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Balloon Boys

I don’t understand the fuss over hapless Richard Heene and his wife.  They should not be going to jail, because clearly, they were conducting an experiment to see how solar-powered balloons could generate power for homes without the eyesore and ...

Don’t Diss the Dakotas

Last year I worked for a company that sent me all over North America for really no good reason.  On one hand, it was a fascinating experience listening to energy executives talk about their corporate strategy when oil was hovering ...

Slim Pickens

Gotta love infomercials. Admit it: a Jack La Lane juicer would nourish you, the melon cream Cindy Crawford uses would make you look younger, and who can forget slogans such as “Set it and forget it” yelled with evangelical fervor! Okay, ...

Deere Corporations,

I cannot help but smirk when I hear big business wants government out of its way.  The nasty truth is that business is all for regulations when the rules are in their favor.   Changing the rules in favoring some industries often ...

Feed me Feed-in!

Tax credits.  Cap-and-trade.  Kyoto.  Utility credits.  How can we really embrace alternative fuel?       The main reason why Germany is a leader in renewable energy technologies is because of their adoption of the feed-in tariff.  Although there is much talk about Waxman-Markey, ...

A renewable energy hub . . . in Texas?

Think green tech and immediately Silicon Valley comes to mind.  But the trend is spreading . . . Standard Renewable Energy, based in Houston, just opened an office in San Antonio.  Besides solar and wind products, the firm also sells energy ...

How can we become energy independent?

There is not one straight path to energy independence and efficiency. While some sources such as biofuels and hydrogen are “sexy” and “exotic,” they are not a complete solution to the fix we find ourselves in.     I find that the ...

Maybe the energy firms will come around . . .

Constellation Energy’s CEO Mayo Shattuck just sent out a statement that the Baltimore-based corporation, which operates about 35 power plants in 11 states, is supporting the House’s climate change bill. Whatever you think about the climate change bill, or energy ...
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