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About Maria Surma Manka

Maria Surma Manka I hail from Saint Paul, Minnesota, home to a region full of renewable energy potential and innovation. A public relations professional by day and blogger by night, I have a background in energy policy and communications. I'm particularly interested in the private sector's leadership and innovations in renewable energy - I cover this in my personal blog, Maria Energia. I enjoy traveling, reading, downhill skiing, scuba diving, and anything related to food (growing it, hunting it, cooking it, eating it). Fun fact: I make a 2-second appearance in An Inconvenient Truth (at the 2 minute mark, I'm the girl who is riveted.)

Author Archives: Maria Surma Manka

Britain Breaks in Tidal Power

March 25th, 2008 | by Maria Surma Manka

Tidal power isn’t really talked about a lot here in the U.S., but it’s always exciting when a fresh renewable [&hellip

CFLs in Plain English

February 19th, 2008 | by Maria Surma Manka

I just had two super-efficient compact fluorescent lightbulbs (CFLs) burn out on me, which surprised me since they’re only about [&hellip

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