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  • ECO-WARRIORS on suicide watch after Germany does the unthinkable regarding wind energy

    07/07/2016 12:58:38 PM PDT · by Jookos · 13 replies
    Jookos News ^ | 7/7/2016 | Jookos News
    Liberals love to tout how great alternative energy is compared to fossil fuels. What the same environmentalists refuse to acknowledge is the costs that will be paid by the energy companies customers. While people such as Obama and Clinton continue to push for alternative energy by acting as if it’s a surefire way to lower energy costs, Germany has proven that a lie. The German government has officially declared it will cease building any new offshore wind turbines in an effort to lower energy costs for the European Union’s richest nation.
  • Researchers Have Developed Socks That Generate Electricity Using Urine

    12/11/2015 5:44:42 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 37 replies
    Tech Times ^ | December 11, 7:32 PM | Christian de Looper,
    The new socks are able to store as much as 648 milliliters of urine, almost 22 ounces, using a network of integrated tubes. When the user walks, the liquid is forced through microbial fuel cells that contain bacteria that consume the nutrients in urine and create electricity in that process. In experiments, the researchers were able to use the socks to power a wireless transmitter, broadcasting a message every two minutes. It's not a totally new idea to use urine in the generation of electricity, although the techniques involved normally use an electric pump to provide the pressure to force...
  • EPA Scrambles To Save Its Global Warming Rule From Defeat

    07/31/2015 1:33:47 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 8 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | July 31, 2015 17:16 UTC | Michael Bastasch
    The EPA may be making some major changes to its carbon dioxide emissions regulatory scheme, the details of which have been leaked to the media just days ahead of its expected release date. The EPA will be getting rid of its energy efficiency building block of its Clean Power Plan over legal concerns the agency was overstepping its bounds by controlling how efficiently people used their electricity, reports The Wall Street Journal. The Journal also reported the Clean Power Plan will encourage nuclear power production. An EPA spokeswoman would not confirm the reported changes to the rule as it has...
  • Why Environmentalists Will Eventually Hate Renewable Power

    04/13/2015 11:37:39 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 26 replies
    Human Events ^ | 2015-04-13 | Donald Kendal
    The proliferation of renewable energy will never please environmentalists. In fact, the more efficient and inexpensive energies like solar and wind become, the more environmentalists will fear and eventually hate them.Currently, arguments against renewable energy are based on the accurate claim they are too inefficient to become widespread. The technology behind solar and wind power are just not where they need to be to justify widespread use. In October 2014, data revealed the massive Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System in the Mojave Desert fell well short of its anticipated output. During an eight-month period in 2013, the solar plant...
  • Hydrogen, hydrogen everywhere...

    03/21/2015 5:36:00 PM PDT · by ckilmer · 121 replies
    market-robots.com ^ | 20 March 2015 Last updated at 10:21 ET | Matthew Wall
      20 March 2015 Last updated at 10:21 ET   Hydrogen, hydrogen everywhere... By Matthew Wall  Hydrogen is most commonly found in water - H2O - and in fossil fuels   Hydrogen is the most abundant element in the universe. And when you burn it or use it to produce electricity, the only waste product is water.In the era of global warming, it would seem to be the perfect fuel.So why aren't we all driving round in hydrogen-powered cars, moving our goods in hydrogen-powered lorries, and heating our homes and offices with this wonder element?In short, fossil fuels got there...
  • OK, is ANYONE here really off the grid ?

    01/03/2015 3:37:59 PM PST · by knarf · 151 replies
    self ^ | January 3, 2015 | knarf
    I got an e-mail that had one of those, "I'm just a regular guy but I've discovered the secret ... " type message ...
  • He’s Electric — Will A Revolutionary Black Box Turn Dale Vince Into Europe’s Elon Musk?

    09/18/2013 9:24:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Tech Crunch ^ | September 14, 2013 | Mike Butcher
    Dale Vince sits in a spartan office in the corner of Ecotricity, one of the UK’s few green energy electricity networks, and taps away on an Apple Mac at his standing desk. The office is bare, other than a normal desk, a couple of chairs and a Union Jack flag hung on the wall. But the Union Jack is not sporting its normal Red White and Blue. This is a Union Jack fashioned in various shades of green. For Vince is a died-in-the-wool ecologist. While running his company, he blogs from a site called “Zero Carbonista” which has an image...
  • Wind turbines ARE a human health hazard: the smoking gun

    07/25/2013 5:30:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    The London Telegraph ^ | July 25, 2013 | James Delingpole
    Yeah, they're, like, really green and safe and good for you…..How much more dirt needs to come out before the wind industry gets the thorough investigation it has long deserved? The reason I ask is that it has now become clear that the industry has known for at least 25 years about the potentially damaging impact on human health of the impulsive infrasound (inaudible intermittent noise) produced by wind turbines. Yet instead of dealing with the problem it has, on the most generous interpretation, swept the issue under the carpet – or worse, been involved in a concerted cover-up operation....
  • Green Energy’s Too Expensive (Title Needs Correction)

    07/14/2013 11:21:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 14, 2013 | Marita Noon
    On Wednesday, July 10, the House passed H.R. 2609—which Bloomberg News called a “$30.4 Billion Energy-Water Spending Measure.” The 2014 Energy-Water Development appropriations bill will cut spending on renewables and other green energy programs in half and was passed mostly along party lines—with 4 Republicans voting against and 7 Democrats for it.
  • Washington Turns Science to Science Fiction

    02/16/2013 12:34:05 PM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 16, 2013 | Rich Tucker
    “If you build it,” an Iowa corn farmer was told in the movie Field of Dreams, “they will come.” That worked out so well for all concerned that the federal government is reviving the approach, with some slight edits. “If we mandate it, the science will come,” seems to be Washington’s motto. Instead, government has ended up replacing science with, well, fiction. Consider the push for renewable fuels. It’s easy to see why lawmakers would want to encourage Americans to grow energy rather than dig it out of the ground. But in their eagerness to create an industry, lawmakers...
  • Virginia among 3 states to auction wind farm leases

    12/01/2012 1:06:42 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Virginia-Pilot via HamptonRoads.com ^ | December 1, 2012 | Scott Harper
    Virginia, Massachusetts and Rhode Island will be the first three states to sell leases for the right to develop offshore wind farms, U.S. government officials said Friday. The leases will be auctioned online, probably in the first half of 2013, according to the U.S. Department of the Interior, the federal agency overseeing the sales. The auctions will determine which energy company, utility or entrepreneur gets to build huge wind turbines and reap clean electricity from them in designated areas in the Atlantic Ocean. Costs are expected to be in the billions.No offshore wind farms exist today in the United States,...
  • American Superconductor Plans to Reduce Workforce by 25%; Slashes Third-Quarter View (Wind turbines)

    11/28/2012 2:02:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | November 28, 2012 | Tess Stynes
    American Superconductor Corp. (AMSC) unveiled plans to reduce the size of its workforce by 25% as weak demand weighs on the wind-energy sector, leading the turbine-systems maker to reduce its fiscal third-quarter outlook. Shares were down 15% at $2.35 in premarket trading. Through Tuesday's close, the stock is down 25% this year. The company cited financing and cash flow issues among customers, which it anticipates will lead to shipment delays for some of its products. American Superconductor now expects a fiscal third-quarter adjusted per-share loss of 31 cents on revenue of more than $20 million, from its prior estimate for...
  • Wind industries lay off hundreds of workers

    11/08/2012 3:04:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Minnesota Public Radio ^ | November 6, 2012 | Dan Gunderson
    MOORHEAD, Minn. — Hundreds of workers in our region are losing their jobs as wind turbine manufacturers cut production. The federal tax credit that subsidizes wind energy is set to expire at the end of the year, and political uncertainty is putting the brakes on the wind industry. More than 500 workers are losing their jobs in the Red River Valley. By the end of November, 345 workers who make wind turbine blades at a Grand Forks, N.D. factory will be out of work. Bill Burga, who heads manufacturing in North and South America for LM Wind Power, the Denmark-based...
  • As Partisan Rancor Rises, States That Back a Loser Will Be Punished

    10/05/2012 5:57:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | October 5, 2012 | Joel Kotkin
    Never mind the big-tent debate talk from both Barack Obama and Mitt Romney about how their respective politics will benefit all Americans. There’s a broader, ugly truth that as the last traces of purple fade from the electoral map, whoever wins will have little reason to take care of much of the country that rejected them. At least since the dissolving of the “solid South” in the late ’50s and early ’60s, both parties have competed to extend their reach to virtually every region. As recently as 1996, Democrat Bill Clinton could compete in the South, winning several states in...
  • LM Wind Power Cutting Around 345 Jobs in Grand Forks

    09/26/2012 11:21:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    WDAZ-TV ^ | September 27, 2012
    LM Wind Power, one of Grand Forks’ largest manufacturers, announced Tuesday that it would lay off more than 300 employees, including 200 full-time production workers, 15 administrative workers and approximately 130 temporary workers and contractors. The company’s announcement cited declining demand and uncertainty over whether Congress would renew the Production Tax Credit, a key wind power subsidy set to expire at the end of the year.
  • Obama attacks Romney on wind-power in Iowa

    08/14/2012 12:29:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | August 14, 2012 | Kasie Hunt and Ken Thomas
    President Barack Obama assailed rival Mitt Romney's opposition to tax supports for wind power, delivering an Iowa-specific critique Tuesday on the Republican challenger in that crucial Midwestern state. Obama's deputy criticized GOP budget plans to overhaul Medicare, cut trillions of dollars from social programs and lower taxes on high-income taxpayers. Iowa is a center of wind energy production in the United States and the Obama administration credits tax breaks for helping build that industry. Obama has called on Congress to extend the breaks. Romney opposes it. Obama, on the second of a three-day Iowa bus tour, noted that Romney once...
  • Cold Fusion Is Hot Again - Tuesday, July 17th 9p | 12a ET

    07/11/2012 10:18:43 PM PDT · by Kevmo · 205 replies
    Cold Fusion Times ^ | July 9 2012 | Admin
    Cold Fusion Is Hot Again - Tuesday, July 17th 9p | 12a ET "A report on cold fusion - nuclear energy like that which powers the sun, but made at room temperatures on a tabletop, which in 1989, was presented as a revolutionary new source of energy that promised to be cheap, limitless and clean but was quickly dismissed as junk science. Today, scientists believe that cold fusion, now most often called low temperature fusion or a nuclear effect, could lead to monumental breakthroughs in energy production."
  • On the Precipice Of a New Energy Source?

    07/07/2012 7:25:43 AM PDT · by Kevmo · 169 replies
    Journal of Petroleum Technology ^ | July 2012 | Steve Jacobs, COO, and Patrick Leach, CEO, Decision Strategies
    Journal of Petroleum Technology — July 2012 Guest Editorial • On the Precipice Of a New Energy Source? Steve Jacobs, COO, and Patrick Leach, CEO, Decision Strategies, and David J. Nagel, CEO, NUCAT Energy Steve Jacobs is chief operating officer of Decision Strategies and has more than 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. His specialty is evaluating market opportunities for new and existing technologies and companies. He earned BS degrees in psychology and education from Oklahoma State University. Jacobs is an energy information ambassador for SPE. He moderates and lectures at numerous events around the world....
  • A Skeptic Looks at Alternative Energy

    06/29/2012 12:19:01 AM PDT · by neverdem · 4 replies
    IEEE Spectrum ^ | July 2012 | Vaclav Smil
    It takes several lifetimes to put a new energy system into place, and wishful thinking can’t speed things along In June 2004 the editor of an energy journal called to ask me to comment on a just-announced plan to build the world’s largest photovoltaic electric generating plant. Where would it be, I asked—Arizona? Spain? North Africa? No, it was to be spread among three locations in rural Bavaria, southeast of Nuremberg. I said there must be some mistake. I grew up not far from that place, just across the border with the Czech Republic, and I will never forget those...
  • Obese woman's body fat causes Austrian crematorium to burn down

    06/27/2012 3:38:40 PM PDT · by GOP_Party_Animal · 51 replies
    NewsCore ^ | 6/06/2012 | none
    <p>GRAZ, Austria – A devastating fire which gutted a crematorium in southern Austria was caused by an obese woman's excessive body fat blocking an air filter, Austrian public broadcaster ORF reported.</p> <p>The fire occurred at the facility in the city of Graz in mid-April. Firefighters had trouble extinguishing the blaze due to a thick layer of insulation lining the crematorium's walls.</p>