Certainly we can! As consumers, in order for this to happen, though, per-capita consumption must be less. When per-capita consumption is less, then whatever energy is produced is able to go farther. During summer months when temperatures climb, energy use can go through the roof. … Read more

L.A. wintertime weather pattern prompts ‘no-burn’ alert and who’s minding your chimney?

According to Los Angeles Times correspondent Catherine Saillant in “Air quality agency issues Southland no-burn alert,” the South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) on Saturday, Nov. 24th issued its “first-ever no-burn alert” in the L.A. air basin, all because of an expected wintertime weather pattern. “It’s part of a new program adopted by the South … Read more

Air pollution: The enormity of it all

The sources for air pollution are several: Agricultural Commercial (Business) Construction (and Demolition) Energy Production Industrial (and Dredging, Drilling, Excavating and Mining) Natural Residential Transportation Other And the sources there are fit two groups: mobile and stationary. That’s the easy part. The difficulty is in trying to find clean-up solutions that work and can be … Read more

High price of breathing polluted air: Energy production and transportation in the cross hairs

In America in 2012, according to the American Lung Association (ALA), the good news is the air in much of the country has gotten cleaner. Credit improvement to Clean Air Act standards. The not-so-good news, on the other hand, is that since the ALA released its first State of the Air report in 2000, in other places polluted air … Read more