Published on Friday, October 30, 2015 by Common Dreams by Jon Queally, staff writer A broad coalition of community groups along with prominent leaders from the nation’s top civil rights, environmental, and indigeneous people’s movements on Friday sent a joint letter to the U.S. Department of Justice demanding a federal investigation into allegations that oil giant ExxonMobil knew about […]
Ground water, soil composition and other factors can all combine to create a “natural” capacitor with the ground storing up millions of volts. Power plants, for example, must be grounded
Part of the driving force toward implementation of renewable energy is state and federal incentives. It may be these very incentives are actually adding costs and impairing the broader goal of reducing carbon emissions. The cash grant program is set to sunset at the end of this year, but solar and wind energy advocates are […]
Economist Paul Krugman points out the dangerous after effects of trying to make government smaller The lights are going out all over America — literally…a country that once amazed the world with its visionary investments in transportation, from the Erie Canal to the Interstate Highway System, is now in the process of unpaving itself: in […]
Living in the hydro-rich Pacific Northwest it is hard to imagine rationing showers and lawn watering in order to have a few hours a day of electricity, but that is what is happening in Venezuela right now.
Nifty little animation detailing the high price of oil sands, not the least of which is 4 barrels of water required for every barrel of oil produced.
Friday, I will be speaking at the EconVergence all about decentralizing and empowering communities with local owned power generation. Noam Chomsky will be speaking that same evening, all at the First Unitarian Church in Portland. Monday we moved the LIM stator using a very substantial forklift as seen in this cell phone photo.
Been suffering from a bit of information overload, lately. Must admit, everything I am learning is of utmost interest to me and I love reading more and more on my favorite subjects, energy, economics (which I used to hate) and ecology. There is no limit to the information available and I am tasked by virtue […]
The V-LIM wind generator is working to completion in Portland and we can’t get it done too soon as we have pending orders awaiting only the data collected from the field tests.
Leaving the nation’s Capitol this morning to head back to Coos County with good news in hand. Yes! There are some possible ways for us to tap into federal energy dollars for Coos County. It is convoluted but it can be done.