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TIM TALK

Will voters buy the online gaming arguments?

If you want a clue to how lucrative online betting will be in California, just check out the expenditures for the competing propositions, 26 and 27. Through Aug....

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 8, 2022
Last comment by dknute, on Sep 12, 2022 at 10:28 am | 28 comments | 2377 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Demystifying heat pump water heaters

There is a surprising amount of water heater inertia in our area -- we are clinging to old-style heaters. I’ve been scratching my head about it. Mid-peninsula...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jan. 17, 2021
Last comment by MrScott, on Mar 28, 2021 at 3:37 pm | 27 comments | 48816 Views

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About the Express Lanes Coming to 101

The Chair of the California Energy Commission, David Hochschild, recently observed that “electricity rates are climate policy”. I agree. We need to design...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Mar. 28, 2021
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Apr 4, 2021 at 2:17 pm | 27 comments | 16598 Views

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Living with a Heat Pump Water Heater

This is going to be a pretty short blog post because it turns out it’s not all that interesting living with a heat pump water heater. It works, it’s...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Aug. 21, 2022
Last comment by Sam Li, on Aug 30, 2022 at 3:48 am | 27 comments | 17369 Views

TIM TALK

God loves to heal his children

Progressives hit a new low this week when they complained bitterly about Congress holding a moment of silence and remembering those killed and wounded Sunday in...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 9, 2017
Last comment by ecindia, on Feb 7, 2018 at 1:19 am | 27 comments | 8974 Views

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Thinking of leaving the Bay Area? You're not alone

The humming Bay Area economy and its world renown innovation culture are magnets for entrepreneurs, but they are counter-acted by the soaring costs of living in...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 4, 2019
Last comment by hellyjanes900, on Aug 24, 2019 at 4:12 am | 27 comments | 10672 Views

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Palo Altans and their Virtue Signaling

Self-righteous. Pretentious. Sanctimonious. The list of choice adjectives applied to people who take “eco-friendly” actions goes on. Why is it that we...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Nov. 17, 2019
Last comment by ForestsRForNever, on Dec 12, 2019 at 9:55 pm | 26 comments | 18082 Views

TIM TALK

Mission creeping for Bay Area air board

When discussing the Alameda County StopWaste government organization, I mentioned "mission creep" taking place when the organization has succeeded in its...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 8, 2014
Last comment by Formerly Dan from BC, on May 14, 2014 at 10:56 am | 26 comments | 33362 Views

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A necessary, but large budget hit for schools

School districts received a healthy boost in funding with the 2014-15 budget that Governor Brown signed last month. There was another important change so teachers...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 10, 2014
Last comment by Arnold, on Apr 24, 2017 at 4:04 pm | 26 comments | 13648 Views

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Two degrees can do all that?

It’s hard to believe that if the temperature goes up by only two degrees, our world will change so much. When I walk outside, I can barely tell the temperature...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jul. 21, 2019
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Jul 29, 2019 at 6:59 pm | 26 comments | 15694 Views

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Can you Pay to Reduce your Carbon Footprint?

Google’s data centers are carbon-neutral. My household is carbon-neutral. Palo Alto Utility’s natural gas service is carbon neutral. How can this be?...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jan. 26, 2020
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Feb 1, 2020 at 8:44 pm | 25 comments | 18888 Views

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Hey Palo Altans, how is that plastics ban going?

As of January 1, plastic straws, utensils, and stirrers are no longer allowed in Palo...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Feb. 2, 2020
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Feb 9, 2020 at 8:49 am | 25 comments | 18648 Views

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Power Lines, Pipelines, and the Limits of Eminent Domain

Do you notice that you are seeing more protests against oil and gas pipelines in recent years? That’s because pipeline construction is booming. When fracking...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on May. 31, 2020
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Jun 18, 2020 at 12:44 pm | 25 comments | 19692 Views

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Is it true that our electricity rates will be going down?

Many of us have felt the pinch of high electricity bills over the winter, and our bills only seem to go up. Well, it’s not your imagination. Electricity rates...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Mar. 6, 2022
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Mar 11, 2022 at 5:27 pm | 25 comments | 17016 Views

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Coronavirus and Climate Change

“Coronavirus and Climate Change”. How’s that for a depressing headline? In some ways I see the former as a mini version of the latter. Both are serious problems...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Mar. 7, 2020
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Mar 14, 2020 at 10:32 am | 25 comments | 18596 Views

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It is not an easy decision to go to high school in Palo Alto right now

Note: Today’s post is not about climate change, but tune in next week for more climate-related topics. On Thursday morning my tenth-grade daughter...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Mar. 14, 2021
Last comment by Bystander, on Mar 19, 2021 at 9:20 am | 25 comments | 17815 Views

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The Best Time to Charge an EV

==I Note: The content in this post is largely specific to the state of California. Other regions will have different power mixes, so the best times to charge an...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on May. 12, 2019
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Jun 7, 2019 at 4:56 pm | 24 comments | 25148 Views

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Electric Buses: Challenges and Opportunities

Did you know that all new buses purchased in California will be zero-emission...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Sep. 8, 2019
Last comment by Jacquie, on Oct 9, 2019 at 9:33 am | 24 comments | 19474 Views

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Disposing of Disposables

Several comments on previous posts in this blog have pointed out that it wasn’t too long ago that we were much more accustomed to reusing things. For example:...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Nov. 10, 2019
Last comment by Live/Eat Responsibly, on Nov 16, 2019 at 10:21 am | 24 comments | 14594 Views

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How much time do we have left?

Welcome back! I hope everyone had a good Independence Day weekend and is staying healthy and hopeful. After a little holiday break we are back at it with today’s...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jul. 12, 2020
Last comment by Thanks for Discorse, on Jul 16, 2020 at 10:59 am | 24 comments | 41685 Views
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