Envy – To Love Me

  A $1.85 at the pump!!  What is not to love?   The gouging that has had the consumer bent over at the pump  for at least five years has been broken.  The message in the oil markets today is “lower demand compounded with over supply is garnering lower oil prices.” While politics is at play, the consumer has partially changed.  The consumer can spend or save  elsewhere with more in our pocket – especially if one has a hybrid.   The potential for our government though is to slack off on formulating a diversified, domestic focused energy plan. Unlike 10 years ago, vehicles are more capable – lighter, stronger and energy efficient.   Habits in America and elsewhere have drastically changed the current energy landscape to the point that foreign energy does not have to be America’s main import.   Boone Pickens continues the right message for first a diversified energy plan in America and, with his self interest in mind, a focus on Natural Gas.  As has been the stance since the first post here,  love yourself by buying the most reliable, alternatives that are available.  Your action will be rewarded by admiration and of course self-respect.   The ripple effect will be a consumption driven message to politicians demanding further...

Back to the Future – BMW releases I-3 in Denver to help save cash

Based on Lubie Love, it has taken almost 10 years for Americans to realize the true costs of their cars.  As FOX 31 TV reporter  Aristea Brady reports, the electric ride is so feasible that BMW has joined other manufacturers to meet increased demand.  While alternatives to BMW make the opportunity affordable for almost all drivers (her reporting revealed costs of just under $17,000 to own and 1/4th the cost of annual fueling), the I-3 poses the question: is this a beamer to remember?  Nice reporting Brady – your station should give you a signing bonus for your...

Plan for 123 Million Users by 2014

The energy debate America is having is surely making a difference.   The latest technology in exploration from Space to abandoned oil fields and vast non-productive Prairies is allowing each of us to answer the questions: At what price are we willing to trade one way of life for another? At what price will citizens dependent on their Automobile be willing to switch from “dirty” fuels to “clean” alternatives? My concern with these questions became formalized as I participated in the fine art documentary film, LUBIE LOVE – The Movie.  Hard to believe that the release was 4 years ago at New York’s Tribeca Cinema.   In that short amount of time, Apple and Samsung have relegated the desktop computer to a near death along with the slow-to-adapt Blackberry.   Next year, nearly 123 Million users will be watching – consuming TV and digital content on “SmartTVs.”   With just a click of the keypad, mouse, smartphone or remote, an independent film like LUBIE LOVE  can be watched and reviewed 123 Million times! (Review your copy here). Yesterday, in my home state of Colorado, three Colorado communities voted to let more facts on Fracking be known.  They voted on extending a moratorium on hyrdrolic fracturing by as much as 5 more years.  Boulder, Layfette and Fort Collins chose to say “No” for now.   They also chose to embrace a “clean environment” where drinking water is likely to be one of the Front Range’s biggest obstacles to sustained growth. Credit can be given to my contemporary in film, Josh Fox.   He successfully galvanized a national awareness of drinking water being...