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Live Clean,Go Green!!!

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

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."


HIGHLY RECOMMENDED READING!!!!!
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."

Radio Show I recommend EVERYONE to listen to:
Rifkin has been influential in shaping public policy in the United States and around the world. He has testified before numerous congressional committees and has had consistent success in litigation to ensure responsible government policies on a variety of environmental, scientific and technology related issues. The National Journal named Rifkin as one of 150 people in the U.S. that have the most influence in shaping federal government policy.
Courtesy of SullivanWeather

Book I recommend reading:



The Tesla Roadster


NO MORE TURNING AWAY!!!!



The Pale Blue Dot!!













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THANX FOR VISITING!


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1004. Fshhead
THANX Cal for the input!!
I dropped a couple of goodies off in your blog..
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Thin solar tech that can flex | ZDNet
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The economic reasons why solar isn’t yet a terawatt-scale energy source are pretty well understood at this point. Just four to five years ago, the technology cost upwards of $30 per watt per module. Now that number is approaching $1 per watt per module ....
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From Battery technology in spotlight as clean energy debate continues | ZDNet:
BOSTON - A recurring theme this week at the EmTech@MIT conference here at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology was the role that storage technology and batteries will play in the future of energy. There is wide consensus, of course, that clean sources such as wind and solar %u2014 which are also highly intermittent %u2014 simply aren%u2019t viable in the absence of good grid-scale battery options.

One of the innovative start-ups featured at the conference, Seeo, is working on technology to make batteries safer and longer-lasting. The focus of the research, borne out of cofounder Hany Eitouni%u2019s project at the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, is replacing the electrolyte used in conventional lithium-ion batteries with a solid polymer that has two main benefits: first, it is less flammable than existing batteries, and second, it holds the charge for a longer time. Seeo is eying grid applications for its product, which is due out in 2011. Mainly, the batteries would help with balancing grid supply and demand.
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GM Tries to Trade Mark “Range Anxiety,” Tesla Shrugs

This is a comical read. When you compare the actual battery range, the GM Volt has the least range. LOL Give Tesla the kind of money & research that GM has & I think it would be a safe bet the range anxiety would become a non-factor. Once again no big suprise GM almost went under...
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Thamx for dropping that by Cal! I gotta agree that is a sweet looking minivan. ;)

BTW.. Remember those new Toyotas will almost definitely be sporting Tesla's battery packs....
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It's more than I need but I do like the looks of that Prius Minivan.

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A123 Opens Largest Battery Plant in North America

Nice that it is in Michigan ;)
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Toyota to Introduce Six New Hybrids in Next Two Years
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In other news, Is cheaper thin film solar on the way? Oerlikon touts production breakthrough | ZDNet:
Swiss company Oerlikon Solar is trumpeting the development of a new “ThinFab” thin film solar production method that it says could drive costs down to around 70 cents per watt for new manufacturing lines. If you’ve been following solar production costs, you know that the latest holy grail numbers have been about $1.00 per watt, a cost level that thin film leader First Solar achieved about a year and a half ago. We’ve been hovering at the $1.50 level for some time.
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Competition! The Ford electric Focus will address the temperature vs. range problem with active electric cooling. Link
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Does the Nissan Leaf have an achilles heel?

OH-OH, I hope they dont mess up the public's perception too much. Tesla definitely addressed the temp. problems.
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The Dirty Truth about Plug-in Hybrids, Made Interactive: Scientific American

Catchy headline, eh? LOL! There's an interactive map where you can compare petroleum consumption and carbon emissions for all-electric and plug-in hybrids to standard hybrid vehicles for various regions of the US. While the all-electrics and plug-in hybrids always do better on petroleum consumption in some regions they do worse on carbon emissions. It basically depends on how much of a region's electricity is generated from coal.

There are several interesting videos at the link also.

Have fun seeing who gets the biggest benefits from all-electric vehicles! ;^)
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Time to come say hi again :)
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Go Electric with Tesla Motors
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981. Heart braking video :(
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HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!
Thanx Capt. SP for dropping that by!!

Ummmm sooooo yea Rich, when you guys gonna be buying a Tesla? Hop, skip, & a jump to your local from here... LOL
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Toyota, Tesla to build electric RAV4 in 2012
Companies inked partnership in May to develop, build electric cars


Tesla also updated the look of their website..
Tesla Motors
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THANX Rich,
Some good news there for sure. I also caught some inaccuracy in the article...

"The company also has not completed its purchase of the plant in which it plans to make the new car."

They got their plant for the Model S when they did the deal with Toyota.
A few people I talk to regularly keep telling me that Tesla will not make it. Personally I think they will but, whatever. One thing you cannot deny is their influence they have had on the car manufacturers around the world. For me that is good enough!! ;)

As far as the oil comments by you & I well, you certainly called it!!! ;( My comment after further review needs to be retracted. After seeing all this unfold, its definitely the wake-up call to get off oil. I came across some new video obviously big oil does not want us to see....


www.bpoilslick.blogspot.com




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The Gulf Coast Oil Spill Will Not be Stopped by Bp


A little old, it's from last month but, straight to the point. I do not agree with the Pres. bashing at the end of the article though.
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Europe Will Be Powered By Saharan Sun in Five Years


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Who said anything about living like a caveman cropper????? LOL Please explain how solar, wind, hydro power, & electric cars is living like a caveman????????

In case you all have not noticed, they are prepping us more & more on this well not being able to be sealed. I have heard estimates that it will continue to wreck its havoc on the Gulf for like 4 years! That is a truly scary scenario. Worst part is noone is really talking about the toxic dispersants being used.

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Soooooo, how's everyone feeling about our oil addiction now?? Obviously it is really getting to me...
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Quoting Fshhead:
Tesla IPO: What the Toyota-NUMMI Deal Could Mean for Tesla’s Public Offering
That explains why Tesla chose Fremont over Downey.
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Yup could not agree more on both of your points there Rich!!
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Yea good news there except for the timeline. Those guidelines should be implemented sooner IMO..
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Well Rich, the nuclear issue is a tough one for me. As much as I hate the idea, I also realize that it is necessary. Just as long as all new plants start using the methods that countries like France use. The nuclear energy is almost totally used up & has minimal waste...
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Click Me!!!!
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THANX for the input y'all!!


Tesla, Toyota to open electric car plant in Calif.
Partnership will put production in Bay Area instead of the Southland


Tesla to Build Model S at NUMMI Plant, Toyota to Take $50M Stake

Some BIG news here for Tesla!!! Got a new partner in Toyota & a new factory to build the next generation S series electric...
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Hey Fish, just popped in to say hi! Neat space videos :)
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From Storing green electricity as natural gas:
Renewable electricity can be transformed into a substitute for natural gas. Until now, electricity was generated from gas. Now, a German-Austrian cooperation wants to go in the opposite direction. In the future, these researchers and entrepreneurs would like to store surplus electricity – such as from wind power or solar energy – as climate-neutral methane, and store it in existing gas storage facilities and the natural gas network.
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Tent-Like Solar Fabric Could Charge Cars, Help with Disaster Relief
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