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Using weather to provide energy

Today, Rush Limbaugh said Europe was “using weather to provide energy”.  I thought that was in interesting way of looking at wind and solar.  Bottom line, that is what wind and solar generation is doing–using weather to create energy.  We all realize how unpredictable and changeable weather is and to realize that we are staking […]

Eagle deaths and wind turbines

Finally: House Republicans are seeking to compel the Obama administration to turn over uncensored, internal documents related to its enforcement of environmental laws at wind farms where eagles and other protected birds have been killed. The House Natural Resources Committee issued the subpoena Tuesday as part of a 10-month investigation into the enforcement policies and […]

How to get people to leave the lights on

My power company is running ads again using “Wattssmart” as a “town” where all the kids turn the lights off when they leave a room, power down/use power strips with electronic devices (thus missing recording any programs on their DVR), and eat their veggies, do their homework, use CFL and LED lights, win awards for […]

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Wandering Words

NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT

“We do not believe any group of men adequate enough or wise enough to operate without scrutiny or without criticism. We know that the only way to avoid error is to detect it, that the only way to detect it is to be free to inquire. We know that in secrecy error undetected will flourish and subvert”. - J Robert Oppenheimer.