Thursday, August 11, 2011


After 1,850 posts on TommyWonk over the last six and a half years, it's time for me to turn my attention elsewhere.

Next week I start a job with the State of Delaware in the area of renewable energy. Having argued that renewable energy can and does make economic sense, I want to help make that happen. It’s work worth doing, and worth doing well.

Because the job involves many of the issues I have been writing about, I am taking a hiatus from blogging. I will also be stepping away from most of my other advocacy efforts. I plan to keep TommyWonk up to maintain a record of what I have written since 2005. I may return to blogging down the road, though I won’t make any promises.

I have been gratified by the many kind words I have heard from my readers along the way. Thank you all for your interest and encouragement.


Blogger Delaware Watch said...

Delaware owes you a debt of gratitude for the good you have done with your blog. Thank you. Good luck with your new job.

5:50 PM, August 11, 2011  
Blogger mmahaffie said...

That's exciting news, Mr. N. Hopefully I'll have a chance to help you point with your new job at some point. Drop me a line when you are settled in, if only so I know where to find you.

8:40 PM, August 11, 2011  
Anonymous Hube said...

Heartiest congrats, Tom!

9:09 PM, August 11, 2011  
Anonymous Jerry Grant said...

Way to go, Tom. Congratulations.

11:32 PM, August 11, 2011  
Anonymous Dee Durham said...

Terrific! Congrats on the new position. Not farewell, as we will be in touch. In fact, I have a project to discuss with you already... let me know when you are settled and what your new contact numbers are... :)

6:52 AM, August 12, 2011  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It isn't unheard of, for an entity to hire - to control random oposition.

But Tommywonk represents a ray of clean energy, as those who have been following his blog know, Tommywonk will stand in the winds and scorching sun - for clean energy.

Yet there is a history of opposition, in a state of over-development and environmental abuse, clean energy opposition (where's the wind energy?,) corporate hazardous waste stockpiles, (100% contaminated waterways;) dredge baby dredge (for fossil fuels and LNG;) climate change denial (good ridance state climatologist,) coal burning energy dominance (make NRG stop;) the Delaware nuclear radii, (the push for two more.)

Your appointment to a State clean energy position is interesting in the State of Denial, at a time when reducing greenhouse gases seems hopeless.

You represent those who know there is no choice but adding clean energy, as there is no future but to have clean energy becoming available, efficient, economical, effectively and immediately added to our energy mix. You are a voice, a spark of hope, in one greenhouse gas, polluting state, in one clean energy backward country, in a world of over population, energy greed, abuse and failing natural systems. But this is how change happens - one person, another voice, another location, another bolt of energy. And you will need an asemblage of voices behind you.

“May the road rise up to meet you, may the wind be ever at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face and the rain fall softly on your fields. And until we meet again, May God hold you in the hollow of his hand.”

9:24 AM, August 12, 2011  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tom - You are an oasis of sanity and civility. Thanks for your wonderful work. Chuck D

4:48 PM, August 12, 2011  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought Liberals believed in seperation of church and state.

Your new employment was based on your "religion", a fanactism much like the Taliban.

10:10 PM, August 12, 2011  
Blogger Tom Noyes said...

You are misinformed on three points.

First, as for my religion, I am a baptized, practicing Christian. The theme of caring for God's creation is woven deep in the fabric of the Bible.

Second, as my regular readers will tell you, fanaticism is just not my style.

Third, to compare environmental advocates to the Taliban is just nuts. As far as I know, the environmentalists I know don't carry guns and don't force their views on others through terrorism.

10:37 PM, August 12, 2011  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Peolple like you force thier views throught legislation and regulation, and if those laws are not "followed", people with guns will eventually show up at your door.

8:33 AM, August 13, 2011  
Blogger Tom Noyes said...

The EPA, the Clean Air Act and the Clean Water Act were all created through representative government in the 1970s, and I have yet to see anyone with guns show up at my door, or the door of anyone I know.

10:09 AM, August 13, 2011  
Blogger Tom Noyes said...

Friends, thanks again for your interest and your thoughts. Comments are now closed, and I am now stepping away from blogging until further notice.

4:11 PM, August 13, 2011  

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