Fuel … Bio-fuel Algae

Fuel – A different way of thinking?

Posted on 23. Jun, 2010

by friends

As you may or may not be aware, I don’t feel that Carbon Dioxide is the the villain at the centre of the world’s problems .

I personally believe that is a convenience for Governments to generate revenue amongst other things, a distraction from other more important matters. What I do believe, is that we are extremely wasteful of dwindling resources and are polluting our planet at an alarming rate… More kids are suffering with asthma than ever before. More people have respiratory illnesses than ever before.

We are killing ourselves and the planet with pollution and waste in a thousand different ways.

So I was pleased to find The Fuel Film website

A few pollution information gems to consider:

• The levels of toxic diesel fumes inside school buses are 4 times higher compared with outside the buses.

• According to the World Health Organization (WHO), about 2 million premature deaths are caused each year due to air pollution in cities across the world

• A Scottish study has shown that jogging with traffic around results in reduced blood flow to the heart. This is particularly dangerous for people with stable heart disease, because it can trigger off cardiac arrhythmia or even a heart attack

• Every year 335,000 Americans die of lung cancer, which is a direct result of air pollution

And we are not talking CO2 pollution here, just all the other nasties that get pumped into our atmosphere for us to breath.


The Fuel Film… Educational, Informative and surprisingly entertaining

The Big question from sceptics is: … That crops for bio-fuel takes away the ability of the world to feed it’s growing population, this is answered in a couple of ways in the film.

One solution of several is in using marginal land, another is algae
For those that don’t know: Marginal land is land that is difficult to cultivate and is not being used for food crops. This land could be used to grow biomass crops to be used for bio-fuels. California has apparently 1 million acres of marginal land that could generate 5 billion gallons of bio-fuels per year.

Now, while not 100% convinced that it is possible to ‘grow’ all our fuel requirements, it nice to know that there are alternative possibilities and people willing to fight to get them heard.

All it needs now is the desire from Government and vested interests to make it happen… Having said all that what is happening in the Gulf is a wake-up call for the world….

But is anybody listening? Because as sure as death and taxes we are not going to give up our love affair with the car easily

For more information click here

Photo courtesy: U.S. Department of Energy. Pretty, isn’t it? …. In case you’re wondering it’s Bio-fuel Algae


the other Washington … in the news July 2014





PDF of today's Seattle Times front page

Blacks disproportionately fined for public pot use

Employment Security layoffs

Woman gets life for Northwest crime rampage

Report: Microsoft layoffs Thursday   18K

I-90 closures ahead: Eastside drivers might want to just stay home

Senate GOP blocks Patty Murray’s contraception coverage bill

It’s hot, it’s dry, so keep your butts in your caradd to reading list

Analysts predict Microsoft layoffs by July 22ndadd to reading list      

Casey Kasem’s body still in Wash. morgueadd to reading list

Start time for Huskies’ opener at Hawaii pushed back

Raise for City Light CEO zapped

a message from Governor Inslee … FCC

JayInsleeImagine driving down the highway from Seattle to Spokane when every other exit suddenly became blocked off, and the speed limit dropped by half.

That’s what the Internet would look like for the average citizen if the Federal Communications Commission proceeds with a plan to kill net neutrality this December — and it’s exactly what some are demanding right now.

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, a former lobbyist for the cable industry, is pushing for new rules that would allow big telecommunications companies to create Internet fast lanes for those willing to pay a premium — and slow lanes for everyone else. That means you could be denied access to many major websites that simply can’t afford to keep up with the wealthiest tech companies.

I’m not willing to stand by and watch that happen. That’s why I’ve joined with friends from across the Northwest to demand the FCC protect our free and open Internet — and why I’m asking you to join us.

Click here to tell the FCC to reject “fast and slow lanes” on the Internet and protect innovation. Sign the petition now.

Some of the biggest tech companies in the world call our state home — but so do local up-and-comers that can compete globally thanks to the Internet. This incredible access has leveled the playing field and ensures that Washington remains a hotbed of innovation.

But if our local startups are forced to pay big bucks to have the same access as Silicon Valley behemoths, this innovation could dry up. The effect on our economy — and our future — would be devastating.

I’m not willing to let that happen — and neither is my friend Suzan DelBene. We’ve joined together with leaders like Senator Ron Wyden to demand the FCC preserve the free and open Internet you and I rely on to connect with the world.

Will you join us in demanding the FCC preserve the Internet as we know it? Click here to sign the petition now.

Thanks for your support.

Very truly yours,

Jay Inslee

the Senate ~~ CONGRESS 7/25 ~~ the House

lindagreenhouse&revasiegelThe Senate stands adjourned until Monday, July 28, 2014, at 2:00pm.

Following any leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Executive Calendar #929, Pamela Harris, to be United States District Judge for the Fourth Circuit, post cloture, with the time until 5:30pm equally divided between the two Leaders or their designees. At 5:30pm, all post-cloture time will be deemed expired and the Senate will proceed to a vote on confirmation of the nomination. Immediately upon disposition of the Harris nomination, the Senate will execute the previous order with respect to Executive Calendar #’S.915, 916, 913, and 744.

5:30pm—Up to 5 roll call votes. We expect several to be confirmed by voice.

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #929, Pamela Harris, of Maryland, to be United States District Judge for the Fourth District (roll call vote)
  2. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #915, Elliot F. Kaye, of New York, to be a Commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission for a term of seven years from October 27, 2013
  3. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #916, Elliot F. Kaye, of New York, to be Chairman of the Consumer Product Safety Commission
  4. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #913, Joseph P. Mohorovic, of Illinois, to be a Commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission for a term of seven years from October 27, 2012
  5. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #744, Brian P. McKeon, of New York, to be a Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense


Last Floor Action:
2:13:29 P.M. – SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.

Last Floor Action:
1:01:56 P.M. -S. 517
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

Last Floor Action:7/24
8:51:37 P.M. – The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order.

The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on July 25, 2014.