Thursday, May 17, 2007

Story Tips for the WSJ Energy Roundup

As a thank-you for yesterday's mention in the ER Blogroll.
Hey, if Oak Ridge National Laboratory can issue their monthly "Story Tips" (April: Climate-"Thirstier Trees on the Horizon") I see no reason Climateer Investing shouldn't.

Maybe one reason. Oak Ridge has this hog of a supercomputer, number ten in the world. Okay maybe two reasons: an average I.Q. up around the median U.S. area code.

Other than that Mrs. Lincoln.

Here are some stories I think would be worthy of the ER's expertise, resources and known interests. (Napa. Twice. Both Written in the afternoon. Hmmm.)

Premier Power Delivers Solar Power To Chateau Montelena Winery

California Hotels Go Green With Low-Flow Toilets, Solar Lights:
Visitors to the Gaia Napa Valley Hotel and Spa won't find the Gideon Bible in the nightstand drawer. Instead, on the bureau will be a copy of "An Inconvenient Truth," former Vice President Al Gore's book about global warming.
Major Correction:

Dear Bloomberg reporter,
We need to correct a mistake that ran in Bloomberg last Friday re: an article on Gaia Napa Valley Hotel and Spa.
The article implied that Gideon Bibles were being replaced by Al Gore's book, "An Inconvenient Truth".
This is not the case.
Gaia Napa Valley Hotel and Spa is a new hotel, the grand opening was held on March 30, 2007.
Gideon Bibles have been ordered for all the rooms and will be made available to guests.
Also, Al Gore's book, "An Inconvenient Truth", will also be in each room for guests to read while staying at this new, green hotel for eco-travelers to Northern California.
Please correct the earlier article to reflect these facts.

Thank you.


Gaia Napa Valley Hotel and Spa

See sustainable vineyard practices up close and personal with Kunde Winery’s new Vineyard Tours.

What do a San Rafael convent, a prefabricated home in San Geronimo and a remodeled Mill Valley cottage have in common? All three are eco-friendly and, along with 12 other homes in Marin and Sonoma, will open their doors to visitors May 20 for the second Build It Green home tour.

Biodynamic farming gains ground in the wine world.

A glorious vintage...
...In the vicinity ...Wine tasting, several restaurants and the Solar Living Institute, a destination unto itself.

Fetzer promotes environmentally friendly practices in marketing wine

From Wine Spectator:
"Incoming Speaker Nancy Pelosi takes heat for growing grapes, wine on draught in England and wines from the crypt--sort of"

Peju Winery: Harvesting the Sun

And depending on your tastes:

City of Napa Dedicates Solar Power System at Lake Hennessey Pump Station.

Or, Auberge du Soleil (Nancy and Paul Pelosi's place)

Which is reminiscent of the choice just offered by the Berkeley Energy and Resources Collaborative.
April 27................................................May 2
Napa Solar Wine Tour ........................NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE

This type of in-depth, on-the-ground reporting would of course require a team approach, a black card and a no-later-than early August departure from The City.