Tag Archive | energy

Odds and Ends

In honor of all the true believers out there:   The new way to save CO2 emissions: Gravity—it’s everywhere and it’s FREE!  Instead of using gas to drive cars downhill, the car will automatically shut off when a sensor indicates a sufficient slope for gravity to work.  Cars will be retrofitted to compensate for power […]

Living in a fantasy world

It’s Friday, the last day of June.  The uninformed who comment that wind turbines on the plains make sense because the wind blows all the time have been shown to be wrong much of the month. Yesterday, the wind blew above 8 miles per hour for less than 6 hours. Seventy-five percent of the day, […]

The Magic of Wind

The Magic of Wind 1. Always refer to wind energy as “energy from weather”. It makes clear exactly how unreliable and useless it is. 2. Always call them “wind plants”. They are NOT farms. Wind turbines do not grow from seeds. Sixty 400 foot screaming metal towers are NOT a farm. They are an industrial […]

Wind Myths

This is a letter I sent to my local paper. Wind myths   “We should use all forms of energy.” Burning buffalo chips is a form of energy—a renewable one at that. Can we look forward to a new line of buffalo chip stoves? Wyoming is claimed to not like regulations, but this is blatantly […]

(from Climate4kids.blogspot.com)

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 […]

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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.