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Contributing to Our Demise

As this blog again noted, we are “terraforming the Amazon,” in the worst possible way. Mongobay predicts that “southern Amazon forest cover may fall to 20% by 2016.” Die back of the Amazon rainforest (approx 50 years, large...

Posted September 30, 2008    

La-La-Land

Subtitle: Do climate scientists dream of electric grids? “A trillion-dollar climate rescue package,” postulates Joseph “Exonomies of Scale” Romm1, “would put us on the path to: “One for the Master, and one for...

Posted September 21, 2008    

Idaho National Library to test Plug-in Hybrids

As AG readers know a large number of Toyota plug-in hybrids are being tested by various agencies around the world. For instance, in the Seattle-Tacoma area, the INL (Idaho National Laboratory) will test dozens of plug-ins, says John Chapin1. The...

Posted September 12, 2008    

Smart Grid Research

The move to modernize the United States’ power transmission grid so that renewable energy can more easily deliver on its potential is one which gained some steam in the past week. There are benefits when surplus electricity can be managed locally;...

Posted September 11, 2008    

Highly Concentrating Photo Voltaic Panels

Morgan Solar’s uses what it is calling a “Light-guide Solar Optic”. Rather than designs that use lenses or reflectors, Morgan solar panel concentrates sunlight 750 times onto multi-layered solar cells at the edge of the plastic. Made of acrylic,...

Posted September 10, 2008    

Shill, Baby, Shill

The McBush campaign wants to continue an environmental devastation initiative. Similar Posts:PHEV A-List The Dingell Gambit Making Safer Choices with Cosmetics I Heart PV Hoosda Fool? Sort of Mad Magazine Meets Popular Science written by a ...

Posted September 9, 2008    

Berlin soon to have 100+ EVs, 500 Charging Points

Daimler is joining forces with RWE, one of the largest energy providers, to create a network of electric cars and charging stations in Berlin. According to a Daimler press release via EVWorld Newswire1, “the payment system takes the form of...

Posted September 6, 2008    

Manure to Biogas in the US

Subtitle: And, here you were beginning to suspect that I was going to ignore the RNC (Republican National Convention) completely. “Cow Power1” has environmental implications, in terms of the amount of current environmental pollution and...

Posted September 4, 2008    

Bosch is betting on lithium

For a Daybreak Service Conveyance Emporium update, we turn to Green Car Congress1 for more news about a $300-400M investment over 5 years by Bosch and Samsung to develop lithium ion batteries for traction applications. More evidence of significant...

Posted September 2, 2008    

Yuv got to helps us, A123

I visited a physicist friend, who runs a growing business installing Hadron colliders solar photovoltaic panels and got to admire her recumbent. (And, the geeks go “Wink, Wink, Nudge, Nudge”.) She expressed an interest in selling...

Posted August 31, 2008    

New Process for Carbon Coating Nanoparticles

Green Car Congress1 relays a report from the Institute of Energy Technology, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology that their researchers have developed a new process to produce an optimized LiFePO4/carbon composite...

Posted August 29, 2008    

Fostering Better Rail Transit Kinetic Energy Recovery

As previously noted, kinetic energy reclamation would seem a needed enhancement in the transport of freight by rail and road. This blog has gone so far as to suggest gathering and reusing kinetic energy from rail transit could occur not only by...

Posted August 29, 2008