Help Keep Solar Affordable in Utah

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The Utah Public Service Commission is scheduled to hold a Public Witness Hearing (Net Metering 14-035-114) today, 09 August 2017 to discuss Investigation of the Costs and Benefits of PacifiCorp’s Net Metering Program (Docket No. 14-035-114). The following is an open-letter and submission of public witness comment to the Utah Public Service Commission. Please feel…

Offered: Free Trees!

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Background A lot of you have read about my various projects (building a backyard wind turbine, for instance). What I haven’t gone into much detail about is my “whole system” approach to minimizing my carbon footprint, saving energy, working with nature (rather than against it), and making my home and yard a more comfortable place…

Solicitation for Products/Services for Review

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If you are a manufacturer or reseller of high-tech and/or green/environmentally friendly products I would like to review products for you! I will fully disclose in my review whether or not you’re providing the product/service for “evaluation only” or “for keeps” and will not hold back praise and/or constructive criticism, as warranted by that which…

Backyard Wind Turbine, Part 1

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About 4 years ago my friend Mook and I thought it would be cool to research and build “something” together. We didn’t know exactly what to build at the time. We knew that it should be something evolutionary (rather than revolutionary), something anyone with the right tools, materials, and basic handyman skills could build, and…

Is VoIP Green?

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VoIP Now has an interesting read about Voice over IP (VoIP) implementations and whether or not they’re a “greener” solution than traditional PBX/POTS systems (http://www.voipnow.org/2008/08/why-voip-needs-to-go-green.html). This site focuses on what end-users and residences can do to improve their lifestyle while reducing their impact on the environment, VoIP Now focuses more on business deployments of VoIP,…