Month: February 2014

Blinded by the Light: Rooftop Solar Panels Are Under Attack

RJ Harrington Jr. is like thousands of other Coloradans. Years ago, he and his family made a large investment in rooftop solar power. At the time, Xcel Energy provided the full retail credit for the power that Harrington’s home provided to the “grid” for redistribution. This was the rate on which he based his investment strategy. But now the Colorado utility company says his investment is worth much less than he thought, and is losing value more quickly than he imagined. “To reduce … that investment really makes an impact,” Harrington said. Here’s the dilemma: Excel now claims that...

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Stoner Bowl Cannabis Cooking Class: A story in pictures & video

Kitchen before class I attended a cooking class that is part of the My 420 Tours normal stops. Met some cool people, had a fun time. Here are some pictures and videos. Chef Blaine Alexandr Chef Blaine Alexandr taught the class. He explained how he infuses the honey we were using. It involves sitting for 72 hours, so it was made in advance. Attendees readying ingredients Making infused trail mix The first thing we learned to make is infused trail mix. All of the ingredients were laid out on the table for us.   Espresso chocolate being melted         This chocolate was being melted for a truffle recipe. Unfortunately, I had to leave before the truffles were made, but below is a video of how the chocolate was looking after being heated and infused with cannabis.   My thanks to Matt Brown and My 420 Tours for the invite. I had a good...

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