some short circuits in the state's renewable energy plan

In the darkening recession, Gov. Deval Patrick and the Legislature have dialed back funding for education, social services and local aid. But energy efficiency and renewable energy development - promised as a salvation for economic growth - have been spared.
"We are in very difficult times, as you know, but we cannot afford to slow down or think small, especially in the clean energy field," Patrick told a conference of 400 energy entrepreneurs and investors in Boston earlier this month.
Read the full article in the Milford Daily News here

Foxboro's write up of October 24th

Better late than not at all they say! Here is a reproduction of the article that appeared in the Foxboro Reporter covering the FACT activities on October 24th. Our thanks to Stef for making the copy available.

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The Most Terrifying Video You'll Ever See 2

We posted the earlier video in August. This one is the follow-on or part 2 of the series.

Deep detail on the UN Climate Framework

From MCAN:

For policy wonks, news junkies and information gluttons - here is a link to the most recent UN Climate Framework negotiators draft being further negotiated by the "Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-Term Cooperative Action under the Convention", dated Sept 15, 2009 and incorporating results of the Bonn Germany meeting on August 10-14, 2009.  It is a PDF 181 pages long, with a table of contents that will allow you to locate the sections you are interested in reading.  A Wall Street Journal article I just saw at Google News, that editorializes utter doom if anything like the draft is passed, included the link to what it was against.  Cautious about possible misrepresentation of what the document is, I checked from the UNFCCC main page,,
and it does represent the current starting point for negotiations.  The UNFCCC website offers a vast array of other information and documents as well, some of them historical and some of them current, and an inspiring main page, organized under confusingly-named acronyms for which there is beginner's cheat sheet document.  The current negotiations draft document web address is: