Latest Articles: Alternative Energies
No Freedom of Car Choice? Thank Blue State Tyrants
Post Date: 2023-02-07 18:14:44 by Charles_Byrd
Electric cars have always been more expensive to buy than the gasoline- powered cars normal people buy thats why electric buyers can also harvest taxpayer subsidies but that initial price was supposed to be offset by much lower operating cost. Why charging an electric vehicle (EV) is no more expensive than running 10 or 15 hair dryers! Click for Full Text!
Fuller a Pioneer of Solar Energy
Post Date: 2023-02-06 16:09:15 by Charles_Byrd
Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983) was a creative thinker who came up with amazingly innovative ideas. Although he didn't invent the geodesic dome, he recognized its potential, invented the word with which we refer to it today, and popularized it. His "dome" got Fuller a lot of attention. However I would argue that another of his ideas for which he has received little attention and credit was far more important. This idea, which he proposed in the 1930s, was to connect the entire planet into a single electrical grid. Such a grid could help save us from a runaway climate. Click for Full Text!
Of Whales and Wind Farms: Greenpeace Silent on Whale Deaths Linked to Ocean Wind Project
Post Date: 2023-02-02 23:05:41 by Charles_Byrd
On Tuesday, the eighth whale since December 5 washed up on the New York/New Jersey shoreline. While officially the cause of the whale deaths is not yet known, many conservationists believe that a massive offshore wind project may be a contributing factor to the deaths of the humpback whales. Greenpeace, an environmental organization who largely made their name and reputation by standing up to commercial whaling vessels, has been oddly silent about the whale deaths. The organizations main fight now seems to be tackling the specious claim that fossil fuel emissions are leading to out-of-control global warming, which some scientists believe is leading to all kinds of chaotic weather, ...
Eco-groups push for EVs, but refuse to back U.S. mining for necessary materials
Post Date: 2023-02-01 16:30:43 by Charles_Byrd
Environmental advocacy groups continue to oppose mining efforts within the US, despite pushing for a green future through electric vehicles that require large amounts of copper and other mined resources. The advocacy groups, the Sierra Club, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), Earthjustice and Center for Biological Diversity have pushed to decarbonize the grid and the auto market in the coming years, but continue to advocate against mining projects that would support the green transition. The advocacy groups on Tuesday celebrated the Environmental Protection Agencys (EPA) Final Determination that restricted the possible mining of 1.4 billion tons of copper, gold, molybdenum, ...
In light of the immensity and gravity of the energy crisis in Europe, the French government indicated its plans a few months ago to drastically amend its stance on nuclear power. After having lobbied for the use of renewable energies instead of nucl
Post Date: 2023-01-23 17:34:18 by Charles_Byrd
A 300-pound, hairy wrestler in a pink tutu; ice cream and bacon; doughnuts and seafood. While certain things just dont go together, all three preceding combinations may work better than what has just been called inevitable: Harley Davidsons entire line of motorcycles going electric. Click for Full Text!
Sell the Magic
Post Date: 2022-12-21 20:49:07 by Charles_Byrd
When I talk to fellow economists about fossil fuels and climate change, they sound pretty reasonable. They know that high per-capita GDP is awesome. They know that high per-capita GDP requires a lot of energy. They know that we get almost all of our energy from fossil fuels. They know that solar and wind are currently a grossly inadequate substitute for fossil fuels. But theyre still deeply worried about carbon-fueled climate change, especially extreme tail risk. What, then, is to be done? Click for Full Text!
Porsche is replacing gasoline with air and water
Post Date: 2022-12-21 19:19:07 by Charles_Byrd
Porsches race like the wind and will soon be running on it in a roundabout way. The automaker has filled up a 911 for the first time with a new synthetic fuel created out of thin air
and water. Click for Full Text!
Swiss Plan Exposes Folly of Relying on Electric Vehicles
Post Date: 2022-12-08 21:30:10 by Charles_Byrd
In June of this year, the European Union (EU) placed a ban beginning in 2035 on the sale of new cars with combustion engines. But with winter and potential energy shortages coming, one EU nation, Switzerland, is working on a plan that could ban electric vehicles (EVs) from being used for nonessential journeys. That plan exposes the lie that EVs can be a reliable replacement for gas and diesel-powered transportation. Switzerland is bracing for an energy crisis this winter due to its reliance on imports to sustain the country through the colder months, reported The Telegraph. Click for Full Text!
Toyota's Secret Weapons That Will Destroy the Rest of the Car Industry
Post Date: 2022-11-23 00:03:44 by A K A Stone
After Nikola Tesla Proved Wireless Electricity was Possible, A Startup Finally Made it a Reality
Post Date: 2020-08-16 18:36:23 by Deckard
Nikola Tesla is not the subject of American social studies or science classes. American children do not learn about him in school and this is in spite of the fact that he is considered one of the most influential scientists ever. His visions were motivated by altruism and providing a benefit to all of humanity, not just those who can afford it. One of the ways Tesla envisioned helping the world was providing it with extremely low-cost, or even free, electricity. But with the cost of wires running across continents, this was a futile task. So, Tesla thought outside of the box getting the wires out of the picture entirely. Now, his vision is finally coming to fruition. In 1901 Tesla ...
2.9 Billion Bird Deaths Linked to Solar, Wind
Post Date: 2019-09-23 22:01:44 by Tooconservative
Feathers at the foot of a wind turbine. Bird droppings at the base of a solar panel. A coroner could use these signs to establish the cause of mass bird death. And a novelist could pen a murder mystery titled: Death by Renewable Energy. In 1969, there were far more active coal plants in America than today. However, in 1969, there were also 2.9 billion more birds in America. In the last decade alone, 289 coal plants have closeda 40 percent reduction. Meanwhile, wind turbines and solar panels are going up at a record pace and scientists are reporting a full-blown crisis in the disappearance of 29 percent of North American birds. Cats eat more birds than wind turbines ...
'Old fat lesbians' who smoke pot find captive Instagram audience
Post Date: 2019-03-15 14:27:01 by Willie Green
We are tired of the stigmas on weed, on lesbians, fat people, old people, the couple said. People need to just be who they are."Maine residents Lee and Sue have been on Instagram for less than two weeks, but their account, @420oldfatlesbians, has already gone viral, garnering over 8,000 followers with their deadpan humor about life as two "old lesbians" who love to get stoned.The 25 videos they have posted thus far have accrued tens of thousands of views. Their Instagram followers have seen the two women summon stoner spirits with their weed-ja board, smoke pot out of a snowball ice pipe" and even fashion a bong out of a Mrs. ...
Tesla’s Wireless Energy Technology Being Revived in Texas
Post Date: 2019-01-04 09:40:57 by Deckard
Terence Newton, Staff WriterWaking TimesA century after Nikola Teslas famous Wardenclyffe tower was dismantled, the legacy of the worlds greatest inventor lives on in the form of a new project which aims to develop wireless power transmission and a host of other communications and energy functions.Strikingly similar to the Wardenclyffe tower, a new facility has gone up along a major transit route in the town of Milford, Texas. Built and operated by a company called Visiv Technologies, the tower is designed for precisely the same functions as the original Tesla tower, that is, for wireless communications and the transmission of electricity through air via low-frequency radio ...
Bad news for green energy lovers: US oil & gas are booming
Post Date: 2018-05-19 12:44:14 by Tooconservative
Another day, another spate of headlines about the growing mess at Tesla. Last week, the electric carmaker announced that its head of engineering, Doug Field, was taking a leave of absence to spend time with his family. That news came just a few days after the company announced dreadful first-quarter financial results. As usual, the company posted a huge loss (nearly $785 million) and the companys CEO, Elon Musk, promised that Tesla will soon really soon, and he means it this time begin churning out Model 3 cars by the thousands. But the medias infatuation with Tesla is overshadowing a story thats far more important than the number of electric ...
US sells oil to the Middle East as surging domestic production puts America on pace to rival Russia and Saudi as world's top energy producer
Post Date: 2018-02-10 03:54:48 by Tooconservative
The United States' surging production of crude oil is now making it a seller of petroleum in the Middle East The United Arab Emirates bought oil directly from the US in December of last year A tanker carrying very light crude oil set sail from Houston to the Persian Gulf last month The United States now exports up to 1.7 million barrels per day of crude US has seen huge growth in the production of shale, particularly after the federal government decided in 2015 to end the ban on US exports of crude oil The United States' surging production of crude oil is now making it a seller of petroleum in the Middle East. The United Arab Emirates bought oil directly ...
Tesla To Construct Virtual Solar Power Plant Using 50,000 Homes In South Australia
Post Date: 2018-02-05 13:00:38 by Tooconservative
When Elon Musk offered to build what would be the largest grid storage battery installation in the world in South Australia last year, he set off a chain of events that may have implications for the entire world. In a show of typical Muskian over-the-top bravado, Elon promised to build the entire facility in 100 days or it would be free. It was completed nearly 40 days early.Since then, the project has performed precisely as advertised, bringing stability to the grid in South Australia and making money for Neoen, the system operator, which recently pocketed $800,000 in 48 hours by absorbing excess electricity from the grid and selling it back to the grid operator later when demand ...
Putin's Master Plan to Install a Pawn In the White House Who Would Greatly Amp Up Energy Production and Thereby Decimate the Russian Oil-Based Economy Is Nearly Complete
Post Date: 2018-01-19 18:00:23 by Tooconservative
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What’s bigger than the Trump-Putin meet? This is [LNG sales to Europe]
Post Date: 2017-07-07 12:43:09 by Tooconservative
Media will focus overwhelming attention today on the G-20 economic summit in Germany for the initial encounter between President Trump and Russias Vladimir Putin. We previously explored here whats at stake in that encounter. But from a lasting economic standpoint, folks, what happened Thursday in Poland and tomorrow in Britain could be much more important. In Warsaw, as Ed Morrissey points out, Trump offered leaders from Poland and numerous other European countries long-term LNG deals to diversify their supplies and avoid creating undesirable political leverage with a certain large country to the East that has not hesitated to cut off natural gas supplies for political reasons. ...
Fill 'Er Up. And Head for the Beach.
Post Date: 2017-07-03 08:35:17 by Tooconservative
Remember when Obama and others said we couldnt drill our way out of an oil crisis? They were wrong. Americans will be hitting the road in record numbers this Fourth of July. This is the prediction of AAA, anyway, and it seems like a fairly safe one. And the good news, as Steven Mufson writes at the Washington Post, is gasoline prices are hitting lows at the start of the summer driving season, a time when increased demand typically bumps up the cost of gas. This year, however, for the week that ended June 19, the nationwide average price of regular gasoline was $2.32 a gallon, about the same as June 2000 when adjusted for inflation. So what happened? Well, above all ...
Solar Panels Generate 300 Times More Toxic Waste Than Nuclear Reactors
Post Date: 2017-07-02 15:51:20 by Tooconservative
Solar panels create 300 times more toxic waste per unit of electricity generated than nuclear power plants, according to a Thursday report from the pro-nuclear group Environmental Progress (EP). The report found that solar panels use heavy metals, including lead, chromium and cadmium, which can harm the environment. The hazards of nuclear waste are well known and can be planned for, but very little has been done to mitigate solar waste issues. The problem with waste from solar is that it isnt handled as well as nuclear waste, Dr. Jeff Terry, a professor of nuclear physics involved in energy research at the Illinois Institute of Technology, told The Daily Caller News ...
Tesla car battery production releases as much CO2 as 8 years of gasoline driving
Post Date: 2017-06-22 21:01:13 by Tooconservative
Ooops, looks like those saving the planet Tesla snobs just got their eco-ride de-pimped. From NyTeknik: h/t to Don Shaw (translated) Huge hopes have been tied to electric cars as the solution to automotive CO2 climate problem. But it turns out the the electric car batteries are eco-villains in the production process of creating them. Several tons of carbon dioxide has been emitted, even before the batteries leave the factory. IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute was commissioned by the Swedish Transport Administration and the Swedish Energy Agency to investigate litium-ion batteries climate impact from a life cycle perspective. There are batteries designed for ...
Startup says it can make compressed-air energy-storage scheme dirt cheap
Post Date: 2017-04-12 11:30:56 by Tooconservative
A Canadian company called Hydrostor has a new compressed-air energy-storage system that it says is half the cost of grid-scale batteries and on-par with adding a new natural gas plant to a grid. The system, called Hydrostor Terra, uses electricity when its plentiful to compress air and send it underneath the ground into a specially-constructed tank. While the system is compressing the air, it also takes the heat generated by the compressors and stores it in a thermal management system. Then, when electricity is in short supply, the Terra system sends that compressed air back up from underground and heats the surfacing air stream using the heat that was captured in the compressing ...
PEOPLE ARE GETTING THEIR PETS HIGH. SHOULD YOU?
Post Date: 2016-10-16 08:41:03 by Gatlin
Medical marijuana is already a fact of life in 25 states and D.C., but why limit pain-relieving ganja to humans? Some pet owners think that their furry companions deserve to get in on the action, too, which led The New York Times to give the latest animal ownership trend a catchy name everyone can get behind: pets on pot. Pet owners are already experimenting with cannabis for their animals, despite the fact that veterinarians arent allowed to prescribe anything marijuana-related, The Times reports. Its pretty easy for humans to get a medical card in states where its legal Insomnia? Lack of appetite? Joint Pain? Sign right up! which allows people ...
Donald Trump Hangs With Christian Prosperity Teachers, Televangelists Paula White And Kenneth Copeland
Post Date: 2016-06-05 14:41:25 by Deckard
Donald Trump is on top in the GOP race for a presidential candidate, and many are wondering how, after so many controversial statements, he has retained that place. Now, one must ask if its the power of prayer keeping the billionaire in the lead. Donald Trump has made numerous controversial claims regarding Muslims, the Islamic faith, women, and the status and rights of Mexican immigrants in the United States. Its interesting to note that Donald Trump has been close friends with Christian prosperity teacher and televangelist Paula White. He was caught on video at a prayer session where a number of notable televangelists, prosperity teachers, and Christian evangelicals prayed for ...
13 Year Old Invents Tesla Inspired Free Energy Device For Under $15
Post Date: 2016-05-20 10:11:13 by Deckard
Inspired by the geniuses Nikola Tesla and Albert Einstein, teenager Max Loughan loves to invent things, in fact, he says he has known his entire short life that his purpose was to change the world with his inventions. And he may just do it. As cheesy as this sounds, from day one, on this planet that I knew I was put here for a reason, said Max. And that reason is to invent, to bring the future. Wearing a lab coat while speaking in a televised interview with KTVN Channel 2 in Reno and Tahoe, Nevada, Max explains the free energy device that he made in his parents boiler room turned laboratory. His invention looks somewhat reminiscent of Tesla coil, and ...
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