Keep an eye on that AC

Our central AC unit. Yes, we have central air-conditioning in our home, a modest, three-bedroom, 1,600 foot home in Aurora, Colorado, where, unfortunately, the last decade or so, summers have typically seen...
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The sun is free

I know, the fact that the sun – in comparison to oil, coal and/or natural gas we use to maintain our energy intensive modern industrial society and lifestyles – is free is so often touted by solar advocates tha...
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EVs will change some things

I’ve done many different things to try and get SCD.Com on the road, so to speak. One of these has been to go out and shoot photos I might be able to use for the site. So, for example, I’ve spent time on the ro...

Solar-charged driving as easy as 1-2-3

A good friend of mine and I were about halfway into a three-hour brainstorming session for SCD.Com in July of 2009 when he turned to me and asked: “I must be dense or something, but I’m still not quite sure what solar-charged driving is. Can you run it by me again?”

Political reasons to solar-charge an EV

For far too long, far too many people have claimed renewable energy is “impractical,” “too costly,” and that it simply “can’t” be done. What they really mean, of course, is that it “shouldn’t be” done, or that...