Tag Archives: Energy

Energy Bootcamp

  This post offers a good overview of the basics needed to understand energy.   Physics, energy introduction. Advertisements

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Tesla The Company

This post is a catchall to collect top stories and information about Tesla and Elon Musk.  I will post links to interesting information and to capture links that I don’t have time to write about at the time I spot … Continue reading

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Thorium Nuclear Reactors

There is a growing chorus of voices advocating for the development of closed cycle nuclear reactors.  The most hyped approach is the Thorium reactor but there are others also.  In this post I will aggregate links to information on Thorium … Continue reading

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Amory Lovins – Reinventing Fire

In this TED talk Amory Lovins presents a nontechnical overview of the future of energy.  In his book Reinventing Fire he digs into the details. From the Amazon page introduction: “Imagine fuel without fear. No climate change. No oil spills, … Continue reading

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100% Renewables by 2050 or Sooner!

100×50 or sooner! I would like to see 100% renewables in the US by NO LATER than 2050.  Sooner is better for sure.  100% renewables in the US will create the technology scale such that renewable energy will move worldwide … Continue reading

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Rethinking Solyndra

Solyndra’s failure cast a shadow across the government loan program that supported them.  However that program has had a variety of success stories and since it is a loan guarantee program much of the reported dollar amount of the program … Continue reading

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An NREL Presentation With Some Interesting Slides on Future of Renewable Energy

http://www.nrel.gov/director/pdfs/20130117_renewable_energy_capturing_the_potential.pdf

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Wind Turbine Advances At-A-Glance

This is a great graphic that puts turbines in perspective.  While, strictly speaking, it is not just size that counts, it does go a long way towards telling the story.  Note the Airbus A380 to the right for scale.

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Study Looking at the Feasibility of 80% Renewables in the US by 2050

POST Updated June 2014 The National Renewable Energy Laboratyes (NREL) has produced an interesting study on what renewable energy could look like in the year 2050 (make sure you click on the graphics on the right side of the page). … Continue reading

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Over 7GW of Solar PV in the US

  The US has over 7GW of solar photovoltaics PV installed and producing electricity.  This has the electrical generation capacity of about 1  1/2 nuclear power plants. http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/us-solar-industry-market-increases-34-to-115-billion-in-2012-nasdaq-scty-1773000.htm

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