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American  Greatness – Letter to Rachel Maddow

American Greatness – Letter to Rachel Maddow

Rachel Maddow, D.PhilMSNBC Broadcast Journalist Dr. Maddow, Thank you for your contributions to the world of journalism.  While so many of your colleagues are challenged to stay inside the lines of your profession’s proverbial ethics, your smiling face appears...

Are you driving your last gasoline powered car?

Vehicle owners now understand the ever dwindling supply and higher expense and risks of extracting petroleum will continue to increase the price at the pumps. For over 100 years we have enjoyed this cheap energy source, but the party is coming to an end. People are...

Peak Oil – Ride the Slide

A fun animation for perspective.  Consider that the US is now consuming 375 million gallons of oil per day.  This is unsustainable.  How will you “Ride the...

Change the World – Plant a Tree

Produced in 1987, the message of this video, L’homme qui Plantait des Arbres, or The Man Who Planted Trees, is even more important today (runtime – 28 minutes).  The narrator is Christopher Plummer. Jean Giono, the author of the short story upon which the...

Semper Fi!

The ETC Green Staff has surveyed and developed dozens of Green Energy Managed Sites (GEMS) over the past 2 years.  We are initially attracted by the site’s resources and sometimes later excited and inspired by the site’s history and character.  A few times...

Thank you Dr. Borlaug

Norman E. Borlaug, the plant scientist who did more than anyone else in the 20th century to teach the world to feed itself and whose work was credited with saving hundreds of millions of lives, died Saturday night. He was 95 and lived in Dallas. The cause was...

National Clean Energy Summit 2009

ETC Green was an exhibitor at the 2009 National Clean Energy Summit 2.0 (NCES).  We enjoyed meeting the several hundred people who passed through our booth and we have already built new relationships with dozens of individuals and businesses as the result of this...

ETC Green CRD Jeep Performance

ETC Green runs the Common Rail Diesel engine powered Jeep Grand Cherokee for our survey vehicles.  We use biodiesel blends in the Jeeps (up to B50) and are happy with the typical 52 MPPG (Miles Per Petroleum Gallon) performance. This is a photo of one of the...

Nice Cows…

“Nice cows … I know it is your space … Pretty sharp horns you have there … Sit! … Stay!...

Geothermal Survey is Hot and Wet

Determining geothermal potential is a complex combination of database development, computer modeling, drilling and hands-on site survey work.  Many of the bore holes (wells) are high pressure Artesian so we have to follow safety precautions to deal with scalding water...

First ETC Green Blog Post

Hello all, Welcome to the blog portion of the website.  The purpose of the blog is to provide information to readers on the events and adventures of ETC Green staff in an informal way. It is such an honor to meet and work with all the cool people in our service area. ...