Monthly Archives: March 2005

Manhattan Wednesday Night

This is a strange and intriguing world. I’m on the sixth floor of an exclusive apartment coop in which each dweller has a few floors of their own, with an elevator access to the living room. If the city beside … Continue reading

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What’s in a Name?

We’ve decided to call our Industrial project “The Plant.” This after a tortuous journey through wordplay that has left us all exhausted.

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Lobbying Time Again

During the last short session of the NC Legislature, I ended up bruised and battered over a scuff with the renewables establishment regarding a tax holiday for biodiesel. Things have quietly reconvened and it’s lobbying time again.

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Cooperative Ownership

Today I’m standing in for Leif at Efficient NC, an energy conference at NC State University. The pre-assigned title for the talk is:The Piedmont Biofuels Story: A Cooperative Model for Community Ownership. Here is what I intend to say:

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Trip to St. Louis

This is a strange and remarkable town. We flew in last week, met Kaitlin at the airport, and checked into a swanky hotel overlooking the arch.

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Zoo Puts Stock in Biodiesel

By Kathi Keys Staff Writer, The Courier-Tribune ASHEBORO – The N.C. Zoo received its first 400 gallons of biodiesel, a fuel made completely from vegetable oil, Tuesday afternoon – the initial step to eventually producing its own while providing a … Continue reading

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Coop of Coops

It appears to be that time of year again. The grassroots world is abuzz with yet another conversation about forming the “Coop of Coops.”

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The Death of Sales

Every now and then you need a lawyer. Sometimes you need a doctor. And sometimes in life, you need a salesperson.

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Media Week

At lunch with Rachel and Evan the other day she remarked that this was “media week,” and sure enough, the press has hammered us.

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Food as Fuel

Today I did an interview with Bill Moore, of EVWorld. He taped it, and plans to put it out there as a webcast for his subscribers. I have no idea what this involves, but I’ll see if I can get … Continue reading

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