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Green Corn in US Energy Mix
Trump Administration Promising More Biofuels
Source: US Department of Agriculture
Ethanol Use Mandated To Rise
President Donald Trump has never claimed to be a Green "What's good for the environment is good for the nation and the world" President. In fact, he dismisses the very existence of Climate Change. But the Administration just made a slight move into a greener direction. They've unveiled a plan to boost US biofuel consumption, specifically corn based, ethanol fuel, starting in 2020. The purpose is to help struggling farmers in the Corn belt, which is a big voting constituency for Mr. Trump. The plan is getting applause from the agricultural industry and big boos from big oil, another Republican voting base.
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is revamping ethanol rules. The plan is in partnership with the US Department of Agriculture. The plan requires an increase in the amount of ethanol that oil refineries must add to their fuel in 2020. Specifically it requires that 15 billion gallons of ethanol be blended into the nation's fuel supply starting in 2020 and going forward.
Growing Corn for Green Energy
The EPA says their plan will remove barriers to the sale of higher ethanol blends of gas. EPA says it will promote domestic ethanol and biodiesel production to help farmers and also promote more US energy security. Producers of the corn based fuel say they'll wait to see if the changes increase demand for bio-based fuels at the pump.
Robot, Cut My Lawn Source: Husqvarna Mowers Robo Mowers Powered by Batteries - No Gas It's at the top of my robotic wish list. A robot lawn mower. No astronomical bills and upselling from lawn service companies. Just a nicely cut lawn and no hassles. Innovation seems to be knocking at the front door with news on robotic mowers. Green Robots at the Cutting Edge There's a slew of new robot mowers. Models include Worx Landroid for smaller lawns, Honda that cuts and feeds lawns, Robomow for all-purpose mowing and Husqvarna that's loaded with cell & GPS tech. These mowers aren't cheap. Prices range from $1000 to $3500. They're powered by rechargeable batteries so they're quiet. You pay more for online enhancements. And, if your lawn is loaded with trees and hills, your robot mower is going to be a lot more expensive. Grass Vacuums Robot mowers look a lot like big robot vacuums such as iRobot's Roomba. They roam and groom your lawn. Their
Amazon Book Promotion Source: Amazon Special Deep Discount for a Limited Time I'm pleased to announce that Kindle and Amazon are beginning a promotion on journalist Edward Kane's book "SPACE 2020's: WHAT'S UP THERE?". Starting May 27 through May 30, the book goes on sale for $3.99. That is a deep discount off the regular price of $6.99. And, on May 31 through June 2 8AM PDT, it will be selling for $4.99. It then returns to its regular price of $6.99 Great Deals on a Great Resource If you enjoy learning about WHAT'S UP THERE? in space, you'll love the book and find it a great resource on the top space missions and very recent space discoveries of the 2020's. Here's a link for access to the book ASIN: B087DV4DZ6 And for access to Ed's Amazon Author's Page, click here amazon.com/author/ekane I co-authored the books with Ed. ... ...
New Invention: Tablet Toothpaste "Change Toothpaste" Source: Change Toothpaste Potentially Cuts 900 Million Plastic Toothpaste Tube Throwaways Per Year Tubes of toothpaste aren't something you think about but their impact on the global environment is hugely negative. 900 million toothpaste tubes are discarded into oceans and landfills globally every year. Importantly, it takes 500 years for them to breakdown, which means virtually every toothpaste tube created is still discarded someplace in the world. And, the tubes, which contain multiple layers of plastic, polymers and resins, can't be recycled. A company headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta Canada just came up with a solution in the form of tablet toothpaste. "Paste with No Waste" Entrepreneurs Mike Medicoff and Damien Vince are the inventors and founders of CHANGE Toothpaste. Their tablet toothpaste is an all natural vegan substance that works just like toothpaste but has no harsh chemic