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On Turning Wind Energy into a Waltz


Thank you for your comment and question. In fact there is a way to take excess wind power and use it. You may find a video Siemens recently produced on the Bison wind farm in North Dakota interesting. It discusses the linkage of that wind farm to hydro power in Canada:

So, I am guess I am answering a video with another video. But, I hope the two together make you sing!



July 31, 2014    View Comment    

On Wind Whack: Siemens Cutting 615 U.S. Workers

Thank you, Nino, for your informative article. I work for Siemens Energy, and I just wanted to clarify a couple of things in your article. First, the number of employees at our Ft. Madison plant is actually 627, not 660 as reported. Also, once these adjustments are made, our company's U.S. employment roll for our WIND power business will be more than 1,000 people. In total, our Energy business employs more than 11,400 people across the country who support our broad product, solution and service portfolio.    I just wanted to make sure that those reading your article had the correct numbers for their reference. Thank you again!


September 19, 2012    View Comment    

On I Just Got Taken for a (Quiet) Ride!

Ed and Dalle,

Thanks for your comments. I agree with Ed that there is an education process that needs to take place to explain to consumers the different options in the world of EVs, HEVs, and PHEVs. But, I think a first step is getting them interested in electric and making them secure in the knowledge that this will be the way our children drive.

Dalle, I appreciate your compliments on the article. I glad you enjoyed it.

Thank you,


November 9, 2011    View Comment    

On Operation 'Use The Sun': The U.S. Military’s Sustainability Strategy

Dear Anonymous,

Thank you for the catch. You are right. I copied down data the Colonel shared on one of his presentation slides, but I must have made a mistake on the 25% porton of that bullet point.

While the DoD is the world's largest oil consumer, they consume a MUCH smaller percentage world wide than 25%. Additional research shows they consume about the same amount as the country of Nigeria (one such article with this data is here:

Please let this comment serve as a correction to the above article. While the US military is the world's largest oil consumer the number of 25% is incorrect.


Thank you,

Sheila K. Oliva

September 27, 2011    View Comment    

On It’s All Connected – How the EV Will Integrate into Your Life


Completely agree! There are many factors to consider around the topic of EVs and hybrids. But, regardless of which technology is strong in the near term versus down the road, I think both the cars and the grid are headed into a greener future! 

July 26, 2011    View Comment