WASHINGTON – In a U.S. patent application, a little-known Maryland inventor claims a stunning solar energy breakthrough that promises to end the planet’s reliance on fossil fuels at a fraction of the current cost – a transformation that also could blunt global warming.
Inventor Ronald Ace said that his flat-panel “Solar Traps,” which can be mounted on rooftops or used in electric power plants, will shatter decades-old scientific and technological barriers that [...]
It has been widely reported that studies have confirmed a 62 year Indian man while being observed in a hospital 24 hours a day for 120 days maintained a normal level of activity by only consuming Water and Gazing at the Sun!
Doctors from his native India as well as Scientists from Penn State and Thomas Jeferson University in the USA have independently verified this phenomenon and named it the (HRM) [...]
(CNSNews.com) – Speaking Thursday afternoon in Newton, Iowa, President Barack Obama pitched his idea for $5 billion in new tax credits for manufacturers that make equipment—such as windmill blades and solar panels—for “clean energy” companies.
“Nobody wants a handout,” Obama said. “Nobody wants to get something for nothing.”
Obama was visiting TPI Composites, a company that manufactures blades for windmills, to pitch the fourth item on the five-item “To-Do” list of legislative [...]
May 11, 2012
Vice President Joe Biden told a group of college-age Americans at the White House on Thursday that they are the generation that will see solar energy as cheap as gas which now costs over $4.00 per gallon in many parts of the country.
“Your generation is in the cusp of the most incredible change in world history, not because of Barack Obama and Joe Biden, because of the [...]
Hanover, Germany — Shiny black solar panels are as common a sight as baroque church spires in this industrial hub, thanks to government subsidies that have helped make Germany a world leader in solar technology.
Now, sudden subsidy cuts here and elsewhere in Europe have thrown the industry into crisis just short of its ultimate goal: a price to generate solar energy that is no higher than fossil-fuel counterparts.
Across Europe, governments [...]
Without energy, nothing can happen in this world. Energy sources and energy delivery systems are enormously critical. To create a vibrant, prosperous and recession-free economy, we must use homegrown renewable energy sources and technologies that cause no negative environmental effect and are cost free for the consumer (once the system is paid for).
Also, energy delivery systems must be decentralized, except in densely populated areas with many high-rise buildings where space [...]
Open up your minds and look around at all the roads and buildings and signs and lights and everything…these didn’t come from “nothing.” If you are a religious person you can say only God can create from nothing. If you are a nonreligious person, you can say energy is neither created nor destroyed.
Every single thing you see is ultimately physical, and came from the earth on which you walk. It didn’t drop from [...]
This last weekend I attended the Suburban Prepper Conference in Lexington, SC.
The event was not well advertised by design: they only wanted serious preppers, not newbies: people who could be used to teach and reach out to people newly-awakened to the need to prep. There were about 900 people there, including vendors and speakers. Most folks who came were very local. But there were a good number of attendees from N. Carolina [...]
Solar panels from grass clippings, and inexpensive chemicals, potentially a panel to be painted on housing.
Im sure there are thousands of possibilities to be discovered.
Total energy useage of entire planet in one year = 15 teraWatts
Total energy hitting the planet in one minute = 2,000 teraWatts
The only reason free energy hasn’t become a reality is because of artificial scarcity. Our monetary market system of resource management creates artificial scarcity out [...]
Monday, January 2, 2012
Ignorance Is Bliss
WASHINGTON — Americans have trouble dealing with science, and one place that’s especially obvious is in presidential campaigns, says Shawn Lawrence Otto, who tried, with limited success, to get the candidates to debate scientific questions in the 2008 presidential election.
Otto is the author of a new book, “Fool me twice: Fighting the assault on science in America,” which opens with a quote from Thomas Jefferson: “Whenever [...]
A new study in Queens finds that solar energy is reaching a ‘tipping point’ in regards to its cost per watt when compared to traditional sources. Equipment costs that are based on dollar per watt of electricty produced have found that when purchasing panels in bulk, the real cost is under $1 per watt. Give it a few years, bioplastic solar panels, along with unknown and new research, will make use of the millions [...]
With a midnight deadline looming, the Energy Department has approved three more loan guarantees for solar energy totaling about $3.5 billion.
Energy Secretary Steven Chu says the department has completed a $1.5 billion loan guarantee to Arizona-based First Solar Inc. for a 550-megawatt solar farm on federal land in Southern California and $646 million to Exelon Corp. for a 230-megawatt solar plant near Los Angeles.
A third project, [...]
Twice the height of the Empire State – EnviroMission plans massive solar tower for Arizona
By Loz Blain
EnviroMission’s solar tower: coming to Arizona in 2015
The Oregon State Senate has voted overwhelmingly to approve House Bill 3672, which contains cuts that could be devastating to large-scale renewable energy development – as well as manufacturing – in the state. The 26-1 Senate vote follows the bill’s 57-2 passage by the state’s House of Representatives.
I suppose it was bound to happen. Without government incentives, solar energy is simply not affordable at [...]
Sometimes we wish the oil minister of former OPEC member Saudi Arabia (“we can supply any amount of oil”), Wikileaks (“Saudi Said To Have Overstated Crude Oil Reserves By 300 Billion Barrels or 40%“), and now Saudi Arabia’s very own electricity company would coordinate their story. In a little noticed comment by Abdel Salam al-Yamani, head of the Saudi Electricity Company, in Al Mashka, which so [...]
Question # 1: What are your plans if you become mayor?
1) Eliminate property taxes in 4 years;
2) Create 150,000 private sector jobs in 3 years;
3) Stop foreclosure and stabilize housing and real estate market;
4) Reduce 40% of the energy costs,
5) Make low-cost loans and mortgages available to private households and small businesses;
6) Fix county’s pension problems;
7) Secure and attractive pay for teachers, police and firefighters.
Question # 2: [...]
BEIJING (Commodity Online): Investment demand for silver is soaring in China as the white metals is increasingly looked at as jewellery, industrial metal and an essential component in electronics and automotive industry.
In 2010, China imported an unprecedented 14 percent of global silver as the demand for silver has been growing in the country. Till last year, China has been historically been a net exporter [...]
From Breaking News: Local media is reporting Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, a Democrat, was shot â€˜point blank in the head at a town-hall like event in northern Tucson. Is this the beginning?
Update from NBC News:Â Dem Party in Tucson saying Giffords taken to hospital, 5 others also shot. Shooter apparently in custody.
Update 2: from Fox Phoenix: 12 people shot at Gabby Giffords community meeting. Congresswoman among the injured.