Thursday, October 01, 2009

Sound off on city's energy policy

A city press release informs us that Charlotte-Mecklenburg residents can submit ideas and suggestions online about how the city should spend $6.7 million, part of a federal Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant.

The grant is to invest in projects to reduce fossil fuel emissions and energy consumption and to create "green jobs" and renewable technologies.

To give your ideas or take the Community Input Survey, visit www.charlottenc.gov and click on City Energy Strategy. The survey ends at midnight Monday (Oct. 5).

23 comments:

consultant said...

Bikes, bike paths and stations.

We were in Long Beach, Ca last year and they have a well connected route system.

http://www.bikestation.org/longbeach/index.asp

We've done this with a little success in the Atlanta area.

If we can do this here, get more bikes on the road and separate bike and walking paths, you can do it almost anywhere.

http://www.pathfoundation.org/

Anonymous said...

Nuclear Power.

Anonymous said...

2nd on the nuclear power.

How much fossil fuel is burned delivering newspapers?
How much is burned making the newspapers?

Re: bike paths: unless you have a barrier between the bike riders and cars, it will never work due to lack of riders' and drivers' skill negotiating each other.

Ryan said...

I'm all in favor of Nuclear power projects, but this money does nothing to help. A nuclear plant costs over 10 billion dollars to build. We're talking about 6.7 million. That's not even a drop in the bucket.

This stimulus money was given to North Carolina to help non-profits become more energy efficient so they can spend more of their resources to help those in need rather than on energy bills.

Anonymous said...

Gov't creating "green jobs" Now that's funny.....

Cato said...

A million cans of Great Stuff insulating sealant.

Anonymous said...

"If you have been voting for politicians who promise to give you goodies at someone else's expense, then you have the right to complain when they take your money and give it to someone else, including themselves" Thomas Sowell

Anonymous said...

A bike share program.

Anonymous said...

Whale Oil.

consultant said...

Quoting Thomas Sowell. That's rich.

For those who don't know, Sowell is a Negro academic. A soul mate of Clarence Thomas. Someone who hates himself and therefore hates anyone who looks like him. Which means he hates black people.

You can include Michael Steel in this Negro category.

Back to the issue. Build more sidewalks and pass an ordinance (if not currently in place) requiring sidewalks in all future projects.

Anonymous said...

Consultant maybe you are the one with an anger problem. Maybe you should condsider anger management.

Anonymous said...

"There is only way way to kill capitalism - by taxes, taxes, and more taxes" Karl Marx

consultant said...

I do use anger management.

I manage to direct my anger at Negro haters and Negro self-haters.

Also, people who hate white people.

Anonymous said...

Interesting....Maybe I'll buy you a beer and we can talk about your anger issues.

consultant said...

Dictionary guide to haters:

Negro haters: Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck (fake hater)

Negro self-haters: Michael Steele, Thomas Sowell, Clarence Thomas

White haters: George Bush, Dick Cheney, Ken Lewis (soon to escape from BOA), the Republican Party, health insurance companies, lobbyists, Atlanta developers

Anonymous said...

Consultant????Have you taken your meds today?

Anonymous said...

"The urge to save humanity is almost always only a false-face for the urge to rule it" H. L. Mencken

Anonymous said...

Coal.

Anonymous said...

Ms. Newsom, you have responded to other commenters but not to this question, so I will ask it again as it pertains to energy policy:


Since you are concerned about thermostat settings, are you going to lobby the White House to turn the heat down this winter? You do recall Rahm Emanuel stating that "you could grow orchids in there" referring to Mr. Obama's policy of cranking up the heat.

I will be interested to see your followup on this. Please report your activities and findings back in a future blog entry.

Thank-you.

Anonymous said...

When is Consultant going to be banned?

consultant said...

Anonymous. Act nice.

Charlotte is becoming a big city. Big city means big, broad attitudes.

You've got to learn to give it AND take it.

That's what growing up is all about.

Now have a nice weekend.

Anonymous said...

Consultant you should look in the mirror. Your idea of debate is bringing it down to the lowest denominator ie class warfare and race. Gimme a break!

Anonymous said...

Consultant: Agreement is not required. Have a good weekend as well....