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Politicians Refuse to Tell Us Their Thoughts…

Sciencedebate.org is trying to get someone… anyone in the US congress to answer some questions.  But they are refusing. Sigh… so much for transparency in government. The sad part is the senators and reps on this list are the chairs … Continue reading

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There Goes the Real World, Fracking with our Perceptions

I’ve been grumpy lately and I’m pretty tired of dealing with the crap.  But it does bring to mind something that I read from Scott Adams (of Dilbert fame).*  Allow me to paraphrase. Ask all the smartest people in the … Continue reading

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Wind Power Storage Systems II

I just found out about this one, thanks to Inhabitat.  Duke Energy has contracted with Xtreme Power to build a 36 MW ‘battery’* system at the Notrees Wind Farm in West Texas. OK… that’s that…  Oh wait, you want more.  … Continue reading

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General Commentary and Cool Stuff 3

Kenya has apparently not listened to all the anti-renewable people who say wind power will never work in Africa.  Construction of the largest wind farm in Africa will begin this year. _____________________ The European Union has released a blueprint plan … Continue reading

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The Whitehouse’s Blueprint for a Secure Energy Future

Today, the Whitehouse released President Obama’s plan for securing the future energy requirements of the US. All in all, it’s a good document.  I know why some of the material about efficient natural gas and clean coal are in there … Continue reading

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The Myth of Intermittent Renewable Electricity

I tire of this canard.  So here’s the end of it.  If anyone can show evidence that the information presented here is incorrect, then please do so.  Handwaving and “nuh uh” won’t cut it.  So what is the canard?  “Wind … Continue reading

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Renewable Energy and the Economy

I recently visited a blog talking about nuclear power and some of the comments got me to thinking.  (BTW: It’s an excellent blog, lots of pictures!) If (as some claim) global warming isn’t an issue.  And if (as some claim) … Continue reading

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Why I Prefer Wind to Nuclear

First of all, don’t get me wrong, I’m not anti-nuclear.  I’m not fond of the waste, but theoretically, it could be reused in other reactor types.  It’s a powerful, concentrated source of energy. No, the main reason I prefer wind/solar … Continue reading

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Global Warming Deniers Hate You – Part 2: Pollution

I didn’t realize that this would become a series, but there is so much to cover here.  It’s not just about greenhouse gases and global warming.  It’s about everything from economics to death rates of employees.  So, in this post, … Continue reading

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America’s Energy Future – Subsidies

Wow that’s a huge topic, I’ll break it down into sections. Today’s topic is subsidies. What’s a subsidy? 1) a financial aid supplied by a government, as to industry, for reasons of public welfare, the balance of payments, etc. 2) … Continue reading

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