How to Save Money on Gas

My guest writer is Robert Lobitz of Performance Chips Direct. There is nothing more fun than taking a leisurely drive and enjoying the exploration and excitement that comes with a new location. The trouble is, increasing costs have limited not just what people want to do, but also what they are actually able to do. […]

Kaysville City Conservation Charge

History Over eight months ago I wrote about the city conservation charge for electricity that was not detailed on resident’s utilities service bills. At the invitation of Mayor Steve Hiatt I brought this to the attention of Kaysville City Council five days later. From Kaysville City minutes of 1 June 2010: Richard Willoughby stated that […]

All Is Well In Kaysville Again

As I stood before the Council they were all paying close attention, looking at me intently, and not a smile on any of their faces. It was somewhat intimidating but I pressed on.

A Kaysville City Annoyance

There are some annoyances in life that are minor enough to be ignored. They don’t bother me at all unless I am reminded of them, and even then I forget about them quickly. One such annoyance is my Kaysville City Utilities Service Bill.

Milford Wind Project: Utah Power For California

The first phase of the Milford Wind Corridor Project was completed and is the largest wind facility in Utah and one of the largest in the West. The electricity generated is bound for California to help achieve the Los Angeles goal of 20 percent renewables by 2010.

Are You Really Driving On The Cheap?

Are you really driving on the cheap? That’s the question an owner of a NGV may be asked occasionally. The only monetary disavantage of a NGV is the initial cost which can be alleviated by buying used

Will Coal Power Climate Studies Supercomputer?

Will cheap Wyoming coal power the new climate studies supercomputer?

Driving On The Cheap

How much cheaper is this Civic for me to drive? Well this is Utah and this Civic is a Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV). With Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) at a subsidized 93 cents GGE throughout the state I really am driving on the cheap.

1.3 Billion Wind Turbines Needed to Replace Coal

In the United States in 2007 coal was responsible for generating 2,016,456 gigawatts of power. As 1 gigawatt equals 1,000 megawatts you would need 1.3 billion (2,016,456,000 megawatts / 1.5) wind turbines to replace coal. And coal only accounts for 48% of electricity production.