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By: Fshhead , 6:35 AM GMT on November 13, 2008

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Since there is quite a few blogs going now on Global warming, I am going to start focusing on the new technology to break us away from fossil fuel use in this country. There are many other reasons than GW why we as a nation should be really focusing on making the switch!!


"There are so many arguments proving & disputing global warming that people can't seem to agree completely on it. But for all the preparations that we make for hurricanes & other disasters, what do we have to lose if we prepare for global warming as if the worst might come true?
The answer is pure common sense. We should try to eliminate the variables that cause global warming instead of just arguing about it. It's like a hurricane- if we prepare for the worst, it can only save lives & money. If it does not come, no one will have been hurt & we may even have a healthier Earth."


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A SOLAR GRAND PLAN!!!!

"The greatest obstacle to implementing a renewable U.S. energy system is not technology or money, however. It is the lack of public awareness that solar power is a practical alternative—and one that can fuel transportation as well. Forward-looking thinkers should try to inspire U.S. citizens, and their political and scientific leaders, about solar power’s incredible potential. Once Americans realize that potential, we believe the desire for energy self-sufficiency and the need to reduce carbon dioxide emissions will prompt them to adopt a national solar plan."

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1053. LakeWorthFinn
5:46 AM GMT on December 02, 2014
{{{Fish}}} where are you???
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1052. LowerCal
9:56 PM GMT on August 28, 2013
Elon Musk to demo “Iron Man” holographic interface | SmartPlanet
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1051. LowerCal
10:32 PM GMT on August 23, 2013
Tesla Model S is the safest car ever tested | SmartPlanet
The Tesla Model S electric car has been lauded for its impressive range and for being the car of the year. But that’s nothing compared to its latest feat: safest car ever.

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NHTSA does not publish a star rating above 5, however safety levels better than 5 stars are captured in the overall Vehicle Safety Score (VSS) provided to manufacturers, where the Model S achieved a new combined record of 5.4 stars.

Of all vehicles tested, including every major make and model approved for sale in the United States, the Model S set a new record for the lowest likelihood of injury to occupants.
What makes the car so safe? For starters, it actually helps that the car isn’t gas powered. Not having a gas engine gives the car a longer crumble zone that absorbs more impact in case of a high-speed, head-on crash. In addition, the heavy lithium-ion battery located under the floor makes it less susceptible to rollover.

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1050. LakeWorthFinn
5:26 AM GMT on December 23, 2011
Happy Holidays and a wonderful, green 2012 to you and your loved ones!

~~~~♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥~~~~


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1049. LakeWorthFinn
7:06 AM GMT on October 23, 2011
You have sunk too deep my fishfriend, I'll push you to surface :)
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1048. LowerCal
1:46 AM GMT on July 21, 2011
Breakthrough could lead to 732-mile electric car battery | SmartPlanet
.... the range of a Tesla Roadster could be boosted to about 732 miles. Even the Nissan Leaf would suddenly be a lot more appealing if it was capable of going 219 miles, instead of the standard anxiety-inducing 73 miles per charge.
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1047. LowerCal
4:52 PM GMT on June 27, 2011
In case of emergency: EVs to the rescue | SmartPlanet
Amid the devastation that followed the earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan in March, one stand-out emergency services provider emerged: the Nissan Leaf.

While many consumers remain hesitant about investing in battery-powered locomotion, the Leaf’s performance in the aftermath of the disaster demonstrated the potential benefits of having an electric vehicle (EV) handy, suggests Sebastian Blanco of AutoblogGreen. Immediately following the earthquake, electric power returned to affected areas well before the fuel supply could be re-established, and the Leaf was sent to hard-hit areas to provide relief services.

In the event of an emergency, it may also prove particularly advantageous to have a fully-charged electric battery sitting in your garage. Hideaki Watanabe, Nissan’s global head of zero-emission vehicles, said earlier this month that the company’s engineers are working to create technology which could use the Leaf to power a home in the event of a blackout.

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1046. LakeWorthFinn
2:38 AM GMT on June 15, 2011
{{{Fish}}}
Wow Cal...
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1045. LowerCal
5:10 PM GMT on May 19, 2011


It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s Superbus! | SmartPlanet
.... Holland’s six-wheel Superbus, the brainchild of one of the country’s first astronauts, runs on electricity and hits speeds of 250 kilometers per mile (155 mph) ....

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1044. Fshhead
6:37 PM GMT on April 27, 2011
Possible Lotus BUT, it needs to be mentioned that most of these electric cars would be charged at night when the demand is muuuuch less. ;)
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1043. lotis75
7:52 AM GMT on April 27, 2011
Correct me if I am wrong but it seems if we use electric cars we are going to see electricity rates go through the roof. We already have electricity shortages at times and this will just creat more demand. Seems like we would just be trading one problem for another.
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1042. Fshhead
7:58 PM GMT on April 26, 2011
Economists: Only oil can stop the recovery now
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1041. Fshhead
3:12 AM GMT on April 26, 2011
Electric cars meet the real world

Slowly, but, surely.. ;)
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1040. Fshhead
8:07 PM GMT on February 24, 2011
Oil surges as Libya unrest cuts supply
Benchmark Brent crude hits $120, then backs off on Saudi supply assurance


Here we go AGAIN!!!
Such B.S. I read an article saying that Libya accounts for TWO percent of the worlds oil production. Seems like that would not have much of an impact???
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1039. Fshhead
7:59 PM GMT on February 24, 2011
Thanx Finn & back at ya.....
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1038. LakeWorthFinn
6:18 PM GMT on February 24, 2011
Double Kiss
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1037. Fshhead
8:43 AM GMT on February 24, 2011
The race to replace gasoline
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1036. Fshhead
9:34 PM GMT on February 14, 2011
LOL Man you are not kiddin' STL ;)
Yea I posted it under the classic view cause me personally I do not like the new format at all!!
Thanx for the heads-up, I will try to remember later to WUMail the gurus here...
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1034. Fshhead
8:34 PM GMT on February 14, 2011
Everyday Tech From Space: Lithium-Ion Batteries for Electric Cars
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1033. Barefootontherocks
10:24 PM GMT on December 23, 2010
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1032. seflagamma
10:19 PM GMT on December 23, 2010
Hello Fsh,

Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!

Christmas Myspace Glitter Graphics


Enjoy the Christmas Weekend!
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1031. LowerCal
11:01 PM GMT on November 24, 2010
Houston, we have an electric car charging solution | ZDNet
So, it’s pretty clear that there will be all sorts of stalling when it comes to government-funded and public programs that support the deployment and installation of electric vehicle charging stations. So private initiatives are shifting their own initiatives into a higher gear, and Houston will apparently be the first beneficiary.
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1030. LowerCal
6:45 PM GMT on November 18, 2010
From Toyota Vehicles : Toyota Debuts 100-Mile Range, RAV4 EV Demonstration Vehicle at Los Angeles Auto Show / Toyota:
....aiming at market arrival of a fully-engineered vehicle in 2012. The fully-engineered vehicle will have a target range of 100 miles in actual road driving patterns, in a wide range of climates and conditions.

"When we decided to work together on the RAV4 EV, President Akio Toyoda wanted to adopt a new development model that incorporated Tesla's streamlined, quick-action approach," ....

Tesla was responsible for building and supplying the battery, as well as other related parts, that met specific Toyota engineering specifications in performance, quality and durability. Toyota was responsible for development and manufacturing leadership and the seamless integration of the powertrain.
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1029. LowerCal
6:38 PM GMT on November 12, 2010
GE wants to jumpstart the market for electric car infrastructure.

From All charged up: GE sparks up electric vehicle market | ZDNet:
Talk about seeding the market. General Electric is planning to buy 25,000 electric vehicles — converting half of its global fleet by 2015. That includes 12,000 of the forthcoming new Chevrolet Volts, ....
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1028. LowerCal
12:37 AM GMT on October 27, 2010
Generating hydrogen from seawater to power boats - SmartPlanet
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1027. Fshhead
7:48 PM GMT on October 23, 2010
Off to the Electric Car Races: Nissan Fires Up LEAF Production
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1026. Fshhead
8:43 PM GMT on October 22, 2010
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1025. LowerCal
10:05 PM GMT on October 20, 2010
I came across something interesting today, Fsh. You know sometimes a lot is made of the varying output relative to demand of renewable energy sources like wind and solar. Well, the same issue was already solved in the past for nuclear energy sources.

From Chu calls for hydro storage to conserve clean energy - SmartPlanet:
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When a windmill is generating electricity during gusty non-peak hours, some of that energy could be wasted. The same principle applied to a nuclear power plant, which has a steady energy output.
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Pumped hydro facilities use excess power to pump water uphill to a reservoir during peak hours, which is later released over a turbine to create more electricity. Think of it as load balancing for electricity.

Engineers during the 60, 70’s, and 80’s built pumped hydro storage so that any excess nuclear energy did not go to waste. Chu recommended that new hydro facilities be built to help integrate renewable power into the electrical grid.
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1024. Fshhead
7:12 PM GMT on October 18, 2010
Solar Roadway Idea Receives $50K in Funding


This is a great idea if they can make it work..
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1023. Skyepony (Mod)
4:33 AM GMT on October 16, 2010
The solar industry is wrapping up its most successful year ever. Solar is now the fastest growing energy industry in the U.S., employing nearly 100,000 Americans and generating billions of dollars of economic growth for our economy.

While solar grew in 2010, fossil fuel companies continued to show why their dirty energy is no longer practical to power our nation. In April, at the Upper Big Branch mine in West Virginia, the coal industry suffered its worst mining accident in 40 years. Just one month later, the oil industry caused the worst spill in U.S. history, jeopardizing the ecosystem and economy of the entire Gulf region.

The solar industry, on the other hand, is on pace for a record year, installing enough clean, reliable solar energy to power more than 200,000 homes. This growth was highlighted last week when the Obama Administration announced that it would return solar to the White House.

The solar industry’s gains continued with last week’s announcement by the Department of the Interior that it will issue permits allowing the first utility-scale solar project on federal land. This is a significant milestone for solar. Over the last two decades, 74,000 permits have been approved for oil and gas drilling on public lands. And up until last week solar had received zero.

Over the next five years, our industry will see an aggressive expansion in both capacity and revenue. By 2015, the industry aims to install enough new solar electric capacity across the nation every year to power 2 million homes, making solar America’s number one source of newly installed energy capacity.

Think about that – that’s enough new solar capacity to replace 10 coal plants each and every year. We can install so much solar energy that we will eliminate the need for any new coal or nuclear power plants in the U.S. ever again.
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1022. paratomic
12:47 AM GMT on October 16, 2010
Putting research money into energy/efficiency technologies is i think a better way to approach tackling AGW than taxing people. Anyone else agree? The trouble is getting everyone to agree that we need to invest in R&D so that we can get all of these different scientists and engineers in one spot. Something like a Manhatton project or the moon shot program inspired by JFK. It would make sense to do this even if AGW weren't present. We should put Energy R&D up there with the the military and NASA. It's just as important. It could help poor countries raise their quality of life and become more educated. It could help us to enter space. It could help us pay for everything and reduce the stress on the planets surface. It's very important.

Look at it this way. If we tax people or cap carbon a lot of energy traders will get rich and the normal average jo smith will lose. All we'll get in return is less carbon in the atmosphere.

And it would be easier to pass through congress, IMHO, since it's not already politically charged. How many times do you hear republicans complaining about energy R&D? They're not stupid. They know that we would all be taxed to pay for it, but they know as well as democrats that the R&D has value. And they, unlike democrats, feel that removing carbon from the atmosphere is premature. I don't think they think energy R&D is purposeless.

I think it would be an easier sell even though I DO think they would rather support policy that energizes private companies to do more R&D. I think they prefer the free market to produce R&D, but I don't think they would be as opposed to this as they're to AGW policy. They're not completely against government programs. We already have medicare (most of the costs of universal healthcare, btw, are for senior citizens and the severely ill that need around the clock care and in the last 8 weeks of life) and the military and NASA and various other agencies as examples that republicans are not entirely opposed to government. A Manhatton Project run jointly by the government and various private companies in an effort to produce a giant leap for mankind in energy production like we did when we landed on the moon.

Think about it. We already have a space program run by our government and republicans mostly support that. How would creating an Energy R&D program on a similar scale be any different? It would be every bit as important with mammoth implications for every industry on earth. It might not be a journey into deep space, but it has at least equal potentials to give us the means to explore the many unknowns everywhere around us. This is because energy is used everywhere, including the space program. In fact, it might have greater potential!
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1021. LowerCal
4:10 PM GMT on October 15, 2010
Electric cars: Three secrets to success - SmartPlanet
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1020. Fshhead
7:18 AM GMT on October 13, 2010
LOL Thanx for pointing that out Cal!! I was gonna say Legion, I think they covered the visibility issue in the article...
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1019. LowerCal
1:54 AM GMT on October 13, 2010
"Google says that wind is a particularly viable option in the mid-Atlantic region. Turbines can be installed about 10 miles to 15 miles offshore, where they are out of sight and out of earshot."
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1017. LowerCal
12:01 AM GMT on October 13, 2010
From Wind power gets big vote of confidence (and some dough) from Google | ZDNet:
....Google has just agreed to be part of what is called the Atlantic Wind Connection backbone, a wind turbine project that will stretch about 350 miles from Virginia to New Jersey, connecting about 6,000 megawatts of offshore wind turbines. That capacity is roughly 60 percent of the wind energy technology installed across the entire country last year. Pause and think about that for a moment.
....Google says that wind is a particularly viable option in the mid-Atlantic region. Turbines can be installed about 10 miles to 15 miles offshore, where they are out of sight and out of earshot. The company estimates that potential capacity in this area to be 60,000 megawatts. The backbone will help enable wind developers because otherwise they would have to build their own individual transmission lines.
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1016. LowerCal
6:41 PM GMT on October 10, 2010
From Conflicted about electric vehicles? Turbo-charging offers alternative. | ZDNet:
.... Turbo promises much higher efficiency — up to 20 percent better fuel economy on gasoline-power vehicles and up to 40 percent for diesel engines — that can’t be ignored.

The big thing that is going to inspire the turbo movement in new vehicles, Toubes says, is the adoption of smaller turbo-charged vehicles. Two U.S. examples are the Ford EcoBoost line (Ford is saying it will offer an EcoBoost option in 90 percent of its brand by 2013) and the 2011 Chevy Cruze Eco. Honeywell’s technology also drives the Volkswagen Polo in Europe, a five-seat car that is designed to get 70 miles to the gallon.
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I’m not suggesting that electric vehicles won’t eventually find their way, but given the continued inaction of U.S. policymakers on helping support innovation in that sector, things seem to have stalled and it doesn’t surprise me at all to hear that turbo is moving into the fast lane.
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1014. Fshhead
7:36 PM GMT on October 08, 2010
Ummm yea sure, go ahead & drill us into oblivion... LOL

Some positive news today, the stock market flirting with 11,000!!!!
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1012. Fshhead
7:31 PM GMT on October 08, 2010
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/39570295/ns/business-the_new_york_times/

The all-electric car that comes with trunkful of perks
'It's almost shocking how many subsidies are available on the Leaf,' auto industry researcher says
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1011. LowerCal
4:39 PM GMT on October 08, 2010
1010. Fshhead
4:42 AM GMT on October 06, 2010
Very nice Skye!!! Speaking of solar panels......
 
http://www.ecogeek.org/component/content/article/3317




 
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1009. Skyepony (Mod)
3:16 AM GMT on October 06, 2010
Ordered some stuff from Silicon solutions. Bits of solar panels, about $1 a watt to solder together & make your own panel. Education stuff for the kids & us, odds & ends, mini panels & LEDS..The Breyer barn should be green after this. Got a solar aireator for some rain barrel talapia for $13.
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1008. Fshhead
7:27 PM GMT on October 05, 2010
1007. LowerCal
11:02 PM GMT on October 04, 2010
Feds step up action on e-waste export | ZDNet
Up until now, most of the legislative activity related to electronics takeback, recycling and the controversial issues of electronic waste, or e-waste, has been at the state or local level. But as of today there’s a new bill floating around called the Electronics Recycling Act of 2010 (aka “Reponsible Electronics Recycling Act’), that aims to prevent U.S. recycling companies from sending e-waste to developing countries.
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1006. Fshhead
7:41 PM GMT on September 30, 2010
Yea, I have to agree with you Rich. I think I will be upgrading the flourescents pretty soon. Thats the only reason I had not done it yet, they were pretty pricey...
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1004. Fshhead
7:34 PM GMT on September 30, 2010
THANX Cal for the input!!
I dropped a couple of goodies off in your blog..
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1003. LowerCal
7:33 PM GMT on September 30, 2010
Sub-$20 LED bulbs now on Home Depot shelves | ZDNet
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