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Are We Close to the Age of Solar?

When we look at where we were just a decade ago, Solar Power has come a long way. The little solar voltaic cells were enough to power a calculator, and I thought of it as saving me $5 every year or two for as long as owned it. In hindsight, it was less about the [...]

The Future of Nuclear Power

This past Saturday I reprinted a political cartoon that questioned the future of nuclear energy. I got two comments on it, citing the age of the reactors in Japan and implying that nuclear can be safe. Then I received a comment from regular reader and sometimes guest poster, Elle. It was long enough and thoughtful [...]

Cold Fusion Is Hot Again

It's been some time since I posted anything on alternative energy. I don't miss paying $4 per gallon for gas any more than you do, but, true to supply and demand basics, high energy prices prompted the search for alternatives. Now, I ran across a 60 Minutes story titled "Cold Fusion Is Hot Again" and [...]

Future Gas Pains

As I passed a few gas stations this week and saw $1.89 regular, less than half the cost just a couple months back, and after the initial sense of relief that a tank will less than $30 and not nearly $60, I can't help but wonder of the longer term impact of this dramatic fall [...]

Shining Pigs

The allusions to pork in every bill congress votes on often makes me want to swear off bacon for good. I'm sure that Friday's bailout was no different. 451 pages? That right or was I reading an article that tried to make reference to Farenheight 451? One bit of tastey pork that someone slipped into [...]

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